Yes, Jessica Simpson is indeed pregnant again with her second child, just seven months after welcoming daughter Maxwell. She also managed to lose 60 pounds of babyweight following her pregnancy while on a healthy diet and collecting $4 million from a Weight Watchers are their celebrity sponsor. I would say all in all she had a very productive 7 months!
Many people might think, wow, what a waste to lose all that weight just to gain it back again in another pregnancy. However, Dieticians and Obstetrians would disagree since starting her pregnancy at a lower heathy weight gives her a far greater chance of a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Just by getting her body in the healthy weight range she has lowered her change of gestational diabetes and preclasmia. Also, I’m sure her hard work will not be thrown out the window during this pregnancy as she will no doubt be exercising more and paying more attention to her diet and pregnancy weight gain.
One of the things I love about Jessica Simpson is that she is so down to earth. We know friends all the time (maybe even ourselves) who gain more the recommended weight during pregnancy or who get pregnant unexpectantly or very quickly after having a baby. Jessica is not above admitting all of these things happen to her as well and she just seems to take it in stride with a smile and a sense of humor, showing us that she is the “girl next door.”
I expect Jessica will have a beautiful and fun pregnancy and I look forward to following her maternity fashion choices. We wish her and her family all the best!
Megan Fox showed us once again that pregnancy does not have to be frumpy fashion. The 26 year old actress rocked a pretty black floral knee length dress while out with a gal pal in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 19). She also paired this stylish dress with some fearless high red velvet platform open toe shoes for a truly fierce look to offset the more conservative dress.
Megan has an upcoming film, This is 40, which is the sequel to the hit movie Knocked Up and also stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segal and Chris Dowd.
Florals are a big trend this season in dresses, tops and even swimwear fashion. Some great maternity dresses that play up the floral print are Japanese Weekend’s Red Maternity Sun Dress. This dress would look great with some red pumps, even if you don’t go for the red velour platforms shoes Megan sports!
Olian’s Short Sleeve Maternity Dress is another pretty choice with a shorter hemline and a while backdrop with fushia flowers and stripe accents on the sleeves, neckline and empire waistline.
Also, Olian’s Floral Ombre Dress is season favorite with fitted black bodice top, turquoise waistline and white, black and turquoise floral print apron skirt that is just stunning. This dress can be worn anywhere from a wedding to lunch with friends.
So, throw in some floral prints and play up your feminine side like Megan during your pregnancy. Also, have some fun with your footwear, but you may want to play it on the safe side in those last months of pregnancy when your balance may be challenged!
Congratulations to Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth who welcomed Tennessee James into their family on Thursday, Sept 27th. Her rep says, “Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.”
Baby Tennessee is Reese’s 3rd child but firth with husband Jim Toth whom he married in March 2011. Reese is already mom to Ava, 13 and Deacon, 8 from her prior marriage.
A source said Reese and her husband were eager to conceive right way. “Right after the wedding, Reese expressed a desire to have a baby with Jim.”
Reese, always in step with fashion, showed off her growing baby bump around the world the past spring and summer. We enjoyed seeing Reese’s many looks and styles throughout her pregnancy, whether it was an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival or lunch out with friends. We will miss checking out Reese’s weekly pregnancy look; however we look forward to seeing her cute baby photos soon!
I have to confess I’m a secret Jessica Simpson fan. Although I often find it hard to embrace the personalities of most overly hyped and overpaid Hollywood stars; Jessica
Simpson, despite her billions, seems to bring humor and humanity to all that she does and says.
As the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers we expect this well looked after and richly compensated star to drop the weight in no time at all. I’m sure she has her own private chef preparing every morsel of food entering her mouth which of course conforms to her finally crafted personalized Weight Watcher’s diet plan. No doubt she also has personal trainers showing up at her doorstep 7 days a week and nannies to care for her baby at her beckon call. However, her latest comments on overindulging during pregnancy and her struggles with the pregnancy weight not coming off easily, sure hit home with me and made her all at once the relatable girlfriend next door.
The 32 year old singer, actress and designer who welcomed Maxwell Drew on May 1st admitted to USA Today her lack of knowledge regarding pregnancy pounds, “I didn’t realize it didn’t all come off with the baby.” The 5’4” Simpson’s own weight reportedly topped 170 pounds in March. Daughter Maxwell Drew weighed in 9 pounds, 13 ounces at birth.
“I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant and I wanted to enjoy it. I wanted to be happy and eat what I wanted.”
“I’m not a supermodel,” she continued. “My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel. I’m just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiancé and herself.”
Although I’m sure Simpson will look svelte and fit in no time at all, it’s somewhat comforting to know that even the biggest celebrities can fight off those post pregnancy pounds like the rest of us commoners.
It’s also important to remember that nutrition comes first in addressing weight issues after pregnancy. Breastfeeding moms in particular need to make sure they consume adequate healthy calories so they can produce enough breast milk for their babies.
Tamera Mowry-Housley of “Sister, Sister” fame has annouced that she is pregnant with their first child after ony 2 months of trying. That’s probably more information than we need to know but sometimes first children get us more excited than expected and make us say things we probably shouldn’t say!
Tamera said that she didn’t think it would be so quick and thought it might take a bit more time to get pregnant. She stated that she had heard that sometimes it can take a while to get pregnant and so it caught her off guard. Still, she said it was a beautiful surprise and she was so excited by it.
To let her husband of just over a year, Adam Housley, know, she sent him a photo fo four positive pregnancy tests and added, “HAPPY EARLY FATHER’S DAY.” A nice give for Adam.
And speaking of four pregnancy tests, I’ll bet that the makers of those test know that the average woman must buy about 5 packs to confirm she is pregnant or not.
Congratulations to Tamera. We hope you have an easy pregnancy.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer, otherwise known as Sarah Michelle Gellar, was seen walking through the streets of Santa Monica with a fellow pregnant friend who looked to be about 7 or 8 months along.
Sarah was wearing a tiered loosely styled black top with plenty of room for her expanding belly. The design gave way to the fact that it was a pregnancy top but it was spacious enough to hide the size of her belly. Sarah also complimented the maternity top with a half jacket in grey over her shoulders. Here jeans were pretty tight and she had on ankle high spike heal black boots.
Sarah and her husband Freddie Prince Jr. have a 2 year old daughter Charlotte.
Good luck to Sarah Michelle Geller on her pregnancy!
Robert De Niro, 68, and his wife Grace Hightower, 56, had their second child since their marraige in 1997. The girl, Helen Grace, weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was born via a surrogate on December 11, 2011.
Grace Hightower is known for her work previously on NYPD Blue. Robert De Niro is known for his work in the 70s in the God Father II, The Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull. More recently, he is well recognized in his role as the psycho ex-CIA officer father-in-law in Meet the Fockers.
9 months is too long to be pregnant for many women but if you are an elephant then you have to hang on for 16 months. Added to this is the fact that the elephant babies are a lot bigger than the average human at 250 pounds.
The elephant is an Asian elephant known as Rose-Tu and lisves at the Oregon Zoo in Portland. What is really amazing abou this is that you will need to look really close if you want to see any sign of bulging in Rose-Tu’s belly. Zoo veterinarian Mitch Finnegan states that the elephant abdominal’s organs move around to make room for the baby. It’s harder to notice with elephants and many animals than it is to see if a human is pregnant.
There are currently about 38,000 to 51,000 Asian elephants remaining in the wild. Much of their decline is due to the loss of habitat and fight for their land with humans.
Asian elephants are considered highly endangered in their range countries, threatened by habitat loss and conflict with humans. It is estimated that only around 38,000 to 51,000 remain in fragmented populations.
Rose-Tu has given birth to before while in the zoo back in 2008. At that time she almost trampled her baby to death but zookeepers intervined to ensure the health of her baby.
We’re now in the middle of summer and if you haven’t been able to choose that perfect suit then maybe we can help you out. First, you need to think about what you are using the maternity swimwear for whether it is fashion, hide your belly, showing off your belly or athletic activity like lap swimming.
For fashion, you can trying one of the exciting suits from Maternal America such as the Jenni Tankini. It’s an incredibly unique pattern with orange and sky blue tones. Also from MA is the Missoni Halter Tankini with the zigzag stripes that defines Missoni and makes the brand easily recognizable. From Prego is the Flower Power Strapless Mini which has black and white hibiscus flowers flowing in a large contrasting pattern.
The ultimate maternity bathing suit for hiding your belly is the Prego Maternity Halter Baby Doll. This maternity swimsuit ties around the neck and has a longer skirt that goes down below the bottoms. This ensures that your belly will never peek out! While you might not think that a strapless mini is a good way to hide your belly since it shows off the shoulders, it actually comes with a longer front. So, you can show a little skin but hide your belly while wearing something really sexy!
The easiest way to show off your belly is to put on the maternity bikini. The maternity bikini is becoming even more popular after 4 time mother Tori Spelling as well as Kourtney Kardashian were seen sporting one. A great choice of maternity bikini is the Prego Bow Tie Bikini. The top has wider straps unlike the typical pre-pregnancy bikini and the bottoms have a wider band to expand and grow with you. If your mood is more along the pre-pregnacy type then a good option is the Japanese Weekend 3 PC Bikini w/ Sarong Set. This maternity bikini has double tie straps around the neck and ties in the back. Additionally, it comes with a tie sarong which goes around the waist.
Lastly, if you are looking for a maternity swimsuit to get some exercise in the best choice anywhere would be the Prego Maternity Empire Tank. This suit comes with wide tank style straps and a hook in the back. The elastic strap under the bust is strong enough to provide great support even for the bigger busted women. The Empire Tank comes in black, navy, jade as well as a new red flower pattern.
There are many different types of maternity swimwear available at TummyStyle.com. We are sure you will find something that can suit your particular need. Just give us a call and we can help you out with fitting and style.