It’s Official: A second miracle baby for Halle Berry

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Halle Berry suffered through the disappointment of more than 30 negative pregnancy tests before finally learning she was expecting her first child, Nahla, in 2007. Luckily, she’s had more success with her follow-up attempts to have a baby: Life & Style can exclusively reveal that the actress, who turned 43 on Aug. 14, is three months pregnant with her second child. “Halle is overjoyed,” says an insider close to Halle and the baby’s father, model Gabriel Aubry. “The first time, she struggled so much to get pregnant and eventually conceived through in vitro fertilization. This time, the baby was conceived through artificial insemination.”

“She’s just ecstatic to be pregnant again,” the insider tells Life & Style. “She wasn’t sure if she’d have another baby, so she’s very happy!” A rep for Halle didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Read more about Halle’s pregnancy in the new issue of Life & Style Weekly, on newsstands tomorrow!


Sarah Shahi Gets a Baby Swags gift basket

Baby Swags Provides Expectant Celebrity, Sarah Shahi with a Baby Gift Basket as she Prepares for her First Child

Sarah Shahi Basket Photo

Baby Swags was called upon to provide the newly expecting, first time mom, Sarah Shahi a celebrity gift basket to help her prepare for the birth of her son.

Plainfield, Il – June 25, 2009 – Baby Swags received a phone call to help newly expecting, first time celebrity mommy, Sarah Shahi by providing her with some of the best entrepreneurial mom-made and inspired pregnancy and baby related products. Sarah is currently a co-star in NBC’s “Life” which she plays homicide detective Dani Reese. Sarah Shahi and her husband, actor Steve Howey are expecting their first child, a son, later this summer.

Baby Swags was started in 2006 as a way to help promote work at home moms and the products they create. Since then, Baby Swags has grown leaps and bounds from hosting a gift suite, providing silent auction gift baskets to charities, talk show audience member gifting, local media coverage for their clients, national print exposure with celebrities using/wearing client products and more with a primary specialty of celebrity gifting. Baby Swags primarily provides exposure to new and small businesses who have limited marketing and advertising budgets. All products included are made out of love and passion, of course while maintaining the utmost quality.

Baby Swags client, Donna Bottari, owner of Il Cocco di Mamma provided a set of Arabic alphabet blocks to the expecting mom and states the reason for her product selection; “We thought it would be extra special to gift Sarah Shahi and her bundle of joy with Arabic Alphabet Blocks – to celebrate her heritage and give him that unique upbringing.” Baby Swags owner, Phyllis Pometta said that following the special request gifting, Sarah’s publicist sent an email that stated, “THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything! Sarah LOVES the basket! It was so perfectly put together.”, her rep continues, “I hope we have an opportunity to work together in the future.”

The following companies provided gifts to Sarah and her husband:

* Ritzy Bitzy – – Protect babies clothing and save money by using the Baby Bottle Bib.

* Danielle Elizabeth Designs- – Messenger diaper bag with removable changing pad in Pistachio Damask.

* Rio Nicole – – Handstamped sterling silver necklace. Included is a Swarvoski crystal and a freshwater pearl.

* Honey Bunz Diapers – – A Selection of all natural bath and body products for mom and baby, plus personalized diapers and an autograph diaper kit.

* Il Cocco di Mamma – – Arabic alphabet blocks to celebrate her heritage and give him that unique upbringing.

* LibraKnits – – Spro baby hat is made with unique bamboo, silk and lambswood yarn that feels wonderful on baby’s skin and will help keep him comfortable indoors and out.

* Holy Craft – – Adorable custom baby blocks, a classic favorite with a fabulous new look.

* Toffee Creations – – Gourmet Raspberry Love Toffee and Brown Sugar Toffee and two baby shower favor samples.

* Tawna Hill Baby – – Tawna Hill Baby Bundle for Mom. Amazing Super Smoothie Cream, Soothing Mild & Oatmeal Bath, Sleepy Massage and Calming Oil.

* Elaine Farber – – Baby Lists – What to do and What to Get to Prepare for Baby, book for expecting and new moms.

* Magnolia Baby – – Complete Layette Set perfect for babies first year!

* Boodlebags – – Diaper Changing Kit; “A complete, compact kit for diapering on the go.

Baby Swags prides itself on providing excellent services to help gain recognition to fellow work at home moms and their products by providing celebrities with VIP gift bags, assisting in selecting products for celebrity event gift bags and more. If you are a work at home mom and would like to see your products in an upcoming celebrity baby basket or if you have a teen related product and would like to get it in the hands of celebrity teens at the Teen Choice Awards, please contact Phyllis at for more details.


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Ellen Pompeo Shows off her Baby Bump

Gray’s Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo shows off her ever growing baby bump as she steps out of her local Starbucks in Hollywood this morning. The pregnant star looked relaxed on the phone as she strolled through the parking lot wearing a grey tank top with jeans and a pair of brown suede boots.

Mary Stuart Masterson is Expecting!

Mary Stuart Masterson is Expecting

Mary Stuart Masterson is Expecting

Actress Mary Stuart Masterson was thrilled to reveal that she’s pregnant with her first child! The star broke the news to Life & Style last night at the Rainforest Alliance 2009 annual gala in New York City. “I’ve been trying to get pregnant for a long time,” revealed Mary, who’s been married to fellow actor Jeremy Davidson since 2006. “I’m ready, I’m excited!” While she doesn’t know the baby’s sex yet, “I’ll definitely find out soon,” she said. As for decorating the nursery? “I haven’t started any of that yet. All of it is internal at this point.”

Source: Life & Style Weekly

Online Mishap Reveals Heidi Klum’s Pregnancy

Thanks to a fashion snafu, there is buzz that Heidi Klum and her husband, Seal, are adding to their family. “It looks like Heidi is four months pregnant,” an insider tells In Touch, explaining that the Project Runway host’s wardrobe plans gave her away. “Sketches leaked online of her in redesigned couture gowns to make room for a bump, but were quickly taken down!” This will be the fourth child for Heidi, 35, and Seal, 46. They have two biological children together — Henry, 3, and Johan, 2 — and Seal is the adoptive father of Heidi’s daughter, Leni, almost 5. The insider believes the pair will share their happy news soon: “She plans to announce her pregnancy when she wears the dress [from the leaked photos] to the event.”

Source: In Touch Weekly

Iron Chef Fans: Cat Cora on their Miracle Babies


Cat Cora handily sliced and diced her way to becoming Iron Chef America’s first and only female Iron Chef in 2005. But her first pregnancy has been no piece of cake. “I’m not very comfortable,” Cat, 41, told Life & Style during a visit to Santa Barbara, Calif., where she has a recently renovated home. “It’s a big transition for me — I’m like a fish out of water.” Luckily, she didn’t go through it alone: Cat’s longtime partner, Jennifer, just gave birth to son Thatcher Julius Cora on Saturday, April 4. They had both been carrying boys from the same anonymous sperm donor thanks to successful in vitro fertilization treatments. Jen was thrilled to share the experience with Cat as she’s already given birth to the couple’s first two sons, Zoran, 5, and Caje, 2, by herself. “We were a little scared going through the hormones together — that’s a lot of emotion,” Jen tells Life & Style. “But it worked because we have such a strong relationship.”

Photo & Souce: Life & Style Magazine

Carnie Wilson: Gets ready for another daughter


Carnie Wilson and her hubby, musician Rob Bonfiglio, are eagerly awaiting their next gift from the stork: a little girl, expected in June, whom the couple have already named Luciana. But no one in the house is more excited than Luciana’s soon-to-be big sister, 3-year-old Lola! “She’s really, really thrilled,” Carnie, 40, told Life & Style during a recent visit to the family’s home in Tarzana, Calif. Lola even moved down the hall to a bigger bedroom so Carnie could get the nursery ready for Luciana. “I wanted soft colors and a soft palette, so it’s a lot of cream with subtle accents of pink,” Carnie raves.

Carnie’s also looking ahead to how she’ll lose the baby weight after the birth. “I’ve put on 38 pounds,” she tells Life & Style. “I had originally wanted to gain only 25 to 30 pounds, but that didn’t happen — and I’m not beating myself up for it. I don’t want to be neurotic; I want to celebrate the pregnancy.” For now, she’s been adding an extra 200 to 300 calories a day to her diet in the form of snacks like rice cakes with peanut butter and raspberry bars from Whole Foods Market. “I’m not eating whatever I want,” she explains, “but I’ll have a little bit of everything.”

For more photos of Carnie and the nursery plus her weight loss plan, check out the new issue of Life & Style, on newsstands now!

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