Archive for May 11, 2011

The Celeb Baby Boom

Victoria Beckham on the cover of Vogue

Goodness, everytime I turn around I’m reading about a celebrity whose pregnant or just welcomed their new bundle of joy. One of the more fun aspects of celebrity baby watching is finding out what they name their newest family member. Will they be traditional or just a little outside the box?

So congrats to the following:

  • Alicia Silverstone whom just gave birth to son Bear Blu on Thursday.
  • Victoria Beckham is expecting a girl. People.com covered her baby shower hosted by Eva Longoria.
  • Carey Hart and Pink are expecting their first child.
  • Emma Bunton “Baby Spice” gave birth to her son Tate on Friday, May 6.
  • Bryan Adams and  Alicia Grimaldi had a daughter Mirabella Bunny on April 22. (I’m surprised they didn’t name her Heaven.)
  • The Game star Tia Mowry is expecting a boy on July 3, 2011. You can see her pregnancy photo here.
  • Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon had twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe on April 30, the couple’s fourth anniversary.

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The Pox or Not?

The Suspicious Bumps

Spring has been in the air, and like most of you out there — the Bloom household can’t seem to kick whatever is going around these days.

Last week Sunbeam came down with a high temp. By the time I got him in to see the doctor some small red dots appeared on his hand. Doctor said whatever he had was viral, but he was about a day or two away from a full blown ear infection. More antibiotics and off we skipped home.

The next day those little red spots had burst into blisters all around his mouth and hands. Off to a pediatric urgent card clinic he and my husband went, only to be told that — gasp — he had Chicken Pox (along with a double ear infection)!  The guilt started to engulf me because only two days prior we had his three year-old birthday party; so I frantically started notifying all his friends’ parents.

Two days later I’m back at the pediatricians’ office with Baby Firecracker who also has a high temp. The pediatrician said “no” to Chicken Pox and “yes” to Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease.  This makes total sense because the incubation time between the two illnesses was only about four days.

So our week was a roller coaster. Though in the end it didn’t really matter if it was Hand, Foot & Mouth or Chicken Pox. They both still sound like they’re viruses from the barn yard and they both require quarantines.

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