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Charlie’s Angel Drew Barrymore’s angel is here!!

Congratulations to new mom Drew Barrymore!

 

The 37-year-old actress and husband Will Kopelman welcomed a baby girl last Wednesday.

“We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family,” the couple said in a statement.

“Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives.”

Barrymore and art consultant Kopelman began dating in 2010 and tied the knot this past June at her Montecito, Calif., home and honeymooned in Big Sur.

They’ve kept news about the pregnancy under wraps; in fact, the actress never even officially confirmed that she was expecting.

She did share that she definitely wanted to start a family with Kopelman during an appearance on the Tonight Show.

“We’ll start with one,” she said. “See how it goes and if we could be so blessed…that would be wonderful.”

Wondering how they chose baby Olive’s name? While it might just be a coincidence, back in 1999, Barrymore voiced the title character in the TV special “Olive, the Other Reindeer.”

(It just happens to be the most adorable Christmas movie in the entire world)

She most recently starred alongside John Krasinski in Ken Kwapis’ romantic drama Big Miracle.

Such an awesome gift for the newlyweds!

Article via:It’s a Girl for Drew Barrymore! | ModernMom.com.

Exercising When You’re Expecting!

Being pregnant is the most beautiful thing happened to you! …It’s the time when your body is preparing itself for something really big so for you being healthy & fit is very very important! It’s the time for you to start a safe, regular, sustained and moderate exercise program.

How to start: 

Discuss it with your doctor; most will encourage you to take up exercise unless you have high blood pressure, heart problem, weak cervix or bleeding.

You can start exercising at a level that does not cause pain, shortness of breath or excessive tiredness.

Advantages of exercise: 

  • It helps you keep a check on weight gain during pregnancy. If only if you are eating for you & not two!!
  • It prepares the body for something miraculous…labor & birth.
  • When you exercise oxytocin aka happy hormones releases and help you stay happy & sane.
  • It makes it easy for you to get back in shape.

What exercise you should do:

The best exercises are the ones that don’t require your body to bear extra weight like:

  • Walking is a great option …nature walks are great to unwind you from pregnancy stress. Don’t count mall walking in…I am sure its enough to give you stress seeing other women dressed in size 6!
  • Practicing pre-natal yoga with a trainer helps you learn some great breathing & concentration techniques that help you a lot during labor.
  • Swimming is a good option for women who find it tough to exercise because of increased weight and also, buoyancy  of water helps in avoiding muscles and joints cramps
  • Low impact aerobics or Pilates helps increase suppleness and reduce tension.
  •  Stretching & pelvic floor exercises helps in maintain muscle tone and flexibility.

Things to avoid:

  • Where you might be in danger of slipping or falling, such as cycling, jogging and horse riding.
  • Exercising while lying on your back, since the weight of the baby may interfere with blood circulation.
  • When the weather is hot, exercise in the early morning or late evening to help prevent you from getting overheated

Things to remember:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Keep yourself cool
  • Wear light breathable clothes while exercising
  • Stop, if you feel pain, shortness of breath or dizziness stop your workout and Check with your physician before resuming your program, but do so right away.
  • Eat well balanced diet

Mommies to be if you haven’t started working out yet…start one now If you are fit & healthy you can turn away pregnancy blues… And mommies who have pass through this phase share your stories; we believe your experiences can inspire someone!

Its a baby girl-For Akki and Twinkle!!

Many Congratulations to our own B-town super couple Akshay Kumar & Twinkle Khanna on arrival of baby Girl this morning!…As per reports mom & daughter both are doing Fine 🙂

Akshay Kumar is all excited on being daddy again & he feels that the baby girl looks just like her mommy! Oh is’t is so cute :-)!!

Shakira expecting First child!

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Hip don’t lie star is going to be a mommy soon! She is expecting her first child with Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué. On her Fb, fan page, she announced her baby news and sated that she would want to prioritize her life around the baby!

We wish you a very healthy & happy pregnancy! God bless ya!!

Pregnancy weight watchers- Hope you not Pregorexic!

Pregnancy is a beautiful phase but it comes with its own cons like weight gain! I

Indian preggers, are scared knowing that our aunts have doubled after thier each pregnancies…and ofcourse none of us want that! So, we try to eat healthy, no fried, exercise, stay active…do yoga, pilate, swimming, aqua aerobics….etc!

But now I feel Indians are suffering from another problem which is Pregorexia, Its anorexia of pregnant women… I see a lot of girls cutting on calories just to avoid weight gain!  Watch it…dont overdo…you might become pregorexic!

Average weight gain is 8-13 kg in Pregnancy but every one body need differ and so weight gain!! Bollywood yummy mummy like Shilpa shetty, Lara Dutta, Celina Jaitley etc…. is very inspiring! they are looked upon but you can’t be obsessed with no weight gain!!!!! Anorexia starts with obsession of looking good!

Enjoy this journey! feeling of having a healthy baby and you nurturing him is what matters!

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