The latest on celebrity baby bumps, pregnancies, births and more!
Despite positive assurances last week, Michelle Duggar delivered her 19th baby on Thursday, December 10th. Daughter Josie Brooklyn, who wasn’t supposed to arrive until March 18th, is doing well: PEOPLE reported that the smallest Duggar (she weighed only 1 pound, 6 ounces at her birth) is in stable condition in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
Duggar was admitted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for what turned out to be gallbladder pain earlier this month, and doctors soon discovered that she was suffering from preeclampsia. The condition, which affects 5-8 percent of all pregnancies, is characterized by rising blood pressure. Though rare, severe cases can result in death for both mother and child. Doctors determined that Duggar’s case warranted an emergency C-section to protect the health of both Duggar and her baby.
Our thoughts are with little Josie and the entire Duggar family.
PEOPLE recently confirmed that Gary Busey‘s girlfiend, Steffanie Sampson, is seven months pregnant with a baby boy! The couple have decided to name the boy Luke. Busey has two other children, actor Jake Busey and daughter Alectra, from previous relationships. Busey is set to appear in next year’s comedy Grown Ups.
She starred in last month’s end-of-the-world flick 2012, but Amanda Peet is looking forward to a long future with her two children. That’s right, the actress and her husband, writer David Benioff, are expecting their second child. No due date for the newest Peet has been announced, but we’re sure that big sis Frances Pen is looking forward to his or her arrival!
Lisa Leslie — three time WNBA MVP and four time Olympic gold medalist — retired earlier this year at the top of her game, but she’s already looking forward to many more great things. One example? The former Los Angeles Sparks forward and her husband, Michael Lockwood, are expecting their second child — a boy — in May 2010. The couple, who are already parents to two-and-a-half-year-old Lauren Jolie, plan to name their son Michael Joseph Lockwood, Jr.
Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, are seeing lots of boys these days! Brady already has a two-year-old son, Jack, with ex Bridget Moynahan. And now Brady and Bundchen have welcomed another boy! A name for the boy, who was born Tuesday night, hadn’t been decided upon yet when Brady confirmed the birth.
Despite a recent scare that has landed TLC star Michelle Duggar in the hospital, the soon-to-be mom (again!) is doing well. According to PEOPLE, Duggar — who is expecting her 19th child with husband Jim Bob — was experiencing pain that was causing some contractions. Although the pain was later discovered to be gallbladder related, doctors are keeping Duggar in the hospital for a few days for observation.
The 19th addition to the Duggar family is expected March 18th, and if you’re interested, you can suggest a baby name via Duggar’s blog. To maintain the family theme — Josh, Jana, John–David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy–Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer and Jordyn–Grace — the Duggars are asking for J names.
Maya Rudolph and her partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson, like surprises, and what wonderful surprises they receive! The pair have chosen not to learn the sex of their babies until they make their delivery room appearance, and early last month (November 6th, to be exact), they welcomed Lucille. Lucille is the second daughter for the couple, who are also parents to 4-year-old Pearl.
Rudolph, a Saturday Night Live alum, appeared in this summer’s Away We Go and is scheduled to appear in next year’s MacGruber.
The star of such recent hits as Enchanted, Julia & Julia, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Amy Adams has some enchanting news of her own! PEOPLE recently confirmed that she and fiancé Darren Le Gallo are expecting their first child together. Adams and Le Gallo, who got engaged in July 2008, have been dating since 2001. Adams is starring in next year’s Leap Year, which is scheduled to open January 8th.