The past few days have been rough newswise so I'm going to dedicate today's column to some of the biggest celebrity babies who made their appearance this year. That's right: Lots and lots of adorable, innocent, cute babies!
Who: Blue Ivy Carter
Parents: Jay-Z and Beyonce
Given the media attention surrounding the birth of Blue Ivy, it's pretty surprising the world didn't tip off its axis when she came into the world on Jan. 7th.
Who: Samuel Affleck
Parents: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
The movie star duo welcomed their first son on Feb. 27. Not much is known about baby Sam, other than he'll probably be ridiculously good looking and talented.
Who: Jack Pratt
Parents: Anna Farris and Chris Pratt
Not a lot of fanfare was made about baby Jack's somewhat premature appearance on Aug. 25. Instead of appearing on any magazine covers to showboat the news, new dad Chris Pratt Tweeted this message to his followers, "It's a boy! Thanks for all your kind words. In lieu of gifts we ask that you mouth kiss a stranger."
Who: Edward Duke Rancic
Parents: Bill and Giuliana Rancic
After years of unsuccessful IVF treatments and a miscarriage and then a breast cancer diagnosis, the Rancic family finally had a bit of good news: Their baby Edward Duke was born via a gestational carrier on Aug. 29.
Who: Tennessee Toth
Parents: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
The baby, whose name still sounds like a brand of whiskey to me, was born on Sept. 27.
Who: Maxwell Johnson
Parents: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
After following the longest pregnancy known to man, Simpson finally birthed baby Maxi on May 1st. And now she's allegedly pregnant again. That, or maybe she's just constantly gestating.
Coming attractions for 2013
There will be more celebrity babies in 2013, including one from Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum. It was just announced yesterday the two are expecting. And, of course, the royal baby will (hopefully) be making his or her (or their!) appearance in 2013 as well as one from Jenna Bush and husband Henry Hager. Babies!