The Word: The big ol’ babies of 2012

Blue Ivy is under that blanket!

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!



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