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Your pregnancy: 26 weeks

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Your pregnancy: 26 weeks

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Twenty-six weeks pregnant: What's going on in there

At about 36 centimetres (14 inches) long and weighing about 770 grams (1.7 pounds), your little guy is now the size of a side of fries (and you’re two-thirds of the way through your pregnancy!). By 26 weeks pregnant, his eyes are forming, and they’ll be able to open soon. (That’s right, he could be batting his baby blues—or browns or greens—at you!) Meanwhile, his immune system is also under construction, soaking up all of your antibodies in anticipation of life on the outside. You’ve probably noticed that he has settled into a sleep-wake pattern, too, with distinct periods where you feel active kicking and punching and other times where he is quiet and likely sleeping (hopefully at night, when you are trying to catch some zzzs!).

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Twenty-six weeks pregnant symptoms


Stress and hormone fluctuations can contribute to more frequent headaches during pregnancy, as can dehydration and hunger. Be sure to take a water bottle with you for sipping water on the go, and eat every few hours to keep your blood sugar levels in check. Carry an apple and a protein bar in your purse for emergency snacking. If you’re prone to migraines, your usual meds are probably off limits to you now, but be sure to discuss this with your doctor. (It’s safe to take the occasional acetaminophen, but avoid long-term, chronic use.) Acupuncture, massage and meditation are proven, drug-free pain relievers you can try. If you have a headache that just won’t go away, call your practitioner. Combined with blurry vision, sudden swelling and/or upper abdominal pain, it could be a sign of pre-eclampsia, which requires immediate treatment.

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If you find yourself slipping and tripping more than usual, you’ve got that big belly to thank. The added weight, shifted centre of gravity and reduced visibility (um, see ya later, toes!) can make you prone to stumbling. Thanks to pregnancy hormones, your loosened joints can also make you less steady on your feet. Be extra-careful in the bathtub, on the pool deck and on other slippery surfaces. Keep the stairs and hallways in your home clear of tripping hazards, watch out for your cat or dog underfoot and proceed with caution. A fall during pregnancy can be a serious matter, so report it to your practitioner if you do take a tumble.

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What's on your mind when you're 26 weeks pregnant

Baby brain

It’s possible that you’ll lose your keys, miss an appointment and find yourself forgetting what you’re doing while you’re doing it. Congratulations, you have pregnancy brain! Absentmindedness is a common physiological symptom of fluctuating hormones and lots on your mind. It’s nothing to worry about, but it can be frustrating. Your forgetfulness will fade postpartum (though perhaps not right away because sleep deprivation with a newborn can have a similar effect). Until you’re thinking clearly again, be kind to yourself: Set appointment reminders in your phone, leave yourself notes around the house and keep a to-do list. As silly as it sounds, you may actually be less forgetful if you’re not stressing over it.   

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Just for kicks

Childbirth in one GIF

We asked women to describe their birth story in just one GIF, and the results were hilarious. Check out the top contenders. 

Baby names

Did you know that you could turn baby naming into a career? Duana Taha (a.k.a. the Name Nerd) is the in-house expert at when it comes to celebrity baby names and regular readers writing in to ask for her help. Check out her name advice. This is what baby names celeb parents have picked this year—will you be adding any of them to your "favourites" list? 

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Celebrity babies born in 2018

Leafar Von D Reyes

Celeb tattoo artist and makeup guru Kat Von D announced on December 3rd that she had given birth to her first son with her husband Rafael Reyes via home birth. The announcement was accompanied by an adorable photo of baby Leafar and his dad both dressed in their signature all-black attire (and of course standing in front of an old-school all-black pram stroller). Their son's name—which comes from his musician dad's stage name, Leafar Seyer—comes as no surprise as they had announced it a few months back. In her caption, Kat also mentioned how she and her husband will be spending the next 40 days taking a break from social media as a kind of "4th trimester to focus on the baby and our amazing relationship transitioning into amazing parenthood."

Leafar Seyer standing in a garden holding his newborn baby. Behind him is a black baby carriage Photo: @thekatvond via Instagram

Kaavia James Union Wade

Gabrielle Union and her husband, Dwyane Wade, had not previously announced that they were expecting, but they welcomed their new daughter (and first child together!) via surrogate on November 7, 2018. Surprise! Union posted some adorable pictures on her Instagram of them getting some sweet skin-to-skin time in. Union had revealed in her 2017 memoir that she struggled with eight or nine miscarriages within the span of three years, so we’re glad to see her dream of motherhood finally coming true! Union captioned the photos with “Welcome to the party sweet girl!” and it’s totally appropriate seeing as she’s joining an already large family (Union and Wade’s family already includes two children from Wade’s previous relationship and his nephew). Congrats to the happy couple!

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @gabunion via Instagram

Banks Violet Bair

In an Instagram post on October 29, Hilary Duff announced the birth of her daughter with an adorable picture of her and her boyfriend Matthew Koma—birth name Matther Bair—looking down at their newborn baby. “This little bit has fully stolen our hearts!” Duff writes in her caption. “She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic.” This is the actor’s first daughter with her musician boyfriend. Back in August, she revealed that they had figured out the baby’s name, Banks, pretty early on in her pregnancy, saying that the name was “unique but it’s not too weird.” While her description is spot on, we can’t wait to hear the story behind their choice. Banks joins older brother Luca, 6, from Duff’s previous marriage to retired NHL player Mike Comrie.

Photo of parents looking down at their newborn baby Photo: @hilaryduff via Instagram

Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa

Kate Hudson and her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa, welcomed their baby girl on October 2nd and announced her unique name—pronounced like “Ronnie”—via Instagram post the next day. The post also explained the meaning behind the name: Rani is named after her late paternal grandfather, Ron Fujikawa. This is Kate’s first daughter and first child with Danny, and her third child overall. She’s also a mom to Bingham, 7, and Ryder, 14.

Photo of baby wrapped up like a burrito Photo: @katehudson via Instagram

Annie Pasutto

On October 1st, former Bachelorette Jillian Harris shared news of the birth of her second child with her fiancé, Justin Pasutto. According to her Instagram caption, little Annie made an appearance during a date night on the golf course followed by a trip to the delviery room. Harris also revealed in an Instagram story that the classic name choice is homage to her paternal grandmother. How sweet! Annie joins older brother Leo, who is two years old.

new born baby held in the palm of dad's hand and laying on his arm Photo: @jillian.harris via Instagram

Baby Bublé

Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato announced the birth of their third child (and only daughter!) on July 26 with an adorable Instagram post featuring the newborn’s teeny tiny hand. They have yet to announce a name for their daughter, but Lopilato captioned her photo in her native Spanish beginning with “How to explain that our heart explodes with love?” How sweet is that? The new baby joins older siblings Noah, 4, and Elias, 2.

A picture of Luisana Lopilato and Michael Bublé's newborn daughter's hand Photo: @luisanalopilato via Instagram

Kulture Kiari Cephus

25-year-old rapper Cardi B announced the birth of her daughter, Kulture, on July 10. Kulture is her first daughter with her husband, fellow rapper Offset (whose legal name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus) and his fourth child. Cardi B announced the birth on her Instagram by posting three photos of herself looking stunning in the buff (and very pregnant). In one caption she defended her unique choice of name, writing: “Kulture ! Anything else woulda been basic. Okrrrrrrruuu!”

Cardi B posing among flowers Photo: @iamcardib via Instagram

Raynor Feild

On June 29, House of Cards star Neve Campbell shared this sweet family photo on Instagram to announce that she and her husband, JJ Feild, had adopted a baby boy earlier this year. We don’t know exactly when little Raynor was born, but the post says he was adopted sometime in January. Campbell also wrote in her caption how their older son, Caspian is dealing with the change: “Our 6 year old son Caspian is over the moon and asks every morning ‘Can I hold my baby? Can I feed my baby? Can I play with my baby’. It’s the most incredible thing we’ve experienced.” Enjoy that sibling love now, Neve! Who knows how long it’ll last.

Couple and kid walking along the street with a stroller Photo: @nevecampbell via Instagram

Crew Gaines

The happy Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines welcomed their fifth child on June 21. They gave him the name Crew, which is totally adorable but also a complete depature from their naming conventions for their older kids—the boys have ‘D’ names (Drake, 13, and Duke, 9) and the girls have ‘E’ names (Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 8). Joanna announced the birth on Instagram with this sweet photo from inside the hospital room, but we also love the other pic she posted of Crew’s older siblings waiting outside the door for his arrival. So cute!

Mom in hospital bed looking at newborn Photo: @joannagaines via Instagram

Santiago Enrique Baston

Eva Longoria welcomed her first child with husband José “Pepe” Bastón on June 19, and we absolutely love his name: Santiago Enrique Bastón. So adorable! The couple shared the first image of their newborn son with Hola, but Eva soon posted the image on her Instagram. This is Eva’s first child, but Santiago will have three older half-siblings from Bastón’s previous marriage.

Eva Longoria holding her newborn son Photo: @evalongoria via Instagram

Emilia Giovanna Tucci

Fifty-seven-year-old actor, Stanley Tucci, is a dad for the fifth time! He and his wife, Felicity Blunt, welcomed their second child together on April 19, weighing 6 lbs., 6 oz, his rep finally confirmed to People. The couple are parents to a three-year-old son named Matteo. “Hopefully [Emilia] will have the looks and brains of her mother and one of my better personalities,” the Beauty and the Beast actor joked to People. Stanley has three other kids from his previous marriage to his late wife, Kate—twins, Nicolo and Isabel, 18, and Camilla, 15.

Stanley Tucci and Felicty Blunt attend the Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Lulu Gray Rosenberg

Looks like this little family of three just became four. Actress Haylie Duff and her fiancé, Matt Rosenberg, welcomed a second daughter on June 5, and big sister, Ryan, looks extremely excited about her little sister’s arrival. Haylie shared this photo of the three-year-old wearing a princess dress and tiara while holding her baby sister. “She arrived June 5th, and brought all her magic with her! Ryan is the happiest big sister & we are finally a family of 4! Meet our littlest one… Lulu Gray Rosenberg!”

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @haylieduff via Instagram

Sebastian Piers Williams

It’s a boy! Superstore actress, America Ferrera, and her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, welcomed their first child together on May 29. America shared this sweet photo holding Sebastian’s foot, captioned, “When 2 become 3…Welcome Sebastian Piers Williams – aka Baz! Mom, Dad, and Baby are happy, healthy and totally in love!” So cute. The pair had announced they were expecting on New Year’s Eve, and have been married since 2011.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @americaferrera via Instagram

Riley Manno

And baby makes four! The Bachelorette alum, Ali Fedotowsky-Manno, and her hubby, Kevin Manno, welcomed a son on May 24. The pair have shared adorable photos since his birth, but Ali officially announced Riley’s arrival with this black and white one, captioned, “Our sweet boy has arrived! Born 5/24, 12:57am at 21.5 inches and weighing 8lbs 11oz. We are so grateful and bursting with love!” Riley even has his own Instagram account with over seven-thousand followers! The two, who were married in early 2017, have a daughter named Molly, who was born in July 2016. Check out Kevin’s super sweet blog post about Riley’s arrival on Ali’s website, All Things Ali Luvs.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @alifedotowsky via Instagram

Isaiah Hendrix Lowe

The Bachelor alums, Sean Lowe and his wife, Catherine, welcomed a second son together on May 18. Catherine posted this shot in her hospital bed with baby Isaiah, captioned, “Introducing Samuel Thomas’ little brother, Isaiah Hendrix.” The pair—who are also parents to almost-two-year-old, Samuel—did not know they were expecting a second son, but Sean apparently “had a gut feeling it was going to be a boy,” according to People. The two tied the knot in January 2014.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @catherinegiudici via Instagram

Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin

And baby boy Baldwinito makes six! Actor, Alec Baldwin, and his wife, Hilaria, welcomed a baby boy on May 17. Hilaria announced his arrival with this adorable photo, captioned “He’s here! He’s perfect! 8lbs 2oz #wegotthis2018.” Alec posted the lovely photo, too, but with the funny caption, “Here we go again! #BaldwinitosEverywhere” Days later, Hilaria revealed that they had named their third son, Romeo, with a sleeping photo of their newborn babe. The pair are also parents to Carmen, 4, Rafael, 2, and Leonardo, 1.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @hilariabaldwin via Instagram

Miles Theodore Stephens

Looks like Baby Legend #2 has arrived! Hilarious model and chef, Chrissy Teigen, and her charming hubby, John Legend, welcomed their second child—a son—early morning on May 17. Chrissy tweeted “Somebody’s herrrrrrre!” with two baby bottle emojis and excited hugs at 1:23 A.M, which John retweeted. Chrissy later introduced Miles with this sweet photo—he definitely looks like John! The two have been totally candid about their struggle with infertility and in vitro fertilization in the past, so we’re super excited that this moment has arrived for them. The couple, who were married in September 2013, share a two-year-old daughter named Luna Simone Stephens.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @chrissyteigen via Instagram

Aiden McKidd

Kevin McKidd—who plays Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy—welcomed a baby boy on Mother’s Day with his wife, Arielle. He shared this black-and-white photo of his wife cuddling their first child together, captioned, “On this beautiful Mother’s Day evening… Welcome- little Aiden to our family and to the World! Arielle, you’re the most amazing mother and I love you both so much ! #happymothersday #forever #weeAiden #Arielle #newlife.” The two were married in March this year and announced they were expecting that day. Kevin shares two children—son Joseph, 17, and daughter Iona, 15—from his previous marriage to ex-wife, Jane Parker.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @therealmckidd via Instagram

Marvel Jane Wentz

Fall Out Boy member, Pete Wentz, and his longtime girlfriend, Meagan Camper, have welcomed baby #2 together, and it’s a girl! Pete shared the exciting announcement on Mother’s Day (how fitting!) via Instagram with this cute shot with their son Saint, 3, and Bronx, 9—Pete’s son with ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson Ross—all lying in the hospital bed with their new addition to the family. “So excited to introduce Marvel Jane Wentz. Feeling so grateful that she’s here… annnnd she’s already ready to takeover the world. happy Mother’s Day @meagancamper and all the moms out there. We love you.”

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @petewentz via Instagram

Dana Isaiah Jr.

It’s a boy! American Idol alum, Jordin Sparks, and her husband, Dana Isaiah, welcomed their first child together on May 2. They’ve already nicknamed him DJ, and he made his Instagram debut via Mommy’s page wearing an adorable monogrammed beanie, captioned “He’s here & we couldn’t be more in love!!! Go DJ!” Aw! In an exclusive interview with People, Jordin told them she was overjoyed when DJ finally arrived. “It was miraculously beautiful. Dana caught him with my midwife, Simona, and when he handed him to me, I was absolutely overwhelmed with joy. He was and is everything we imagined.” The singer also said she’s looking forward to motherhood. “I’ve always loved kids and knew that if given the blessing, that I would love and embrace it more than I realized. It’s only been a few days and I love it so much already! The joy, laughter, scrapes and bruises…I can’t wait for it all!”

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @jordinsparks via Instagram

Hart Kerr Spiegel

Australian model, Miranda Kerr and her husband, Snapchat co-founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, welcomed a baby boy on May 7. According to People, a source says that Hart was named after Evan’s grandfather, and they’re super excited about the arrival of their first child together. “Words cannot explain how happy we are to welcome our beautiful son into our family. Miranda is doing well and Flynn is excited to be a big brother. Thank you for the kind words and wishes during this very special time.” Miranda has a 6.5-year-old son named Flynn with her ex-husband, Orlando Bloom.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby

Baby Girl Hardrict

Sister, Sister star, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, and her husband of eight years, Cory, welcomed a baby girl on May 5. She made her daughter’s arrival public via Instagram, captioned, “Feeling grateful and blessed as we welcome our little baby girl into the world! Born May 5th at 10:29 am at 6 pounds and 4 Oz 19.8 inches. We are in heaven.” Too cute! The couple also have a six-year-old son named Cree.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @tiamowry via Instagram

Ennis Howard Plemons

Actress Kirsten Dunst and her fiancée, Jesse Plemons, welcomed Ennis (which means ‘Island’) on May 3. The couple is super private and haven’t confirmed any details yet—we only found out about Kirsten’s pregnancy a few months ago! The couple met on set in 2016 while playing husband and wife on FX’s Fargo—can you say ‘foreshadowing’? The pair are planning a private wedding in Austin this year.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: Dave M. Benett/VF17/WireImage

Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed their third child—a boy!—who is fifth in line to the throne. Prince Louis of Cambridge was named after his Dad and brother—so sweet! The couple appeared in front of the press for the little Prince’s debut only seven hours after he was born, before going back home to Kensington Palace. Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, arrived at the hospital earlier that day to visit their new baby brother. There are too many adorable photos of the new Prince, but we think he looks just like George!

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @kensingtonroyal via Instagram

Tiana Gia Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson welcomed his third daughter yesterday with the most swoon-worthy photo ever of him and his new baby girl enjoying some skin-to-skin. Though she may share the same birthday as the Royal Baby, he didn’t let that outshine his new bundle of joy with longtime girlfriend, Lauren Hashian—whom he praised in his Instagram post. “Blessed and proud to bring another strong girl into this world. Tiana Gia Johnson came into this world like a force of nature and Mama @laurenhashianofficial labored and delivered like a true rockstar. I was raised and surrounded by strong, loving women all my life, but after participating in baby Tia’s delivery, it’s hard to express the new level of love, respect and admiration I have for @laurenhashianofficial and all mamas and women out there,” he gushed. “If you really want to understand the single most powerful and primal moment life will ever offer – watch your child being born. Its a life changer and the respect and admiration you have for a woman, will forever be boundless.” Can you say AWWW? The Rock is surrounded by women whom he loves and respects dearly—he and Lauren share a two-year-old daughter named Jasmine, and Dwayne has a 16-year-old daughter named Simone from a previous relationship.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @therock via Instagram

Iver Eames Conran

It’s a boy for Canadian model, Coco Rocha, and her husband, James Conran. Baby Iver arrived on April 20, weighing 7lbs 10oz. Coco shared a number of photos to announce his arrival, like the photo above, captioned, “My baby boy, Iver Eames Conran. 7lbs 10oz of pure wonder. @iverconran” He already has his own Instagram account with over 8000 followers! He’s got some catching up to do because his big sister, Ioni—who’s only three— has a follower count of over 72k!

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @cocorocha via Instagram

Gianna Trenkmann

Looks like How to Get Away with Murder star, Karla Souza, knows how to get away with a secret pregnancy, too! On April 19, the actress announced her pregnancy and daughter’s birth all in one day, shocking fans everywhere. She shared an adorable maternity shoot photo, holding her bump while wearing a blue Adidas tracksuit, captioned, “So I have something to share with you guys.” Shortly after, she posted this photo, announcing Gianna’s arrival, captioned simply, “God blessed us.” This is the first child for Karla and her husband, Marshall Trenkmann, whom she married in 2014. Maybe Laurel’s HTGAWM pregnancy was a cover for the real thing?

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @karlasouza via Instagram

Billy Stamos

Have mercy—Uncle Jessie just became a dad! Full House star, John Stamos, and his wife, Caitlin McHugh, welcomed their first child together—a baby boy!—on April 16. John shared the news via Instagram with this sweet photo of him and his new son enjoying some skin-to-skin time. “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son. Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father)  #NotJustanUncleAnymore #Overjoyed.” Aw!  Jodie Sweetin—who played John’s on-screen niece as Stephanie Tanner—says she and the Full House family are overjoyed. “I am so thrilled for John and Caitlin! He’s been such an amazing part of my family for over 30 years, and to see him so happy and blessed with a beautiful little boy is wonderful. The entire FH family is over the moon and we can’t wait to meet little Billy!”

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @johnstamos via Instagram

True Thompson

It’s official—another Kardashian baby has been born! Baby True was born on April 12, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces and she’s 21 inches tall. Khloe announced her baby girl’s arrival on Instagram writing “We are overwhlemed with love. Such a blessing to welcome this angel into the family. Mommy and daddy looooove you True!”

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @khloekardashian via Instagram

Ivey Joan Watson

And baby girl makes four! Jamie Lynn Spears and her hubby, Jamie Watson, welcomed their first child together on April 11, weighing 7 lbs., 8 oz. Jamie shared this photo of her family of four looking down at their newest addition, Ivey. “We are beyond excited to welcome this beautiful baby girl to our family,” Jamie told People exclusively. “Her middle name, Joan, is to honor my Aunt Sandra, who passed away 10 years ago from ovarian cancer. She was the most graceful woman I’ve ever known.” So sweet! Jamie has a 9.5-year-old daughter from a previous relationship named Maddie Briann.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @jamielynnspears via Instagram

Axel Strahl Meyers

What an entrance! The Late Night with Seth Meyers host and his wife, Alexi Ashe, welcomed their second son together and he arrived very quickly. Axel couldn’t wait until the hospital to arrive, and Alexi delivered him on the lobby floor of their apartment building. Seth excitedly told the story on his show, with an image of his wife holding Axel, a firefighter holding an oxygen mask for Alexi while Seth grins proudly. He had apparently called an uber when Alexi started feeling contractions, but Axel was in a rush. “The only way I can describe how my wife looked was like someone who was trying to hide a baby in a pair of sweatpants,” he explained. “I called 911 and over the course of a minute conversation, I said, ‘We’re about to have a baby—we’re having a baby—we had a baby.” The two are also parents to Ashe Olsen, who was born March 2016.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @MikeShoemaker via Twitter

Baby Boy Linden

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams has reportedly given birth to her first child with boyfriend, Jamie Linden—and it’s a boy! The two, who have been super quiet about the pregnancy, have not yet confirmed the news, but a source says they were spotted out and about with their newborn. Rachel’s rep apparently “could not be reached.”

Rachel McAdams attends the Photo: Brian de Rivera Simon/Getty Images

Baby Barinholtz

Surprise! The Mindy Project star, Ike Barinholtz, and his wife, Erica Hanson, have welcomed a baby. Ike was on the red carpet for his new movie, Blockers and he was still wearing the hospital bracelet! “I just had a baby,” he said. “I wear [the] until it kinda falls off. Like the umbilical cord…I drank a lot of coffee today, but we have not slept in a few days, but we’re gettin’ there.” This being their third time around, Ike says it’s pretty much routine by now. “This is my third, so there’s no more surprises. There’s only breast milk and poop, that’s all there is.” TRUTH.  No word on the gender or name yet, but we do know he and Erica share two daughters together already—Foster, 4, and Payton June, 2.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GOOD+ Foundation

Wesley Phillip Dirks

And a baby boy makes four! Bethany posted this super sweet portrait of her new family of four, captioned, “We are overjoyed to welcome our son Wesley Phillip Dirks into the world! It’s been a beautiful time getting life started with the four of us! We are thankful to God for our two lil guys!!!” Aw! The couple are also parents to Tobias, who was born in June 2015.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @bethanyhamilton via Instagram

Baby Girl Haggerty

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, and his wife, Tricia Davis, have reportedly welcomed their second child together—and it’s a baby girl! According to People, the rapper recently confirmed the news in an interview when asked how he celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. “I spent [March] in the hospital. With my brand new daughter who was born right before St. Patrick’s Day.” Aw! Although the two have yet to confirm on social media, we’re hoping mom and baby are doing well. Their new baby girl will be joining big sister, Sloane, who was born in May 2015.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @macklemore via Instagram

Luke Richard Bagshawe Redmayne

It’s a boy! Actor Eddie Redmayne and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe, welcomed their son on March 10, according to The Times. Baby Luke joins big sister, Iris Mary, who was born in June 2016. Eddie and Hannah announced their pregnancy news in November, just before their third wedding anniversary. Too cute! The couple exchanged vows in December 2014.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks

Baby Grant

Hugh Grant is a father of five! According to Hugh’s good friend, Elizabeth Hurley, the British actor and his girlfriend, Anna Eberstein, welcomed their new baby sometime in the beginning of March. No confirmation on the name or gender yet. The two are parents to a 2-year-old daughter (whose name is unknown) and a son named John Mungo, born in September 2012. Hugh is also Dad to a daughter named Tabitha, born September 2011, and a son named Felix, born February 2013, from a previous relationship with ex-partner Tinglan Hong.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice

We have a new princess. Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Chris welcomed a daughter on March 9 at 1 a.m. Her royal cuteness weighed 7.4 lbs and has chubby cheeks—on full display in a photo the family released that was taken by the proud dad. The baby’s full name, Her Royal Highness Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge, was announced in a Council of State meeting led by her grandfather, the King. But her family, including siblings, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas, will just call her Adrienne.

A baby lying on a blanket on a bed Photo: Sveriges Kungahus

Bernard “Barney” Moon O’Sullivan

Jane the Virgin actress, Bridget Regan, and her husband, Eamon O’Sullivan, welcomed baby #2—a son!—on February 28, weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. She posted this photo with the simple caption: “Barney Moon. I love you.” So precious! According to People, Bernard is the name of Eamon’s father, while “Moon” is Bridget’s father’s nickname. She and her hubby, who were married in August 2010, are parents to Frankie Jean, whom they welcomed shortly after in December 2010.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @bridgetregan via Instagram

George Virginia Morgan

Walking Dead actor, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and his wife, Hilarie Burton (or Peyton—hello One Tree Hill fans!), welcomed a baby girl! Jeffrey confirmed the arrival of baby #2 with a tweet, saying, “Hey y’all…baby gal Morgan is spectacular. We just respecting her wishes for laying low a bit longer. But we super appreciate all the well wishes n stuff. Thank you. Xojdhilgusandbabygal.” It’s no surprise that the couple is being secretive this time around—the two are notorious for being private since they got married in 2009, and then secretly welcomed a son named Augustus in March 2010. Congrats to the happy family!

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton's daughter, George Photo: @hilarieburton via Instagram

Mia Love Thicke

Robin Thicke and his girlfriend of three years, April Love Geary, have welcomed their first child together—a baby girl! The proud new father posted a video of him soothing his new daughter in the hospital, captioned, “On 2/22 at 13:33 Mia Love Thicke was born. Thank you God and April Love!” We love that the word “love” is in her name—after her mama! We’re so happy for the couple!

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @robinthicke via Instagram

Gio Grace Levine

Talk about the perfect Valentine’s Day gift—there’s another girl in the Levine brood! Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine, and his wife, Victoria’s Secret supermodel, Behati Prinsloo, welcomed their second daughter the day after Valentine’s Day. Behati made the announcement via Instagram with this photo of Gio’s itty bitty toes, captioned, “Gio Grace Levine 2/15/18. She’s got her dads toes.” Ugh—we can’t handle the cuteness! The two were married in 2014 and are parents to Gio’s big sister, Dusty Rose, who was born in September 2016. Adam told Ellen DeGeneres that he and Behati have plans to continue adding to the family. “I want a lot [of], I thrive in chaos,” he said. “[Behati] was an only child, so she wants like 100 babies. I don’t know if I can do that. That’s a lot of babies.”

A photo of Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo's new daughter's feet - Gio Grace Levine Photo: @behatiprinsloo via Instagram

Beckett Richard Phelps

And Phelps baby #2 makes four! Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, and his wife, Nicole, welcomed a second son named Beckett on February 13. Nicole shared this hospital photo with their almost-two-year-old son, Boomer, holding his new baby brother, captioned, “Our family grew by 1 yesterday. Meet Beckett Richard Phelps. I’m surrounded by boys and I couldn’t be happier.”

Michael, Nicole and Boomer Phelps hold new baby boy, Beckett, in hospital bed Photo: @mrs.nicolephelps via Instagram

Story Annabelle Paul

It’s a girl! Breaking Bad actor, Aaron Paul, and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their first child together on February 8. Lauren posted this photo of their daughter, captioned, “There are no words that will ever be able to explain what just happened to my heart.” Aaron also announced their baby girl’s arrival with a black and white photo of her foot, simply captioned, “My heart.” The lovebirds were married back in 2013 and were so excited for the arrival of their baby girl when they announced it back in September. We love her unique name—we wonder what the story is behind it!

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @laurenpaul8 via Instagram

Minnie Theodora Osbourne

Girls definitely run the world in the Osbourne household. Jack and Lisa Osbourne welcomed their third daughter, Minnie, on February 3, weighing just over 7 lbs. Jack shared this cute photo of Minnie all swaddled in an eye-print blanket and pink headwrap to announce her arrival—too precious! “Hey everyone meet Minnie! She’s the newest member of my girls only squad. (andy stole the “i” from inch) #girlsrule #playerscurse #happydaddy #hatchling,” he captioned it. Minnie is joining big sisters Pearl, born in April 2012, and Andy Rose, born in June 2015.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @jackosbourne via Instagram

Stormi Webster

After months of speculation, Kylie Jenner finally confirmed the birth of her first child—a daughter!—with partner, rapper Travis Scott. She shocked fans with an Instagram post, apologizing for keeping everyone in the dark, but explaining she stayed out of the public eye to better the health of her baby girl and her own. The lipstick mogul shared a link to a 12-minute tribute video titled, “To Our Daughter,” which documents her nine month journey. She shared this photo, revealing Stormi’s name, and it quickly became the most liked Instagram photo ever with over 14 milllion likes. Their healthy baby girl was born on February 1, weighing 8lbs 9oz, and apparently won’t have Scott or Jenner as a surname.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @kyliejenner via Instagram

Francisco Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda—the creator of Broadway musical, Hamilton—and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, welcomed their second child together—a baby boy! Lin-Manuel shared this photo on February 2 via Twitter, captioned, “Int. Hospital Room. Night. [The] Intermission.” He’s already training for his role on broadway! Lin and Vanessa are also parents to Francisco’s big brother, Sebastian, who was born in November 2014. The couple got married in 2010.

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @jmessinaphoto via @Lin_Manuel via Twitter

Baby Tyrrell Twins

And babies make five! Lady Antebellum’s leading lady, Hillary Scott, and her husband, Chris Tyrrell, welcomed twin girls on January 29. She shared the exciting news on Instagram with these two newborn beanies, embroidered with an “A” and “B” stitched on them. The caption read, “Our family is thankful and proud to announce the arrival of our precious baby girls. They were born in the early hours of January 29th, 2018 and we can’t wait to share more about them in the days to come. Thank you to everyone who prayed and prayed for these little ladies, and thank you Lord for healthy babies. #twins” We wonder if those are the babies’ actual initials or temporary “Baby A” and “Baby B” because they haven’t chosen names for them yet? The happy news of twins was announced in August 2017, which came two years after she went through a pregnancy loss. Congratulations to the happy family!

Your pregnancy: 26 weeks Photo: @hillaryscottla via Instagram

Chicago West

It’s a girl! Kim Kardashian West and her husband, rapper Kanye West, have welcomed their third child together via gestational carrier—and it’s a girl! Chicago, likely named after the city her dad was raised in, arrived on January 15, weighing 7lbs 6oz. Kim shared the exciting news on her website, saying, “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give. Baby Chicago (maybe they will call her Chi for short?) joins big sister North and big brother Saint.

Recording artist, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend Harper's BAZAAR Celebrates 'ICONS By Carine Roitfeld' at The Plaza Hotel Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images

Baby Glover

It’s a baby boy! Atlanta creator, Donald Glover (also known by his stage name, Childish Gambino) and his partner, Michelle, welcomed a second son together. The super-private couple haven’t released a name or birthdate yet, but Donald said Michelle is doing great. “She’s great. She’s good…Baby’s born, so she’s happier now.” He also said fatherhood basically feels the same, but he’s excited about his new little bundle of joy. “I think my partner, she does all the hard stuff, to be honest. She’s just very supportive. I haven’t really had to change anything. But it’s given me definitely another perception on what life is. It gives me a lot of context.” The pair have a son named Legend, who was born in early 2016.

Actor Donald Glover poses in the press room at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Stevie Roddick

Hank is a big bro! Former tennis pro, Andy Roddick, and his wife, model Brooklyn Decker, welcomed a daughter. It’s unclear whether or not she was born in 2017 or 2018, but a source confirmed the name for the couples’ second child together. Brooklyn posted this photo, captioned “A newborn, a toddler, a dog in a cone, a dog with a tumor but I’m having a good hair day so it’s fine we’re fine I’m fine.” Seems like she has her hands full (literally)! She and Andy have a son together named Hank, who was born in September 2015.

Brooklyn Decker holding her newborn baby girl, Stevie Photo: @brooklyndecker via Instagram

Pregnancy to-do list: Week 26

Pre-register at the hospital If you’re planning a hospital delivery, save yourself a lot of time and hassle on D-day (when you’ll be otherwise occupied!) by registering in advance. You’ll need to fill out some paperwork with your health history and current info, as well as a form with your insurance and billing information. (If you’re hoping for a private room, most hospitals charge for this. Check your policy: Even if you have private health insurance, it may not cover the cost.)

If you haven’t already, book a tour of the maternity ward and check out the admitting area, parking situation, cafeteria and other key spots that you and your partner will need to locate on the big day. Getting familiar with the hospital may help you feel more at ease when it’s time to check in for the big event.

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Your pregnancy: 26 weeks

This article was originally published on Aug 12, 2017

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