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    Moms-to-be have major to-do lists, but one thing on the docket may serve as a welcome reprieve from the rest: The babymoon. "Babymoons are of the hottest trends in the travel industry right now," Destinations in Florida Travel travel agent Siera Duiser says. "These couples are looking for one last hurrah before they welcome their new child." The numbers prove it: Up to 53 percent of expectant parents invested in a pre-baby getaway last year, according to the American Express Spending and Saving Tracker.

    Although you may have reservations about traveling while pregnant, there are plenty of ways to plan a safe, relaxing getaway. Here, 7 things to know to plan your best babymoon ...

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    Congratulations, you're pregnant! Again. A second or third (or fourth) pregnancy brings about a whole new set of concerns, like: How do you prepare your kids for a new baby? One thing is for sure, you don't want to bring their new sibling home from the hospital and yell, "Surprise!"

    That said, "there's nothing you can do that can completely prepare your toddler for baby," says Dr. Tanya Altmann, M.D., and author of Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents' Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers. "But there are things you can do to make the experience as fun and positive as possible."

    Here's what she suggests.

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    After her latest Instagram, we are not sure that Jenelle Evans is quite ready for her second baby.

    The Teen Mom 2 star posted a pick of one eye, along with the caption: "Hoping our child has my eye color. #Hazel I think? Lol never really knew."

    While I think she does have beautiful eyes, Jenelle clearly has her priorities completely out of whack. But The Stir has the perfect advice for getting her -- and moms like her -- on the right track.

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    When I was pregnant with my first baby, I went through a period where I felt lonely and slightly depressed. My husband, who is usually wonderful and beyond supportive, became so obsessed with providing for us financially that he slacked for a while in the emotions department. I was frightened to death about becoming a mom and beyond terrified that something bad was going to happen to my baby -- that she wouldn't be healthy. Many of my friends still hadn't become moms yet, so my emotions were lost on them. 

    But one person totally "got me." He was always there for me and would listen to every one of my mom concerns AND have an answer -- an actual answer that wasn't "stop worrying." Yep, I kind of, sort of developed a crush on my gynecologist.

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    I've really enjoyed being pregnant. Up until month 7. That was when some really freaky and sometimes downright hellish things have begun happening to my body that are making me wish I could give birth tomorrow. When I became pregnant, I was well aware of what would take place during the first trimester -- morning sickness, fatigue, yada yada. And I knew the second trimester was going to be that glorious time when I resembled a goddess and could still run a marathon without breaking a sweat. But no one really told me about the third trimester. Back aches don't even begin to cover it. Here are 9 things that can happen any time between your seventh and ninth month -- don't say I didn't warn you. 

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    I would definitely label Kourtney Kardashian a "girly girl." From her perfect makeup and hair to her incredibly trendy outfits and the amazingly adorable get-ups we always see her kids Mason and Penelope rocking, it's evident she is hands-on when it comes to hers and her family's style. So it should come as no shock that her home is as fashion-forward as Ms. K -- who recently renovated her digs so that quite a few of the rooms feature a wacky, but somehow elegant Alice in Wonderland theme. And while she chose to go all Mad Hatter in her living area -- think black and white striped walls and ceilings -- she kept things relatively peaceful and sweet in her "favorite room" in the house -- her daughter's super-pretty nursery. But one feature might make you just a wee bit nervous. 

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    Emily Blunt's due date is fast approaching. You know what that means? Her need to nest is kicking in big time. The star is making sure she has everything her little one needs once she makes her debut into the world. And I do mean EVERYTHING. And the best of everything at that. The actress was recently spotted during a shopping spree at Petit Tresor in L.A. and spent a whopping $35,000. You won't believe the list of luxurious baby goods she picked up. Even Donald Trump might consider her choices a bit over-the-top.

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    Ah, pregnancy. A time in a woman's life when she glows, looks sexier than ever, and is showered with constant attention, adoration, and free foot rubs.

    Right. That's how you could describe your first pregnancy and you wouldn't be too far off. But if this is your second pregnancy, you need to prepare yourself because things are going to be a wee bit different. 

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    44 Is Not Too Old to Have a Baby

    posted by Ericka Sóuter December 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM in Pregnancy
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    For some of us, the question isn't when is the perfect age to have a baby. Rather it's am I too old to have one? It's a scary reality hitting a lot of women these days. They may have dedicated most of their lives to careers and only recently realize they want a family or, like me, had one child and waited years before thinking about baby #2. Does that mean pregnancy is not in the cards for you? The answer is NO! If you have your doubts, read on.

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    If you're the kind of mom who prefers classic girls' names to super-hip or trendy names-of-the-moment, royalty may just provide the inspiration you need. No, I'm not referring to the royal family that we all love and adore -- though Kate is a perfectly beautiful name. I'm talking about lesser known queens, princesses, and duchesses from the past and present whose names evoke the kind of polished elegance that you just know will stand the test of time. 

    Here are 25 of the prettiest and most interesting royal baby girls' names.

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