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Back in April, Jamie Lynn Spears welcomed her new baby girl! The sweet little newborn’s name is Ivey Joan.
Now, Jamie Lynn has shared a photo from a family outing — including precious baby Ivey.
The best part is that everyone is dressed up in matching outfits! Take a look.
Do you follow sports much?
Jamie Lynn and her family sure do. More than that — Maddie plays.
The photo that you’re about to see isn’t the first time that we’ve seen them all dressed up in sports uniforms on a family outing.
But it is the first time that the adorable Ivey Joan has gotten to take part in that family tradition.
The results are absolutely adorable.
Jamie Lynn very succinctly captioned this photo:
Pictured are her husband, Jamie Watson, her daughter, Maddie Aldridge, and her sweet little baby, Ivey Joan.
They’re all dressed up in team swag for a team called the Louisiana Swarms.
(Yes, the mascot for it looks intensely racist, but we’d rather take that up for whoever’s responsible for it than with the fans)
The family went to cheer on Maddie as she played baseball.
In this gif, made from a video that Jamie Lynn shared, Maddie successfully strikes the ball with the bat and then runs, as one is supposed to do in baseball.
Not only does she make it to first base but, as you can see, she goes to second base and then third base, capitalizing on the opposing team’s inability to halt her progress.
Though she plays it safe at the end rather than trying to run for home plate and complete the rhombus, that is a tremendous amount of progress to make so quickly.
Proud mom Jamie Lynn captioned the clip:
“Maddie turned her single into a triple by running hard on the other team’s error.”
This family deserves its happiness.
Back in February, Jamie Lynn marked the anniversary of her daughter’s seemingly miraculous recovery.
A year earlier, in February of 2017, Maddie was injured in an ATV accident.
The ATV flipped over, trapping her beneath it in a pond. Maddie was unable to breathe for an alarming amount of time.
But children are notably resilient to brain trauma that would prove fatal or life-altering to adults.
Maddie was able to spring back, even participating in Valentine’s Day with her classmates. It was adorable … and such a relief.
Everyone is so pleased that Maddie recovered and is such a success story.
(Here, for the record, Jamie Lynn is holding a friend’s newborn, born only six weeks after Ivey Joan)
Can we talk about Jamie Lynn’s post-baby body, by the way?
We know that she’s young and hot — her big sister is Britney Freaking Spears, after all.
But pregnancy can radically transform a person’s body in ways that can linger for months or years after childbirth.
As much as we are impressed by Maddie’s athleticism and as much as we adore Ivey Joan, we think that Jamie Lynn deserves kudos for bouncing back the way that she has.
Forget celebrating the new year with a glass of champagne and a kiss.
Jessica Alba celebrated the flipping of the calendar with… a new baby!
The actress and long-time husband Cash Warren added to their gorgeous family on Monday night, welcoming child number-three to close out 2017 in the most miraculous way possible.
Wrote Alba on Instagram, along with the following picture of her newborn:
“Hayes Alba Warren 12/31/17 Best gift to ring in the New Year!! Cash and I feel so blessed. Haven and Honor are already obsessed with their new baby bro.”
What a precious image, don’t you think?
Take a close, long, sentimental look at it here:
Indeed, as Alba mentions above, the stars are already parents to daughters Honor, 9, and Haven, 6, and had always planned on giving them a brother or a sister.
“It was always in the cards for them to have a third child,” an insider previously told E! News. “It was definitely part of the plan and they just wanted to wait a few years for the right time.”
“@cash_warren and I are officially going to be outnumbered #babyonboard #herewegoagain #blessed,” Alba penned as a caption at the time alongside a photo of her and her two kids.
Warren, meanwhile, also shared a precious picture on Instagram and wrote right next to it:
Hayes Alba Warren: You sure know how to ring in the new year!” he captioned the photo. “You showed up a few days early but we couldn’t be any happier.
Your Mamma is the strongest woman I know … you’re so lucky to have her by your side. You have two amazing sisters who already adore you and I know you’ll be thankful to have them guide the way.
On your first day of life, I promise to love you, to cherish you, and to provide you with a sandbox full of dreams to explore.
Welcome to the family my sweet baby Hayes!
Alba, who runs The Honest Company and has basically retired from acting, often shared photos of her baby bump on social media over the past few months.
She very openly embraced her curves and the bun growing in her oven.
“Love being preggers w my baby boo #BossLady @jkroogr,” the star wrote at one point.
Adds the aforementioned source to E! News:
“Jessica has been working her entire pregnancy and will still play a role when the baby is born.
“Her company means a lot to her but she is thankful that she has a great team to help her.”
We send her the very best.
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There’s only one word we can use to describe the following photograph:
Audrey Roloff – who has always been incredibly open and honest with her fans and followers – has taken this openness and honesty to a new, admirable level via her latest Instagram picture.
Just about one month since she gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Ember Jean, the Little People, Big World star has taken supporters inside the delivery room.
She has posted an image that is as raw and as candid as it can get.
And she’s included with it a caption that expresses what she was thinking the first time she held her baby, along with how she feels about the man who helped bring this new person into the world.
First, though, here’s a look at the special snapshot.
When was the last time a celebrity shared anything as intimate as this with his or her fans?
“I seriously think this is one of the most beautiful photos we’ve ever taken,” wrote Audrey as a caption, adding:
“Not because we look good or the lighting is perfect, but because of the moment it represents. Holding our baby girl for the first time, while looking up into her daddy’s watery eyes… wow.
“Oh my heart.”
Seriously, what else is there to say?
Just a few things.
“I think I’ll be discovering the depths and significance of this moment for a long time,” Roloff continued.
“I’m so thankful my doula captured this for us to cherish! My goodness…
“I’ve fallen in love with Jeremy in a whole new way, and I’ve come to understand the Father’s love for us on a whole new level.”
Prior to posting this unique photo, Audrey sat with Jeremy for a TLC-sponsored video that officially introduced their daughter to the world.
In it, the couple said Ember is “active” and “rambunctious,” while Jeremy admitted they are “wiped out and totally tired,” yet the “joy we are going to get from her” is so much greater any sacrifice they stars are making.
And this is a sacrifice, as it is for all new parents.
Perhaps even more so for Audrey, who is suffering the effects of postpartum depression.
“The first 24 hours with Ember were bliss, but after that it was as if I went back into labor again,” Roloff admitted last week on Instagram, detailing how she’s had a lot of pain breastfeeding and how hard it has been adjusting to motherhood.
“I was well prepared for the pain and suffering that comes with childbirth, but I was not prepared for the pain and suffering that comes afterwards,” she wrote.
Honest as always, Audrey went on:
“I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the pain that I’ve experienced while breast feeding has been comparable to unmedicated labor contractions.
“Inevitably, all of this has left me feeling like I am failing my baby, frustrated, discouraged, and heart ached.”
Yes, it’s been tough.
But Audrey has the support of a loving husband and a strong belief in God to guide her along the way.
“Even though the tearful sleepless nights persist, so will I,” she wrote.
“I will continue to pour myself out in sacrificial love for this baby girl who makes every hurt worth enduring.”
We wish her the best.
Simply put, it doesn't get much more adorable than this.
On May 12, Tori Roloff and Zach Roloff welcomed their first child into the world.
His name is Jackson Kyle and we later learned that he does, indeed, carry the same gene as his famous father; despite measuring "normal" length at birth, he will grow up to be a Dwarf.
This will be a challenge, Jacob has openly admitted.
Speaking to People Magazine, the TLC star talked openly about his own difficulties as a child with this genetic disposition.
He was called names. He was chosen last for sports. There was no talk of him getting elected Homecoming King.
“I grew up with the name-calling,” Roloff said in a feature piece for the publication, adding:
"I look at my childhood and being a boy on the farm, it was a little tough because boys are very alpha-doggy and follow the pack.
"I was always chasing the back and way behind the pack. It was tough."
The result is that “you have to encourage a dwarf child a little more because it will take them five steps to do what others can do in two,” Roloff said a few weeks ago.
Now, about a month into fatherhood, Zach has talked once again about this life-changing experience.
In new footage for his vlog with Tori – aptly named “Z and T Party of Three” – he discussed the first few days at home with the baby.
“It felt super surreal and natural the first time I held baby Jackson,” says the Little People, Big World star below, going on in a bit more detail as follows:
“Infants, I always thought, were fragile and hard to hold, but with your own child, it’s super confident.”
It's strange, but true. Only parents can really understand this.
As for Jackson being born with achondroplasia?
“Baby Jackson came in as [a little person] — just like me,” the new dad says, emphasizing:
“We’re super excited for it, though. We’ll hope to just give him a healthy, happy life and support him in every way.
"He can experience as much as the world as Tori and me have been able to and hopefully much more.”
And look how cute he is!
Check out the full video and see what else Zach and Tori have to say about their son right now:
The story of a woman named Lucy Hellein and her brand new baby boy is going viral, and for good reason.
It’s fascinating, it doesn’t really make sense, there’s a precious little baby involved … there’s something for everyone!
Lucy just gave birth to her fourth child, a little boy she named Dexter, on April 27th.
Dexter was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, and weighed in at just over 9 pounds.
You may be thinking something along the lines of “Congrats or whatever, but why are we talking about this?”
And the answer, friends, is that we’re talking about this because of this photo of the baby, which has gone viral this week:
That’s precious little Dexter experiencing the world for the very first time. He’s also — and this is the real fun part — holding his mother’s IUD in his tiny baby hand.
Yep, Lucy had the Mirena IUD implanted last year as her chosen form of birth control.
Obviously it did not take.
A couple of weeks ago, Lucy wrote a post on Instagram, explaining what went down.
“Back in December, I found out I was already 18 weeks pregnant,” she wrote.
And to all the people wondering how she could have gone so long without knowing about the pregnancy, she said that she still had her IUD in.
“This boy was definitely a HUGE surprise,” she continued. “Apparently I’m part of the 1% who end up with a viable Mirena pregnancy.”
The baby’s due date was May 4th — she said that “even my OB said The Force is Strong with this one.”
However, she scheduled a C-section for April 27th “to find the mirena and close down the baby factory.”
Doctors found the IUD behind her placenta, then placed it in the baby’s hand because, come on, it’s a great photo.
In an interview, Lucy admits that she didn’t think the photo of her son would go viral, and that her doctor estimates she conceived about three weeks after getting the IUD.
A Planned Parenthood nurse has commented on the story as well, explaining that it’s “next to impossible” to get pregnant while on Mirena.
Specifically, she said “You have a better chance of winning the lotto.”
Well, better start buying up those tickets, ladies: as Lucy’s photo has been making the rounds on social media, several women have been sharing their own stories about their “Mirena fails.”
Congrats to the happy little family!
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