Topic: royal baby
It’s good to be the duchess. Despite having the whole of the universe inspecting her “post-baby body” on a simple grocery run, Kate Middleton is having a truly luxurious maternity leave. No round the clock mani/pedis or in-house royal diaper changer, but a pure postpartum bliss does seem to be happening over at the Middleton house.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that once your sibling marries and procreates, eyes will firmly be on you to follow suit, especially for the ladies. For some of the older generation, who have yet to understand how problematic the assumption that everyone will get married and everyone will have kids is, holidays and impromptu visits are often the Grand Uterus Inquisition. Like Kate Middleton‘s uncle, Gary Goldsmith, who used a press moment about Prince George to talk about his own expectations of marriage for his currently unwed, non-engaged niece, Pippa Middleton. Royalty! They’re just like us!
Adjust your shock accordingly because there is not a legion of lovely childcare providers tending to Prince George‘s every whimper. This silly yank just assumed that nannies were royal baby protocol. But Kate Middleton and Prince William are doing this baby thing the way many American parents do. With four hands and maybe some extra help now and again. More
One of the gripes I sometimes hear from some Mommyish readers upon properly investigating Kate Middleton‘s chic pregnancy shawls or her many maternity looks is that she is not a “princess.” That she is a “duchess.” While I’m fully aware of K Middy’s title, as well as her son’s title, as well as her husband’s title, she is nevertheless a princess of princessy parameters. And given how Kate handled some recent paperwork regarding Prince George’s birth, she apparently agrees with me.
Prince George, or “Georgie” as he is now being called, is slated to be baptized which means (aside from Eve Vawter and I prepping snacks for the hopefully televised ceremony) that George will don his first dress! Baptismal gowns are all the rage among royal folk, or rather one gown in particular that royal babies have been wearing for 167 years. Too bad Prince George won’t be permitted to wear that one. More
This week, Royal Baby Madness took center stage — at least, in my STFU, Parents inbox it did — as millions of people anticipated the birth of William and Kate’s baby, finally. After what felt like two years of waiting, the world was given its Simba. Some people were so consumed with the Royal Baby, they even found time to criticize the new parents on their car seat usage, proving once again that parenthood today comes chock full o’ judgment whether you’re a plebeian or official royalty. Ah, modernity! Social media gives us all the ability to comment on everything, and the discussion surrounding the Royal Baby’s highly publicized birth was no exception. More
You mommies and daddies move fast. Little Princeling George wasn’t even named when we met him two days ago. But while some people were fixated on P.O.C’s car seat, others were scouring the Internetsphere for the exact blanket he was nestled in. The former seem to have bought up every single one of those blankets, which means NONE left for Eve and I. You guys suck. More
I hope that the outrage over the OK magazine and Daily Mail headlines causes a shift in the way we treat new mothers, even celebrity ones. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again and I will say it until my voice is broken: All that matters is that the new mom is happy and healthy and healing well. It doesn’t matter what she looks like, what her weight is, or whether or not she is in the same size she was before giving birth. More
All eyes were notably on Kate Middleton and Prince William as they sauntered down the hospital steps with their newborn George Alexander Louis. So it’s rather predictable that among myself, Eve Vawter, and the rest of the world, there was also the Mommy Police — also known as the rabid Internet mommies who are checking your baby’s car seat in your Facebook photos. Will and Kate. They’re just like us!
It’s disgusting enough that women who are not pregnant and who didn’t just have a baby get scrutinized for how they look and how their bodies look on a second-by-second basis. Having these conversations about a woman who just went through labor less than two days ago ( I HAVE MILK IN MY REFRIGERATOR OLDER THAN THE FUTURE KING OF ENGLAND) is something we all need to refuse to participate in. I’m utterly sick of this entire conversation. More
Kate Middleton, Prince William, and their freshly born future King of England have finally left the hospital where the couple indulged in some postpartum pizza cravings. But although the royal couple have yet to decide or announce a name for the original P.O.C, one lady is keeping her mouth shut on baby name suggestions. And that fabulous person is Kate’s mom Carole.