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Fabulous news of the day! Actress Keri Russell, 35, is expecting her second child with hubby Shane Deary. The wee-babe on the way will join brother River, 4-years-old, and would look adorable coming home from the hospital in this super –cute Le Top Baby whimsical “Noah’s Ark” Collection soft cotton ribbed gown with mitten cuffs.

Le Top "Noah's Ark" collection









Build your newborn’s wardrobe with this blue and white stripe rib cotton long sleeve gown with embroidered ark scene. Mitten cuffs crafted from the gentlest cotton for exceptional comfort to keep your babe safe and snug. Embroidered hippos add sweet detailing on backside. Back snaps and elasticized hem for easy changing.

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I was speaking with my friend Jordana last night at my rooftop BBQ and she looks amazing for being 6 ½ months pregnant…my only question was, “HOW are you surviving this heat??” It was 84 degrees in New York City yesterday, no humidity and pure sunshine on the roof deck where we had a BBQ. Here were some of the tips she gave me on how to stay cool in the summer…I added a few of my personal tips for you too!

Tips for a Cool Summer during Pregnancy:

  • Ice! Put it in drinks, chew on it or wrap it in a flannel and use it as a cold compress. Soaking your feet in a bowl of iced water can help soothe sore and swollen feet to no end.
  • Do outdoor tasks in the morning or evening when the sun is lower and temperatures are cooler.
  • When temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, stay indoors in the shade near a fan or air conditioner.
  • Wear light-colored clothing.
  • Carry a fan! – whether you go for a battery operated or classic hand-powered variety, having a fan on hand can really help to keep you cool when the temperature is rising. If you work on a computer, mini fans that plug into USB ports are now available and these are fantastic for keeping you feeling fresh if you’re office doesn’t have air conditioning.
  • Light and airy fabrics. Summer dresses are best for taking advantage of breezes and staying cool. Turn to thin, breathable fabrics and enjoy long flowing dresses that also serve to camouflage swollen ankles.
  • Drink plenty of liquids to remain hydrated. Sports drinks with electrolytes can help replace lost salt and retain fluid.
  • Sip a cold “mocktail,” like this Pina Colada Smoothie: Combine 6 ounces frozen coconut yogurt, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/2 of a 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple, and 1 cup milk; blend until smooth.
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher 20 minutes before going into sun. Reapply throughout the day.
  • Take quick showers frequently to keep cool.
  • Put feet up to alleviate swelling.
  • Minimize salt intake, which will combat water retention.
  • Take frequent naps.
  • To help you sleep at night keep your bedroom as cool as possible. If your room gets a lot of sun keep the curtains closed during the day, keep the windows open and invest in a rotating fan to place at the foot of your bed.
  • Ask for help if you’re too tired to cook, clean, or run errands.
  • Beware of typical barbecue foods, such as potato salad and coleslaw that, when left out in the sun, can sour and cause stomach upset.
  • Clear your calendar. If it doesn’t absolutely need to be done now, or by you, don’t do it.

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The former Ugly Betty star, Ana Ortiz, and husband Noah Lebenzon are expecting their second child! “We know it’s a boy! [We] are trying to come up with some names that we can agree on,” says Ortiz, 40-years-old. High on the list of contenders? Names that work in both English and Spanish, much like the one given to daughter Paloma Louise, 23 months. This cute Le Top Baby blanket from the “Playtime Pups” Collection would be perfect to swaddle her upcoming bundle of joy in. 

Congratulations on your pregancy!

 

Le Top Baby "Playtime Pups" Blanket



Keep him comfy wrapped in this splendid and generous double layer 30×36 size carriage blanket. Light blue print made of the softest cotton featuring embroidered puppies and toy truck with white textured cotton framed border for a classic feel. A perfect gift for years to come.

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A rep for Jenna Fischer, 37, confirmed Friday that she and her screenwriter husband, Lee Kirk, are expecting their first child!

Le Top cannot wait to see if she is having a boy or a girl! We think this Le Top Baby “Petite Duckling” Collection footed coverall with wrap styling would be perfect. It features a classic embroidered ducky in white stitching and is crafted with the gentlest combed cotton.

‘The Office’ star told Redbook earlier this year that she had babies on the brain after not only working with ‘the cutest’ baby girls on the set but also while babysitting for her little niece Cecelia.

“I already wanted kids, but even more so now,” she said. “When Cecelia was 3 weeks old, [my Office character] Pam was on maternity leave, so I had a whole week off to spend with her. I took charge of the night feedings,” she said. “It was so awesome: Every night at 9:30, I’d say, ‘You guys go to sleep now.’ I wanted CeCe all to myself. We really bonded.”

Le Top Baby “Petite Duckling” Collection footed coverall with wrap styling

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All of us at Le Top have been missing Kristin and eagerly awaiting the arrival of her little Elijah. Well… it’s official. He was born on Friday a little after 8 A.M. This big boy weighed in at almost 9 pounds. Mom and baby are doing well.

Here is a photo of him wearing Rabbitmoon to his first doctor’s appointment. I’m sure there will be many more photos to come of this handsome boy decked out in all of our fabulous clothes. We can’t wait to see him in person.

Congratulations to the entire family!

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You’ve just found out you are preggers, but your roots are showing. Is it safe to touch them up? Will it hurt the baby? I know that when I was pregnant this was one of my worries since I was a natural brunette sporting bleach-blonde hair.   

Though there has been minimal scientific research on the subject, this is a frequently asked question. We all know that most hair treatments do involve chemicals and dyes.


Types of hair treatments include:

  • Coloring – this includes temporary, semi-permanent and permanent dyes.
  • Curling – permanent waves are created by placing two solutions on the hair – first the waving/curling solution then a neutralizer/fixer.
  • Bleaching – involves the use of hydrogen peroxide
  • Relaxers – are also known as hair straighteners and involve a variety of chemicals.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), “Hair dyes are probably safe to use during pregnancy because so little dye is absorbed through the skin.” This minimal amount is not thought to be enough to make health problems for your baby. There is more concern over the fumes created while processing your hair. It is for this reason that you must use caution. It is recommended by most that you do not treat your hair with anything during your first trimester (when there is a higher risk of problems).

Also semi-permanent dyes or a highlighting process may be considered safer for pregnant women. With highlights, the dye is enclosed in foil and won’t be absorbed into the skin. You can also choose vegetable dyes such as henna that are considered a safer option.

The following safety tips should be followed when chemically treating your hair during pregnancy:

  • Wait until the second trimester for hair dye, bleaching, permanents or straightening.
  • Treat hair in a well-ventilated area (possibly wear a mask).
  • Don’t leave the chemicals on your head any longer than necessary.
  • Rinse your scalp thoroughly with water after treatment.
  • Wear gloves when applying chemicals.
  • Carefully follow product directions.
  • Do a patch test for allergic reactions before completing the process
  • Never dye or bleach eyebrows or eyelashes. This could cause swelling or increase risk of infection in the eye area.

What about hair treatments while I breastfeed?
It is unlikely that any chemicals would enter the breast milk because so little is absorbed through the skin.

Of course, no one knows for sure the safety of treating your hair during pregnancy. It comes down to what you feel comfortable with. This is just one of many decisions you must make when being a parent. Many moms-to-be choose to go “au-natural” while growing their little-one inside. I chose to bleach my hair beginning my second trimester, but did not bleach directly to my scalp, and always did it in a well-ventilated area. My daughter is extremely healthy. However, I did find that after my baby was born my chemistry changed making it difficult to get the yellow out without over-processing. In the end I decided I looked better as a brunette with highlights.

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Emily Deschanel, who plays forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan on FOX hit ‘Bones,’ and her husband writer-actor David Hornsby are expecting their first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The couple who had been dating since 2007 were married in a small ceremony in Pacific Palisades, California last September. The actress is due later this year.

Being a huge ‘Bones’ fan I’m wondering if her baby will make it into the story line. Will it be Booth’s?

Congratulations on your pregnancy Emily!

Of course WE always have babies on the brain and we think her little one would look cute as can be in the Le Top Baby “Little Lamb” kimono shirt and footed pant.

Le Top Baby "Little Lamb" kimono shirt and footed pant

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