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Brie Bella: Check Out My Post-Baby Body!

You might know Brie Bella from Total Divas or from WWE or you might not know her at all. It happens.

But you're going to want to see her absolutely incredible post-baby body.

Suffice it to say that most people don't have this kind of figure ever in their lives.

Brie Bella and Baby

The Bella Twins are pretty darn famous within the world of professional wrestling.

They're a wrestling tag team, made up of Brie Bella and Nikki Bella.

What's more, Nikki Bella is in a relationship with wrestling superstar, actor, and living meme John Cena.

(In fact, fans saw Nikki and John Cena's Wrestlemania proposal just last year)

Brie Bella, in the mean time, is married to Daniel Bryan (real name Bryan Lloyd Danielson), who's retired from wrestling but is currently the on-screen General Manager of SmackDown Live.

Bella Twins

Nine months ago, Brie Bella gave birth to her child with Daniel Bryan.

The sweet baby girl, named Birdie Joe Danielson, is absolutely adorable and photogenic.

(In fact, as you'll see in some photos below, Birdie almost looks like a Pixar creation rather than a Brie and Brian creation -- and to be clear, we mean that in a she-looks-too-cute-to-be-real way)

We've seen a few celebrity moms lose their baby weight almost immediately. But most people aren't Kim Kardashian. Most are, you know, humans.

We've recently seen Katherine Heigl's weight-loss journey after giving birth for the first time, and though she looks incredible, her 14-month journey to getting back into acting shape is a more realistic time frame.

So look at how Brie Bella looks, nine months after giving birth:

Brie Bella, Post-Baby Body

She. Looks. Stunning.

Not only do her abs look rock-hard while her entire figure looks trim ...

(Though that is certainly the case)

... But Brie had another hurdle to cross as she recovered from Birdie's birth.

Her sweet daughter entered this world via emergency C-Section in May of 2017.

For months, doctor's orders prevented Brie from exercising as she is accustomed to doing. Her road to recovery was longer than most.

Brie Bella and Baby Birdie Joe Danielson

(Take a look at this mother and daughter -- aren't they the cutest?!)

Fans commented under the pic of Brie Bella's incredible post-baby bod.

"Beautiful picture!!"

Very true.

"Thank You for being real."

Not everyone shows their journey like this, but Brie's opened up about how she felt out of shape in the first few months after delivery.

"Thanku for showing the struggle of real post baby body. We don't all snap back the day after delivery. U r looking fab!"

Such a nice message.

"Isn't it amazing what the female body can do,"

Birdie Joe Danielson

There are people who would criticize Brie Bella for sharing this image at all -- because not everyone regains their pre-baby body.

Ever.

Hips are rearranged, hormones change how fat is stored. Sometimes hair color even changes (weird, I know).

But honestly, telling Brie to cover up is just another form of body-shaming, and that's not acceptable. She's free to show as much or little of her body as she sees fit, whether it's to showcase weight loss or admit how long it took her to get back to where she had been.

Good for her.

Adam Levine Welcomes Baby #2 … Will He Leave The Voice?

Just a couple of days ago, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo welcomed the birth of their second child, a daughter with a very unique name.

Many have wondered if the demands of being a father of two young girls will finally tear him away from his swiveling chair on The Voice.

But apparently NBC is pulling out all of the stops -- and by stops we mean cash -- to entice him to stay. Will it work?

Adam Levine, Favorite Glasses Selfie

Fans rejoiced at the news that Blake Shelton and Behati Prinsloo were expecting baby #2.

Their first young daughter, Dusty, is still a very little girl, so these two sweet girls will be very close in age. Dusty Rose is, for the record, 16 months old.

And this second baby is named Geo Grace Levine.

But ... how much of their childhoods is Adam prepared to miss with his work on The Voice?

Though obviously he and Behati have the means to provide childcare for their children no matter what their schedules might be, that can mean missing valuable bonding time.

Is being on a talent competition show really worth missing your daughter's first word?

Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on The Voice

It's worth noting that a number of factors aside from fatherhood might draw Adam away from the show, and that he's not the only one.

For example, new judge Kelly Clarkson has been accused of "diva" behavior behind the scenes on The Voice. That doesn't really match her brand, but one could imagine how fame and success can go to just about anyone's head.

Then, of course, there are rumors that Blake Shelton might quit The Voice ... and reports that the Country crooner has gained an inflated sense of self-importance since going on the show, and may now believe that he's too good for it.

There have also been rumors for a while now that Blake and Adam dislike each other on a personal level, one well beyond playful rivalry for cameras.

Overall, The Voice isn't the same as it was when Levine joined it -- so why would he stay when he could be at home with his stunning wife and two beautiful daughters?

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Oscars

As it turns out, the answer to that might be simple: money.

RadarOnline reports that Adam Levine has been offered a lot of money by NBC in an effort to get him to remain on The Voice.

Specifically, a massive bonus of $500,000.

That might seem like pocket change to a guy whose net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the range of $60 million.

But remember that he's believed to make somewhere from $10 million to $12 million per cycle of the show. So this is a bonus, like sprinkles on ice cream.

(We won't say icing on the cake, as cake without icing is just pointless bread)

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Pic

Why are execs at NBC so desperate to keep Adam Levine that they're paying him so much?

Apparently, when word first reached fans that Adam might consider leaving the show, fans protested. In a very vocal manner.

Many longtime fans of The Voice, which has always had a rotating cast, that the show just wouldn't be the same without Adam Levine.

For what it's worth, many of them said the same about Blake Shelton. Probably a different group of fans.

The Voice's fandom sure is passionate.

Adam Levine Naked with Child, Dusty Rose Levine

Of course, not everyone has a lot of confidence in Adam Levine's fathering skills.

Recently, he was slammed for "naked time" with his young daughter.

While plenty of folks might love to be in the room with a naked Adam Levine, they point out that Dusty Rose is too old to see her father naked.

That's bordering on a taboo that exists for a very good reason, but many parents bathe with their children who are babies. It is unlikely, though possible, that Dusty will grow up remembering what her dad looks like naked.

Hopefully.

Selena Gomez: PREGNANT With Justin Bieber’s Baby?

Poor Mandy Teefey. If Selena Gomez's mom was hospitalized over Selena getting back together with Justin Bieber, we can only imagine how she'll respond to this news.

Honestly, this could leave a lot of fans divided. Or disappointed.

A new report claims that Selena Gomez is pregnant and that Justin Bieber is the baby daddy.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez in 2011

So, Justin and Selena took a trip to Laguna Beach earlier in February. NW claims that this is when the couple bonded over some big news.

"The word is that Selena is pregnant and told Justin as much during their trip."

That would be some major news to break.

"Justin wasn’t expecting it, but he’s ecstatic about it. It’s a dream come true."

if he wanted Selena back for good, getting her pregnant sure might work.

"Pals say they’ve been casual with contraception because they are both keen to make this happen at some point."

Selena Gomez for Coach

The report goes on to claim that this is more or less an act of providence.

"They know there’s never going to be a perfect time, so they’ve been putting their faith in God’s hands."

That claim ties in to Selena's idea that God blesses her reunion with the Biebs and with Justin recently ending his tour to spend more time at church.

The report suggests that this accident was a happy one.

"This is something they both want."

They're both at odd places in their lives to have a kid, so that's ... an interesting claim.

"Selena has always liked the idea of being a young mum and Justin is desperate to settle down."

Justin Bieber on the Beach

There were even claims that Selena is following a safe pregnancy checklist, "steering clear of alcohol, sushi, and soft cheeses to be safe."

(Those would be pretty standard precautions for a pregnant woman, and match up with Kim Kardashian's surrogate's dietary restrictions)

And then there's Bieber's side, with claims that he's "started following pregnancy accounts on Instagram and posed for photos with a fan’s baby while out in L.A."

Justin Bieber follows all kinds of accounts, folks. Also, he's been posing with babies for years.

Babies are cute. They're not, um, evidence of more babies.

Selena Gomez at Her Childhood Home

In real life, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been in Jamaica for Justin's dad's wedding.

And Gossip Cop reports that, also in real life, Selena is not pregnant with Justin's baby. And probably not with anyone's.

The timing for this wouldn't be great, right?

Justin only recently managed to get out of what was reportedly a life-threatening substance abuse issue.

His own manager feared that he would die, just a few years ago, if he went on tour.

In the mean time, Selena Gomez received a kidney transplant just last year. It saved her life but did not cure her Lupus.

Until very recently, doctors discouraged women with Lupus from getting pregnant, due to risks to their lives and their baby's. Now, those risks are lower.

But given the severity of Selena's health battle, some wonder if a pregnancy would be a fatal mistake.

Justin Bieber, Shirtless Tattoos

Now whatever you may think of Selena falling back into bad habits by dating a man some might characterize as an inked trash gremlin who's not even hot anymore, we should remember:

That's her choice.

Fans don't have to agree with her love life.

But everyone can breathe a sigh of relief with the report that Selena is not pregnant. Those who admire her music, her acting, and her as a person want her to be around and healthy for a long, long time.

Katherine Heigl Bravely Shares Post-Baby Weight Loss Journey

On Tuesday, December 20th of 2016, Katherine Heigl welcomed the birth of her third baby with husband John Kelley.

The couple had already adopted two children, but baby number three presented a couple of new challenges -- childbirth and that post-baby body.

Heigl has now shared her weight loss journey with some starkly honest underwear photos. Take a look!

Katherine Heigl at the 2014 Emmys

"It’s been almost 14 months since Joshua Jr was born and it has taken me about that long to really get back in shape," she writes in her captions.

Describing a three-part image (below), she continues.

"The first pic was taken one month after he was born."

She still looks great, but it's clearly no secret that she'd recently given birth.

"The second pic was taken almost a full year later."

Which was really not that many weeks ago -- her little baby only turned one year old in December.

"And the last pic was taken this weekend."

And here is this series of photos:

Katherine Heigl, Post-Baby Weight Loss

She laments that she didn't have more photos for her weight loss collage.

"I wish I had a few from in between the first and second so you could really see how slow my progress was but alas...I was busy covering it all up those months, not posing in my unders!"

Understandable.

"Anyway, I have a beach vacation coming up, a new job I start filming in April and my deep desire to feel fit, strong, and sexy propelling me forward the last two months to finally [lose] the last of my baby weight."

Sometimes, you just need that extra piece of motivation. Professional motivation can do that.

But she had more on her mind than just losing fat.

"And do a deep dive search for the ab muscles I knew were buried under that belly somewhere!"

Katherine Heigl Pregnant Pic

She talks about her secret.

"I was wholly and totally inspired by Miss @rachparcell and the before and after pics she shared after taking the #bbg challenge. I had never heard of it but she looked so damn great (she had her baby just a few months before me) that I had to check it out."

Note that she's writing B-B-G, not B-B-Q, in case you for one blissful moment allowed yourself to dream that her weight loss secret involved eating barbeque.

"I found a fantastic app called #sweat that features several different #bbg programs you can choose from and makes it incredibly easy to do anywhere, which for me means in my bedroom at home!"

That's such an unpleasant name for an app but, hey, if you're serious about weight loss, you're likely to sweat during the process.

"I won’t lie, the workouts are real ass kickers but the progress I’ve made in only 5 short weeks has kept me motivated and inspired to keep going!"

Katherine Heigl in White

She talks about the success that she's found.

"I am so grateful I’ve had a full year to find those ab muscles and get my butt back up where it belongs."

Having that time is good for your body -- swinging back and forth between extremes may be impressive, but it's not healthy.

"And wasn’t forced by work to snap back into shape but it is time to make the strength, fitness, and overall health of my body a priority."

Again she gives a shoutout:

"And I am so grateful that @rachparcell shared her story and got this mama motivated!"

Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley Pic

For years, Katherine Heigl has had a reputation -- that she's difficult to work with on set.

More recently, however, many have begun to question whether that reputation was unfairly earned -- especially after people found out about unpleasant working environments in Hollywood and beyond.

So maybe some folks judged her too harshly.

Regardless of your opinion of her, however, it's wonderful that she's shared what worked for her and helped her to get the body that she wants.

Jinger Duggar at 18 Weeks: Check Out My "Bell Pepper!"

Jinger Duggar is nearly halfway home, folks.

Or, to be more specific, Jinger Duggar's impending bundle of joy is nearly halfway home.

Jinger Duggar at 18 Weeks

The young reality star has updated fans on the status of her pregnancy, sharing a new photo on Instagram on Saturday that depicts her standing alongside a chalkboard.

We can see a baby bump just starting to form underneath her black shirt, while we can also be treated to a science lesson from Jinger at the same time.

"Update on Baby Vuolo," she wrote as a simple caption to the snapshot above, which includes a message of its own.

At 18 weeks, Jinger informs us, a baby is the size of a bell pepper.

Sort of interesting, right?

(And, no, for the medical record, it does not matter if said pepper is red, green or yellow.)

This is the first baby bump glimpse Jinger has given us since her fetus turned 15 weeks old, as you can see below:

Jinger Duggar Baby Bump

Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo announced they were expecting in early January.

They did so via a very cute snapshot of the couple and a sign that said, appropriately, "We're expecting."

In a follow-up statement to Us Weekly, the twosome - who got married in late 2016 - told the tabloid:

“The past 14 months have been the best of our lives as we have had the wonderful privilege of beginning our journey through life together in marriage.

"We both looked forward to the joys of marriage but neither one of us fully understood just how amazing the start of this journey would be."

Having barely even held hands prior to exchanging vows, Jinger and Jeremy eventually had the sort of sex that leads to a baby.

"Truly, the Lord’s mercies are new every morning! Now, the journey has taken an exciting turn: We are expecting our first child!" they added in this statement, concluding at the time:

"We are praising God for this beautiful gift and ask that you join us in praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy."

Jinger Duggar Is Pregnant!

For the Duggar family, of course, waiting over a year after marriage to get pregnant is equivalent to a lifetime.

(By comparison, for example, Joy-Anna Duggar got pregnant just three months after getting hitched.)

As a result, some judgemental social media trolls have been shaming Jinger over her pregnancy, much to the chagrin of viewers who have followed this TLC personality since she was a young teenager.

Thankfully, in response to this new snapshot, almost all comments have been positive and supportive.

Jinger and Jeremy Image

“You’re carrying high @jingervuolo! I bet it’s a girl!” predicted one excited follower.

Added another: "Omg you got a belly as if you were having a girl."

Interesting, huh?

Jinger is yet to confirm the gender of her baby. We're guessing she doesn't even know what it is herself.

But we'll all find out in about 22 weeks!

Exciting stuff.

Khloe Kardashian: I Had Sex While Pregnant And …

Kylie may have given birth, but her big sister is still very pregnant with Stormi Webster's younger cousin. And Khloe Kardashian's been showing off her baby bump left and right.

Fans asked Khloe a ton of questions once the pregnancy news was out in the open. One fan even asked her about what it's like to have sex while pregnant.

Well, it being the week of Valentine's Day and all, Khloe decided to answer. And she didn't spare any details.

Khloe and Tristan Thompson, All My Love

Writing on her app, Khloe Kardashian talked pregnancy sex at the end of her "Love & Lust Week."

"I have always heard that women are extra horny when they're pregnant," she wrote in response to a fan's question.

It may be the power of suggestion (like the "full moons see an uptick in crime"), or maybe it's just flaring pregnancy hormones, or maybe some age-old survival instinct to cement social bonds.

Khloe, it seems, hasn't had quite that experience.

"But for me it's been interesting."

Khloe Kardashian in a Bra

Interesting is a vague word, but don't worry -- Khloe elaborates.

"In the beginning, sex was the same."

Of course. Before the baby bump and even after, things are usually pretty much the same, apart from abstaining from alcohol (if that's a big part of your sex life) and perhaps any unpleasant pregnancy side effects.

"As I got into my third trimester and started to get bigger," she writes, things began to change.

Beyond the obvious pregnancy changes. Her sex life took a turn for the worse.

"It became harder to have sex and a little more uncomfortable and limiting."

Khloe at 29 Weeks

Khloe is quick, however, to say that baby daddy Tristan Thompson did nothing to hurt her self-image.

In fact, she writes that he has been "amazing" and "would never make me feel different in any way."

That sounds very sweet and healthy.

But she goes to say:

"I'm sure it's uncomfortable for a man to have sex with a pregnant woman too."

Of course, some men fetishize pregnancy. So congratulations, foot fetishists, there's something weirder than you out there. (Actually there are lots of things weirder, but let's not talk about oviposition kinks because we love ourselves)

"Personally, I get uncomfortable and insecure. Also, you can't move the same, so you kind of feel useless, LOL. But you just have to improvise and do the best you can."

That's pretty good advice.

Khloe Kardashian in Shock

Incidentally, Khloe is not the only one who's ever addressed the topic of sex during pregnancy.

According to various sex advice resources, there are a number of positions that are perfectly and should ideally be more comfortable.

One, for example, would involve a pregnant woman on her back or side. A man such as Tristan Thompson would lay on his side, with her legs draped over his hip, during intercourse. One or both parties might have their heads supported by pillows.

Even well into pregnancy, classic cowgirl position can work. If someone feels that they need a little support in order to remain comfortably upright, that same position in a comfortable chair might work. (A chair with arms for said support)

No one, pregnant or not, should ever feel pressured to have sex, of course.

Some hold irrational fears that even careful, ordinary sex will damage a fetus -- or somehow be incestuous. Most sex experts dismiss these anxieties.

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Khloe Kardashian has never really shied away from frank and open discussions of sex.

She's talked about oral sex, sex in weird places, the kinds of genitals she wants in a partner (spoiler alert: not small), and even her own genitals.

(She describes herself as having a "puffy p--sy," so there you have it, people who've always wondered what Khloe Kardashian's bits looked like but were too afraid to ask)

Despite her frank openness about baby-making (well, what we'll loosely refer to as baby-making), Khloe was awfully secretive about this pregnancy.

She only debuted her baby bump a couple of months ago, and only on a recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians did Khloe confirm her pregnancy on the show.

Most of us might consider sex talk more private than who is or isn't pregnant, but most of us are not Kardashians.

Khloe Kardashian: I’ll Never Allow Caitlyn Jenner Near My Child!

Caitlyn Jenner and Khloe Kardashian aren't what you'd call close anymore. In fact, Khloe hasn't spoken with her former stepfather in years.

From the way that Khloe spoke in a recent interview, it sounded like Caitlyn will never see Khloe's baby.

Is Khloe really going to ban Cait from seeing her stepgrandbaby? For the matter, is Caitlyn Jenner invested in meeting Stormi Webster's little cousin?

Khloe Kardashian in a Bra

Family is complicated. Even in the Kardashian clan, where "the power of family is everything," there are tense and strained relationships.

Sometimes, things progress from being strained and they reach a breaking point.

Recently, during an appearance on the UK talk show, Lorraine, Khloe responded to a question of whether having this baby might change her broken dynamic with Caitlyn Jenner.

"I don't think that affects anything with Caitlyn," Khloe said. She's regarded Cait with contempt ever since, in her view, Cait's memoir was insulting towards Kris Jenner.

Khloe continued when prompted: "[Things are] just as they are."

Khloe Kardashian Parties

InTouch Weekly's source says that this means that Caitlyn will never meet Khloe's child.

"It’s safe to say that Khloe won’t be letting Caitlyn anywhere near that baby."

This source comes pretty close to quoting Khloe at first.

"I don't think it affects anything with Caitlyn. Things are just as they are."

But then they elaborate.

"Khloe has no intention of reconciling with Caitlyn. As far as she’s concerned, Caitlyn totally overstepped the mark by publicly attacking Kris in her memoir."

Caitlyn Jenner in Shades

Caitlyn didn't see her memoir as an attack on anyone.

But it looks like Caitlyn hasn't really tried to bridge the chasm that opened up between her and Khloe.

"Caitlyn hasn’t reached out to Khloe at all, not even after the news broke that she’s pregnant -- something Caitlyn knew was a huge thing for Khloe."

The whole world knew that it was a big deal for Khloe.

Some say that it's a sign that Cait has just written off her former stepdaughters.

"It’s sad because [Caitlyn] was a such a large part of Khloe's life growing up, and she loved [her] deeply, but since transitioning into Caitlyn, Khloe feels like she really doesn’t know her former stepfather at all anymore."

On the other hand, perhaps it was Caitlyn respecting Khloe's antipathy enough to not try reaching out. Best case scenario.

Khloe Kardashian Baby Bump

Though reports of Khloe's pregnancy came out in September, Khloe finally announced her pregnancy to the world months later.

"My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient."

After her religious statement of gratitude, Khloe follows up by thanking the father-with-a-lower-case-f, baby daddy Tristan Thompson.

I still at times can't believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!!"

It sounds like her pregnancy really brought the couple closer together.

"You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you've been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!"

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Kiss

Khloe also extended her thanks to fans for their patience and understanding over her months-long refusal to confirm or deny her pregnancy.

"Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we've been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately."

A strange choice for a reality star, but ... sure. Totally her right and her decision.

"To enjoy our first precious moments just us. Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed, and scared all in one!"

Khloe was absolutely overjoyed and delighted to share that with her fans once she was good and ready.

"But it's the best bundle of feelings I've ever felt in my life!"

Caitlyn Jenner, Dog

It's just a shame that Caitlyn Jenner can't share in that happiness.

To be clear, we're not condemning Khloe for keeping Cait out of her life and we're also not condemning Cait for not being in Khloe's life. Sometimes, family members just drift apart when they're adults.

Is there room for Khloe and Caitlyn to mend fences one day? Many fans hope so.

Right now, however, Cait should be allowed to live her life and Khloe should be allowed to embrace becoming a mother without having to think of the things that she's lost in life.

Virgin Becomes Pregnant at 29 – Here’s How and Why

A 29-year-old virgin is pregnant with her first child. No, this isn't one of those things where someone reclaims their virginity -- she has genuinely never had sex in any form.

A number of people are asking how, exactly, this came to be.

Even more are asking why.

Baby Bump

The how is fairly obvious:

Lauren, who hails from a fairly conservative Manitoba community, found a fertility clinic and a sperm donor.

It was a little trickier than just that, however.

"I was born with hypopituitarism, which means my pituitary gland is not formed properly. It doesn’t send the right hormonal messages to the other glands in the body, like the adrenaline gland or the ovaries."

That meant that she started puberty late. It also meant that she faced some obstacles when it came to fertility.

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"The hardest thing was probably getting pregnant," Lauren the 29-year-old virgin tells VICE.

"Initially my endocrinologist said it won’t happen, that I’ll need to get an egg donor and spend tens of thousands of dollars on IVF. I felt really shut down."

Eventually, though, she had success using a sperm donor from the fertility clinic. Unlike most she didn't try the "old fashioned way" of getting pregnant first, but she had her reasons.

For starters, she says that dating is ... the worst.

"People say horrible stuff. I remember when I had an online dating profile the first comment I got was ‘Do you want to come sit on my face?’ For one, does that actually work on anyone? And two, no thank you. People like that turn me away."

You gotta respect people's boundaries, folks. Just because you would love a direct message (or maybe an unsolicited nude) doesn't mean that various strangers are up for that as an icebreaker.

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Lauren, who is due in June, talks about how she's toyed with the idea of sex, despite not being super interested in dating.

"Since I’ve been pregnant there have been a few times where I’ve felt like maybe it would be nice to have someone for that -- to go out and have sex..."

Not with anyone specific, mind you.

"Sometimes, out of curiosity, I think maybe I could try a random hookup, but that feeling very quickly passes -- I realize I’m not acting like myself."

hey, some folks aren't big on hookup culture.

"The best possible situation would be with someone I’ve known for awhile. No dinner or anything like that. I’d be strictly seeing what this sex thing is all about."

A lot of people try things like that. Maybe she'd be into it or maybe she wouldn't. But it doesn't sound like she's planning on trying it.

"I feel like I would chicken out if there was a big lead-up to it. I’m a fairly anxious person, so I feel like going out to dinner with someone, I would either try to find reasons why I don’t like this person, or try to talk myself out of it."

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We'd never tell anyone else what to label themselves, but we can't help but notice that some of what this woman describes sounds like what you'd expect to hear from someone on the asexual spectrum.

Your typical asexual may not particularly desire sex. Some have sex drives, which may strike them as a cosmic joke. Others do not.

She says that she has engaged in kissing, much to her chagrin.

"I’ve been kissed, very awkwardly. It’s not something I want to relive."

Her interviewer asks her about masturbation, and got a similar answer.

"I tried it, and I didn’t really like it. Never did it again."

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Some people can't fathom someone not being interested in sex. Even more people can wrap their heads around finding dating and hookups both equally troublesome, but can't imagine life without masturbation.

If you're wondering if her virginity is religiously motivated at this point, Lauren says that you couldn't be further off.

"I make jokes about it but basically this is me giving a middle finger to the people who told me I couldn’t do it because I’m not married yet."

It sounds like some people in her life have some very traditional views of how and when you're supposed to have a child.

"It’s the opposite of a religious reason. If you’re telling me I can’t do this, I’m going to do it anyway."

So, if we're reading that correctly, she may come from one of those religious communities where they'd rather someone have a shotgun wedding than not get married and have a traditional family at all.

Hey, good for Lauren for living life by her own terms. As fertility technology improves, people can be awarded greater independence with their reproductive choices.

Joanna Gaines Baby Bump: It’s Here!

Joanna Gaines may be ending her career on Fixer Upper.

But the beloved HGTV star isn't exactly preparing to take it easy.

Quite the opposite, in fact.

Joanna Gaines Selfie Alert

As confirmed by Joanna and her husband, Chip, about five weeks ago, the couple is expecting its fifth child.

Yes, it's FIFTH child.

So while Joanna may be leaving the spotlight of television for awhile, she'll be busier than ever at home, feeding a tiny human being, changing its diaper and trying desperately to sleep.

For now, however, Gaines still has enough energy to step in front of a camera, as evidenced by the very first snapshot of her growing belly.

"Photoshoot today and there's no hiding this baby bump anymore," she wrote on Instagram over the weekend.

The home design guru then shared a handful behind-the-scenes picture from a photo session.

In one images, Joanna can very clearly be seen making a heart with her fingers over her bump. Check it out below!

Joanna Gaines Bump

Joanna and Chip are already parents to four young kids:

Drake, 12, Ella Rose, 11, Duke, 9 and Emmie Kay, 7.

The quartet has sometimes been featured on episodes of Fixer Upper, but just briefly and just mostly in the background, during family dinners or that sort of thing.

The reality star talk often about their loved ones, but have done an admirable job keeping them out of the public eye.

They announced to the world that Joanna was pregnant back in early January, via a typically silly and sweet post by Chip.

"Gaines party of 7," he wrote at the time. "(If you're still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines."

What made this so silly and sweet? Consider the photo that accompanied the caption:

Chip and Joanna Gaines Announcement

HA!

A couple months prior to this major reveal, Chip and Joanna also announced they were ending Fixer Upper after five popular seasons.

Shortly afterward, word spread that perhaps the pair were just angling for a new contract, but it's now clear they were planning to expand their family instead.

For some incredible and very depressing reasons, the Gaines have received some backlash for this pregnancy, with some critics actually shaming them because they have such a large family.

We're not even sure how to respond to those people.

Fixer Uppers in Texas

There was also some disturbing chatter, after Joanna showed off her Ultrasound, that something might be very wrong with the baby

Hopefully, these predictions were inaccurate, however, and we have no reason at the moment not to think things are going smoothly for Joanna and her son or daughter-to-be.

Let's all pray the baby will be okay.

And let's all send a congratulatory note to Chip and Joanna!

We've followed their professional adventures for years and are excited to see where this blessed turn in their personal life takes them next.

Brody Jenner: I Didn’t Even Know that Kylie Jenner Was Pregnant!

The Kardashians are all about "the power of family." Apparently, that sentiment doesn't quite extend to the Jenner side of things.

The whole world has known that Kylie Jenner was pregnant since September. Presumably, her family knew a while before that.

Brody Jenner, Kylie's own brother? Says that he didn't even know that she was pregnant for part of the pregnancy. Did he learn about it on the news?

Kylie Jenner, Baby Bump on Display

Kylie Jenner's pregnancy was a "secret," in that she did not confirm it or show her baby bump.

But it was also not a secret, in that the whole dang world learned about it on September 22nd, 2017. The news was so memorable that I didn't even have to look that up.

There's no telling who leaked Kylie's pregnancy news, whether it was Kris Jenner, or an untrustworthy friend, or even Kris Jenner.

But Kylie resolved to keep it all under lock and key until her due date, February 4th.

That Sunday, Kylie revealed the birth of her baby girl to the world and apologized to fans for keeping them in the dark -- more or less.

But it turns out that those fans weren't the only ones whom Kylie didn't exactly rush to tell her good news.

Brody Jenner on Instagram

Brody Jenner may have a different mother and be 14 years older than Kylie, but they're still siblings -- through Caitlyn Jenner.

Speaking to TMZ, though, Brody reveals that he was totally out of the loop and unaware of Kylie's pregnancy.

"Well, to be honest, I didn’t even know she was pregnant for the entire pregnancy."

It's not entirely clear whether he's saying that it was a while before he learned of Kylie's pregnancy ... or whether he's saying that it literally wasn't until Kylie gave birth that he learned of it.

The latter ... was he under a rock?

"Now I found out and would love to see her."

The Bump

Kylie's been coy about some of the details of her daughter, to be sure.

At first, she left fans guessing about the name of her newborn daughter.

Some fans believed that the child's name would be either "Butterfly" or "Mariposa," based upon the recurring butterfly motif in Kylie's pregnancy video.

The camera zooms in on Kylie's butterfly necklace and later reveals a nursery covered in butterflies.

It was two days later when Kylie revealed her daughter's name: Stormi Webster.

How bad must things be between these siblings if Brody wasn't among the first to know?

Brody Jenner in a Tanktop

Brody says that he and Kylie actually have a good relationship.

Though ... he also shares that he and Kylie haven't hung out in two years.

That's not too uncommon for siblings who may work separately or live in different states. But, if the relationship is good, they usually still keep in touch and at least let the other know when their uterus is manufacturing a life form.

It's difficult to tell if Brody is trying to put a nice face on things, is he clueless to how distant he and Kylie are, or is his definition of "good" simply "not feuding."

Keep in mind that Kylie's friends and their families knew about Kylie's baby bump. She had a baby shower. She flew to Houston and saw Travis Scott's family.

Kylie Jenner Baby Bump Kick Gif

Brody does make the excuse that Kylie's been "incredibly busy." You know, she's a makeup mogul whose brand could be worth a billion dollars in about 5 years.

Now that Kylie's a mom to little baby Stormi, Kylie's going to be even busier.

Could it be that tensions between Kylie's Kardashian sisters and Caitlyn have caused a strain between Kylie and her Jenner siblings (who aren't Kendall)?

Or is Brody just clueless and out of the loop?

We just don't know. Here's what we do know:

Jinger Duggar: Shamed By Fans Over Pregnancy … Why?

It's no secret that Jinger Duggar Vuolo is pregnant. In fact, fans were just treated to a look at Jinger's baby bump at 15 weeks.

Some fans are offering Jinger and Jeremy their congratulations. This will be the Counting On couple's first child.

Others, however, appear to be shaming the couple. Why?

Jinge

After Jinger shared her good news -- and a glimpse of her baby bump -- fans and followers filled her Instagram comments.

"Yay!! They are finally pregnant!!"

That comment ... didn't need the finally part, but it's overall positive and doesn't seem to be mean-spirited.

"Omg yay!!! Finally.  I’m so happy for you guys."

That's more like it.

"Congratulations, so happy for you guys! My God bless you and your family."

That one's sweet and incorporates a reference to the Duggar family's Christian faith. Totally appropriate.

Jinger Duggar Baby Bump

Other commenters offered their heartfelt congratulations ... while also congratulating the "late" timing of the news.

Jinger and Jeremy have been married for a "whopping" 15 months, which is apparently an eternity in Duggar Years.

"You look gorgeous. So glad you took time to just enjoy being a married couple before having a baby," one fan said.

"I suspect you planned it that way & good on you. After all, women are not just brood mares."

She does look great. Though we suspect that Jim Bob would disagree about the brood mares comment.

Jinger and Jeremy Image

"I am glad you waited a little bit to enjoy being a newlywed," another Duggar fan said.

"There is nothing like being parents but you also need time to learn and grow as a couple first."

That's definitely very healthy!

"So cute. Congratulations, I happy you had a year to learn about each other without distractions."

Most people learn about each other by dating, but the courtship-to-marriage pipeline for the Duggars is practically instantaneous. 

Then came a comment that sounded an awful lot like shaming.

Jinger Duggar Is Pregnant!

"Finally I was wondering if y’all were just gonna use birth control unlike the rest of your sisters," said the judgmental-sounding fan.

"But I guess it happened for ya all in good time."

This sounds like, for one thing, they're relieved.

And there seems to be a critical tone to it.

I'm not the only one who picked up on this and similar comments as being rude; one commenter took their peers to task:

"You don’t know why she didn’t get pregnant right away, whether it was by choice or they were having trouble for some reason or if she’s had miscarriages."

Jinger Duggar Pregnancy Announcement

In fact, very miscarriages are so common that many women have them without realizing that they were ever pregnant. The commenter continues:

"Please think about that kind of comment for any pregnant woman."

"Some women actually want to get pregnant right away and it can be hurtful when you congratulate them for a timeline they didn’t plan on."

A couple of these comments seemed a little off-topic but also worth mentioning, so that people can get the full spectrum of Jinger's Instagram fans.

"Congrats to you Jinger & Jeremy can’t wait to start the new season on the 26th of February," one fan chimed in.

Counting On Photo

"I have been wondering what the heck was going on and finally saw a commercial last night. My husband always has the control but I have a lot of shows saved on the dvr"

This sounds less like a comment and more like a cry for help.

One possibly misplaced in the Instagram comments of a Duggar, since the family eschews both "worldly" entertainment and any notion of gender equality.

And then there's this follower:

"The Lord put you and your baby on my heart today to claim the Lords DNA In every cell in that little babies body!"

The Vuolos Close Up

"And for protection against any firey darts the enemy tries to throw in the growing process!" the fan contunued.

"The Holy Spirit is guarding your womb and you will have a healthy baby and God ordained delivery in Jesus name!"

That is perhaps the most colorful well-wishing that we've ever seen on Instagram.

Jim Bob has been criticized for doing his best to force his children to be "clones" of his ideology and lifestyle by deterring them from seeking higher education (or public education).

Jinger may be a deviation from that -- or maybe she and Jeremy have been trying their hardest to conceive since they got married.

We don't know honestly. 

Frankly, though, we do know that it's not our business when an adult gets pregnant or what they did or didn't do along the way.

The beautiful 24-year-old is pregnant now and anyone who considers themselves a real fan should just offer congratulations.

Period.

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton: Pregnant with "Miracle Baby" After IVF Treatments?

Reports claim that Blake Shelton is high on fame and might quit The Voice. But he's not showing any signs of quitting Gwen Stefani.

And it seems that the feeling is mutual. In fact, some fans can't help but wonder if Gwen will have Blake's child. And some believe that there's one already on its way.

It's reported that Gwen Stefani is pregnant with a "miracle baby" thanks to IVF treatments.

Gwen Stefani in Black with Blake Shelton

Gwen and Blake's whirlwind romance began on The Voice.

After Gwen split with Gavin Rossdale, she confided in her fellow judges what was happening in her life.

In some ways, she wanted to give them a heads up before reporters started asking them questions. In others, she probably just needed to talk to some people.

Allegedly, Gavin was cheating on Gwen with the nanny, which Gwen is said to have accidentally discovered thanks to a tablet device that was linked to other devices. That must have been a very rude awakening.

According to Gwen, it was after she shared her personal pain with her fellow judges that Blake Shelton confided in her that he had just been through a similar ordeal in his personal life.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, in a Normal Photo

After that, one thing led to another, and now Gwen and Blake are inseparable.

Since the inception of their relationship -- given how intensely devoted they seem to be to each other -- a lot of fans have been wondering if these two intend to create a love child of their very own.

According to an article in OK, Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton got married "a few days" before Christmas in 2017.

In that same report is a claim that Gwen has, after months of IVF treatments, conceived Blake Shelton's child.

Per the article, those few in whom they've confided this news are thrilled for them.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton on Ice

Some fans point to Gwen's recent look while (deliberately) sliding on a frozen pond as proof that she's expecting, since her outfit is decidedly puffy.

Like, say, the sort of outfit that might hide a baby bump?

Certainly, it's appeared for a while that Gwen and Blake are "focused" on getting pregnant.

At their ages -- Gwen is 48 and Blake is 41 -- time is not on their side.

At one point, it seemed that Blake Shelton was trying to get Gwen Stefani pregnant, but it's not always clear when he's joking and when he's serious.

So ... is Gwen really, after months or even years of speculation, finally pregnant with Blake's baby?

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's 41st Birthday

Well, for one thing, Gossip Cop says that their source told them that it's false.

We don't know for sure, of course, but here are some reasons to doubt it.

For starters, nobody seems to be able to find any record of the two of them having tied the knot, before Christmas or at any other time.

Which casts doubt on the rest of the report.

Even the image to which some fans point as confirmation of the report -- the sight of Gwen wearing a puffy jacket -- is hardly evidence.

She's a tiny little 5-foot-6 woman from California, and it's cold enough outside that even Blake Shelton can walk on the ice. Of course she's wearing a huge, puffy jacket. If she didn't, she'd freeze.

Gwen Stefani in Red with Blake Shelton

That does not by any means indicate that Blake and Gwen aren't trying to have a baby.

Sure, Blake might have been joking about hoping to knock up Gwen -- or he might have been serious.

And yes, Gwen is 48, but some women get pregnant and give birth at 50. It happens sometimes, even though it's not necessarily something that doctors would recommend.

But let's not read too much into puffy outfits. Surely, Blake and Gwen will tell the world when they're ready.

If they're ever ready.

Kylie Jenner Gives Birth, Reveals Shocking Pregnancy Secrets!

Nine months of secrecy. Nine months of hiding. Nine months of holding back a barrage of selfies and life updates over social media.

Now, the dam has burst.

Kylie Jenner gave birth!!

In an announcement over Twitter and Instagram, Kylie shared that she has given birth to a healthy baby girl. She shared the news on her due date, February 4th, but actually gave birth on February 1st.

In addition to that joyous news -- and an apology to her fans for keeping this part of her life when they are accustomed to her sharing so much -- Kylie and her family revealed everything that fans had missed.

Below, you can see the numerous photos that Kylie and her family shared, including the world's first glimpse of Kim's daughter, Chicago West.

Are you ready to see the baby kick? Are you ready to see the ultrasound? Take a look!

1. Kylie introduces her baby bump

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Did you worry that Kylie had stopped taking photos of herself? Never fear!

2. Kylie and Khloe

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Kylie and Khloe were pregnant at the same time despite their massive age difference.

3. Kylie Jenner's Baby Shower!

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Kylie kept her pregnancy "secret" from the world, but it was no secret to her friends who attended her baby shower.

4. Kylie and Heather

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Kylie Jenner and Heather Sanders showcased their baby bumps, side-by-side.

5. Pregnant together

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Kylie reveals that she and Heather had joked that they would both be pregnant at the same time.

6. Kylie's announcement and apology

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Before Kylie's self-imposed embargo on new photos ended, Kylie shared the news on February 4th.
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Kylie Jenner: Fans Think They Know Her Baby’s Name!

Last year, it appeared that Kylie Jenner had gotten a butterfly tattoo for Travis Scott. Most people didn't think much of it. But then came the news of Kylie Jenner's pregnancy.

Now that Kylie has welcomed her baby girl, everyone wants to know what this precious girl's name will be.

But ... has Kylie already revealed it through some not-so-subtle "hints?"

Kylie Jenner, Baby Bump on Display

On May 27th, 2017, Kylie Jenner tweeted out a butterfly emoji with no commentary.

(I don't know what kind of butterfly -- it's blue. Probably not a Xerxes Blue, since those are tragically extinct)

Kylie's apparent obsession with butterflies during the summer of 2017 wasn't exactly a secret. In fact, fans knew about that long before news of Kylie's pregnancy was leaked.

Since Kylie gave birth on February 1st, her date of conception is estimated as having been between May 6th and May 10th (perhaps as early as May 5th).

Was it on May 27th that Kylie learned that she was pregnant? Was the butterfly emoji her way of marking the occasion?

Kylie Jenner Butterfly Necklace

Butterflies came up again in Kylie Jenner's baby video.

On top of showing our first glimpse of Chicago West, showing Kylie's baby bump in its many stages, and showing Kylie's life and friends and family and giving us a hint of her actually giving birth ...

... We also see a lot of butterflies.

The camera zooms in on Kylie's butterfly necklace.

Kylie's nursery is covered in butterflies. Seriously. It's like an over-the-top supervillain lair for a butterfly-motif comics character.

Also, you know, you get to see the baby kick.

Kylie Jenner Baby Bump Kick Gif

Some point out that perhaps, for Kylie, a butterfly is merely representative of pregnancy. It's an apt metaphor.

Within a cocoon, a caterpillar liquefies and transforms and grows until it breaks free as a butterfly and starts its new life.

Kylie's baby girl transformed from a single-celled zygote into an extremely tiny human while in Kylie's uterus.

One could also look at the butterfly motif as representative of Kylie's own transformation from a teen girl (yeah, she's 20, but she got pregnant at 19) to a new mother.

But many can't help but wonder if there's more than just symbolism at play here.

Kylie Jenner, Baby Bump in the Desert

Here's the thing, folks:

That whole video thing that Kylie had made and released after she gave birth?

The way that people talk in it, it's designed for her little baby to see when she's old enough to, you know, understand that there's more to the world than feeding and discomfort. (Because, honestly, that's pretty much it for newborns)

So, are Kylie and Travis planning to show their little baby this video and then explain the metaphor behind why their nursery was decorated with a bunch of bugs?

Maybe. Or maybe ... they're planning on naming their daughter Butterfly.

Kylie Jenner Bump Pic

It would be an odd choice, because Kylie Jenner is terrified of butterflies.

Maybe she overcame her fear with Travis and links that to their relationship and maybe to their baby?

We sure don't know.

Hopefully, Kylie will announce her baby's name soon. It may be Butterfly, as so many fans suspect. It may be something else.

Regardless, keep in mind that Kylie's baby will definitely, definitely be able to afford a name change.

Kylie Jenner Pregnancy Photos: They’re Finally Here!

Talk about anti-climactic!

Typically, when a star as big as Kylie Jenner gets pregnant, baby bump photos are everywhere in the months before the baby arrives.

But Kylie broke all the rules while carrying her kid.

Kylie Jenner Bump Pic

On Sunday, the world learned that Kylie welcomed a baby girl on February 1.

With an astonishing 102 million Instagram followers, the 20-year-old reality star is usually one of the most visible people on social media.

But during her pregnancy, Kylie all but disappeared from the public eye.

(Well, to the extent that it's possible for a member of the Kardashian clan to disappear from the public eye.)

There were many rumors as to why this was the case, and Kylie put some of them to rest in a heartfelt Instagram post yesterday.

Basically, it sounds like the pressures of impending motherhood and her insecurities about her changing body compelled her to lie low - but now that the baby has arrived, we finally get to see what Kylie looked like when she was knocked up!

Kylie Jenner and Heather Sanders

The photo above was posted by Kylie's friend Heather Sanders, who was pregnant at the same time as Jenner.

Heather posted the pic, along with the following tribute to Kylie:

"Congratulations To The sweetest,Loving, Most Caring person on earth! So happy we got to share this experience together!" Sanders wrote.

"Sleep together, Eat together, Workout etc Love Having you as my pregnant sister for 9 Months! You are going to be such an amazing Mom, and your beautiful baby is the luckiest girl in the world to have you as her mother.

"You Were Made For This! I Love You So Much! Can’t wait for Your Snap Back We Not Even Ready."

Kylie and Khloe: Pregnancy Sisters

Another one of Kylie's bump buddies is her sister Khloe Kardashian.

Khloe is still pregnant with her first child, and it seems she'll miss having Kylie around as her partner in pregnancy.

Like Sanders, Khloe posted a pic of herself with a pregnant Kylie, along with some heartfelt words of support:

"Congratulations My Sweet Kylie! What a magical ride it's been! I'll miss you bumping along with me," Khloe wrote.

"Never in a million years did I think we would do this together but it's been that much more special because of it.

"God is so great!! He had His plan all along! I love you little mama."

Kylie Jenner and Baby Bump

Sounds like a lot of folks will miss pregnant Kylie.

Fortunately, Mama Kylie is taking her place, and we're guessing she'll be pretty popular, too.

After all, not every new mother can boast a 9-figure Instagram following.

Our sincere congrats go out to Kylie and her family.

We're sure she'll slay motherhood the same way she slays the selfie game.

Kylie Jenner Baby Video Shows Daughter, Chicago West, and More!

On Sunday, we learned that Kylie Jenner has welcomed her baby girl. The unnamed daughter was born healthy on February 1st.

Despite the wall of secrecy that surrounded Kylie during her pregnancy, she's now revealing everything in a new video of the family.

In the video below, we see Kylie's growing baby bump, we see Kim's baby Chicago West, and the camera was still rolling in the hospital room when Kylie gave birth.

This video shows so much.

After nearly a year of secrecy, rumor, and speculation, it's a shock tor receive so much new material on Kylie Jenner's pregnancy journey all at once.

Curiously, the video was either shot on actual film (if you can imagine) or captured normally and then put through a filter to make it appear like a home video from the 1990s.

(We'll say one thing about filming things with actual film -- no hacker's going to be able to access that)

Whatever the format, we're delighted to see this video.

Chicago west

(The camera zooms in on little Chicago West, cradled in the arms of the still very pregnant Kylie Jenner)

The video is primarily about Kylie, of course, but it does feature some other surprises.

For example, Kim Kardashian's youngest daughter, born via surrogate.

Here's a wider shot:

Chicago West seems to be a peaceful, happy baby.

(And so incredibly cute!!)

And Kylie (still pregnant in this portion of the video) looks right at home holding her precious little neice.

As you can see in the top photo, Dream Kardashian -- who's still a baby herself -- meets her cousin, Chicago.

Cuteness beyond measure.

Kylie jenner and baby bump

But we see plenty of footage of Kylie Jenner's baby bump through most of the video.

As hard as Kylie worked to keep things secret in public, she didn't mind showing it off to those she trusted.

There were some really, truly unkind reports that described Kylie as "unable to stop eating" and ashamed of the weight that she gained during pregnancy.

We can't disprove those reports any more than we can confirm them, but to me, she looks on the small side compared to plenty of pregnant bodies.

She had nothing of which to be ashamed -- and wouldn't have, even if her weight gain had been drastic.

Kylie jenner bare baby bump

For months and months, we wondered how long Kylie would hide her body.

Well, here she is, sharing actual footage of her bare baby bump from during her pregnancy.

So no, glimpses for curious fans won't be limited to the oversized hoodies that she enjoys sporting.

We've also wondered how long Kylie will hide her baby.

Well ... wonder no longer.

Kylie jenner and her baby girl

That's not a full shot, but this image, from towards the end of the video, shows Kylie Jenner and a baby right after we actually hear her giving birth.

The unnamed baby was born at 4:43 pm on Thursday, February 1st, 2018.

The birth weight was 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

We can only guess at Kylie Jenner's baby name, but she's shared a whole lot of herself and her family in this video.

Enjoy what Kylie refers to as "a little glimpse of the last 9 months."

Kylie jenner video shows baby girl chicago west and more