• Top of the Morning: Chynna Ortaleza "Confirms" Pregnancy with a Baby Bump Photo

    Plus, breastfeeding-friendly bus seats, 55-year-old grandma gives birth to triplets, and more!
  • 1. Is this Chynna Ortaleza's baby bump?

    "You will hold my heart forever, To all my questions you're the answer," Chynna wrote as caption to an Instagram photo of what looks to be her baby bump! These lines were taken from a song both she and husband Kean Cipriano wrote. Chynna also thanked their families, friends and loved ones, as well as their fans and the special people "who continue to help, teach and support us through this beautiful journey," she added. Although Chynna still didn't directly confirm that she's going to be a mom, she said in an interview with Pep.ph that they didn't intend to hide the pregnancy, but she refuses to talk about the details. The couple was present at the screening of Kean's movie "Echorsis", and she looked happy and excited to be a mom. (pep.ph)


    2. Look: A breastfeeding-friendly bus!

    breastfeeding-friendly bus seat in China

    breastfeeding-friendly bus seat in China

    breastfeeding-friendly bus seat in China

    Photo from facebook.com/cctvnewschina

    The latest city to adopt a special breastfeeding-friendly feature is Pingxiang in East China. A total of 10 Chinese buses are now equipped with special "breastfeeding seats", which are situated near the bus door and have pink curtains that nursing moms can draw around them for privacy. Other passengers can take the seat if it's empty, but the moment a mother carrying a baby gets on the bus, the driver will advise them to vacate it. By adding breastfeeding-friendly amenities like this, the Chinese government aims to raise breastfeeding awareness. Only 28 percent of babies under six months of age are exclusively breastfed, according to the World Health Organization's 2013 survey. (facebook.com/cctvnewschina)


    3. Is Janet Jackson pregnant?

    Music icon Janet Jackson recently announced the delay of the second leg of her music tour. "I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning our family. So I'm going to have to delay the tour," she said via a video post on Twitter. She asks everyone’s understanding because "I have to rest up, doctor's orders," she added, promising to continue the tour as soon as she possibly can. The sudden announcement led people to speculate that the singer is expecting, or is at least trying to conceive. Janet, who has been married to businessman Wissam Al Mana since 2012, however, has not given a more specific reason behind her tour's cancellation.
    (people.com)


    4. Meet the new Little Mermaid cast
    We already know that Chloe Grace Moretz will be headlining Disney's new live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, which is coming soon. But for its Hollywood Bowl production this June, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles will play Ariel, and, together with Glee alum Darren Cris as Prince Eric, Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson as Ursula, John Stamos as Chef Louis, and Titus Burgess as Sebastian, will perform songs both from the 1989 animated movie and the Broadway musical. The cast will perform backed by a 71-piece live orchestra and a 12-person choir, while screening the classic film in the background. (eonline.com)


    5. Oldest mom gives birth to triplets!

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    U.K.'s Sharon Cutts, 55, and boyfriend Stuart Reynolds, 40, welcomed not just one, but three healthy babies -- sons Mason and Ryan, and daughter Lily -- thanks to in vitro fertilization (IVF). That makes Cutts the oldest mother of triplets in Britain. Cutts already has four grown children from her previous relationship. The National Health Service only performs IVF procedures for women aged 42 and under, but the couple went to a private facility and had the procedure done in Cyprus. When they first found out that they're having triplets, Cutts admitted that she worried about coping with the demands of being a mom top three babies at her age, but she said she cried tears of joy. (thesun.co.uk)

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