Celebrating Celebrity Baby Birthdays — Grier Hammond Henchy

04/18/2008 at 10:09 AM ET

Grier_1_2Happy Birthday Grier Hammond Henchy! You are now 2 years old!

Name: Grier Hammond Henchy

Birthday: April 18th, 2006

Famous for: Being the second daughter of actress and model, Brooke Shields, and her husband, Chris Henchy. She was conceived naturally to the shock of Brooke and Chris, as they had difficulties and underwent IVF with Rowan.

No. I didn’t have IVF. I went in to start IVF and I was already pregnant. All our jaws dropped.

Siblings: Older sister, Rowan Francis, 5 next month.

Names: Her name is pronounced "grr-ear" – but say it fast. Grier means vigilant and it’s origin is Scottish. Hammond is of old German origin, is generally masculine and means home protector.

Click below for more info and pictures.

Fun Fact:

Born at the same hospital and on the same day as Suri Cruise, the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

BrookeWhat they said:

Having Grier has calmed Brooke in relation to when she is no longer with her children:

I realize that they will have each other when we aren’t here anymore. And to me, that really settles my mind.

Big sister Rowan’s reaction to Grier:

[Rowan] shared her blanket with her [Grier] so that was a huge step…she put her blanket in the bassinet and said ‘she might need this’.

What Grier is like!

Grier came out like "la-la-la!" with little fairies flying around her head.

Check out Brooke’s amazingly honest interview with Life Magazine.

Birth story:

Brooke delivered Grier by c-section, after a long and unsuccessful labor, having had Rowan by emergency c-section because the cord was wrapped around her neck.

Gear and Fashion:

CherryRobeez Cherries in pastel pink ($26).


FlowerRobeez flower in brown ($26).


Trumpette_socksTrumpette’s Pixie socks ($24 for pack of 6).


Stride_riteStride Rite Lil Skip sandals ($34).


Peg_peregoPeg Perego Primo Viaggio infant car seat in metropolis ($146).


HeryHenry the Hippo Stroll n Go toy ($10).


Peanut Shell in softest green microfleece ($45). That color is no longer avilable on their website but check out all their new patterns and designs!

Baby Bjorn black leather carrier – limited edition version ($115).

Baby Jogger City Series Double 12" in Black ($529) – click here for Danielle’s review.

New Native Pouch in black twill ($48).   

Pictures and links:

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Natasha on

Haha I always thought her name was pronounced Gry-er. Learn something new everyday I guess😛

Kim on

I thought it was pronounced like that too Natasha. We always learn something new everyday lol .

Julia A on

One of my favorite celeb babies! It always amused me that this sweet little girl’s name means vigilant home protector (I like it though). Happy birthday Grier!

SoCalMom on

I love those photos. They look so happy. Brooke seems really put together. It’s nice to see a child star turn out so well and seemingly ‘normal’ when it comes to life & parenting.

Marisa on

What a beautiful little girl and a beautiful family!

Happy Birthday Grier!🙂

ang on

agreed.such a sweet face, hard to imagine it means something tough(but then i think people would say the same about me now LOL).happy birthday grier!u r part of a loving family-something some older and younger celebrity babies out there dream of.

sidenote-i was hoping there’d be 1 of these posts for liam mcdermott’s 1st bday last month.i know u guys can’t do them for all kids,but he seemed popular on this site and there were certainly enough pics.oh well…there should be someone on CBB just to do these and maybe guess the celebrity baby coz i love that game too.thanks.

CelebBabyLover on

I love her expression in the fourth picture from the bottom. She looks like she’s thinking about the paps: “Don’t you guys have anything better to do?”

Anyway, happy birthday, Grier!

brooke on

I love brooke shields, and grier is cute. She looks just like her dad now, so I wonder if as she gets older she will look more like brooke, cause rowan the older she gets the more I see brooke in her looks.

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