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03/06/2009 at 03:00 PM ET

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gianna on

Harlow is looking more like nicole when nicole was a baby, and her hair is getting more curly. I think next baby will be a girl too.

Megan on

I have never been a fan of Judith Newman, because of several articles she’s written in the past. Her comment about a gay son made me cringe. I have a lot of gay friends, and no, not all of them fit her stereotype. Many of them are *gasp* macho, messy or even no good at picking out clothes. I get that the article is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, but even so, her expectations are so unrealistic.

Meredith on

Judith Newman is one strange woman. Straight boys do all those things as well, (except for the woman part…). If she wanted to live in “good lighting” she should have (a) married an electrician or (b) she should let her sons go to electrician school. Straight or gay, a son will love his mom just as much as a daughter loves her. Newman just wants the stereotypical “femme gay man” but what if Henry or Augustus came out with a love of men but also a hatred of ballet, Sound of Music, and even an interest in decorating?

Megan on

Meredith, I agree with you. And this:

“But let me ask you one question: Have you ever met a gay man who didn’t understand the importance of good lighting?”
“C’mon: Have you ever met a gay man who didn’t love his mother?”

Yeah, Ms Newman, I have known gay men who hated their moms and would be bored with “let’s talk lighting.”

Brandi on

I was definitely less cautious with my second pregnancy. With the first you really have no idea what to expect so it’s harder. I was lucky to have similar pregnancies. I am not someone who enjoys being pregnant but besides bad morning sickness and back pain I didn’t have any health issues.

Harlow is gorgeous and I love how curly her hair is getting. I am seeing bits and pieces of Nicole more and more.

Jess from Ohio on

The article about the mother wanting gay sons bothered me. For one, her kids are young still. Not all gay men played with barbie dolls when they were boys or wanted to play dress up.

But I also get bothered when people wish for a son or daughter, assuming they will possess feminine or masculine qualities. But that’s of course just my opinion.

Sarah on

That article about wanting gay sons struck me as odd. I have plenty of gay friends who do not fit that stereotype. Gay people do have different personalities just like everyone else. And, you can’t make your son gay by handing him a barbie doll. That’s not how it works.

brannon on

I thought the article was funny – obviously tongue-in-cheek. I too have wished the same “stereotype” and have many, many gay friends who would not be offended by this! They usually agree with me when i say the same things. Just humor. Laugh.

CelebBabyLover on

That picture of Harlow with her aunt Sofia (Nicole’s younger half-sister) is absoultly adorable! Nicole doesn’t appear to be showing that much yet (then again, the stroller was right in front of her belly!), so I’m guessing we’re looking at a late summer/early Fall baby.

Jane on

I’m pretty sure Harlow just gets cuter with every picture we see of her. And Nicole’s little sister is gorgeous too!

eternalcanadian on

Wow, the economy is that bad people are selling themselves on eBay? Obama and his administrations better get something going. The poverty level is atrocious in both Canada and the USA. Housing costs continue to skyrocket in most parts of the country. Homelessness is at an all-time high. Use of foodbanks and assistance agencies is also at an all-time high. I don’t think I will ever understand the governments bailing out fat cat corporations like banks and automobile industries that don’t know how to balance their budget or make constructive budget decisions. They should take lessons from people like Gail Vaz-Oxlade or Alison Griffiths (hosts of financial savvy shows in Canada) and learn how to budget without firing employees!

As for that woman, Judith Newman, what a stereotypical and blatant misportrayal of gays she did! Sure, she may have tried to be funny or even supportive but it comes out all wrong. Do people go around saying, “oh please, please I need a straight son?” or “please, please make my son straight?” Maybe they do when they find out their child is gay which is another story. I didn’t find that article funny, not one bit, and neither did my gay friends. Love and accept your children no matter who or what they are, not who or what you want them to be.

If any insight is going to be made into why there’s so many stillbirths, insurance companies need to include autopsies in their coverage, and doctors need to learn how to compassionately approach grieving parents with the prospect of sending their child off to the autopsy room. It is not easy, by any means, but research has done much good for our health over the years, and if such research can save even half the number of babies in the future surely it is a necessary step to take?

Stephany on

Harlow’s hair is getting so curly! Wow! She’s such a cutie-pie!

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