Kendra Wilkinson Goes Baby Shopping

07/21/2009 at 11:30 AM ET
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With their star-studded wedding behind them, former Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett are now focusing their full efforts on preparing for their new baby.

The newlyweds attended a VIP reception at West Hollywood baby boutique Bel Bambini benefiting the Healthy Child Healthy World organization on Friday, where they browsed excitedly through everything from baby bottles to high-tech strollers.

“This is our first day of really getting prepared,” Kendra told PEOPLE.

“We’re like kids in a candy store here,” Hank added. “Coming in here just made it so exciting. She has a glow, I have a glow.”

Although Hank held up baby blue onesies to show Kendra, the couple kept mum on the sex of their baby — they plan to find out next week. “We can’t wait to find out the gender so we can get more prepared,” Kendra, 24, said.

Even if the event marked their first foray into baby shopping, Kendra and Hank, 26, say they have already thought long and hard about what kind of parents they want to be. “I’m definitely going to be very strict,” explained Kendra. “I actually grew up around a lot of bad, so it’s going to be easy for me to detect what’s bad. I’m such a protector.”

And just because they’re preparing the nest doesn’t mean that Kendra and Hank are done with their honeymoon stage.

“The best part is knowing I have this partner for life,” Kendra said of married life. “I found the best man out there for me and my child. We’re in it for the long run.”

Source: PEOPLE

— Christina Yoon

Click below for the event’s drink recipe — the “Bel Bambini Bellini” by Preggatini: Mixology for the Mom-to-Be‘s author Natalie Bovis-Nelsen.

2 oz. peach juice
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. ginger syrup
2 oz. Fre alcohol removed brut (or lemon soda)
white granulated sugar (garnish)

Rim a champagne flute with sugar
(rub with lemon, dip into small plate of sugar).
Shake juices and ginger syrup with ice.
Gently strain the sugar-rimmed glass.
Top with Fre brut or lemon soda.

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Mariel on


Lisa on

It’s so nice when couples talk of how they plan on being together forever! In this day of age it’s great to hear. I believe Kendra and Hank that they don’t know the sex…. but they seem really convinced of it being a boy. Kind of how Camila and Matthew were so sure they were having a boy the first time. It would be a huge shock of next week Kendra announces she is having a girl haha! She definitly looks like she is settling down and starting a new chapter in her life. She looks good and Hank seems like a wonderful and supportive husband. Her little bump is starting to show… she seems like a little kid counting down the days to go to disney world… you can tell she really cant wait to have this baby and is probobly counting down in anticipation!

Mia on

They look so happy! I was wondering though, I know they live in the house that Kendra just got that is in Los Angeles, and Hank is in the off season right now, but what happens when the season starts again? Do they have a place on the East Coast for his game season too?

12 Weeks Pregnant on

What a lovely picture, they look so happy!

alli on

“I found the best man out there for me and my child. We’re in it for the long run.”

What a thoughtful and mature thing to say. I just love these two!

SweetDiva on

Kendra and Hank are too cute!

Doreen on

I love their show it’s sooo cute AND the next episode I believe is Kendra’s Bridal Shower AND she tells everyone there that she’s pregnant!! Can’t wait to watch it!

Sarah Mac on

I heard on Sirius radio yesterday that she was expecting a boy?! Maybe the DJs were announcing based on looking at blue things in the store? It sounded pretty official though.

aroundtheywaygirl on

They look so “goofy-grin happy” that it makes me smile. Can’t wait to see their cute bundle of goofy grins.

Anna on

They’re so cute together and will have a beautiful baby.

L on

I love these 2…they seem so happy and excited, Kendra looks gorgeous too!!

celebsarah on

They seem so happy and in love. I’m happy for them! But I wish Hank could keep his very large hand off Kendra’s belly so we can get a peek! LOL

Amy on

Wow. I am very impressed. She seems poised, grown up, excited and still a little bit silly. And he sounds like a great Daddy-to-be! Looks like her Mommy instincts kicked in – and quickly! Mazel tov to the happy couple and growing family.

Lola Marie on

Mia I was just wondering the same thing! I’m assuming she’ll move east with Hank during the regular season. I’m sure he won’t want to be far from her from July-December.

Gail on

She is so funny on her show and Hank seems to adore her and treats her like a little girl who doesn’t know whether she’s coming or going. She’s going to grow up really fast when the baby comes though. No more little girl Kendra.

Ellen on

Yes Hank, we get it, she’s pregnant.

Any time you fancy not putting your hand on her belly to remind the world to keep watching as there is a baby on the way, is ok with me.

I do worry this baby was a way of keeping them both in the public eye. If she wasn’t pregnant, nobody would be taking pictures of them.

CelebBabyLover on

Ellen- What do you mean? She’s obviously very excited about having a baby, and already loves him/her a lot!

As for Hank’s hand….I think that’s sweet! He’s obviously a proud daddy-to-be!

kai on

lol, but I agree with celebsarah, his hand is hiding her belly, stop it!
he’s a fine looking man, their son/daughter will be very cute.

BabyMama on

Ok, I watch Kendra on E, I would love it they continue to do the show once the baby arrives. She has such a hard time grocery shopping and has dog poop and pee all over her house. As a mother of 5 I know what it’s like to care for a newborn. I think they will hire a FT nanny. I read in a recent article they are moving to NJ for upcoming football season. So I guess this will be a east coast delivery. I think that might be hard on her since all her friends and (mom and grandma in san diego) are all in LA/SD.
Best of luck to them!!!

Layla on

They are going to make great parents!! Their baby is going to be beautiful.

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