Celebrity Baby Blog / Christine Costner

Cayden Costner's a "night owl"

06/05/2007 at 12:31 AM ET

Mr_brooks_070522_70_cbb_2Kevin Costner is getting used to late nights again with the arrival ofCayden Wyatt, 1 month. The actor says he’s not very nocturnal, but hastended to his newborn son in the wee hours of the morning.

He is kind of a night owl. He’s not helping his mommy [Christine] because he staysup. His mommy stays up [with him]. I’ve never been a late person. Wetrade a little bit, but the big thing falls to her.

While he is still an "itty bitty," Kevin already hopes for great things for Cayden and has a lot of love and guidance to give to him.

He’s a little boy and I will show him things that will hopefully guidehim through his life and maybe we will raise a young man that makes adifference. He’s just needs a lot of love right now. He is real ittybitty.

With Father’s Day looming, the Mr. Brooks star says he has no definiteplans yet with his other children, Annie, 23, Lily, 20, and Joe, 19.

I’m not sure where we will be at this moment. I don’t have to be near my kids to be close to them.

Source: OK!

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Kevin Costner: "I'd kill for my kids"

05/28/2007 at 08:22 PM ET

Mr_brooks_070522_70_cbbKevin Costner plays a man with a murderous alter ego in Mr. Brooks, intheaters Friday, and the actor tells Parade magazine that he too hassome killer instincts when it comes to his children, Annie, 23, Lily,21, Joe, 19, Liam, 10, and Cayden Wyatt, 3 weeks, from whom he never knows what to expect.

Well, [my kids are] always a surprise, but the reality is I’d kill for my kids. Andthat’s a bold statement. It makes everybody sit up, but that’s inside us. And that’s inside themovie, as an idea. I hope to be surprised…I want to be surprised tomorrow. There’s great pleasurein that experience.

One thing he’s not surprised with, though, is being a new father, as he jokes,

I’mnot surprised. I knew [wife Christine] was pregnant for nine months. It wasn’t,’Holy Toledo! What just happened?’ I knew we were expecting.

As for how he is around Cayden, Kevin says there’s a lot of wondering and suspense.

I’m like every male, going, ‘What’s happening with him? He looks kind of thesame today as he looks yesterday. When is he going to start wanting to play?’ You move them alittle too much and they start crying. The great thing is it’s familiar and it’s original.

Source: Parade

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Kevin Costner: "All of my kids are showered with love"

05/25/2007 at 01:21 AM ET

74223334_cbbBefore the May 6 birth of his son and fifth child, Cayden Wyatt, with wife Christine, Kevin Costner sat down for a Q&A with Good Housekeeping and spoke about his excitement over being a father again and the close relationships he has with his other children, Annie, 23, Lily, 21, Joe, 19, and Liam, 10.

While many people think they’re better parents the second time around and so forth, Kevin feels the exact opposite.

I feel really good about the kind of dad I was the first time around. I was there for all the little moments, like when my kids forgot to sing in their school play because they were too busy waving at me. I can’t wait to have those moments again.

At 52, Kevin says he’s not concerned about being an older dad either.

I don’t kid myself about certain realities: I won’t be around to see as much of this one’s life as I’ll get to see of my older kids’ lives. So with him, I really want to be there for every single moment that I can.

The Mr. Brooks star also couldn’t wait to shower Cayden with love and affection, which he says all his kids have an excess of.

All of my kids are showered with love, which is what’s important. I didn’t have much as a child, but if you’d asked me back then, I thought I had everything. We had this dinky backyard in Compton, CA, and I thought it was a kingdom. I’ve always taught my kids that they have to work hard and stand on their own two feet.

Kevin has instilled such a strong sense of self-reliance and hard work that Annie placed herself on a shopping budget since she’s starting out on her own. As a result, Kevin took her on a shopping spree, which he loves doing with his daughters. He and his kids also bond over their shared love of music – Kevin performs in the rock band Modern West.

My son Joe is a great songwriter and my daughters both have bands, and I really enjoy singing with them too.

The actor says he sees no differences in raising boys and girls, except for maybe one thing.

I’ve always been really close to my girls, but I can’t say I see much difference — except that my girls will occasionally make me a sandwich and my son won’t.

As for Father’s Day, Kevin says he’s not expecting any lavish gifts from his children.

No, I get enough attention already. But if I didn’t get a phone call from my kids, I guess I’d miss it. Not that that’s a hint or anything…

Source: Good Housekeeping

Do you find raising daughters vs. sons different?

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Kevin Costner and his ladies at Mr. Brooks premiere

05/23/2007 at 12:38 PM ET

Actor Kevin Costner, 52, poses with his two daughters — Lily, 20, and Annie, 23 — along with wifeChristine Baumgartner Costner, 33, (yes, this woman did birth a child only 17 days ago!) at the Mr. Brooks premiere last evening.

Photo by Frederick M. Brown for Getty Images and INF.

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Steal That Look, Forty Weeks Style: Christine Costner

04/24/2007 at 08:00 AM ET

Fw_logo_hi_res by Julia Beck, of Forty Weeks

Intouch5_cbbKevin Costner‘s wife Christine Baumgartner Costner combined a few seemingly simple separates to create one great look! Christine paired a skinny, three-quarter sleeve, micro-striped t-shirt with a full, under-the-belly tiered skirt. Both were in soft, neutral tones (which really helped Christine get her glow on!) resulting in fun and flattering take on weekend wear!

Here’s what to keep in mind when stealing Christine Costner’s look, Forty Weeks Style:
*Bare as you dare – going belly bare is not for everyone – and is not necessary to pull off this simple summer look. Consider the same skirt line with a micro-stripe tank with fuller coverage for the same great feel (with a bit more modesty).
*Keep it pale – the stripes evoke feelings of summer and the sea. Keep this look mellow and serine by staying in a lighter color palate.
*Make the skirt work – this skirt will take you many places. Simple accessory changes flip flop to espadrille to wedge for example – will help you to create new looks and really get your wardrobe’s worth with this essential summer piece.
*Not too long – pregnancy and tripping don’t mix (I could tell you stories!). Not to mention this tiered look has the potential to overwhelm all but the longest of frames if not tamed. Invest in tailoring for a good, well placed hem if need be.

Steal That Look Forty Weeks Style: Summer Breezy


Lait_maternity_topJoie_melangeLait’s white and coral stripe top (left, $80) is styled with details sure to delight! The v-neck with accent trim, ruched bust and puff sleeves help to take this from simple to something! And coral is really a great trend color (though not for everyone) this spring and summer.

The soft, easy to wear oatmeal color of this t-shirt has got a lot going for it. The Joie striped scoop T-shirt (right, $74)icon is made of super soft and accommodating (this one will take you up and down) mélange. I adore the removable belt, unfinished hemline and cap sleeve. This style is also available in a tank.


Crinkle_skirt Isabella Oliver’s Crinkle Skirt (left, $95) is a super chic departure from their signature line. I have seen this on women of all shapes and sizes and it is a universal stunner! One word of caution – white is revealing so choose your undergarments with care.

Belly Basics, one of the first real innovators in maternity fashion still has it! I am a fan of this easy to wear and easy to dress up full skirt (right, $48).

Voile_skirtMotherhood Maternity’s Voile Skirt (left, $21.98) offers all the trend of this look at a fraction of the price. A warning – go easy on the laundering – this one will be fast to fall apart if not cared for properly.

Would you wear this look?

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Christine Costner says her son will look like dad

04/13/2007 at 02:24 PM ET

Intouch5_cbbChristine Baumgartner Costner, 33, is sure her son, due on May 10th, will look like dad Kevin, 52. Why? She saw it on the ultrasound.

When I watched the ultrasound picture, I had a feeling he would looklike Kevin. We could already see the facial features of the baby – theywere so explicit and detailed.

Source: Starpulse

Could you pick out details from your children’s ultrasounds?

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Confirmed: Kevin Costner to be a dad again – and it's a boy.

04/01/2007 at 10:17 PM ET

_39214242_kevincostner_ap_story203Update, April 1st: Baby to be is a boy. According to Star Magazine, Christine likes the name Crash, while Kevin prefers Henry.

Update, February 8th: Kevin’s publicist confirms the news, saying, "They are very happy and excited about it and I have no other information."

Originally posted February 7th: The National Enquirer reports that Kevin Costner, 52, and his wife Christine are expecting their first child together. Baby is due in May, and will join older siblings Annie, 22, Lily, 20, Joe, 19, and Liam, 10, from Kevin’s previous relationships.

Source: National Enquirer via SF Gate

Thanks to CBB reader Carrie.

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