This time, for example, the Royal baby buzz doesn't seem to be as fevered as it was the first time round, or maybe it is just where I am. I have gotten to the phase of my recovery where seeing babies no longer breaks my heart.
As the baby countdown gets underway with the commencement of Kate's maternity leave, speculation abounds as to the baby's intended name.
Children are not replicants. Naming people after relatives gives them a persona before developing their own. Both girls and boys need to have their own journey in life and that means creating the mystique associated with their names.
If you've been following the Duchess of Cambridge's style evolution from her university days, you will have noticed that as a member of the British Royal Family she adheres to a strict style guide.
As the future Queen of England the Duchess is loyal to British brands, which are readily available in US stores, online and off. Here's a roundup of Kate's favorite British designers that you can easily shop for at home.
While Princess Kate is recuperating, we thought we'd give the mom-to-be a little advice on what it's like when a family of three adds a plus one. I mean, how different can royal siblings be from those of the commoner variety?
Trust me, no one wants to feel as miserable as this, especially not during what should be one of the most joyous times of life. I am a survivor and my children are too, and while HG is robbing me of life right now, I know in the end we will come out strong.
I don't really even know how to tell you about Hyperemesis Gravidarum. In short, it's a bitchy version of morning sickness hell-bent on being an overachiever. A relentless case of the stomach flu.
It's not that I am not happy for Will and Kate -- I suppose that I am, as I would be for any couple giving birth to a healthy baby. However, I simply couldn't watch all the media coverage, as it brought up all the pain, time and energy I spent in pursuit of my own baby bump, birth and baby.
More hot weather is in store for the little prince -- and every other kid born into this generation. By the middle of this century, according to Greater London Authority, most summers in London will be as hot as the city's epic heat wave of 2003, which killed an estimated 600 people.
This week The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join millions of parents in the latter phase of parenting, one which will necessitate very active roles in ensuring their child fulfills their personal hopes as well as the hopes of an entire country and world... no small task for certain.
With all the royal baby excitement, we're just about ready to book a trip to the visit the royal family in person. In preparation, we've highlighted fun things to do in Reading, where the duchess was born, Bucklebury, where she grew up, and Anglesley, where the royal couple has been living.
Some people might tell Kate that the birth experience doesn't really matter -- that all that matters is the healthy arrival of the third in line to the throne. Hogwash. Women care about the experience and remember how it happened.
It is my guess that their baby will enjoy the sort of upbringing that Kate enjoyed. One that is secure, uncomplicated and loving -- and with minimal sense of entitlement.
Intro by Sarah Ball, Q&A by Bridget Arsenault As Duchess Catherine continues to peck away at furnishing her London apartment and her country house--t...