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Thank goodness for little girls! At least, that's what was on new dad Tom Brady's mind when he and wife Gisele Bündchen welcomed daughter Vivian Lake Dec. 5. "I think it's great for my boys to have a girl in the house," the New England Patriots quarterback told PEOPLE. On the other hand, Byron Allen and wife Jennifer Lucas added a boy, Lucas (Dec. 11), to their girl-filled brood.
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Jake Owen and wife Lacey had a little something extra to be thankful for this year with the Nov. 22 birth of daughter Olive Pearl. "Today is the greatest day of my life. Turkey baby!!! Happy Thanksgiving," the country crooner posted alongside a pic on Twitter. Tamara Mowry-Housley and husband, FOX News correspondent Adam Housley, celebrated the birth of son Aden John Tanner on Nov. 12, just days after model Anansa Sims and hubby, former NFL player David Patterson, welcomed their second child, son David Bernard Patterson III, on Nov. 6.
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Taylor and Natalie Hanson's busy brood – which includes Ezra, 10, Penelope, 7, River, 6, and Viggo 3½ – met its latest addition, baby girl Wilhelmina Jane, on Oct. 2: “She was welcomed by more love than could fit in the room,” the musician, 29, told PEOPLE. Also welcoming a girl: country singer JT Hodges, whose second child Delta Fae with wife Kasey was born on Oct. 12. "She had my heart from first sight – I’m just so proud,” Hodges told PEOPLE. "I'm also damn thankful she looks like her mama!"
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For her third child born Sept. 27, proud Southerner Reese Witherspoon paid homage to her Nashville roots, naming her son with talent agent Jim Toth, Tennessee James. First-time mom Drew Barrymore got inspiration for daughter Olive's name (dad is Will Kopelman) from a pregnancy guide. "I was reading a book with my husband. I was three months pregnant, and they said, 'Your baby is the size of an olive." And that was it. We never looked back," the actress shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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"With Camden, I've realized what really matters," Kristin Cavallari told PEOPLE after welcoming a son on Aug. 8 with fiancé, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Weeks later, Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi gave birth to her first child, son Lorenzo Dominic, on Aug. 26. Becoming a mommy for the fourth time, Tori Spelling shared a pic of son Finn Davey's (born Aug. 30) tiny hand clutching onto mom's finger moments after his arrival.
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Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Scott Disick welcomed yet another Kardashian into the clan with the July 8 birth of daughter Penelope Scotland. And it was a girl for Kelsey Grammer, who welcomed his fifth child, daughter Faith, on July 13 with wife Katye. Continuing the girl trend, PEOPLE.com blogger Josie Maran welcomed second daughter Indi Joon July 1 via water birth – a literal labor of love.
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The reality of having three children didn't hit Grey's Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw until she posted a picture of daughter Poppy James (born June 20) surrounded by her proud siblings. "I am so lucky!!!" she wrote. Also counting their baby blessings: supermodel mama Molly Sims and hubby Scott Stuber, who became first-time parents to son Brooks Alan on June 19.
Also born this month: Lily Aldridge's daughter Dixie.
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Looks like Jessica Simpson's baby girl was born camera-ready: Weeks after giving birth on May 1, the singer and fiancé Eric Johnson introduced daughter Maxwell to the world. "We stare at her all the time," Simpson told PEOPLE. It's a house full of girls for Alyson Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof (already parents to Satyana, 3), who celebrated the May 23 arrival of their second daughter, Keeva Jane. And Chris Hemsworth went from superhero to super dad after wife Elsa Pataky gave birth to their daughter India on May 11.
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Jack Osbourne became a first-time dad when his new wife, Lisa, gave birth to daughter Pearl on April 24. Meanwhile, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Kaitlin Olson gave birth to her second son, Leo Grey, with husband and costar Rob McElhenney at their Los Angeles residence on April 5.
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Motherhood has been an amazing ride for Hilary Duff since welcoming son Luca on March 20. "He’s really a good baby," Duff told PEOPLE. With two children at home and a new TV show, life has been nothing but wonderful for James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly after the March 13 arrival of son Joshua. "If you could bottle up and distribute this feeling, I swear there’d be no more war. #fatherhood," he Tweeted.
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It may have taken PEOPLE.com blogger Marla Sokoloff seven months to ease out of her maternity jeans, but the actress is loving every part of becoming a mother to daughter Elliotte (born Feb. 8). "Words cannot express my complete and utter love for her," she wrote. Rounding out the month, Jennifer Garner and hubby Ben Affleck brought home "really, really, really sweet" son Samuel (born Feb. 27), who joins big sisters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, 3.
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Eagerly anticipating the arrival of her first child, Beyoncé couldn't resist a little pampering before welcoming daughter Blue Ivy on Jan. 7. "I did have a fresh eyebrow wax," PEOPLE's Most Beautiful Woman said with a laugh. "I got my nails done, I got my feet done, had my hair done, and I had my little lip gloss." Days before, Without a Trace actress Roselyn Sénchez also gave birth to her first child, daughter Sebella Rose, with hubby Eric Winter.
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American Idol season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino became a mother for a second time, giving birth to son Dallas on Dec. 13. And Rebecca Gayheart and husband Eric Dane received the ultimate holiday gift with the arrival of their daughter Georgia Geraldine on Dec. 28.