2011: The Year of the Baby
MARIAH CAREY & NICK CANNON
Talk about double the blessings! The Grammy-winning singer and husband Nick Cannon welcomed two bundles of joy on April 30, the couple's third anniversary. "I'm not trying to be a psychic, but we renew our vows every year so… It's probably going to be in the hospital this year. I can feel it," predicted Cannon before the arrival of his baby boy and girl.
After quietly dating for nine months, the actress and her British rocker fiancé, Muse singer Matthew Bellamy, announced on Jan. 12 that they're expecting their first child together. Hudson – who already has a son, Ryder, 7, with ex Chris Robinson – is "really happy," according to a source. "She was always excited to have kids again at some point."
What a glow! The actress gets in an easy workout in Los Angeles a few days after announcing she's expecting her first baby with husband Christopher Jarecki. "I've been wanting to have a baby since I was 2-years-old – I'm destined to be a mother," Silverstone shared in April.
DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM
On April 13, the 30 Rock star and her fiancé Robert Godley welcomed son Bennett Robert. "Bennett is an amazing, healthy sweet boy and we are both just crazy in love with him," Krakowski told PEOPLE.
Nearly a year and a half after their "high society" nuptials, the Celebrity Apprentice costar and her real estate mogul husband Jared Kushner announced an exciting joint venture – they're expecting! "I have been wanting to share some amazing news with you all for some time," Trump announced via Twitter on Jan. 21. "I’m pregnant!"
It's another baby knockout for the former boxer! Ali and husband Curtis Conway welcomed daughter Sydney on April 4. The couple are already parents to 2½-year-old Curtis "C.J." Muhammad Jr.
The King of Queens finally has a little prince. James and wife Steffiana welcomed their first son, Kannon Valentine James, on Easter Sunday. The little guy joins big sisters Sienna-Marie, 5, and Shea Joelle, 3½.
PENéLOPE CRUZ & JAVIER BARDEM
The Oscar-winning actress – who recently announced she was having her third child with husband Paul Bettany – stylishly walked the red carpet in a gray Grecian-style dress by Lanvin at the Chicago premiere of The Dilemma on Jan 6. Despite looking lovely as ever, the mom-to-be has had her fair share of morning sickness. "The first three months were no fun," she joked to David Letterman. "I had to stand in one spot, in front of my [open] refrigerator, with me dipping pretzels in cream cheese and stuffing them in my mouth."
The former Sister, Sister star has lots to celebrate this year. Not only is she expecting her first child with husband Cory Hardrict, but her new BET show, The Game, debuted to more than 7.7 million viewers – a record for the network.
Awww, how sweet! Carey Hart stays close to his wife (and her bump!) as the happy couple arrive at the American Music Awards last November. They're expecting their first child, but aren't yet sure about the sex. "My mom has always wished me a daughter just like me," joked the singer, who is due this spring, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I'm terrified one of us will go to jail."
The New Kids on the Block singer and wife Barrett – who are already parents to Griffin Thomas, 3, and Rhys Edward, 1 – will welcome baby No. 3 in May. "Barrett and I are so blessed and grateful for the little one on the way. We’ll have our hands full. Three's the new nine!" said McIntyre, who is one of nine children himself.
What's Applegate's parenting style? "I'll probably be a little bit hippie and a little bit Type A," the actress told PEOPLE at the August premiere of Going the Distance, which she attended with fiancé Martyn Lenoble. Now that she's a new mom to daughter Sadie Grace, she'll have more than enough time to test out her theory.
JEWEL & TY MURRAY
Talk about good timing! After two years of trying, the couple is having a baby boy. "We're so excited to be expecting our first baby," said rodeo star Murray. "We always knew we wanted to have a child and this time in our lives feels right."
DREA DE MATTEO
Make room on the tour bus! On April 7, the couple added a boy – Waylon Albert 'Blackjack’ Jennings – to their brood. The new baby joins big sister Alabama Gypsyrose, 3.
Before picking up a best actress Golden Globe for the Black Swan, the expectant actress covered up her bump in a black and white Gianfranco Ferré column dress at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards on Jan. 14. After awards season, how does Portman, who is expecting a child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied, plan to spend the rest of her pregnancy? "I hope I’ll get to lie in bed and eat popcorn and watch TV for the rest of it," she said recently.