Kate Middleton Pregnancy Watch: sickness, Kirsty Allsopp’s tips and first baby photos
KATE Middleton Pregnancy watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy:
Those front-page headlines:
Daily Mail: “Relieved William leaves hospital after six-hour bedside vigil”
She has morning sickness.
Daily Telegraph: “Smile of relief as Duchess recovers”
The Times: “Royal smile that says Kate is on the mend”
Can you do the royal smile?
Daily Star: “Wills Joy as Kate on Mend”
The Sun: “She’s doing swell – Duchess feeling better – Dando ex to deliver baby.”
Murdered BBC news woman Jill Dando’s ex-lover Alan Farthing will pull the royal child free.
Daily Mirror: “Sick Kate may be on rip for Weeks.”
Insert joke about Prince Edward here.
The Independent: “Pregnant Princess: My part in her fairy tale.”
Will the child be born in Scotland – it needs the kids:
The Herald: “Fertility treatment probe as pregnancy rates slump:
Daily Express: “Kate: Baby Girl will be Queen”
She’ll be a princess.
In other news:
Christopher Wilson (Daily Mail): “So, what is she does have twins?”
Yeah. So what!
Grace Dent (Indy): “Who exactly is supposed to be interested in Kate’s baby? Not me – and not anyone I know:
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Kirstie Allsopp is here to help in the Daily Mail. It’s an Open Letter to “Dear Kate”:
My heart goes out to you. Like you, I suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum — extreme morning sickness. Like you, I was forced to announce my pregnancy much earlier than I would have wanted when news got out that I was so ill.
It seemed like a double whammy and I suspect, like me, you would have given anything for the world not to know about your pregnancy until you were feeling better.
Washington Post - Ashli Foshee McCall: “Surviving Kate Middleton’s ’s pregnancy disease was a test of faith”
When I heard the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly Kate Middleton was less than 12 weeks pregnant and hospitalized for “extreme morning sickness,” I prayed that she was spared the mistreatment that so many sufferers of the same rare illness, hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), have endured…
My husband couldn’t help me. He thought I was either going to die or suffer permanent physical and emotional damage. Everyone around us was telling us how abnormal my condition was, except for the doctors, who weren’t telling us anything.
After months of terrible suffering, I woke up one morning and just snapped. With my husband’s consent, I made an appointment and did the only thing I thought I could do to save my life and health: I had a second-trimester abortion.
Left untreated, hyperemesis patients lose weight because they are unable to eat or drink without vomiting. A Sydney GP and sufferer, Melinda Griffiths, likened the feeling to a continuing bout of gastroenteritis. It was like being on the cusp of vomiting, without respite.
”You can feel your mouth drooling, you feel really, really nauseous. You can’t get comfortable,” Dr Griffiths said. ”It feels like you’re stuck at that point because even after a vomit you might get relief but if you do, it will be short-lived.
Daily Mirror: “Scots presenter Michelle Watt: Kate Middleton illness is horrific but I’d do it again for my girl”
TV PRESENTER Michelle Watt lost a stone in her first six months of pregnancy as she was plagued by the same condition as Kate.
The former 60 Minute Makeover host developed hyperemesis gravidarum when she was six weeks pregnant with daughter Jaymi.
Michelle, 32, who is married to car sales manager Paul Kerr, 38, was violently sick 15 times a day up until the moment she gave birth on October 26, 2009.
Former Playboy model and self-proclaimed “smart blonde” Holly Madison has been hospitalized at seven months pregnancy with an illness similar to Kate Middleton. The reality star tweeted a picture of herself in the hospital with intravenous tubes in her arms and a floral blanket covering her legs and Converse clad feet.
It’s the first pregnancy for Madison who used to be one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends at his Playboy mansion. The former “Girls Next Door” beauty confirmed her December 3 hospitalization due to morning sickness on Twitter.
“Almost seven months and morning sickness took hold! Glad to be otherwise OK, though,” Madison tweeted. She later assured her Twitter followers and concerned fans that she was doing well and thanked them for keeping her busy while she was cooped up in the emergency room.
Nicole Polizzi told the New York Daily News she wanted to send best wishes to the new parents-to-be. Her son, Lorenzo, was born in August, and she seems to be enjoying her time as a new mom but talks about how she misses being pregnant.
“It’s hard, but don’t stress out!” Snooki told the Daily News. “Enjoy your pregnancy and be excited.”
Sandra Parsons (The Mail):
Morning sickness — in poor Kate’s case, an appallingly extreme version — is only the first indication of a shocking new reality that all parents must come to terms with: from now on, life’s no longer all about you.
As far as the Duchess of Cambridge is concerned, I imagine this is a lesson that will come easily — for two reasons.
The first is that, like most new mothers, she’ll find her new son or daughter is the most beautiful, fascinating and diverting baby ever to have existed.
Giving: Kate has selflessly acceded to William’s every wish, from wearing Diana’s engagement ring to making Kensington Palace their permanent London home. The second reason is that — unlike most new mothers — she’s already quite used to the concept of putting someone else first. Her life has revolved around William’s from the moment they started dating.
“William and Kate, by nature, are just very traditional,” Victoria Arbiter, ABC’s royals contributor and daughter of former Queen Elizabeth II press secretary Dickie Arbiter, tells E! News.
“You have to remember they are naming the future king or queen. So you won’t want to see something silly, like Queen Suri, which would be fine if you are playing dress up but it is not quite appropriate for when you are the queen of 16 nations. They are going to be very careful when naming their child, so we will see something traditional.” And, very likely, something that borrows from one or more of the baby’s royal relatives.
“I think my personal choice would be Alexandra for a girl, which is the current queen’s middle name,” says Arbiter, calling it “beautiful” and “traditional.” “Then with middle names we would see, again, a homage paid to the queen with Elizabeth,” which also happens to be Middleton’s middle name.
“Victoria Mary Diana” is a real possibility.
The Nation (Pakistan): “Is this what royal baby could look like?”