Celebaby: Super-Cute Sun Hats and Surrogacy

17 June 2010

One cute topic that just requires you to go 'aaahhhhh' and one that might give you something to muse on are the delights in store for you with today's Celebaby.

Super-Cute Sun Hats

Now I don't want to tempt fate but the sun has been shining for the last three days, and we can only hope that it's here to stay for longer than the usual two-days-out-five-days-hiding-behind-the-clouds routine we've had over the last couple of years.

Little babies are too cute with sun hats on and this trio of celebrity tots look utterly gorgeous in theirs...

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...from left to right they are Helena, Loretta and Satyana and are the daughters of Kelly Rutherford, Sarah Jessica Parker and Alyson Hannigan.

Of course if your little one is anything like my youngest was, actually keeping the sun hat on for more than five seconds could be a challenge too far!

Sarah Jessica Parker on Surrogacy

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It's an interesting concept and one that always makes me thoughtful.  If you've had babies of your own you know what it's like to be pregnant, to have been with your child for the 40-odd weeks before they make their grand entrance into the world.

You've felt the kicks and the rolls, the hiccups and worried when they were still for too long...but what if you never experienced that but the babies in front of you are biologically yours and your husband's?

What would it be like to know that your babies are growing inside someone else ?  And WHAT must it be like to be the one doing the growing??  My first reaction is to say that the sense of responsibility must be overwhelming...but don't we all feel like that as pregnant mothers? IS it any different if the baby/babies you're carrying aren't yours?

A year ago now, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick welcomed their twin girls into the world (you've just met one of them looking adoreable in her sun hat) who were born by a surrogate.

Talking to Vogue recently, Sarah (45) shared her experience...

“The gestational experience is gone, it’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and — I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. The notion of meeting your children instead of giving birth to them," she continues, "is something best described as “suspended animation. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s, it’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary.”

Sarah and Matthew also looked at adoption as a possibility and started proceedings at the same time, but the twins arrived first.

Sarah went on to say, “I tried and tried and tried to get pregnant, but it just was not meant to be, the conventional way, I would give birth as often as I could, if I could.”

With a seven year old son, you may wonder what the motivation was to have more children and to go to such extraordinary lengths to do so, Sarah explains, "I didn’t want him to have to shoulder the burden of us — later in life — by himself.”

There's something about that last statement that pulled me up short and I've yet to work out why; like I said, something to muse on in today's celebaby.

What do you think?

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