If you’re Asian, you’d probably understand the obsession with getting Dragon babies. You don’t well, us neither. In the past decades, we’ve observed a trend whereby there are over 20% more babies born during the Dragon year because the dragon is believed to be the luckiest of the 12 zodiac signs.
Dragon babies also supposedly grow up to have fiery personalities and blazing ambitions. Too many babies born in a year can have several negative impacts, like fighting with other expecting mothers for a place during medical checkups. Your child will also face plenty of competition in school and may have difficulty looking for jobs in the future.
There is a Chinese saying that goes, “It is better to be the head of a dragon than the tail of the rabbit,” which is why parents prefer to try conceiving towards the end of the rabbit year to have dragon babies. Well it looks like 2012 will be a fantastic year for many celebrity mommies as well though we’re pretty sure they didn’t intentionally coincide their pregnancy with the year of the dragon.
Here are our favourite stars and their “lucky” baby bumps:
It only seemed like yesterday that our favourite tween star Hilary Duff played spunky Lizzie McGuire and today she’s all grown up, married and pregnant! After her marriage, Hilary said she wasn’t planning for a baby so soon because she felt that she was too young but on the first wedding anniversary, she announced her pregnancy and will be expectating a baby boy early this year together with her hockey player husband, Mike Comrie.
As we look forward to the birth of the baby of our favourite sitcom couple Lily and Marshall from “How I Met Your Mother”, what most of us didn’t know in the beginning was that her character’s pregnancy was timed to coincide with Alyson Hannigan’s own!
Joining Alyson who currently has a 2-year old daughter with husband Alexis Denisof is also her HIMYM co-star Cobie Smulders. Are we excited, yes!
The most powerful couple in music entertainment now have an offspring that will hopefully continue their legacy. Beyonce and Jay-Z announced this happy news during the MTV Video Music Awards and close friend Kelly Rowland accidentally let slip that it’s a girl they’re expecting.
Cutest Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will be welcoming their third daughter into the family along side Violet and Seraphina.
While we’re still mulling over the fact that Ashlee Simpson and Pete Weinz have divorced, the other Simpson sister, Jessica Simpson who was once the star of hit reality series Newlyweds (and ended up divorced) is now engaged again and will be expecting a daughter with her fiancee.
Kim’s divorce definitely overshadowed news of Kourtney Kardashian’s pregnancy but good news will always trump the bad so bring on the baby next season!
We bet pregnancies don’t get any easier or less exciting with the second one! Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard announced in fall that they will be expecting again, another sibling for their 5 year old daughter, Ramona.
While things may not look so bright on Demi’s side, Bruce Willis will be welcoming a new baby to the family with his new wife Emma Heming in addition to his three daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore.
Everyone’s favourite bad boy Robert Downey Jr. is going to be a dad. The “Sherlock Holmes” and Iron Man star and wife Susan Levin are expecting their first child, a boy, in February 2012.
There you have it, some faces or rather babies to look out for this year. Who do you think will steal the cutest baby title from little Suri Cruise or Harper Seven? Well, we bet most of you will have plenty of baby showers to go to this year or if you’re attempting for a baby this auspicious year, we wish you good luck!