Good News Fridays: Viral Videos, Dope Dads, Celebrity Babies and More

A unique pregnancy announcement goes viral, a dad with baby strapped to his chest makes plays at a Dodgers game, Serena Williams is expecting and more feel-good stories.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published May 5, 2023
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It’s the end of a long week, and if you could use a pick-me-up, The Bump is here to help with Good News Fridays. These are our favorite stories that inspire, entertain and celebrate the best of pregnancy and parenting this week. Stay smiling!

A Unique Pregnancy Announcement Goes Viral

Gabrielle Stone (@gabrielle_stone), the 34-year-old author of the book Eat, Pray #FML, recently garnered over 4 million views for sharing her unique, yet simple pregnancy announcement. After taking a pregnancy test and “shockingly finding it positive,” the author quickly schemed up a way to tell her husband and capture the moment.

When her husband, Taymour Ghazi, arrived home Stone got him to join her on vidoe for what she claimed was a new “viral trend” where someone spelled out the letter of a sentence and the other person had to decipher what it was. After a couple of warmups, like “t-h-e-g-r-a-s-s-is-g-r-e-e-n” she dropped the big news “w-e-r-e-h-av-i-n-g-a-b-a-b-y.” After a short moment of puzzling it together and questioning whether it was real or not, Ghazi excitedly celebrated the news hugging Stone and joking “My brain hurts from the spelling.”

Dad Catches Foul Ball at Dodgers Game with Baby Strapped to His Chest and Beer in Hand

Steve Pettit was just enjoying a regular Dodgers game with his daughter strapped to his chest in a carrier and beer in hand when he saw a foul ball headed his way. With just moments to react, the father of two effortlessly made the catch—without spilling his drink!

The moment was captured and shared on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Twitter, with announcers adding, “A beverage, a baby and a baseball.” When NBC Los Angeles asked how he did it, Pettit simply said that “the ball just kind of came up, and it was kind of like slow motion. It was sort of like, ‘Boop!’ It just like came right to my hand.” That’s some dad magic!

Serena Williams Is Pregnant With Baby No. 2

Just a little less than a year after announcing her retirement from tennis to focus on her family, the 41-year-old all-time tennis great is expecting her second child with her husband Alexis Ohanian. Williams shared the news with fans on Instagram Monday. “Was so excited when Anna Wintour invited the 3 of us to the Met Gala,” Williams captioned the photo featuring her and Ohanian in their Met Gala best. Read more about her announcement here.

Mark Zuckerberg Crafts 3D-Printed Dresses With His Daughters

The father of three recently tapped into his creative side with a new homemade hobby. “I love building things and recently started designing and 3D printing dresses with the girls,” Zuckerberg captioned the photos of his daughters wearing his brightly colored, geometric designs. “A few projects from the last month… (and yes, I had to learn to sew),” he added. A hobby isn’t the only new thing in Zuckerberg’s life, though. Read more about his new addition, born May 20th.

Celebrity Moms Share Their Behind-The-Scenes Met Gala Moments

Evenings spent on the Met Gala red carpet may seem far and away from your typical parenting day-to-day, but when you pull back the curtain, it would seem that celebrity moms are “just like us” when it comes to the little things. From Rihanna dodging her messy 11-month-old to Blake Lively pumping in a bathroom, see all the relatable mom moments here.

Harry Potter Star Bonnie Wright Is Expecting Her First Child

Another Hogwarts baby is on the way! Just weeks after her Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe welcomed his first child, actress Bonnie Wright has announced she and her husband Andrew Lococo are expecting!

The outspoken environmental activist, known for her role as Ginny, shared the news on Instagram April 29. “We’re having a baby! So excited to share this beautiful land with them. What a wild and humbling journey pregnancy is, transforming to make space for new life. Andrew and I can’t wait to meet our baby later this year and become parents,” Wright wrote. Catch up on all the latest details here.


New Protein Discovery Could Make Fertility Treatments More Successful

In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Sheffield created artificial eggs using thousands of beads, each with a different piece of protein on its surface so that sperm could bond with them. After several rounds of removing any beads that didn’t have sperm bound to them, researchers were eventually left with beads corresponding only to the protein MAIA—and sperm bound to all of these beads. Researchers believe MAIA’s ability to attract and help sperm fuse with an egg could be crucial in helping doctors understand infertility and develop new treatments. Read more about this groundbreaking discovery here.

Khloé Kardashian Rumored to Have Named Her Son Tatum Robert

Khloé Kardashian’s baby boy may finally have a name! According to The US Sun, an insider source confirmed that Kardashian named her son Tatum Robert. Kardashian reportedly went back and forth on whether it would be Tatum Robert or Robert Tatum. “Some in the family were leaning more towards Robert because it honors her dad and her brother,” said the source. “It took Khloe a little while to settle on the name, but ultimately she went with Tatum Robert, which is in keeping with Tristan and True’s names starting with a T.” Learn more about Kardashian’s nine-month-old here.

Hunger Games Alum Alexander Ludwig Welcomes Baby Girl

Famous for his role as Cato, Alexander and his wife Lauren recently shared the news of their daughter’s early arrival on Instagram. “Leni James Ludwig decided to come on her own schedule 4 weeks early. Born 4/27/23 at 7:24am,” the new mom captioned a photo of her family of three. Learn more about how the Ludwigs healed from their three heartbreaking prior pregnancy losses and what they had to say to parents dealing with pregnancy loss here.

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