“But I’m really seeing the difference between ‘Daddy’s little girl’ and ‘Mama’s little boy.’ My son is really attached to his mama, and my daughter was really attached to me. I think that’s just the way things go.”
But there’s one thing that Ribeiro, 42, has going for him with his 5-month-old. “He knows my voice. If he hears my voice, even if it’s on TV, he starts looking around for me. He’s a lot of fun.”
Ribeiro tells PEOPLE that fatherhood inspired him to do more charity work. ”My children are fortunate not to grow up underprivileged, but millions of other kids don’t know what that’s like,” he says. “I want to help as many of them as I can.”
On Saturday night, Ribeiro served as emcee for the Back to School Blast of A Gift for Teaching, an organization that distributes school supplies to underprivileged children.
“Any time I can lend my name to a charity that benefits children, I try to do it,” he says. “It’s a good way to be an example to my own kids.”
And there may be more Ribeiros on the horizon.
“I’m not done having kids,” he says. “My wife and I have been talking about having one more. That needs to happen in the very near future. I don’t want to be 75 years old when my kid graduates from college, so I’m going to have to get on this really soon!”
He adds, “My wife wants to have a girl next, so we will go for the girl next — but you never know. We will be happy with whatever happens.”
Angelina Jolie Having Ovaries Removed, Will Freeze Eggs to Have Another Baby
Posted by Adam
Wednesday March 19, 2014
ANGELINA Jolie is having her ovaries removed — but she is planning to freeze her eggs so that she and partner Brad Pitt can conceive through a surrogate.
In February 2013, Angelina Jolie made a bold and brave move when she decided to have a double mastectomy. The decision came after Angelina was tested to see if she was carrying the same genetic disposition that took her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, for which her results were positive.
Jolie is taking her brave preventative actions one step further by opting to have her ovaries removed.
Once Angelina’s ovaries are removed, she will no longer be able to reproduce on her own.
“Angie knows Brad wants more children, so she’s decided to freeze her eggs before the procedure so that they can add to the family in time,” a source revealed to Star magazine.
“She’s amazing to muster the strength to face yet another major medical procedure and still plan for another baby.”
Spy Kids actress Alexa PenaVega covers the December/January issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby and opens up about her first pregnancy with husband, Big Time Rush star Carlos PenaVega.
On her road to pregnancy: “We tried to get pregnant for a good six months without luck. When it’s not working, you think, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ I struggled with an eating disorder when I was younger. It was a big part of my life, and I was worried that I wasn’t getting pregnant because of some long-term damage from what I’d put my body through. Even though my doctor said I was healthy, I felt so guilty about it. It’s such an emotional ride, and you blame yourself for everything. What brought me peace was my faith in knowing that it would happen when it was supposed to happen.”
On their sex life: “I started using an ovulation kit that gives you a happy face when it’s a good time to try. Carlos was rehearsing for Grease: Live at the time, and I’d text him, ‘Baby, you need to get home now.’ I found there’s such a difference between having sex when you’re trying for a kid and when you aren’t. For us, sex became so much more intimate, beautiful, and passionate when we were trying. Suddenly the realization hits you: ‘Oh my God, we could be starting another life!’ That brought us so much closer. Of course, once I got pregnant, I felt so bad for him, because between the puking and exhaustion, I was just done. Carlos kept saying, ‘I can’t wait for that horny state to kick in.’ He hasn’t read any of the books, but he knew about the horny state! Now, in my third trimester, I’m finally getting riled up again.”
On when she discovered her pregnancy: “After a vacation I took a pregnancy test and then tried not to look at it, because I’d seen so many negative ones already. But this time it said ‘Pregnant.’ I just stared at myself in the mirror, and then I started pacing back and forth. Even though we wanted it for so long, I thought, ‘Oh my God, are we ready?’ Carlos was getting bags out of our car, and I ran outside and called him—not like ‘Babe!’ but more [guttural] like ‘Carlooooos!’ He looked up, and I blurted out, ‘I’m pregnant!’ There was nothing sweet or romantic about it. And he did not believe me. He literally started looking around for cameras.”
On bonding with her growing baby: “Women told me how connected they felt to their baby. I wanted to feel that way too, but I didn’t at first, and it was really getting me down. We’d get the ultrasound pictures, and they just didn’t feel real. I even thought, ‘Could I have prenatal depression?’ But now, at 29 weeks, I finally get it. It wasn’t until I could really feel my son move that I understood what everyone else was talking about.”
On finding out the baby’s gender: “We were so convinced that we were having a girl that we picked out a name and called the baby that. Big mistake. I’d focused on what I thought was a little girl in my tummy, and when the doctor told us it was a boy, I felt a little crushed, like she just disappeared. Of course, now I’m so in love with my son that I’d feel robbed if it were a girl. But I wish I would’ve held off on allowing myself to get attached in the first place.”
On her birth plan: “I’d like to have a natural birth, but I don’t know how I’m going to feel on the actual day. I might get an epidural after five minutes. That’s why I don’t want to have any birth plan set in stone. You never know how your body will react to labor….Carlos will be with me during the delivery. And while we love our families, we’ve already told them that we don’t want any visitors at the hospital. This is our new family and a special moment for my husband and me to share.”
The Frasier star, 61, and his wife, 35, welcomed their third child together and Grammer’s seventh total – son Auden James Ellis Grammer – on Monday, Nov. 14, PEOPLE reports.
The newborn weighed in at 7 lbs. and measured 21 inches in length.
“Both mother and son are doing great,” their rep says. “The name was chosen to honor the great poet W.H. Auden, and James is after another great poet and singer James Taylor — two of our favorites.”
The statement continues to say that Ellis is a family name: It was Grammer’s maternal great-grandfather’s name.
“He was a colorful character, to say the least, and we wanted to give the name a second chance,” their rep states.
Grammer and Walsh are also parents to daughter Faith Evangeline Elisa, 4, and son Kelsey Gabriel Elias, 2.
The Cheers alum is also dad to daughters Spencer, 33, Greer, 24, and Mason Olivia, 15, and son Jude Gordon, 12.
Greer – who is an actress on Awkward – recently gushed about becoming a big sister again.
“I’m very excited,” the actress said. “I mean, my dad, he loves little kids. He always has. He’s a huge little-child fan, and he’s just so good at it. Him and Kayte are such good partners and they parent so well together and they just want this kind of big family. So now I’m going to be one of seven, which is crazy.”
Greer added: “It’s kind of awesome. I mean, it’s really fun and I know that, like, when I start having kids — which won’t be for a while — at least they’ll have lots of aunts and uncles.”