When you got pregnant, did you notice that a celebrity found themselves expecting same time, too? And did you follow them, month by month to see what they were wearing, how big their bump was... and then get excited when they popped? These readers did...
Abbey Clancy, 25, Liverpudlian model and now wife of England striker, Peter Crouch, is mum to Sophia – who was born on 14th March 2011
Abbey's pregnancy has been quite the focus for news stories: she was only a few weeks pregnant when rumours of her fiancé's infidelities were published last August.
But Abbey and Peter moved on, and the model went on to have a very glamorous nine months, showing a neat bump and a fabulous maternity wardrobe.
Abbey was apparently certain she was expecting a boy, but gave birth to a healthy 7lb, 9oz little girl
at the Portland Hospital in London in March.
She's since popped back to her model shape for her summer wedding and has been sporting skinny jeans
and micro mini dresses...
Nicola Roberts, 31, was due at the same time as Abbey when she was pregnant with her son, Evan
'I noticed Abbey and I had really close due dates - about five days apart. Abbey's pregnancy was announced first as hers was leaked with pictures of her having a celebratory lunch after her scan. I remember thinking, 'How exciting, this means magazines and newspapers are bound to be writing about her pregnancy progress and I'll have something to compare my bump to!'
In reality, although my bump was quite small too, I felt quite a bit bigger towards the end, but I suppose she is quite tiny! I enjoyed showing my bump off - a bit like her. I lived in skinny jeans and long fitted tops - thank goodness for Topshop maternity jeans!
I wish I had as much time as her to exercise, but what with working full time, plus undergoing a massive house renovation, I didn't have any time (or energy!) to do much!'
Dannii Minogue, 39, Australian actress, singer, designer and former X Factor judge is mum to Ethan - who was born on 5th July 2010
announced her pregnancy in January last year by writing on Twitter:
'Woo hoo – I'm gonna be a mummy.'
The star finished her X Factor duties in December 2009, then had a busy spring launching her fashion range, Project D in April, before moving back to Australia to be a judge on Australia's Got Talent.
She got to put her feet up for a couple of weeks before the birth, although she was also working on her autobiography.
Sadly, Dannii's plans for a home birth were thwarted by complications, but Ethan arrived safe and well after a hospital dash, weighing 8lb, 3oz.
Dale Roe, 34, found a pregnancy pal in the lovely Dannii when she was expecting her daughter Poppy
'To find out your pregnancy runs side by side with a style icon like Dannii Minogue is pretty daunting. She always looks fantastic and me...I was constantly pulling my elasticated maternity jeans up so my crotch wasn't by my knees!
She announced her pregnancy in early January, when my 12-week scan was, so I knew we were due around same time in July.
Once Dannii had Ethan, every day that I was past my due date was getting frustrating.
I felt much better when I sent a tweet to Dannii one evening asking for a message for Poppy to show her when she was older. The next morning I found a DM in my inbox from her and Ethan. I was over the moon that she went to so much trouble!'
Victoria Beckham, 37, designer, ex Spice Girl and business woman is mum to boys Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz – and now daughter Harper Seven, born on 10th July 2011
The Beckhams announced in January that Victoria was pregnant
with their longed-for fourth baby. The rumour mill immediately started as to whether number four would be a girl.
Naturally, Victoria continued to wear vertigo-inducing heels and glamorous clothing
throughout her pregnancy, including to the Royal Wedding in April.
She then adopted a low profile for the final few weeks and Harper Seven
was born in Los Angeles 7lb 10oz.
The newest member of the Beckham clan immediately hit the headlines with her unusual name. And Victoria was snapped just weeks after the birth back in her stilettos,
despite suffering a slipped disc...
Debbie Price, 36, had her pregnancy in tandem with Posh and gave birth to Amelie-Rose not long after her
'I announced my pregnancy before Victoria as I was due a couple of weeks ahead.
During the pregnancy I didn't steal any of Victoria's style - no way could I have walked in heels! I thought she looked fab at Kate and Will's wedding,
and I remember thinking with some envy, why aren't her ankles swollen like mine?
Once I had Amelie-Rose, by C-section, I thought how amazing Victoria was looking after the birth of Harper Seven!
I envy her not having to worry about finances or having to return to work if she doesn't want to, but I don't envy the constant pressure she must be under to look good in public or receive a lashing if she isn't. No-one cares if I'm still wearing my maternity jeans!'
Emma Bunton, 35, ex Spice Girl and Dancing On Ice judge, is mum to Beau and now Tate - who was born on the 6th May 2011
Emma announced her second pregnancy with long-term partner Jade Jones in November last year, then told the press in February she was expecting another boy.
After a few months showing off some very glamourous maternity frocks as a judge on Dancing On Ice, the series came to an end in March, and Emma spent the last few weeks of her pregnancy putting her feet up as she was apparently struggling to sleep.
Tate weighed in at 7lb exactly,
and Emma excitedly announced the birth on (of course), Twitter.
Sarah Lopez, 31, was pregnant at the same time as Emma and had a girl called Eva not long after Emma's baby arrived
'I announced my pregnancy at the end of October and Emma announced hers a couple of weeks later via Twitter, so I saw it immediately and thought how funny it was we were due at the same time.
It was a second pregnancy for us both and our older boys are about the same age too. I couldn't have asked for a nicer 'preg-a-like' - I think Emma is a really likeable woman and not too 'celeby'. I've never tried to recreate any of her style but wouldn't mind being friends with Louie Spence!
She had her son on the 6th of May and my daughter was due on the 9th, but she decided to hang on in there for another 10 days and arrived on the 19th of May. I just wish my baby had been as punctual as Emma's!'
Are you a new mum?
See if your bump and birth matched up with the celebs with our gallery of 2011's famous new arrivals...
- Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom
- Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart
<strong>FEBRUARY: </strong>Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart welcomed baby Aiden to the world - their second child together - on 17 February. Weighing 7lb 12oz, Aiden was conceived following several rounds of IVF. He is Rod's eighth child.</p>
- Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum
<strong>MARCH: </strong>Sophie Dahl gave birth to a baby girl - Lyra - on 2 March. This is the first child for her and her musician husband Jamie Cullum. The couple were said to be 'over the moon'.</p>
- Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch
<strong>MARCH: </strong>Model Abbey Clancy and her footballer boyfriend Peter Crouch welcomed their first baby to the world on 14 March. Abbey, 25, gave birth to Sophia Ruby, 7lb 90 oz, in a London hospital. A spokesperson for the couple said mother and baby were doing well, adding that Abbey and Peter were 'thrilled'.</p>
- James Corden and Julia Carey
<strong>MARCH: </strong>James Corden and his fiancée Julia Carey welcomed a baby boy to the world on 22 March. Julia gave birth at London's Portland Hospital. The couple have since named their baby Max.</p>
- Kym Marsh and Jamie Lomas
<strong>MARCH: </strong>Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh gave birth to a baby daughter on 23 March - five weeks before her due date. The little girl, who weighed just 4lb 10 oz, was born at Manchester's Royal Infirmary. Kym and her fiance, Hollyoaks star, Jamie Lomas named their new arrival Polly.</p>
- Myleene Klass and Graham Quinn
<strong>MARCH:</strong> Myleene Klass gave birth to a baby girl – Hero Harper – weighing 6lb 20 oz on 25 March. This is a second daughter for the TV presenter and her fiance Graham Quinn, who are already parents to three-year-old daughter Ava Bailey.</p>
- Eva Herzigova and Gregorio Marsiaj
<strong>MARCH: </strong>Supermodel Eva Herzigova gave birth to a baby boy (Philip) on 27 March. The baby is the second child for the model and her partner Gregorio Marsiaj, who are already parents to George, three. The 38-year-old delivered her baby at the Portland Hospital in London.</p>
- David Tennant and Georgia Moffett
<strong>MARCH: </strong>The former <em>Doctor Who</em> became a father on 31 March, after his fiancée gave birth to a baby girl. David got engaged to 26-year-old Georgia Moffett at Christmas and now the couple are celebrating the arrival of this first child together - daughter Olivia.<br />
- Les and Claire Dennis
<strong>APRIL: </strong>Les Dennis became a father for the third time on 14 April. Baby Thomas Christopher was born weighing 9lb 3oz at a hospital in London at 2.03pm. The TV star already has a daughter, Eleanor, who turns three on Easter Sunday, with his wife Claire and a son, Philip, 31, from his first marriage to Lynne Webster.</p>
- Holly Willoughby and Dan Baldwin
<strong>APRIL: </strong>Holly Willoughby gave birth to her second child, baby Belle, a month early on 14 April at 5:10 pm, weighing 5 lbs 2oz. Holly and her husband Dan Baldwin are delighted with the new arrival to their family and little sister for 22-month-old son, Harry.</p>
- Rio and Rebecca Ferdinand
<strong>APRIL: </strong>Rio Ferdinand welcomed his third baby to the world on 16 April. The footballer made a <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/04/18/rio-ferdinand-baby-dash-star-races-200-miles-to-see-daughter-bo/">200-mile dash</a> to see Tia born at Wythenshawe hospital, the same maternity unit in which his wife Rebecca delivered the couple's two sons, Lorenz, four, and Tate, two. Rio then raced back down to London, making it in time for Manchester United's Wembley clash with Manchester City.</p>
- Mariah carey and Nick Cannon
<strong>APRIL:</strong> Mariah Carey gave birth to twins - a son and daughter - on <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/04/30/mariah-carey-gives-birth/">30th April</a>, coincidentally the date of the couple's third wedding anniversary. The babies, who have not been named as yet, were born at a hospital in Los Angeles. Mariah, 41, is said to have delivered her daughter first, who weighed 5lbs 3oz, followed by her son, who weighed 5lbs 6oz.</p>
- Emma Bunton and Jade Jones
<strong>MAY: </strong>Emma Bunton and her fiancé Jade Jones welcomed baby Tate to the world on 6th May.<br />
The former Spice Girl announced the happy news on Twitter, writing: "Our beautiful son Tate has arrived safe and sound! We are all so happy and excited. Thanks and love to you all. Xx." Tate is the couple's second son - their first baby, Beau, was born in 2007.</p>
- Ben and Marina Fogle
<strong>MAY:</strong> Ben and Marina are proud new parents to baby Iona, who weighed in 7lb 6oz. The new arrival joins the couple and their older son, Ludo who is 18 months.</p>
- Pink and Carey Hart
<strong>JUNE:</strong> Singer Pink is finally a mum, after what seemed like the longest celebrity pregnancy since Mariah. After welcoming baby Willow Sage, she took to Twitter to annouce her news with the very sweet tweet:</p>
'We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart. She's gorgeous, just like her daddy [Carey Hart]. #beyondblessed'</p>
- Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy
<strong>JULY: </strong>Kate and Matt welcomed their first baby together this summer. The <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/07/10/kate-hudson-gives-birth-to-second-son/" target="_blank">little boy</a> is actually Kate's second, as she has a older son, Ryder, seven, from her marriage to Chris Robinson.</p>
- Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millipied
<strong>JULY: </strong>Black Swan star Natalie is a proud first time mum to son, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/07/07/new-mum-natalie-portman-finally-reveals-her-sons-name-and-joins-bizarre-baby-names-club/" target="_blank">Aleph </a>with fiancé, Benjamin Millipied. Aleph, which can also be spelt Alef, is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet.</p>
- Victoria and David Beckham
<strong>JULY: </strong>After the longest celebrity pregnancy ever, Posh Spice finally welcomed her longed-for baby girl this summer. The new arrival was named<a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/07/11/victoria-beckham-names-baby-daughter-harper-seven/" target="_blank"> Harper Seven,</a> and joins big brothers Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz in the Beckham household.</p>
- Claudia Winkleman and Kris Thykier
<strong>JULY: </strong>TV presenter Claudia is a now a mum for the third time, after welcoming son, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/07/07/claudia-winkleman-gives-birth-to-baby-boy/" target="_blank">Arthur, </a>with husband, Kris Thykier. The couple are also parents to Jake, eight, Matilda, five. </p>
- Danielle Lloyd and Jamie O'Hara
<strong>JULY:</strong> Danielle welcomed her second son, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/07/15/danielle-lloyd-names-premature-baby/" target="_blank">Harry James </a>10 weeks early. The little lad was born in hosptial and transferred to a neonatal unit for help with his breathing.</p>
Danielle and Jamie are also proud parents to Archie, one.</p>
- Selma Blair and Jason Bleick
<strong>JULY:</strong> Selma welcomed her baby, Arthur Saint, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/07/27/selma-blair-finally-gives-birth-baby-boy-born-three-weeks-overdue/" target="_blank">three weeks overdue </a>in July.</p>
Little Arthur is the first baby for Selma and partner Jason, he weighed in at 7lbs 12oz.</p>
- Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
<strong>AUGUST: </strong>Jess welcomed her second daughter, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/08/15/jessica-alba-has-baby-girl/" target="_blank">Haven Garner </a>over the summer. The new arrival joins Jess, husband Cash and older daughter Honor, three.</p>
- Jodie Kidd and Andrea Vianin
<strong>SEPTEMBER: </strong>Jodie and Andrea are proud parents for the first time to son, Indio. The couple <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/09/05/jodie-kidd-gives-birth-to-first-baby/" target="_blank">announced the news</a> with an exclusive statement to Hello! magazine, saying: 'We are delighted to announce the birth of our beautiful son Indio Vianini Kidd. All are happy and healthy and doing well and we could not be happier.' Indio was born by Caesarean section weighing in at 7lbs 10 oz.</p>
- Mel B and Stephen Belafonte
<strong>SEPTEMBER: </strong>After the longest pregnancy since Mariah and Posh, Mel B FINALLY welcomed her third daughter, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/09/08/mel-b-reveals-name-of-her-baby-girl-daughter-madison/" target="_blank">Madison </a>this month. The little lady joins big sisters Angel and Phoenix, who, according to Mel's tweets, chose the name.</p>
- Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
<strong>OCTOBER: </strong>Tori and Dean welcomed baby number three this autumn. Weighing in at 6lb, 14oz, new arrival Hattie was introduced on, you've guessed it, <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/10/11/tori-spelling-gives-birth-to-third-baby/" target="_blank">Twitter. </a>Hattie joins older siblings Liam and Stella.</p>
- Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy
<strong>OCTOBER:</strong> After a very secretive pregnancy, Carla welcomed a <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/10/21/carla-bruni-and-nicolas-sarkozy-name-their-daughter-giulia/" target="_blank">daughter named Giulia.</a> France's First Lady wrote on her official website that she was 'touched' by all the lovely messages the couple received after the little lady's birth. </p>
- Kate Silverton and Michael Heron
<strong>November: </strong>After four failed rounds of IVF, Kate and Michael finally <a href="http://promotions.kitchendaily.parentdish.co.uk/2011/11/06/kate-silverton-gives-birth-to-first-baby/" target="_blank">welcomed their 'miracle' baby,</a> Clemency Florence Rose, this month. The little lady weighed in at 8lbs 9oz, and Kate described her as having 'big lips and big feet like her mummy'. </p>
- Kian Egan and Jodi Albert
<strong>December:</strong> Westlife star Kian and Hollyoaks' Jodi got an early Christmas present this year, when their <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/12/21/westlife-s-kian-egan-is-a-dad-for-the-first-time-jodi-albert/" target="_blank">first baby together,</a> son Koa, arrived two weeks early, just days before Christmas! </p>
- Lily Allen and Sam Cooper
<strong>November:</strong> After sadly suffering a late miscarriage in 2010, Lily Allen <a href="http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2011/11/25/has-lily-allen-given-birth-sam-cooper/" target="_blank">gave birth to a baby daughter</a> in November, her first with new husband, Sam Cooper. </p>