Year in Review 2011: Celebrity Baby Boom

Let's take a trip down memory lane and see which celebrities' families got a little bigger in 2011.

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It's been a heck of a year in celebrity baby news, with plenty of surprises and moments of cuteness. But who could forget Beyonce's Twitter-crashing moment when she announced she was going to be a mama on MTV's VMAs? Click to see more memorable celebrity baby news from the past year.
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In June, Beyonce told CNN's Piers Morgan that she'd love to have kids soon. "I always said I'd have a baby at 30," she said. She and hubby Jay-Z have been married for three years and are expecting Baby-once sometime in February.
That's one good-looking family! Actor Orlando Bloom and his wife, model Miranda Kerr, breeze through the airport with their young son Flynn. Kerr gave birth in January...
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...and was back on the runways looking like this in no time. Life isn't fair. We know.
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Jennifer Garner and hubby Ben Affleck are getting ready for their third child. The duo, both 39, have two daughters—Violet and Seraphina—and are "thrilled" to be expecting again.
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While January Jones may play the icy Betty Draper on "Mad Men," we're sure she's a terrific mother in real life to her son, Xander, who was born on Sept. 13.
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No one quite knows who January's baby daddy is, and the actress certainly isn't telling. Looks like Baby Xander isn't talking, either.
Mariah Carey and hubby Nick Cannon had twins Moroccan and Monroe—and evidently didn't hesitate to start dressing them up like celebrities.
When Mariah Carey was pregnant, she took to amusing—albeit odd—ways of adjusting to pregnancy, such as painting her belly with a colorful butterfly.
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Power couple David and Victoria Beckham welcomed daughter Harper Seven, in July. They were high-profile guests at the Royal Wedding in April. We applaud Victoria for neither wearing flats nor looking remotely pregnant in this photo. And, we suppose, for scoring an invite to the season's hottest social event.
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The Beckhams—who are already parents of three boys, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz—arrived at the name because Harper is a traditional English name and because seven is, well, just plain lucky.
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A very weak rumor (repeat: only a rumor) is going around that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, may be expecting. The reasoning? She refused to try the peanut butter offered at a recent tour of a UNICEF outpost and kept touching her stomach. Rumors did not abound, however, that she had a peanut allergy.
One pregnancy rumor that was confirmed concerned Jessica Simpson. The singer-turned-designer announced that she was expecting by tweeting a picture of her as a mummy—get it?—on Halloween.
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Hilary Duff, 24, is expecting her first child—a son, she revealed on "Ellen"—with her NHL hockey player hubby Mike Comrie.
Jessica Alba and hubby Cash Warren welcomed a second daughter—Haven Garner Warren—to the family on Aug. 13. Their other daughter, Honor, is 3.
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Jane Krakowski was one of three from "30 Rock" who welcomed a little bundle of joy this year.
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The 42-year-old actress gave birth to son Bennett on April 13. This is the first son for Krakowski and fiancé Robert Godley.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"30 Rock" leading lady Tina Fey gave birth to her daughter Penelope on Aug. 10. Her other daughter, Alice, is 6. We can only hope they'll grow up to be as hilarious as their mother.
Last but not least of the "30 Rock" baby boom, Elizabeth Banks welcomed her son Felix via surrogate in March.
Mariska Hargitay of "Law and Order: SVU" expanded her family twofold when she adopted Amaya Josephine in April and Andrew Nicolas in October.
Redheaded "Eclipse" star Bryce Dallas Howard is expecting her second child. The daughter of director Ron Howard already has one son, born in 2007, with husband and fellow actor Seth Gabel...
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...looks like the baby is due any day now!
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Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming are expecting their first child together early next year, Us Weekly reported. A rep for the "Die Hard" actor told the magazine that they are "overjoyed with this news and they look forward to welcoming this newest addition into their family." Willis has three other children with ex-wife Demi Moore.
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France's Nicholas Sarkozy and singer-turned-first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy welcomed a baby girl, Giulia, on Oct. 19.
Robert Downey Jr. is expecting his first baby with wife Susan Downey. But it surely came as no surprise to the star: Back when he was promoting his movie "Due Date" in 2010, Downey predicted he would be "wrist-deep in doo-doo" by 2012. Downey is already a father to Indio, 17, his son with ex-wife Deborah Falconer.
Emily Deschanel and husband David Hornsby were excited to welcome their first son, Henry Lamar Hornsby, into the world on Sept. 21.
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Kate Hudson and fiancé Matthew Bellamy welcomed their son Bingham Hawn Bellamy in July.
The actress, the Muse frontman and their newest addition took a stroll in London.
Keri Russell and husband Shane Deary are expecting their second child. “She and Shane have really wanted another baby, and now it’s actually happening,” a friend of the couple told Star Magazine. Here's to four-year-old River having a little brother or sister to play with soon!
EMPTY_CAPTION"Sex and the City" star Kristin Davis adopted daughter Gemma Rose in the fall. "I just could not be happier for Kristin," co-star and fellow fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker said after hearing news of the adoption.
And her "Sex and the City" co-star Cynthia Nixon has a new baby boy with her partner Christine Marinoni. Marinoni, 43, gave birth to Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni on Feb. 7, People reported. Nixon, 44, has two children from a previous relationship with photographer Danny Mozes.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"True Blood" shifter Sam Trammell and longtime gal pal Missy Yager are now proud parents to twin boys.
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Ethan Hawke and his wife Ryan Shawhughes welcomed their second child in July. Bucking the celebrity trend of naming kids after hip U.S. cities (we're looking at you, Bono and Beckhams!), the couple stuck with middle America and named their new daughter after the great state of Indiana.
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Jenna Fischer, who plays a mom on NBC's "The Office," welcomed a son, Weston Lee, with screenwriter hubby Lee Kirk on Sept. 24.
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“Bridesmaids” comedienne Maya Rudolph and director hubby Paul Thomas Anderson welcomed baby number three on July 3, People reported. Jack joins sisters Pearl, 5, and Lucille, 20 months. Rudolph stars in the new NBC comedy “Up All Night."
Lauryn Hill welcomed a baby boy on July 23. The Fugees star and mother of six joked about her pregnancy at a Los Angeles concert in April, saying, "I don't know if I'm the most fertile woman in America."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Celebrity Apprentice" star Ivanka Trump and businessman Jared Kushner welcomed a daughter July 17, and grandpa Donald was the first to reveal her name on "Fox & Friends": Arabella Rose. Ivanka later clued in her Twitter followers.
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Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard and her boyfriend, French actor Guillaume Canet, are now the proud parents of a baby boy, Marcel, who was born May 19. The couple had dated since 2007.
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Stylist Rachel Zoe and husband Rodger Berman welcomed a son, Skyler Morrison Berman. "Mom and Dad literally could not be happier or more in love with their son!" the couple said in a statement.
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Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and partner Jorn Weisbrodt welcomed a baby daughter, Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen, on Feb. 2. "The little angel is evidently healthy, presumably happy and certainly very, very beautiful," he wrote on his website. Why the baby's last name of Cohen? Because her birth mother was legendary poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen's daughter.
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Joey McIntyre and his wife Barrett welcomed a new kid on the block on May 31. "Kira Katherine McIntyre was born May 31st at 12:30 p.m. PST. 7 lbs., 3 oz., 21 in. A beautiful baby girl with great timing and gorgeous hair," McIntyre tweeted.
Pink has a new daughter! The 31-year-old singer announced via Twitter that she and husband Carey Hart welcomed Willow Sage Hart. "She's gorgeous, just like her daddy," Pink wrote. Three guesses as to what color she'll paint the nursery.
EMPTY_CAPTION"A Beautiful Mind" star Jennifer Connelly and husband Paul Bettany welcomed Agnes Lark Bettany to the family on May 31. Agnes is the couple's first child.
Hugh Grant became a first-time dad in 2011. A rep for the "About a Boy" star said Grant welcomed a daughter in October. "He and the mother had a fleeting affair, and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive," his rep told E!
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EMPTY_CAPTION"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" stars Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney are expecting their second child in the spring, People reported. “We’re having a boy! We’re so happy that Axel gets to have a brother so close in age. And that I get to add another set of balls to my very, very male world,” Olson joked.
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It's child number two for Ne-Yo. Only last year, the pop and R&B singer had a daughter, Madilyn Grace. "[Fatherhood] has been a ride, but I'm loving every minute of it," he told People in September.
Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott tweeted the good news in October: "Our family's so happy 2 announce [that on] 10/10/11 [our] baby girl Hattie Margaret McDermott was born at 7:08am! Xoxo." The couple have two other children together, Stella, 3, and Liam, 4.
Funnyman Mike Myers and wife Kelly Tisdale announced news of their first born two weeks after Spike's arrival. "He is healthy and his parents are ecstatic," Myers' rep told E! News.
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