Anisa Arsenault

Anisa Arsenault is the editorial assistant at The Bump, and was probably led there by her affinity for the video "Babies Eating Lemons for the First Time." (Having a bad day? Check it out.) Obsessed with all sorts of news and celebrities, she'll keep you updated on all that is current, relevant and funny in the world of parenthood and babies. Follow her on Twitter @anisaarsenault.

National Adoption Month: One Couple's Journey with Embryo Adoption

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Yesterday we reintroduced you to Katherine Heigl's adoption story. But as we learned from Liz and Kevin Krainman, there's more than one way to adopt. The Austin, Texas, natives considered the little-known option of embryo adoption when Liz discovered she had a severe diminished ovarian reserve at age 33. So while IVF wasn't going to allow them to... read more

Cold Comforts: Spruce Up Your Winter Maternity Wardrobe

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Well, it dipped below 30°F in New York and other parts of the Northeast today, and it was a harsh reminder to bundle up yourself and your bump for the loooong cold spell. So, moms-to-be, what will you be wearing this winter? We're not going to tell you not to wear sweats. We're just giving you some other fashionably comfy... read more

National Adoption Month: Katherine Heigl's Story

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Tonight, Katherine Heigl makes her return to network TV. And she isn't the prom-dress-sobbing, LVAD-wire-cutting Izzie Stevens you know and love from Grey's Anatomy. Nope; this time Heigl appears as a badass CIA analyst solving the mystery of her husband's death on NBC's State of Affairs. In real life, though, Heigl's day-to-day routine isn't so fast-paced... read more

Kourtney Kardashian's Second Baby Shower: Breakfast at IHOP!

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We truly cannot keep up with the Kardashians… at least when it comes to baby showers. On Sunday, Kourtney had another baby shower (for baby No. 3) — this time a pajama party at IHOP. "I have the best friends in the world! Sunday morning 9am IHOP in our pajamas! #fancyBabyShower," Kourtney posted on Instagram.... read more

Don't Forget to Enter Our Best of Baby Awards!

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Only three weeks left to put your best baby gear forward and enter our Best of Baby Awards! We'll be judging from over two dozen categories, including: Baby carriers Eco-friendly gear Diaper bags Strollers (single and double) Car seats High chairs Bouncers Swings Cribs Changing tables Gliders and rockers Breast pumps Nursing accessories Teethers and... read more

Your Thanksgiving Menu Made Easy

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Whether you're in charge of hosting duties or just preparing the pecan pie, consider using this weekend as a Turkey Day dry run. Can you prepare for family drama? Nope. But can you make sure that your stuffing is the big hit of the night? Absolutely. A Classic Roast Turkey A no-fail turkey recipe you can... read more

There's No Such Thing As a Free Sperm (Or Is There?)

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You’re gonna love this one. We’re all for fertility treatment advancements, and are happy to report that in 2014 alone, we’ve seen innovations like three-parent IVF and single embryo transfer. Apparently, there’s a whole subculture of guys looking to further the fertility cause — through natural insemination. Sperm donors are connecting... read more

Snooki's Cake for JWoww's Baby Shower Goes There

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JWoww's baby girl Meilani might be four months old now, but details of the baby shower aired Wednesday night on the latest episode of  Snooki & JWoww. Thanks to BFF Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni Farley's baby shower cake may just have trumped Christina Aguilera's. It was yet another vagina-themed cake -- this time complete with a baby's... read more

Heartbreaking Song From a Dad to Dying Newborn Son

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We're sad to report this story doesn't have a happy ending, but it's a testament to a father's love. As his newborn son, Lennon, fought for his life in the NICU, Chris Picco sang him the Beatles's "Blackbird." The impressive cover even included a guitar. Picco's wife, Ashley, had just passed away after an emergency C-section. “It’s impossible to... read more

Kate Middleton Wows at Star-Studded London Variety Show

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Mark this day on your calendars, because Kate Middleton met One Direction. The princess, alongside Prince William, glammed it up at the Royal Variety Performance in London, an event at which Queen Elizabeth is usually the guest of honor. But the younger royals stood in her place tonight, welcomed into the Palladium theater by none... read more