2012 – another baby boom year
Every year since 2009 has been a ‘baby boom’ year. And I just read that 2012 is yet another baby boom year – Practical Parenting & Pregnancy (May 2012 p11) says that a baby boom among older mums has seen pregnancies surpass the post-war period for the first time.
So… to set the record straight: there has been a baby boom in the past decade! There are so many more children that more than 450,000 places in schools in England are needed by 2015, government figures show.
The Guardian reports that the problem of no space is most acute in London where, in some areas, children are being taught in shifts.
Hollywood is also in the midst of a baby boom. Expectant parents this year include Reese Witherspoon, Chris Hemsworth, Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr., Anna Paquin & Stephen Moyer, Melissa Joan Hart, Tori Spelling, Neve Campbell, Uma Thurman, Jackson Rathbone, Sienna Miller, Molly Sims, Kourtney Kardashian, Alyson Hannigan, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Kristen Cavallari.
Drew Barrymore and Megan Fox are rumoured to be preggers, and closer to home; Mark Owen and Robbie Williams are going to be dads.
I have masses of friends who are expecting and I’m going to be an aunty as well!
Exciting times are ahead: oodles of randomly named celeb babies and new schools sprouting up all over the place. Yay for 2012!
How many of your friends are pregnant?
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