Jewel Gives Birth, Plus the Summer 2011 Celebrity Baby Roll Call

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Celebrity summer baby bump watchers, take note: It's your time! In recent days, a steady stream of Hollywood glamour gals have traded their bellies for bambinos, with more scheduled to follow suit in the months to come. The most recent familiar face to trade in her tummy was country-pop singer-songwriter Jewel, who along with rodeo star hubby Ty Murray, welcomed 7 pound, 6 ounce baby Kase Townes --their first, following two years of trying-- on July 11. Here's a look at Hollywood's other newly minted mamas and their summertime celebrity babies.

Victoria Beckham

The Posh fashion designer and her footballer husband's much-anticipated baby girl made her debut on the morning of July 10 in Los Angeles. Little Harper Seven, who joins a trio of older brothers in Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn, tipped the scales at 7 pounds, 10 ounces. She'll no doubt be transformed into a living doll, given her mum's recent assertion that she likes "little girls to look like little girls," but she'll forever be stamped with daddy David's old jersey number -- seven.

Kate Hudson

July 9 --two days before Jewel's big production and a day prior to Harper's emergence-- marked the birth date of Hudson and Muse rocker Matt Bellamy's bundle of joy. The couple hadn't yet decided on a name for the 7 pound, 12 ounce baby boy as of press time, but given the name of Hudson's 7-year old son --Ryder-- expect something more traditional than out there.

Tia Mowry

"Sister, Sister" star Mowry earned her mommy stripes on June 29 with the birth of baby boy Cree. The actress and hubs Cory Hardrick welcomed their first child in Los Angeles (as many celebs do) and are over the moon excited to be playing their new roles. After the birth, Mowry gushed "I feel that my life has just now begun." Ah, the sweetness of brand new parents.


The 39-year old singer gave birth to her second child with much-older husband slash music bigwig Tommy Mottola on June 25. The little guy, who the pair named Matthew Alejandro, weighed a healthy 7 pounds, 14 ounces and joins big sister Sabrina, who is 4.

A few notable late-Spring mommies --who gave birth before June 21, summer's first official day-- include Oscar winner Natalie Portman, who delivered surprise baby Aleph, a boy, on June 8 and softball star Jennie Finch, who birthed her second son, named Diesel, on June 19.

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