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Something wonderful happened yesterday—actually it happened yesterday at 9:56 PM. My friend, Heidi, gave birth to a beautiful 6 pound 14.2 ounce baby boy named Luca Tranisi. He gave his momma a run for her money for 7 of the 9 months he resided in her body but he came out 150 percent perfect and healthy.
The topic of babies is not new to me especially as of late because 2011 has certainly turned out to be the year of the baby and we cover it almost every day on E! News. I started to wonder is there something in the Hollywood SmartWater bottles that has every actress, model, singer, reality star…with child? Natalie Portman, Alyssa Milano, Kate Hudson, Mariah Carey, Jessica Alba and even the ladies here at E! have been drinking this said water—producer Jeaneen, editor Stephanie, makeup artist Casey!
Sporting the baby bump has become Hollywood's hottest look! And while I jumped on the skinny jean band wagon two years ago because that too was the trend, I wasn't too sure whether I was ready to jump on this trend so fast.
But Heidi having Baby Luca puts me in an interesting situation. You see, Heidi and I were the last of a certain kind—the last two of our childhood friends sans baby. I've remained very close to this group of girls—girls who I've know since I was ten, with whom I shared clothes and boyfriends; celebrated slumber, birthday, graduation and wedding parties; got into mischief and, well….got into more mischief with! And then one at a time, the babies started to arrive, except for Heidi and me. We had our alliance! In fact, Heidi and I spent last summer drinking margaritas and hanging in the pool saying we wouldn't be able to have afternoons like that with kiddies around. But deep down I knew Heidi really wanted a baby next. And she did!
After congratulating Heidi on her pregnancy I thought, "Everyone is going to start asking me when I'm next!" The pressure! And as sure as I know Hollywood like the back of my hand—the texts and the phone calls came in! "Kristina! You're the last one to have a baby! You're next! When are you going to start trying?" (which, by the way, I think is a weird question to ask).
I love my friends and I know my friends are proud of me and my accomplishments. And while they're impressed that I get to stand next to Ryan Seacrest on E! News I think they'll be much more impressed when I announce a baby on the way, which I will one day. But in the meantime, I'll just shower the babies that are already here with love and presents and tune out my girls when they ask me when I'm next.
Kristina Guerrero is a self-proclaimed small-town girl with big-city dreams. Born and raised in Sunnyside, Wash., Kristina always had her sights set on the Hollywood dream. And at age 18, she set out to pursue it. With only a few pennies in her pocket and a lifetime of ambition in her heart, she packed up and moved to Los Angeles.
The dreams of bright lights, movie stars and superstardom were quickly replaced with the reality of no money, no home and nowhere to go. Not discouraged, she enrolled at the University of Southern California (go Trojans!). While in college, she landed an internship at L.A.'s Fox KTTV and climbed the ladder from "coffee girl" to field producer.
After graduating USC with a BA in Journalism, she landed her first big gig as cohost of The Rub, a relationship talk show, on SiTV network. That break led to an opportunity as a guest correspondent for Access Hollywood, where she interviewed stars like Jim Carrey and Kirk Douglas.
In January 2005, Kristina moved to San Antonio, Texas, to host her own CBS morning talk show, Great Day S.A., for which she received a local Emmy nomination. In addition, she was also a guest cohost on the Adam Corolla radio show and the spokeswoman for Latina magazine's 10th anniversary campaign.
The lure of L.A. was strong, however, and she returned in January of 2008. Most recently, Kristina was on the red carpet at the Grammys and on the sidelines at the Super Bowl as the entertainment correspondent for Inside Edition.
When she's not diligently bringing you your entertainment fix on E! News Now, Kristina enjoys watching intellectual films (The Goonies), reading life-changing literature (Cosmo) and appreciating fine dining (she'll eat almost anything).