Take A Look Inside Porsha Williams’ Winter Wonderland-Themed Baby Shower

Porsha Williams‘ baby shower was a magical extravaganza.

The very went down Feb 24. in Atlanta.

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Williams’ 80 guests — including sister Lauren and her RHOA costars Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey — wore white for the elegant event, entering the transformed space that featured ice sculptures, white flowers from Akeem Clayton, delicate linen napkins and more among a white-and-rose-gold color palette. The initials “PJ,” a nod to her daughter on the way, adorned the backs of the chairs while the floor read, “Celebrating PJ.”

“The day was magical,” the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE exclusively for this week’s issue, sharing a collection of photos from the stunning shower thrown by her “loving fiancé,” Dennis McKinley and planned alongside ellyB Events. “It was amazing to walk into a room and feel that much love. I have such a tremendous support system around me and women who lift me up and are just so incredibly happy for me.”

“I’ve waited a really really long time for this moment,” adds Williams, 37 (the star announced her pregnancy in September, six years after suffering a miscarriage). “I am cherishing each minute and enjoy every day being pregnant. It’s a blessing for us.”

The delectable spread provided by Chef Donald Wilsonincluded hors d’oeuvres like seasonal fruit, baked brie, teriyaki chicken tenderloin and shrimp ceviche served on edible spoons.

For the buffet station, Williams and McKinley’s family and friends could choose among organic kale salad, lemon rosemary chicken breast with caper sauce, pan-seared salmon with red-onion marmalade, roasted potatoes, orecchiette pasta with chardonnay cream sauce and pesto, green beans and grilled ciabbata.

House-made banana pudding and Georgia peach cobbler made up the sweet portion of the buffet, while guests sipped on sparkling mango beverages and lemon, strawberry and mint water between bites.

“There also wasn’t a space on the dance floor,” Williams (who wore a custom, handmade dress by Derron Cherry and was styled by Jeremy Hanes) tells PEOPLE of the “nonstop” portion of the shower. “The room was filled with laughter and zero stress — only well wishes for the McKinleys.”

And just in case banana pudding and peach cobbler weren’t enough to satisfy party-goers’ sweet tooth, Williams offered a hot-chocolate station and lavish display of desserts provided by Sweet Details, which was chock full of items like macaron towers, cheesecake shooters, chocolate-truffle cake pops, cupcakes and cookie stacks.

The confectionery centerpiece? A gorgeous (and tasty) multi-layer creation by LaMeeka Custom Cake Designs, featuring vanilla bean, butter-almond and red-velvet pastry goodness.

GB Design House provided the napkins for the event, hot-chocolate supplies, popcorn boxes, chocolate truffles for guests to take home, stir sticks and advice coasters, which guests filled out to give their best parenting tips to the mom- and dad-to-be.

Lauren (outfitted in a dress from Williams’ new line, Porsha Williams) and Dish Nation co-host Gary Hayes hosted a hair game. As Williams, owner of Go Naked Hair, explains to PEOPLE, “They had a contest among women [of] who could style the hair on plastic heads the best. The ladies were extremely competitive and it was so much fun!”

For more from Porsha’s baby shower, visit People.com.

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Our First Look At Kenya Moore’s Beautiful Daughter Brooklyn Daly

Kenya Moore and Marc Daly’s baby bundle of joy, Brooklyn Doris Daly, made her debut in the latest issue of People magazine.

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“I finally have everything I’ve dreamed of,” she gushes to PEOPLE, posing with her adorable baby girl for the first time in an exclusive spread for this week’s issue.

“She’s so perfect in so many ways,” adds Moore, who says Brooklyn “makes 101 faces” that always make her laugh. “This little angel … so beautiful. I feel so blessed. It’s all been so worth it.”

If Moore sounds extra gushy, that’s because she’s overcome a lot to get to this moment.

The Detroit native, who was raised by her grandmother and lives in Atlanta, had yearned for a family of her own but always seemed to come up short in the love department, with a series of failed relationships behind her. “It’s weird,” she says. “You can be surrounded by people but if you don’t have what you’ve longed for your whole life — and in my case, that’s a family — you just feel lonely.”

Meeting New York restaurateur Marc Daly, 48, in 2016 changed all that. The couple wed in “a romantic” and intimate St. Lucia ceremony in June 2017, and immediately got to work at starting a family. (“We both want to start a family and soon — like, right away,” she told PEOPLE at the time, “We both want a child.”)

They would eventually turn to in vitro fertilization for help, Moore spilling the good news of her baby-to-be back in March while taping the RHOA season 10 reunion.

But pregnancy brought it’s own challenges. At her first ultrasound, doctors couldn’t see the baby’s skeleton and worried Moore had a false pregnancy. Another visit had physicians concerned Moore was having an ectopic tubal pregnancy and would need to be terminated.

“There were so many scares along the way,” Moore says, explaining she was seeing an OBGYN and perinatologist (a specialist for high-risk pregnancy) weekly. “We held our breath every time we went to the doctor.”

Then in late October, Moore tested positive for preeclampsia — a condition marked by extreme fluid retention and high blood pressure that can lead to serious, even fatal complications. Moore first noticed swelling in her feet, but jokes, “Okay pregnant women, their feet swell!”

Days later, she visited her OBGYN and got on the scale. “In one week, I had gained 17 lbs.” she recalls. “I was like, ‘Wait a minute, is this scale right?’ ‘Cause I remembered specifically what my weight was, and at that point, I was at 203 lbs. already. And then when they weighed me, I was 220 lbs. And I was thinking, ‘Something is not right here. Is the scale broken?’ ”Further tests found protein in Moore’s urine and heightened blood pressure, more signs of preeclampsia. Doctors continued to monitor her and give her more tests over the following days, until they finally decided to pull the trigger.

“I called them to give them my blood pressure readings and my reading was through the roof and climbing,” Moore explains. “They told me, ‘Your condition is worsening so get your bags and go straight to the hospital, you’re delivering today.’ “

Frightened, and with Daly still on a plane to Atlanta, Moore recalls bursting into tears. “It was all happening so fast,” she says. “I started crying because I got so scared. I couldn’t get a hold of Marc, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I just remember feeling overwhelmed with emotion. It was really tough.” 

Less than 12 hours later, Moore was on the operating room table, pumped up with anti-seizure medication for herself and steroids to make sure her premature baby’s lungs were developing properly (“They actually made me wait until some of the other cases got out or else it would have been sooner than that,” she says). 

Delivery was even harder. Moore’s emergency cesarean section lasted a nightmarish three hours (Marc, who arrive in Atlanta with plenty of time, was in the delivery room by her side). Due to fibroids in the way, she ended up being cut twice — horizontally and vertically.

“They couldn’t get the baby out,” she says. “There were all these complications and they knew if they cut into a fibroid, I could potentially bleed out and die. So they ended up cutting me vertically too, to just get the baby out and make sure I survived the surgery. They were so scared they were going to lose me.”

At one point, Moore’s epidural ran out and doctors gave her anesthesia to put her out. She jokes, “When it was all over, my doctor said, ‘This was one for the books.’ ”

Brooklyn is adorable!

 

‘RHOA’ star Kandi Burruss Finds Surrogate To Carry Her Baby Girl

Kandi and Todd are adding more then just new businesses to the family

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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are planning to have more kids.

The couple, who star on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and welcomed their first child, Ace, in 2016, are in the early stages of locking down a surrogate, Burruss told Us Weekly.

“We did find someone, and right now we are in the process – you know it hasn’t been done – but we’re in the process,” Burruss, 42, said.

Burruss, who’s been married to Tucker since 2014, admits she’s a bit “nervous” about moving forward because it’s all so foreign to her.

“Like, I don’t have anybody who can tell me [about it],” she added. “When we were going through the IVF process, I did have a couple of friends who had done it, so, you know, I could talk to them, but this is a situation where I don’t have anybody I can talk to.”

The couple has two girl embryos left and is planning to use them.

They’ll be following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus, who’ve all used surrogates to expand their families.

Both Burruss and Tucker have older daughters from previous relationships.

Kenya Moore Is Ready For The Arrival Of Baby Daly

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star posted a sweet yet stunning picture where she is on a hospital bed looking radiant while hooked up to several machines.

Moore has her husband, Marc Daly, by her side as she gets ready to welcome her bundle of joy in the world.

Kenya recently said about her pregnancy: “I made fun of my swollen feet. Next day my tests came back for possible preeclampsia… I gained 17 lbs in ONE week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine. This is NOT normal! I took more tests. Baby is fine but if they come back higher #babydaly will have to come same day.”

Im beyond happy for Kenya , this shouldve been on RHOA but their lost. The show will never be the same!

Congrats to Kenya.

      

Update

And baby makes three! Kenya Moore and her husband, Marc Daly,welcomed their first child together on Sunday, November 4, I can confirm.

The couple’s daughter, Brooklyn Doris Daly, was born at 9:31 a.m. ET. Weighting 5 pounds and 12 ounced

Kenya Moore Shares Video of Her Ultrasound: ‘My Heart Is Overwhelmed’

A day after she put her baby bump on full blast and shut the haters down, Kenya Moore took to Instagram to share one of her early ultrasounds.

“My heart is overwhelmed by all the kindness and well wishes many of you have sent our family,” she captioned the clip. “I felt compelled to share this video of one of our early ultrasounds when I saw my baby’s heart beating for the first time. I cried like a baby myself!”

If your were still hating and weren’t convinced before, this should put all pregnancy speculation to rest.

Baby Bumpin : Kenya Moore Shows Off Her Growing Belly

Kenya Moore has been keeping her pregnancy hush hush these last few months, but the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ couldn’t hide her growing baby bump during an appearance at Atlanta’s Ultimate Women’s Expo.

They only reason I watch RHOA is Kenya Moore. Im so looking forward to seeing Kenya’s new life with her husband and pregnancy journey on the next season of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta.’ #SecureThePeach

Kenya Moore Announces Pregnancy

Its well known that Kenya Moore has wanted a family, all she needed was the daddy. A few months ago, at the end of the year, there were reports that Moore flew to Barbados for an in vitro fertilization procedure in November. The months that followed, there were rumors that the procedure was successful and she was expecting a child with her husband Marc Daly.

According to reports from Love B Scott, Moore announced that she is pregnant. The report over at Love B Scott says that the announcement might have secured her peach for another season. Apparently, producers are not happy that she has decided to keep her newly minted marriage off of the cameras. Indeed, people like myself who have been following the show will want to see how she handles this new chapter in her life possibly a spinoff.

Kenya, 47, is expected to give birth before the end of this year.

If there’s a twirl bun in the oven, congratulations to Kenya and Marc!