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JESSICA SIMPSON & Maxwell Drew

May 1

"I was always meant to be a mom," Simpson cooed after giving birth to her first child with fiancé Eric Johnson.

Beyoncé Knowles & Blue Ivy

January 7

"My No. 1 job is to protect her," the singer told PEOPLE of her first child with husband Jay-Z.

J.R. MARTINEZ & Lauryn Anabelle

May 2

The Iraq War hero and Dancing with the Stars champ calls his baby girl "an angel."

CHRIS HEMSWORTH & INDIA ROSE

The Avengers star and wife Elsa Pataky welcomed their first child on May 11.

REESE WITHERSPOON & TENNESSEE JAMES

The actress says she's "slowly crawling back" into shape since having her third child on

JENNIFER GARNER & SAMUEL

Her third child with husband Ben Affleck joined sisters Violet and Seraphina on Feb. 27.

NICOLE 'SNOOKI' POLIZZI & LORENZO DOMINIC

The reality star says she's "a new person" and no longer a partyer since her son's Aug. 26 arrival.

JAMES VAN DER BEEK & JOSHUA

"Heart expanding way faster than my brain," the actor tweeted after his wife, Kimberly, delivered their second child on March 13.