Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady welcomed baby girl Vivian Lake Brady

Gisele has already given birth! Isn’t that… really fast? I guess we’ve been warped by Jessica Simpson and Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore, all of whom I could have sworn had 11-month gestation periods. Gisele never really got around to officially announcing this second pregnancy either – sometime after the Met Gala in May, “sources” merely confirmed that Gisele and Tom Brady were expecting again. So… it was all very fast. Mazel tov!

We’re told that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, welcomed their second child Wednesday night, a bouncing baby girl named Vivian. This marks the third child for Brady, who has a 2-year-old son, Benjamin, with Gisele, and a 5-year-old son, John, with actress Bridget Moynahan. Brady and Gisele confirmed they were expecting in August, and the rumored arrival came days before Ben celebrates his birthday on Saturday. There was no word on whether Gisele went with a water birth again this time. We wish the happy family the best.

[From The Boston Globe]

Aw! I’m so glad they had a little girl this time. And I don’t hate the name Vivian either. It reminds me of Pretty Woman (Julia’s character’s name was Vivian) and of Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. I bet Tom is super-excited he got a daughter at last. And I bet she’s daddy’s little girl. Congrats to Gisele and Tom!

UPDATE: Gisele posted a photo and announcement on her Facebook – the photo is just of little Vivian’s hand, and we know the baby’s middle name now! She’s Vivian Lake Brady. Gisele’s message: “We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel. Vivian Lake was born at home on December 5. She is healthy and full of life.
Thank you all for your support and well wishes. We wish you and your families many blessings.”

These are photos from one month ago, the beginning of November. Was Gisele really eight months pregnant then?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Rhea says:

    Congrats! But is this means that she would start giving an advice about how to raise a child again in the interview???

    • V4Real says:

      Of course she will; don’t forget she has her BSD (Bull Shitters Degree) in child rearing.

      But she does carry pregnancy well; Damn her and congrats at the same time.

    • Laurie says:

      Let me guess, Vivian is already potty trained at one day old and we are all bad moms because our little ones were not potty trained so early. I recall an interview she did when her son was a baby and she insisted he was potty trained because after a feeding she held him over a toilet and had him pee into the commode – all the while putting down the rest of us mothers who are obviously doing everything wrong! I have disliked her immensely after that interview years ago.

      • Bodhi says:

        Its called Elimination Communication (EC) & some people swear it works. Personally, I think it trains the parents more than the kids, but whatever works, ya know?

        None of that doesn’t mean that she isn’t in insufferable, though!

      • ol cranky says:

        @Bodhi – yeah it works (sort of) because you frequently hover your child over a toilet until they go to figure out their eating/digestion cycle and then, once you’ve figured out their cycle, you pretty much change the frequency of holding them over the toilet to meet their schedule. It’s like house training a puppy but they’re not really house trained until they start telling you when they need to go. EC is really a misnomer since the baby isn’t communicating he/she needs to go so they may go when you dangle them over the toilet but that doesn’t mean they are really potty trained. If a parent using EC doesn’t hold the kid over the toilet at the right time, they’ll still go wherever they may be. To truly be potty trained, they start to realize they’ll need to go and then tell you.

        If you really want your baby to be potty trained at a younger age, use cloth diapers instead of disposables. They tend to start to put 2 & 2 together more quickly if they’re uncomfortable after soiling.

      • Bodhi says:

        @ ol cranky – My son is 19mo & has been in cloth since he was 6 weeks. I am part of a cloth diapering group here in Tulsa & I talk about them All.The.Time on FaceBook & I preach about them to all my preggo friends. I LOVE cloth!

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        @ bodhi- I need to pick your brain ASAP!!!! Our little man is four weeks old. We want to cloth diaper once he fits the size two thirsties. But that said seriously. I need to pick your brain. We want to give ec a shot too. How did you find a cloth diaper group????

      • Bodhi says:

        @moxylady I found my group just googling “cloth diapers tulsa”. You might find a shop in your town & they are always great resources. You might find a FaceBook group too, which is what I was lucky enough to find.

        You might have to wait a while till your babe fits into a Thirsties size 2. Have you thought about a one size option? Rumparooz are my fave b/c they have a double gusset (great for holding in those poosplosions!) There are sooooo many brands & styles & it can get overwhelming

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        @ bodhi-
        My husband and I watched a ton of YouTube videos going over the different types and brands. It is very overwhelming! We went for thirsties but I can’t remember why now. (Very tired lol) we only got a couple to see if we really like them.
        How often do you do laundry? Any tips or thoughts? What are some major benefits in your mind?

    • patricia says:

      I’d have called her VIVIEN LEIGH Brady!

  2. jane says:

    Aww congrats to them! I’m so happy they had a little girl!

  3. Samigirl says:

    Ahh, I think the woman is insufferable, but I bet she’s over the moon about having a girl. So much fun!

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    Congrats to them. And thank you for the lack of overshare this time around. (That would be an all-encompassing “thank you,” regarding both the pregnancy and your mothering in the future. Consider it a baby gift.)

  5. Ann says:

    It’s nice to see a celebrity name their child something normal. Vivian is a nice choice, it’s a little different, but still normal. The child won’t have to spell it everytime she is asked her name. And she’s not named after a fruit, or a color or some other weird inspiration.

  6. mimifarrow says:

    No way she was really pregnant. Just kidding! But seriously, that was fast and she looked amazing.

  7. Isa says:

    Anyone think to themselves “of course she had a boy and a girl.”
    Anyway I like the name. Her pregnancy went by really fast. Maybe she knows how insufferable she came off in the interviews and is keeping quiet because of them.
    I wish I was a woman that only gained weight in my belly. She looks like a pregnant stick figure.

  8. Ms Kay says:

    2012 = most prolific year in celebs baby births..

    Totally forgot this one was pregnant.

  9. RTR_Girl says:

    I saw a headline a few days about her, and apparently she was spouting out some BS again about “violent hospital births.” I didn’t have time to read the article but I am pretty sure I can guess what it said. Damn, this woman is a self-righteous idiot.

    • Seagulls says:

      She is self righteous, and sanctimonious, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t women who experience coercion, violence, and birth trauma. Although I don’t know if that’s what she was talking about.

      • MollyB says:

        There are women who experience violence, coercion and plain substandard care in homebirths, too. If you want to ruin your day, google Hurt By Homebirth. Women deserve to be listened to and respected and they deserve competent medical care, wherever they give birth.

      • Seagulls says:

        I don’t doubt it. I had quite the online interaction with a home birth midwife a few months ago; there is no doubt in my mind that midwives are also capable of victimizing. I don’t think that the home birth culture supports it in the same way as the doctor/patient power structure does.

    • Char says:

      check out a documentry called “The business of being born”. It is a film created by Riki Lake after her poor experiance with a hospital birth. Super informative.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      When my sister was having her baby, she was wandering the halls and could hear a woman while she was giving birth. Her male doctor, impatient as f*ck said something like, “Well I’ve had about enough of this,” and proceeded to cut her… both sides because the f*cker couldn’t take the time and slow it down so she wouldn’t tear, so he did it for her.

      So… yeah…. violent births can happen.

      But maybe the doctor had an important golf game to get to or something.

  10. RTR_Girl says:

    I saw a headline a few days about her, and apparently she was spouting out some BS again about “violent hospital births.” I didn’t have time to read the article but I am pretty sure I can guess what it said. This woman is a self-righteous idiot.

  11. Apples says:

    She may be self-righteous and vocal, but, she’s not wrong.

  12. Becky says:

    Poor child. This is going to be one unfortunate looking girl.

  13. serena says:

    I’m so glad it isn’t another Olive or Pearl..

  14. The Original Mia says:

    They mentioned on Sunday during Tom’s game that the birth was close. So happy for them. Glad they finally got a little girl in that family.

  15. Talie says:

    That is a really pretty name, a classic take on Veronica Lake.

    Anyway, I think her body was just built for pregnancy, it seems to take to it very well. Also, she’s probably very healthy, which helps.

  16. Newyorking says:

    I am 22 weeks and look the same as she was 8 months preg! But I didn’t have a falt belly to begin with, and am having twins. I don’t understand birthing at home. Hospitals are better – medical equipment needed is within reach, much more practical.

  17. Jegede says:

    Congrats Gis.
    Interesting middle name Lake.
    Woulda been funny if it were Blake
    Than again their first son’s full name is Benjamin Rain.
    A water theme in the family maybe?

  18. Starlight says:

    What’s wrong with giving advice on child rearing? Those that don’t agree, then don’t follow because you just don’t know that there are some women who can benefit/agree with her advices.

  19. Lucky Charm says:

    Congratulations on their new daughter!

    As for her seemingly short pregnancy, she’s very tall so didn’t show as much. Drew, Reese & Jessica are all very short, and shorter women tend to look bigger sooner because the baby has nowhere to go.

  20. TorontoE says:

    Vivian was the name of the “Lady of the Lake” in knights of the round table…maybe not everyone got told arthurian legends as bedtime stories (tumbleweed rolls by) but to me its like naming your kid the same thing twice..Anybody, anybody?…Bueller? Probably just me.

  21. someone says:

    Congrats to Tom and Gisele! I always wanted a boy and a girl, in that order, but fate didn’t have that planned for me. Such is life. Vivian is a pretty name too.

  22. SusieQ2 says:

    Not a huge fan, but love the name Vivian. Reminds me of the awesome character Marianne Jean Baptiste played on ‘Without a Trace’.
    Congrats to them.

  23. gatinha says:

    i agree with other posters, tall mamas are able to carry the baby without expanding outwardly so much because there is so much more room in the torso. I am 5’11 and past my due date today and people still can’t believe im 9 months pregnant, even though the baby measures and weighs what it should!

  24. KellyinSeattle says:

    What’s w/ Tom’s hair always looking like Eddie Munster’s?
    Congrats to them for the baby; Viv is a pretty name. Isn’t the Pitt-Jolie daughter named Vivienne? Different spelling? Don’t hear much about their daughter.

  25. Memphis says:

    Congrats! Nice name. I think John, Benjamin and Vivian sound very nice together (not that they have too).

  26. aud says:

    Thank god!

    I was so worried that she would go into labor before the game on Monday. It’s too big of a game for Brady to miss!

    I also like the name and see her being Victoria Beckham like in her treatment of her daughter

  27. Turtle Dove says:

    Wonderful news. Congratulations to the whole family. I hope mom and baby are doing well.

  28. Ash says:

    Yeah yeah, that’s great about the baby. What I want to know is what in the sweet hell is going on with Tom Brady’s hair in that first pic. Anyone?

  29. Amy C says:

    Congrats! I read it she gonna have twins wrong prediction obviously.

  30. VanillaFrosting says:

    The one time I am jealous of tall ladies is when I see them pregnant. My belly looks like that and I am just 6 months pregnant but 6 inches shorter than her. I wish I could be that tiny at 8 months! Probably one of the reasons these supermodels don’t seem to get any/many stretchmarks. Nothing has to stretch much!!

  31. Dana says:

    I don’t see this *itch being hands on like Victoria is with Harper. She already employs a team of nannies for the first kid.

    • Sachi says:

      Are you sure you’re talking about Gisele?

      Because she rarely parades her son except for the few occasions when the paps take their photos at the park near their house, and even then she’s almost always the only one there playing with her son and with Jack when he comes to stay with them. Sometimes her sister comes with her or her relatives accompany her.

      From what I read, she has a lot of siblings and a big family and they stay with her from time to time.

      Never read/saw photos of a “team” of nannies taking care of her son.

  32. Miss M says:

    Congrats to Gi and Tom. The usually choose their kids names that can have the same pronounciation in both Portuguese and English. I hope she will be as cute as Gi’s niece, Duda Bundchen.

  33. lady X says:

    I would like to say you pregnant women are way to hard or yourselves … Most pregnant women I see are gorgeous .. no matter how tall or short… you are carrying a life…!!!! You all look gorgeous …