Happy New Year! And what better way to celebrate all that's new in life than by giving a nod to all the new little lives that emerged in 2012 - the year everyone was at it (myself included).

Not a month went by without some celebrity either announcing their big news or popping out a sprogling.

January: Beyonce and Jay Z welcomed Blue Ivy Carter into their world - impressive work given the fake baby bump claims. Also welcoming babbies back in January were Amanda Holden (baby Holly), alongside Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood had their second.

February: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck had their third child, Samuel.

March: Una Healy and Ben Foden's Aoife Belle was born; Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie welcome baby Luca (apparently giving birth was 'easy' - whooot!); while Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum also had their first child... before announcing on November 1st that they're expecting their second.

April: Peaches Geldof gave birth to a baby boy, Astala (who's a robust little fella, thankfully), before announcing her second pregnancy in September. Jordan was pleased for her...

May: Jessica Simpson gave birth to a daughter and made a fortune off the piccies, before announcing in November that she's with child again. Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataki welcomed India Rose. Evangeline Lilly had a baby boy, as did Marion Cotilliard. Lastly for May, David Schwimmer and the missus welcomed a baby girl.

June: Dolly Reid, daughter of Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid was born; Molly Sims gave birth to a baby boy; and Natalie Portman had a boy with Benjamin Millepied, baby Samuel - although she could've had him months previously and kept it under her hat (the secret, not the baby).

July: Kourtney Kardashian had another child on reality television. This time it was a baby girl, Penelope. Mark Owen welcomed baby number 3 with Emma Fergus, Fox India. Lily Allen announced that she was preggers with her second baby, while Sienna Miller gave birth to her first child, Marlowe.

Can you believe we're only half way through the year? We'll have all the sproglings from August - December listed shortly.