This new photo of Gwen Stefani totally reminded me of my days working at Soap Opera Digest. How I loved to see the shows would hide an actress' burgeoning baby belly, when the writers decided against writing the pregnancy into the story. All of a sudden, women who never went to the supermarket a day in their lives were carrying bags and bags of groceries, or lugging colorfully wrapped, giant presents to someone's house. One soap character was tied, face-down, to a bed for months, while the actress' belly was sitting in a hole that the set designers cut out of the mattress!
So, this must be Gwen's homage to the world of soap operas -- hiding her brand new baby belly under mounds of bags and clothing. Thanks for the giggle, Gwen!