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Most of us with one or more little ones under the age of two take certain things for granted. We believe in the innocence of infants. While our babies are fully capable of registering discomfort, anger, or frustration, we certainly don’t believe that our little ones are actually capable of being mean. (more…)
There is no doubt about it. Sharon Fiedler-Shimanovsky is a warrior woman. Just six years ago, she was happily raising her infant son, Miles, with her husband Boris Shimanovsky. Elated to find out she was pregnant with her second child, Sharon had family, friends, career, and home–everything had fallen into place.
But then came a shocker that kept Sharon and Boris in the wringer for the next 3 years. She was diagnosed with Stage III, triple negative breast cancer during her 10th week of pregnancy. She made the choice to take the greatest risk and fight for her unborn child, her life, and her family. She and the baby made it through chemo and his delivery. Sharon underwent additional chemo, major surgeries and radiation intended to head off any risk of further malignancies.
As life returned to a new normal, Sharon and Boris were More >
Having a baby can be a different experience for everyone. We recently asked our fans and followers what they first thought when their little ones entered the world. From shock and surprise to love and gratitude, there was a wide variety of responses. Check out what they had to say below.
- Lenny thought, “Wow, he’s perfect!”
- Sarah shared, “That 9 lb 8 oz boy just came out of ME?”
- Karen commented, “He is so big!!!”
- Lindsay said, “Oh my god I just gave birth to a handsome boy all natural! How did I do that?”
- Caitlin noted, “Wow, he looks just like his daddy!!!”
- Jessica shared, “Wow, we did it! Our daughter is amazing and finally a part of our family!”
- Kimberley wrote, “Wow!! THANK YOU LORD!!! HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!”
- Angela added, “thank god she is out!!”
- ShivaD19 tweeted, “Whoaaaaa!!! That’s my baby!!! Lol”
- yyc_mom commented, “it was: “What? More >
While baby books may have tons of great advice to offer new and expecting parents, nothing can truly prepare you for the adventure of parenting. Much of the lessons are picked up along the way, day-to-day, and there is no way to baby-proof your child’s environment 100%. As many parents have learned, it’s a balancing act between protecting your child and knowing when to let them navigate on their own. However, we asked our community of parents on Facebook and Twitter what baby safety tips they had to offer based on their own experiences, and wanted to share their insights with you:
Katie said, “When you have older kids and then baby starts crawling etc.. Remember to put away the older kiddos small toys aka barbie shoes and items and hot wheel cars!”
Danielle suggested, “Plug covers and locked cupboards ”
Cristina shared, “Remember More >
Introducing the little one to grandparents for the first time is a very special experience for many new moms and dads. Watching your baby develop a bond with your own parents can be wonderful and fascinating. We recently asked our fans about the first time their children met their grandparents and enjoyed hearing what they had to say.
Kristy said, “Well my daughters met theirs at minutes old….The first was a preemie in the nicu when they met and it was priceless! My dad’s finger was bigger than her leg! Best priceless picture! The other was in my hospital room when the grandparents brought the big sister in! Priceless first kisses to baby sissy at 11 months old =)”
Kelsey shared, “My parents were in the delivery room with me when I had my daughter(their first grandchild). She was born on my dads birthday too. Now I’m having my second More >
As a parent, one of the most incredible things about watching your little one grow up right before your eyes is watching their personality develop. As babies grow and learn to walk and talk, distinct likes and dislikes, habits and preferences begin to emerge. It’s amazing to see one of our own traits show itself in our children, right from the beginning, and just as incredible to discover a characteristics that is distinctly their own. Getting to know your baby as his personality takes shape can be a wonderful, eye-opening experience, and it’s fun to wonder which things will change over time and which will remain into adulthood.
We recently asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to tell us how their babies are similar to themselves, and how they are different and received a variety of responses. We enjoyed their responses More >