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Now, mom, when I make this sound, I want you to….

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I was pregnant with my second but still nursing my first. The doctor said I should stop nursing; otherwise, I might go into early labor. Worried about this, I stopped nursing cold turkey. My son, didn’t quite understand this new concept. Read the rest of this entry

Infants understand more than we think.

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On the day of my son’s baptism, the baptismal font was not warmed.  Father forgot to turn it on the night before, so the nave of the church was humming with the news as we stripped our newborn to be baptized.  I almost decided not to do a full immersion, but Father and my husband said he would be fine and the font really wasn’t that cold. Read the rest of this entry

Accessorize, baby!

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My three-year-old found a hat and put it on the one-year-old, then she helped her little sister toddle out to living room to display her to the rest of us: my husband, myself and, and our five-year-old. We all thought the baby looked very cute. But our oldest daughter gave the greatest praise Read the rest of this entry

Talk about a major let-down.

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About two weeks after giving birth to my son, I went shopping to buy some nursing bras.  I had heard years before that when a nursing mother hears a baby cry, even one that isn’t hers, she will express milk.  Sure enough, I was in a changing room, leaning over to put on a bra when I heard a baby cry and Read the rest of this entry

Hey! Giving birth over here!

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When I was in labor at the hospital, O.J. Simpson was driving his white Bronco down a long stretch of highway, being chased by police cars and helicopters. Footage of this was on the TV in the delivery room. All the adults standing in the room were enthralled watching the screen. I just laid there, waiting for them to remember that there was a woman about to give birth in the room! Eventually they came to and lent a hand. No, I did not name my baby after O.J! ~Betsy, mother of 6 Read the rest of this entry