This morning I wrote about something so horrifying that I immediately wanted to cleanse my being of it. What to do, what to do? Should I look at picture of cats or puppies on the internet? Then it came to me: #babyburritos! No, it's not because I'm hungry and craving a small burrito. It's because I knew that if I searched the internet for #babyburritos, I was bound to come up with some adorable photos of swaddled babies and boy did I ever. I came up with a motherload. Ha!
This gets filed under another "crazy 'I didn't know I was pregnant' stories." I guess it's a pleasant surprise when you visit the hospital for a possible kidney infection and end up with a newborn instead. Clare Evans visited a 24-hour surgery clinic complaining of intense pain in her abdomen and doctors believed she may have been suffering from a kidney infection. While going in for a GP surgery her water broke. I can imagine the doctor's face!
Parents who love oversharing are starting to create their own Facebook baby pages to garner all those "likes" and "shares" cute babies deserve. With the holidays coming up, our social media feeds will be drowning with cute baby photos. Many parents believe that having a designated page will allow them to filter who gets to see the adorable pics and avoids annoying younger single folks who aren't at that chapter in their lives yet. The idea may be as charming as the baby pictures parent's love posting, but there could be some serious repercussions to sharing your baby's business a little too much.
As a mom, this is probably one of the most disturbing pieces of news I have read in a long time. The bodies or four infants were found in various stages of decomposition inside a storage facility in Winnipeg, Canada. I'm assuming that driven by the smell of the little bodies, workers from the U-Haul storage locker facility inspected the room and were shocked to find the corpses. They alerted the authorities and the police is interviewing the woman who rents the unit.
The only thing worse than entrometidas who think it's their business to tell women what they should and shouldn't do with their bodies are those who think it's totally okay to tell mujeres how they should be using their bodies to care for their children. Just ask Washington Post reporter Emily Wax-Thibodeaux. The breast cancer survivor and new mom had a double mastectomy before giving birth to her son Lincoln, making it pretty much impossible for her to breastfeed her little guy. However, that hasn't stopped countless people, many of whom know Wax-Thibodeaux's situation, from getting all Judgey McJudgerstien on her when they see her--gasp--bottle feeding her happy and totally healthy baby boy.
How you doin' today? You okay? Could you use a little something to make you smile? 'Cause I've got just the thing for you: babies in pumpkins. How did I not know this was a thing when my babies were babies? If I had known you'd better believe I would have shoved those cuties in pumpkins and happily snapped pictures of them because I don't think I've ever seen carved pumpkins look better than when they are filled with babies.
Imagine that, after months of unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant, you discover that you're carrying not one but seven babies. That's what happened to Lindsay Justice of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her husband David. The couple has two daughters--4-year-old Hannah and 2-year-old Hope--and was hoping to expand their family. But after nine months trying to get pregnant, Lindsay discovered she had polycystic ovary syndrome, which can be a huge roadblock on the road to conception. Just as the couple was exploring adoption, Lindsay learned she was expecting. A six-week ultrasound revealed Lindsay was carrying as many as six babies. Worried doctors suggested selective reduction, whereby some of the pregnancies would be terminated in order to give the others a better chance at survival.The Justices refused to terminate, looking at their babies as a miracle. Sadly, before Lindsay made it to her 23rd week of pregnancy, she lost all seven babies.
A couple interested in adopting the newborn they rescued from a trash can last week has begun the adoption process. The only issue is that the mother of the discarded newborn and her own parents still hold the rights to the child even though they tried to throw the baby away! Jimmy and Annette Alvarez briefly cared for the baby after a homeless man found the child in a dumpster near Sunnyside Apartments in Merced, California, wrapped in a towel, covered in gnats, and with her umbilical cord sill attached.
We can all agree that choosing to have a child is a life-altering decision. However, many people often underestimate the profound and lifelong impact choosing to have an abortion can and will have on a woman. The truth is, deciding to terminate a pregnancy is possibly one of the hardest decisions some women will ever have to make, and it is not often taken lightly. Yes, even when they know in their heart of hearts that what they're doing is the right thing for everyone involved, including the fetus. Take it from an unidentified woman who will be getting an abortion on Friday. She decided to say goodbye to the fetus growing inside her belly in a gut-wrenching open letter, which she then posted online for all the world to read.. Warning: You're going to want to grab a box of tissues. This letter will make you ugly cry like a Kardashian.
I get so frustrated whenever I see moms neglecting their kid's curly hair. I especially see this happen a lot with straight-haired mamas. Listen, I'm not judging, I'm just saying it's frustrating to see. But I can understand how challenging it could be to care for your child's curly hair especially if you weren't born with rizos of your own. Believe me--I get it!