Just a few days after a South California baby was dubbed one of the largest ever born in the state, another child from North California has usurped the title! Jeez, what in the world is in the water in California?!
Sosefina Tagalu's son Sammisano Joshua Talai Otuhiva weighed a whopping 16 pounds, 1.7 ounces at birth, making him potentially THE biggest baby ever to be born in the state. Wow, that's one GIANT baby boy! Just wait 'til you see his photo after the jump!Continue Reading >
When it comes to breastfeeding people will volunteer all sorts of advice--you could hear everything from pumping before your baby is born to roughing your nipples up while you're still pregnant. But in all honesty, much of what you'll hear is totally subjective and may work for some women, but could actually make things harder for others. What you really need to know are the basics--things that will help you ensure that both your body and mind are as prepared as possible. These seven tips will help you succeed at breastfeeding with as little stress as possible:Continue Reading >
As a mother to a brand-new baby, the easiest thing in the world is forgetting to take care of yourself. But aside from feeding your baby, it's probably the most important thing for you to do. Labor and delivery can wreak havoc on your body, whether you had a caesaeran section or a regular vaginal birth, and you will need to heal and recover. While you're sore and uncomfortable it will be hard to focus on day-to-day tasks, but once you feel better physically, you will be able to really tune into your newborn and find some sort of rhythm for your first few months together. You baby (and your significant other) will be happier and more content once mom is, so be sure to put your own well-being on the top of your priorities list.Continue Reading >
Giving birth should be one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can go through. But for Rachel Melancon it was her worst nightmare come true--especially after the 24-year-old Texan heard a popping sound while the doctor was using forceps to assist in the delivery of her daughter. "We heard a pop, like clay cracking in pottery and heard her skull crush."Continue Reading >
It's been almost a month since Ivy Queen gave birth to her baby girl and she's FINALLY released a picture of her! We know that Ivy was excited to welcome her first child into the world alongside her husband, Xavier Sanchez, this past November.
Ivy is already the mom of two adopted kids, but her baby is the first biological addition to her family. She did such a good job keeping her pregnancy low-key that even her OWN mother had no idea she was expecting. She also recently took to Twitter and revealed the name of her little one ...Continue Reading >
Reggaetonera Ivy Queen is one happy mamá after giving birth to a baby girl in Miami early Monday. The 41-year-old singer first revealed her pregnancy to People En Español in June and expressed excitement over becoming a mother.
She and her partner, Puerto Rican choreographer Xavier Sánchez, were low-key about the pregnancy news at first--even keeping it from her mom. Can you even believe that?!Continue Reading >
Oh my goodness, you HAVE to see this gorgeous video of two little twins holding on to each other as they get what seems to be one of the first baths of their very young lives.
Handled oh-so-gently by a loving nurse (who actually filmed the video to demonstrate a new bathing technique for newborns) the little brother/sister team cling to each other. It's not really even clear if they quite understand that they have been born and are longer in momma's belly, especially when the nurse submerges them up to their little faces and they're sort of floating, suspended in a spa bath that looks pretty darn relaxing, I have to say.Continue Reading >
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear about these types of cases is: WHY!? We're in the 21st century! So how is it possible that ANOTHER Mexican woman was forced to give birth right on the street?! Is it that health care workers are dumb or just plain evil? Indolence just is not a good enough reason to explain what happened to poor Ruth Mendoza.Continue Reading >
A 42-year-old grandmother from Lake Elsinore, California, has given birth to her 17th child, an 8-pound baby boy named Vaughn. Christi and her 46-year-old husband David Cason have been featured on a number of television shows and documentaries about large families, including TLC's Kids by the Dozen and National Geographic's Megafamilies. The couple--who is not affiliated with any particular religion--has no plans to prevent future pregnancies. In fact, it appears that they have family dynamics down to a science.Continue Reading >
When Vicki Griffiths realized her baby was born with two full-grown teeth, she could not believe what she was seeing! I've would've freaked out too, but apparently, once in a while, it does happen. I don't want to be rude or anything, but a newborn baby with full-grown teeth is not a normal sight. I guess it's so unnatural that it just look super strange.Continue Reading >