Category: Baby Story

Baby Story – The Unfolding Life of Your Infant

Are We Ready for a Baby?

The tug is there — that maternal instinct that longs to snuggle a newborn and breath in their scent. Does that mean it’s the right time to have a baby? Some people say that if you wait until you’re ready, you’ll never be ready. Kind of like marriage. But to me that seems to imply, “Even...

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Another Holiday Season without a Baby

When the beginning of the year started you were sure that by the holidays you would finally have your longed for baby in your arms. That, or you would at least be announcing the soon-to-be-adoption or the pregnancy. You even allowed yourself to daydream about it this past year. You daydreamed about sitting around the Thanksgiving...

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What Happened to My Baby? Dealing with the Terrible Twos

One day your sweet baby is cooing, snuggling, smiling, playing kissy face, and you can’t get enough. The next they’re running around, pulling things off tables and counters, grabbing everything within reach, throwing meltdown temper tantrums, screaming and screeching, and you have had enough. Funny how the terrible twos have a tendency to come stomping in...

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The Day My Baby Quit Nursing

I had it all planned out; I was going to continue to be a nurse-on-demand mother who gradually weaned her daughter as the second birthday approached. We would slowly but surely cut out one feeding at a time, until we reached that last nursing session. I would have had time to prepare myself emotionally for weeks...

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How To Child-Proof Your Home

Once we become parents, our job is to protect our children everywhere. This includes in our homes. Most parents know about smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, but other safety devices are necessary as well. By using child-safety devices around our homes, we can reduce the risk of or even prevent injuries from occurring. The majority...