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October 19, 2021 | Geoffrey and Rachel Finn

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Celebrating a child’s birthday is a very special moment, especially for parents. It signifies another year of life, and each birthday is special in its own way. Last month, when Geoffrey and Rachel Finn’s daughter, Ivy, turned three, it reminded them of how much their daughter has grown and how far she has come.

“We always look forward to Ivy’s birthday on Sept. 14,” Rachel said. “She is our little firecracker. She is spunky, assertive and incredibly loving. She likes to play with her older brother, Bear, and she loves animals, especially farm animals. To celebrate her third birthday, we took her to the farm...

September 29, 2021 | Hillary Till, Texas Children's employee

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Last October, my husband and I began our journey to become first time parents. Naturally, the first step I took was discontinuing my birth control. I had been on birth control for over 10 years and was lucky to never experience negative side effects such as weight gain or irregular cycles. While on birth control, my cycles were right on time. I assumed discontinuing birth control wouldn’t be an issue, and I would be pregnant within a few months. Boy was I wrong!

At 33 years old, I’ve always had a great relationship with my body and knew it pretty well. I enjoy exercising and staying physically active, and I am fortunate...

September 28, 2021 | Bailey Gordon

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Bailey and Kellen Gordon are the parents of 2-year-old twin girls, Willa and Hazel. Only weeks after the twins’ first birthday, the Gordons were thrilled to find out their family would be growing once again.

“Once we shared this exciting news with our family and friends, everyone told us, ‘It’s just one baby this time around, and it will be a lot easier than your twin pregnancy,’ Bailey said. “Well, they jinxed me because this was anything but an easy pregnancy. Early on in my pregnancy, we already had the name picked out. My husband and I had just watched Die Hard starring Bruce Willis and we loved his character’s...

August 27, 2021 | By: Stacey Fuselier

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David Fuselier is a happy 1-year-old with a healthy appetite and the ability to light up a room. But this wasn’t always the case. About 18 months ago – before he was born – all eyes were on little David out of deep concern.

“When I was 23-weeks pregnant, I went to my OB/GYN for a routine ultrasound, but my husband, Arlen, stayed in the car because of COVID-19 visitor restrictions,” Stacey Fuselier said. “That day, I had a feeling something might be wrong with our baby. During the previous appointment, my doctors had a suspicion that they were able to...

August 10, 2021 | Nancy M. Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

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So much has changed since the first World Breastfeeding Week in 1991. What we have learned about the importance of human milk and breastfeeding is beyond what was anticipated 30 years ago. The American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledges the positive impact of breastfeeding and recommends infants be breastfed exclusively for the first six months with continued breastfeeding for one year or longer.

Many years ago when I was expecting my first child, I remember my baby’s pediatrician...