• I totally understand where you are coming from! My husband and I are now blessed with 2 boys. But it took a long time to get our second! We were able to get pregnant with our first son right away. We weren’t even trying!!! When we went to try for a second, it took 7 years before we were successful! It was very difficult because as you said you…[Read more]

  • Yes dear, I think other women out there really needed to hear that. In making sense of and sharing what I’ve learned about disenfranchised grief (grief that is not acknowledged by society), I began to actively mourn the losses we’d endured and found peace. By giving voice to my experience, I tapped into a well of strength and resilience and cul…[Read more]

  • Stormi replied to the topic Great Advice in the forum Getting Started 5 years, 10 months ago

    Believe me, ill be praying for your success. Often it seems as if women have to carry the heavier load when dealing with infertility. Women go to most of the doctor appointments, have most of the procedures, and seem to feel the emptiness of the womb most acutely. Men often seem reduced to bystanders and can feel helpless to support and protect…[Read more]

  • don’t get down on yourself if you feel awkward and unsure when you first come home. Babies can sense when someone around them is tense or nervous so try to relax and go with the flow as you to get to know this new little person. Study her neck, her eye brows, and her chubby little knees. Take in that new baby smell. Lean on your spouse, your f…[Read more]

  • One advantage of gestational surrogacy is the possibility that one or both intended parents can be biologically connected to their child. The intended parents’ eggs and/or sperm can be used to create the embryo, which is then medically transferred to the surrogate’s uterus. This biological relationship makes surrogacy a popular option for fam…[Read more]

  • Enforce your own boundaries, not those of the child. For example, if you want quiet after eight o’clock, enforce that quiet. Don’t force your child into bed. My son — he is now five — started going to bed without any problems, after I made clear to him that I won’t bend a finger for him after eight. He had to go to bed without me reading to him…[Read more]

  • Around the age of 4 to 6, all children develop a sense of self and self-efficacy. From the perspective of the parents, children that were easy to direct before now become contrary. At the same time a child that age cannot express her frustrations well without resorting to tears or. If the frustration is bad, a tantrum. Around the age of 6 or 7,…[Read more]

  • Diaper rash is a common form of inflamed skin experienced by most children during their diaper wearing years. There are several factors that can cause diaper rash, but the primary cause of diaper rash is prolonged exposure to moisture on the skin. Excessive moisture on the skin makes it more easily affected by friction, which can be caused by the…[Read more]

  • Be selective about what outside commitments you make. Be willing to say no to friends, family, work events, and so forth. Your time as a couple is so limited that you must first take into account the amount of time the two of you have together before planning outside engagements. Avoid over-committing, and set priorities for your time. There are…[Read more]

  • The new stresses that flood into new parents’ lives seem unending. You are now dealing with identifying your new roles as mom and dad. This happens at a time when you most likely had barely gotten the hang of being husband and wife. You are also learning the new skills of infant care and parenting. And you are physically drained by the n…[Read more]

  • After your first baby is born, what’s really going to change? I can answer that question in one word: everything! And the changes start as soon as you either decide you are ready to have children or find out that you are pregnant. Your communication skills will be put to the test in this stage. Your skills will prove essential in your adjustment a…[Read more]

  • Stormi replied to the topic Life after a newborn in the forum Newborn 5 years, 10 months ago

    Your parenting styles cancel each other out. It’s nice to think you’d share child-rearing philosophies. But it’s often hard to predict how you’ll feel about sleep, food, and discipline until you’re smack in the middle of your fourth night up with baby. This is not the ideal time to discover that while you favor a sleep-training method that lets…[Read more]

  • It’s no surprise that moms often decide to wean when they go back to work. Pumping at the office can be stressful (not to mention a logistical challenge). And even if you build up a freezer full of milk during maternity leave. The stash will start to dwindle quickly. However, there is another option: Have your baby drink formula during the day but…[Read more]

  • In general, the more you breastfeed, the more milk you’ll produce. But if you get off to a relatively rocky start with nursing — whether it’s because you and your baby are separated in the hospital for longer than normal, your child isn’t latching on well, or another reason. Establishing an adequate milk supply can be a big challenge. Even when…[Read more]

  • If you cannot nurse, then pump milk in replacement of the nursing. If you are introducing formula because your baby doesn’t seem to be getting enough breast milk, realize, of course, that she may consume more with a bottle than with the breast. This may mean that you won’t need to breastfeed her in the traditional two-and-a-half hours after the…[Read more]

  • Stormi replied to the topic second baby in the forum Newborn 5 years, 10 months ago

    There are a few surrogates that have completed the process a second and sometimes a third time. If somebody has a good experience and they enjoy the process, it’s not uncommon that they will do it again – sometimes it will be for another family, or it could be a sibling project for the same family. If the intended parent had one child and they wou…[Read more]

  • Stormi replied to the topic Surrogacy. in the forum Egg Donation 5 years, 10 months ago

    Many women of my generation are starting a family later than, perhaps, our mothers did. And it is often a challenge to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy for a variety of reasons. The gestational surrogacy option lets you have your own biological child, safely carried and delivered by a woman that already had a healthy pregnancy. If you are serious…[Read more]

  • Your baby is a sensory being! His vision is able to focus at just 18cm from his face – that means he can see your expression when you cuddle or feed him. His hearing is tuned to pick up the sound of a human voice more than any other sound in his environment. He’s even sensitive to the smell of your breastmilk. All this adds up to him knowing jus…[Read more]

  • There is no single reason why birthmothers choose to put their baby up for adoption. That’s because every birthmother is unique and each adoption has it’s own set of circumstances. Consider these common reasons before making a decision. It’s safe, confidential, and free. Financial Abilities. Can you afford to provide for yourself and a baby? Lack…[Read more]

  • Diapers are part of your life, day in, day out, for so long that it’s hard to imagine not needing them anymore. It seems like the day when your child will walk into the bathroom, pee or poop, wipe, wash hands, and walk back out without you even knowing it is a long way off. And yet, that day is coming. And it will be as glorious as it has been in…[Read more]

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