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Royal Baby Watch: Live Video Stream

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Kate Middleton was admitted early Monday morning to St. Mary’s Hospital in London, and the world is (im)patiently waiting for the new prince or princess to arrive. Stay updated with Parents.com’s Royal Baby Watch live video stream!

The video stream is presented thanks to our friends at the UK-based Press Association. Prince Harry and Kate’s relatives are expected to make an appearance. Once we know Kate has given birth, we will be streaming 10 minutes before the “White Announcement Envelope,” in which the details of the baby’s birth are presented outside the hospital and put in the car to be taken to Buckingham Palace.

From there, we will be live streaming during core times until we’re given five minutes’ notice of the couple’s departure with the baby. William and Kate will make an official presentation of the baby, but–fair warning!–you might not see the baby’s face.

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Eli Manning, Abby McGrew Welcome Baby Girl

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Eli Manning and Abby McGrew

Eli Manning is a father again.

The New York Giants quarterback and his wife, Abby McGrew, welcomed Lucy Thomas Manning on June 17. Their new baby girl joins big sister Ava, 2. People.com has more:

The pregnancy was confirmed in March.

With Manning, 32, admitting in the past that he’s head over heels for Ava, the dad of two daughters is now officially outnumbered.

“The first time that you see your daughter, and every day just wanting to be around her and telling her that you love her,” the football star has said.

Manning spoke to parents about the joys and challenges of fatherhood at Pampers’ Most Valuable Dads Celebration. Click here to read more.

Image: Eli Manning and Abby McGrew, via Shutterstock

 

 

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Busy Philipps Welcomes Her Second Daughter

Friday, July 5th, 2013

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Busy Philipps is a mom again.

The Cougar Town star and her husband Marc Silverstein welcomed their new baby on July 2. The new baby girl weighed in at 8.5 lbs, but no name has been chosen yet. She joins big sister Birdie, 4 1/2. People.com has more:

Philipps announced her pregnancy in December when she posted a photo of her positive pregnancy test on Twitter. In April, she told The Huffington Post she was having another girl and shared that Birdie was ready — sort of — for her little sister.

“My daughter is super excited,” the actress said. “She’s actually incredibly helpful and … she’s really understanding things, when I say like, ‘Mom can’t carry you right now because the baby in her tummy is pressing down on her bladder!’ She understands what that means and she’s cool with it.”

But she’s not exactly expecting to make her the full-time nanny anytime soon.

“We’ll see what happens when the actual baby comes,” Philipps added. “I’m planning for that moment like, ‘And when does she go back?’ I know that will happen.”

Hopefully not anytime soon!

Image: Busy Philipps, via Shutterstock

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Family Adopts Chinese Baby Girl with Cancer

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

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The White family of Louisville, Kentucky, now has a full house. Shelly White’s 10-year-old daughter, Ryan Elizabeth, became intrigued about the plight of Haitian orphans after the 2012 earthquake. She begged her parents to adopt an orphan, even requesting donations instead of toys one Christmas. Her parents listened and the White’s welcomed a 1-year-old girl, Mya, in March. She has a cancerous tumor, but that doesn’t stop her new family from loving her. More from TODAY:

“I had a mother’s love for her right away,” says White, whose other children are 3, 6 and 9. “I can’t really explain it. I couldn’t stop thinking about her. I couldn’t get her off my heart.”

Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville committed to treating Mya at no cost to the Whites, which allowed the girl to receive a one-year medical visa and come to the United States before an adoption was complete. Mya arrived on May 7, with the Whites serving as her guardians as they go through the adoption process.

“We just had this love for her that was instant, and it wasn’t a hard decision because of our faith,” Shelly White says. “Peace and stage four cancer don’t go hand-in-hand, but we just have it with her.”

The Whites had called on a longtime friend and church elder, Scott Watkins, vice president of operations for Norton Healthcare. Watkins has raised $18,000 in pledges to help with the adoption, and Norton Healthcare owns the hospital providing Mya’s care.

Mya has rhabdomyosarcoma, cancer of the connective tissue, in her pelvis. After several rounds of chemotherapy, the tumor, which is protruding from her vagina, has shrunk significantly, said Dr. Stephen Wright, Kosair’s medical director.

“We think the prognosis at this point is pretty good,” he said. “We’re very pleased with how well the tumor is responding to chemotherapy.”

Mya was not getting the optimal doses of medication in China, and likely would not have survived, said Wright, who has seen Mya’s development improve in the short time she has been in Louisville.

“It’s a life-changing event that they would open their home and their hearts to somebody they did not know at all with a serious medical problem and provide her with the love that she wouldn’t get in an orphanage,” Wright said of the Whites.

Image: holding hands, via Shutterstock

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