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Seventh time's the charm! Shocked mom of 6 boys learns baby-to-be is ... a girl!

Learning your baby's sex has become an event all unto itself, with moms- and dads-to-be finding adorable ways to surprise loved ones with the happy news. But sometimes, the parents themselves want to be surprised — and their reactions can be just wonderful.That's what happens in this video, which has amassed nearly 100,000 views on YouTube since it was posted Sunday.

Mom transforms old military uniforms into weighted vests for kids with autism

Searching for a way to soothe her son’s anxiety, a South Carolina mom found a solution with a little help from a sewing machine, a few used military uniforms and rolls of pennies.

Chris Pratt reveals his best baby-calming hack

Chris Pratt wrangles dinosaurs in the new "Jurassic World" movie, which comes out June 12, but he's also got hands-on experience wrangling babies. (And really, a velociraptor has nothing on a hungry baby or a squirmy toddler.) Here, he shares with TODAY his favorite parenting trick for soothing babies, especially during those first few months.

Dad raises autism awareness by asking for blue-painted nails

Through swipes of blue nail polish on fingers and toes, a Louisiana father is hoping to improve the lives of his son and other autistic children for generations to come.This April is the third that Brian Batey has urged people to sport...Show More Summary

Mom's powerful photos of her daughters show 'Strong is the New Pretty'

Kate T. Parker didn't have an agenda when she started snapping stunning photos of her daughters — she was just capturing scenes of everyday life. It was only when she stepped back and started looking at them as a whole that she realized she had something bigger.

When joy lives alongside grief: Losing a twin during pregnancy

Losing a pregnancy is hard enough on its own. But when it happens to someone who is carrying twins, it presents a kaleidoscope of emotions. Women say that balancing the sadness with the elation and relief for the surviving twin is an extraordinarily tough process.

He's here! Jill Duggar Dillard welcomes baby boy with husband Derick

The wait is over! Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard welcomed baby Israel David into the world on April 6, according to People.The "19 Kids and Counting" star kept the public updated throughout her pregnancy with sweet baby bump photos and blog posts.

'Waste materials or junk': City says dad's front yard cardboard fort violates codes

In TODAY’s Take, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Al Roker, and Tamron Hall discuss a Utah father who has been told by the city of Ogden to take down a fort he built for his kids in his front yard because it violates city codes. “Come on. That’s a work of art,” says Al.

Watching over them: Viral photo shows deceased dad with family

After facing an unthinkable tragedy—the death of her boyfriend, who was the father of her child—Sierra Sharry wanted to memorialize the man she loved by showing her son that his dad is always watching over them. So Sharry asked photographer Kayli Henley to create a unique family photo: it shows Sharry, son Taos, and an edited image of boyfriend Lane Smith.

Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant! See her cute announcement on TODAY

Jenna Bush Hager is pregnant with her second child!Hager announced Monday on TODAY that she and her husband, Henry Hager, will welcome another baby daughter this August. Soon-to-be big sister Mila, who turns 2 this month, helped announce the happy news, blowing a kiss to her “little sissy” in a home video that Jenna shared on TODAY.

Last-minute DIY Easter baskets inspired by Pinterest

It’s the day before Easter and you still don’t have your baskets planned. We have all been there, and to make it a bit easier (and fun!) to get ready for the holiday, we rounded up some of the best DIY Easter baskets from Pinterest that will make it nearly impossible for your family to tell it was a last-minute project!

Interfaith twist: What happened when this family raised one child Jewish, the other Catholic

When Diane Greenberg’s son was a little boy, maybe about 5, he surprised his family with an observation: all boys were Jewish and all girls Catholic.“He just came out with that one day and we all laughed, because that was his reality,” his mom remembers.That's because in the Greenberg household, young Steven was Jewish, like his father. Show More Summary

Losing my religion: 6 things I wish I'd known before I converted

I warned the rabbis not to worry if they heard a lot of splashing in the mikveh, the ritual Jewish bath where I would immerse myself and say a prayer to mark my conversion to Judaism. At nine months pregnant, “I’m very buoyant,” I explained. A...Show More Summary

Girl or boy? Alice or Alexander? World bets on royal baby's name

This past week, the Duchess of Cambridge participated in the last of her public duties and officially began her maternity leave — leaving much to the world’s imagination regarding the details of royal baby No. 2.It looks like that collective imagination is extremely active, to say the least.

Pregnant TV anchor responds on air to hate mail over maternity wear, 'gross' body

A pregnant TV anchor has become the center of a news story herself after sharing some of the extraordinarily mean letters on air that she'd received from viewers about her changing body and fashion choices.Kristi Gordon, who works as a meteorologist at Global BC in Vancouver, British Columbia, is expecting her second child in July.

These 11 kids are terrified of the Easter Bunny — and it shows

We'd never recommend scaring your children on purpose. But we're aware that even the best-laid parenting plans can go awry, and those unplanned moments are often, well, hilarious. Sometimes, even a child who has been so excited to meet the Easter Bunny finally sees that fuzzy face in person, and before you can say "cheese" and snap a photo, excitement turns to terror.

These 11 funny Facebook parenting posts will crack you up

Parents are funny — especially on Facebook! And we love them for it. Because on the pages of Facebook filled with pictures of pristine progeny, gorgeous vacations, and DIY wicker furniture it’s easy to think you’re the only one who’s losing it — fast.

'Underwater Babies': Photographer captures toddlers in their adorable glory

With his adorable pictures of babies swimming underwater, award-winning photographer Seth Casteel has a message behind the cuteness overload. After receiving acclaim for his two previous projects, "Underwater Dogs" and "Underwater Puppies," Casteel was drawn to create his new book, "Underwater Babies,'' after learning of the alarming statistics about children drowning.

Why do some cruise ships lack lifeguards to watch children?

In January, a 4-year-old boy named Ascanio wandered away from his family, Italian vacationers on a seven-day cruise, about an hour after Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas departed from Fort Everglades, Florida. A passenger spotted the child underwater in a pool aboard the ship. Show More Summary

Hello, Reign! Kourtney Kardashian reveals first photo of baby boy on Instagram

It's been more than three months since Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to her third child, and now she's giving fans a first glimpse of her baby boy, Reign.Kardashian shared an adorable photo of her regally named bundle of joy on Instagram."My...Show More Summary

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