Brendan Davis was diagnosed with plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, at four months old. "Early on he had favored one side and he kept sleeping to that side and I noticed that it was flat," his mother Emily Davis told ABC News.
Couples in Chicago had a great time celebrating the Cubs’ World Series championship run -- and the team has lots of tiny new fans to prove it. A Chicago-area hospital said they are experiencing a baby boom about nine months after the Cubs' historic victory, which was 108 years in the making. “You can definitely say it's been a little busy around the hospital,” Dr. Melissa Dennis, vice chairwoman of obstetrics and gynecology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, told ABC News.
Teens are on their phones more than six-and-a-half hours a day, according to the nonprofit Common Sense Media. More than half of teens text and nearly all use social media apps, and this daily behavior may not be entirely their fault. Many games and social media apps are designed to get people “hooked” and keep coming back, Dr. Jodi Gold, the author of “Screen Smart Parenting,” explained to ABC News.
While Juliana sustained intraventricular bleeding, or bleeding in the brain, Julie McBride suffered a concussion along with a right hip contusion. Jevon McBride, 32, had his right leg completely shattered, including a broken femur, tibia and ankle. "They didn't think she would make it," Julie McBride, 31, told ABC News of her daughter.
The widow of a New York City police officer who was shot and killed on duty three years ago gave birth to the couple’s daughter Tuesday. Sanny Liu used in-vitro fertilization with sperm preserved after the death of her husband, NYPD Detective WenJian Liu, to conceive their daughter, Angelina, the NYPD announced. WenJian Liu and his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, were both gunned down in a December 2014 shooting.
Adam Busby of TLC's "OutDaughtered," is sharing his struggle with postpartum depression in hopes of raising awareness for fellow fathers across America. The reality TV dad of Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, Parker, all 2, and big sister Blayke, 6, opened up in a telephone interview with ABC News, revealing how the pressures of parenthood triggered an onset of depression--something Busby said he's suffered from since his quintuplets were born and is still battling every day.
Luke Swofford and his teddy bear, appropriately named Teddy Bear, are the best of friends. Since he was a year old, little Luke has been toting Teddy Bear around with him everywhere: To the grocery store, in the car, on flights, around the house and, of course, every night to his bed. Luke, now 4, lost his beloved bear on July 20 at Dallas Love Field airport as he was on his way home from a vacation to Colorado with his grandparents.
A mother from Massachusetts now has a second chance at life, thanks to another mom from her neighborhood. Nicole Baltzer, 41, donated her kidney to Kara Yimoyines, also 41, on Feb. 7 after reading her story in a local Massachusetts newspaper. Kara Yimoyines, mom to Hudson, 11, and 9-year-olds Vivian and Beckett, told ABC News that she was diagnosed with lupus when she was 16 years old.
Deputy Constable Mark Diebold of the Tarrant County police joined Evelyn Hall for a special tea party photo shoot on July 21 -- just days after the anniversary of their very first meeting in a gas station parking lot, when the officer welcomed her into the world. "Mark Diebold, without a doubt, is one of the most genuine, loving, thoughtful and caring [people] we have ever met. While pregnant with Evelyn, Destiny Hall went into labor in the early morning hours of July 18, 2016.
An Oklahoma teacher frustrated by having to dig into her own pocket to pay for classroom supplies took to panhandling to get her point across. Teresa Danks, 50, of Claremore, Oklahoma, has spent the summer shopping at garage sales and thrift stores to stock her third-grade classroom with supplies for next year. “My husband and I were just talking that morning and he kind of jokingly said, ‘You could always make a sign and go on the corner like the panhandlers,’” Danks, a classroom teacher for the past 12 years, told ABC News.
Emily Leehan, a senior airman in the Air Force, stood at the altar at Quincy Cellars in New York on Saturday to marry Marine Sgt. Joshua Newville and recited separate vows to his son Gage. As she shared her meaningful words, her soon-to-be stepson became overwhelmed with emotion, welled up with tears and embraced her. "When she started reciting the vows, that's when the emotion took over and he lost it," Newville told ABC News.
Stacey Gagnon said she and her husband, along with their six kids -- four of whom have special needs and were adopted -- attended a new church last Sunday in Camp Verde, Arizona. As she and her three youngest children walked into the separate children's church, where she was dropping the kids off, "the room became silent and every child stared or pointed at my son, Joel," Gagnon wrote in a Facebook post that has gone viral. Gagnon, 41, adopted Joel when he was 18 months old.
Jessica Lampert, 30, of Commack, and Kristin Cronin, 34, of Babylon, both gave birth to healthy babies at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 19, delivered by the same doctor. “My sister and I really close so it made sense to do it all on the same day,” said Cronin.
The single mother told ABC News she was inspired to write the July 12 post, which has accumulated more than 66,000 likes on Facebook, after Imhoff sent her a photo of herself with Johnson's 4-year-old daughter, Payton. "When Kayla started nursing school [at State Technical College of Missouri], she sent me a picture of her and Payton in matching scrubs," Johnson, 27, recalled.
A magical day became even more magical for these kids thanks to some wonderful news from Mickey Mouse. Janielle and Elijah Gilmour were surprised to learn their official adoption date after living with their foster parents, Courtney and Tom Gilmour, for nearly three years. “I gave my parents a big hug because I was so excited to finally find out when the adoption date was going to be,” Janielle, 12, told ABC News.
Bronkar Lee and his wife, Cyndi Lee, a professional songwriter, said they are playing music around Elijah constantly. No question about it,” Bronkar Lee added of their son. The family from Atlanta, Georgia, said Elijah is exposed to music “every single day” and it helps the baby boy fall asleep.
Carson Petersen was all smiles last month after his adoption was made official in a California courthouse. Petersen, 18, from Fresno, finally found a forever family with his foster parents, Tex and Renee Petersen, after spending over a decade in and out of the foster system. "It was emotional," Carson Petersen told ABC News of the June 30 adoption.
A California couple’s Uber ride took an unexpected turn Friday night after a woman gave birth inside the car. Niv Davidovich told ABC News that minutes after entering the backseat of the car, his wife, Erica, gave birth to a son. “Everyone is telling us to name the baby Uber,” Niv Davidovich joked.
One baby is putting the "i" in ice cream because she loves the cold stuff. Ashley Cavanaugh's youngest daughter, 9-month-old Emma, was treated to her very first ice cream cone last month thanks to the baby's great-grandmother, who asked ABC News not to identify her. It all started when Cavanaugh, 27, and her maternal grandmother took a trip to an ice cream store in West Point, Alabama.
Dr. Tom Williams, owner of Roots Family Chiropractic, was photographed multi-tasking Wednesday while wearing his 9-week-old baby, Oliver, as he treated patients in the office. Since Oliver was born on May 10, Tom Williams and his wife, Lauren Williams, who is the office manager at the practice, said they've been bringing Oliver in a few times per week to help balance their parenting and work schedules. "The [patients] that we attract are very open and excited to see our family grow and were excited when Oliver came," Tom Williams told ABC News today.
A Florida couple are keeping seven brothers and sisters together who have been divided by four different foster homes. DaShoan and Sofia Olds, both 33, told ABC News that the adoption of Necia, 12, Eric, 10, Erica, 10, Zavian, 9, Dava, 8, Keyon, 5, and Reggie, 4, will become official in September. DaShoan Olds, a high school math teacher and coach and his wife, Sofia Olds, a social worker, said they saw the story of the seven kids on a local news station Thanksgiving day.
Cricket Whitman is no stranger to finding unique settings for photo shoots with couples and expectant mothers. "I had always wanted to do an underwater shoot," Whitman told ABC News. "She was totally open to it," Whitman explained.
Feast your eyes on these delectable food and flower dresses. Turkish mom Alya Chaglar, an oil painter, poses her 3-year-old daughter, Stefani, with them to look like gorgeous gowns. It was hot summer day, and I tried a watermelon slice as a dress,” Chaglar wrote to ABC News.
A Florida woman is speaking out after her 3-year-old son was injured at an indoor trampoline park, warning other parents in an interview with "Good Morning America" today. "No mother, no father, ever wants to see their child the way that we had to see Colton," she said. Kaitlin Hill, a nurse and the mother of two, from Tampa, Florida, told ABC News that her son, Colton, broke his femur and was put in a cast from his waist down after a visit to a local indoor trampoline park in June.
Beauden Mathew James Eppard, the newest addition, was born July 1, 2017. “We just bought a house and moved in on the 29th, two days before, and I assume that probably had some stress levels that might have induced that a little bit,” Connor Eppard said of his wife Jordyn Eppard’s early delivery. “We didn’t necessarily want him to be born two weeks early because there’s always risks,” said Connor Eppard, 27.