What a Baby Doll!!!

We are sooo happy for new mom Virginia Kerr and her sweet as pumpkin pie little guy Riggs. We caught up over lunch and captured this huggable moment four weeks after his birth. I got to hear the birth story, how things were going and talk shop (how to wear a baby, sleep stuff and more… could I love to talk about anything more?!?)

We are thinking of you Virginia. Enjoy every moment with your babe. We know you hear this a lot, but it REALLY does go fast. (Take it from a mom whose felt-like-I-just-had-em twins are now crawling and climbing STEPS!) [Read more…]

News Flash: Virginia Kerr had her baby!

God has blessed us with a beautiful baby boy! Riggins Thomas was born on Oct 14 at 6pm Riggs weighs.7 lbs 2 oz. and is 19.5 in long. I can’t even begin to explain what it was like for Jason and I to finally see his little face! We are soooo happy!

Virginia Kerr is a morning news anchor on News 4. You can watch her Monday – Friday from 5AM to 7AM. She blogged from the delivery room and has been sharing her weekly pregnancy updates with us.

Virginia and “Skittles” were the celebrants at our virtual baby shower to benefit The March of Dimes.

A Mom Is Born

We partnered with KMOV to co-host A Mom Is Born: The Virtual Baby Shower Celebrating a Woman’s Journey into Motherhood to benefit theMarch of Dimes and to show how women can transition into motherhood with the support of friends and family.

Our 2010 celebrant is expecting mom Virginia Kerr, the anchor on Channel 4’s early news show, Awake.

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We hosted a Holding Hands Ceremony (featured in the video above) in which we personalized a Holding Hands bracelet for Virginia. Villa Design created a signature bead and bracelet for us as a symbol of the connectedness between all mothers and the strength moms can source from each other. The bracelet is an especially touching gift for an expecting mom to wear during her labor and delivery, as a reminder of the support she has from her closest women friends — who were invited to add their own Pandora-style bead and an accompanying wish.

A limited number of Holding Hands bracelets with one-of-a-kind glass beads were handmade by artist, Melissa Villadiego for this event for guests to buy for a special mom or mom-to-be. Through August 31, a portion of the proceeds will go to the March of Dimes.

Top tips for new moms were shared, which are being collected in exchange for an entry in the Mom is Born giveaway raffle. Raffle prizes have been generously donated by the shower sponsors.

How can you support March of Dimes through this event?
• Make a donation via the DONATE button below
• Buy a Holding Hands bracelet for yourself or a loved one
• Support A Mom Is Born sponsors

You can watch the recordings below to hang out with us and Virginia. Any mom will enjoy the event because the two-hour broadcast featured great parenting tips and products.




And Twins Make Five

Kim Gellman of Artistic Sensations

Babbaco by Jessica Kim

The Cubicle Chick

Delightful Pregnancy

Extraordinary Mommy

Find the Best Nanny


Half Pint House

I Heart Single Parents

Look It’s Megryansmom

Minivans Are Hot

Moxie Mom

Mrs. SmartyPants

My Springfield Mommy

Not Just Another Jen


The Single Mothers Chronicles


St. Louis Kids

Zensible Mama


Overlook Farm Girls Getaway Weekend: Tyler

Pixie Posie Photography Session: Cecelia

Kolcraft Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller: Lacey

Bananafish Alphabet Set from Goodnite Rooms: Natasha

$30 gift certificate to Build-A-Bear Workshop: Emily

$30 gift certificate to Build-A-Bear Workshop: Jessica

Blue bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop: Mara

Pink bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop: Cathy

*Winners were selected randomly (via random.org) from those who submitted new mom tips in the comments below.

21 Weeks: Sex and Tears

First of all, thank you so much for all the nice comments.  I really am excited about meeting new people and learning all about motherhood!

So about the “sex and tears,” my husband Jason and I went to the doctor  this week. We were so excited to find out the sex.  I can’t tell you the sex just yet because we are trying to keep it a secret. Keep in mind, I’ve already slipped up five times, so you will know soon I’m sure. But it was so exciting to see our little baby. We call him/her “Skittles” because the baby was just a bite sized candy when we found out.

Skittles looked great.  We thought everything was fine…until the doctor came in.  He said they found what’s called a choroid plexus cyst in the baby’s brain fluid and that it is a “soft sign” for Down Syndrome.  And since I am 36, that means my chances of the baby having down syndrome jump to 1 in 62.  My heart sank.  I kept telling myself God is in control..don’t worry..it’s just a marker not a diagnosis…but it just changed my entire outlook.  Five minutes earlier I was joking with my husband about how the baby must be his because it looked like an all star basketball player jumping around in there, and had his high cheek bones and long legs.. Now, I was dead silent. I couldn’t look at him.

I held it together until I was alone and then the tears came.

That was Tuesday. Two days later, I feel much better. I read these cysts are common and they usually go away and mean nothing. I go back in four weeks to see if it is still there. I can take a screening test but I don’t think I will. I hear there are so many false positives. Besides, I would keep the baby no matter what.

I can’t say I’m worry free, but I’m not obsessing over it.

I have so much to share but I will save it for next time. I just got my hands on a flip cam too so I can talk to you face to monitor. I’m pretty comfortable with that :)

Until then, let me know if you have any questions. Especially you first time moms to be!

-Virginia Kerr

*You’re invited to a baby shower for Virginia on Wednesday, August 25. More details.