A Baby Story Season 11
S11 E01Mar 30, 2009
Baby Gruver Mar 30, 2009 A woman experiences the trials and tribulations of pregnancy with triplets.
S11 E02Mar 31, 2009
Baby Virgilio Mar 31, 2009 A couple are shocked to discover they are expecting triplets.
S11 E03Apr 1, 2009
Baby Arcel Apr 1, 2009 A couple anxiously awaits the arrival of their twins
S11 E04Apr 2, 2009
Baby Muni Apr 2, 2009 A couple anxiously awaits the arrival of twins.
S11 E05Apr 3, 2009
Baby Rondeau Apr 3, 2009 A family of four anxiously await the arrival of twin boys.
S11 E21Mar 30, 2009
Baby Gruver Mar 30, 2009 Rebecca and Shaun Gruver never could have imaged the long journey it took for them to become parents. After trying to get pregnant for months, they sought the help of a fertility specialist. From there they went through 5 trials of Clomid and 3 trials of IUI's. After 8 failed attempts they were instructed to do IVF. But, much to their disappointment, the first round of IVF also failed. They decided to try one last time. This time, doctors transferred 3 embryos into Becky's uterus hoping that at least one would stick to their surprise all three took and Becky and Shaun are about to have triplets! At 16 weeks Becky found out the sex of the babies - all 3 boys! Everyone was shocked. Becky and Shaun are going to be VERY busy parents running after 3 boys. Becky did not realize how difficult a triplet pregnancy would be on her body. Her belly has gotten HUGE and she is having a hard time laying down, getting comfortable, and finding clothes to fit. In addition, Becky and Shaun are taken aback with how active the babies are… Becky's belly changes shape and size as the babies kick and move around. It looks alien like to these first time parents! They just can't wait to have these babies and finally meet them.Becky is scheduled for a c-section at 35 ½ weeks, which is considered full term for triplets. The day of the c-section proves to be a nerve-wracking time. Shaun is so nervous he is basically speechless and Becky cannot hold back the tears when she realized their long journey is coming to an end. As Becky's surgery begins, Shaun is by her side excited to see his first of three sons be born. After a few moments in the operating room, Joshua arrives. Within minutes, baby Landon enters the world. Then, little Chase makes his grand entrance. Becky and Shaun are now the parents of 3 healthy baby boys! Let the games begin.1 month later, Becky and Shaun are busy new parents! They are changing over 30 diapers a day and feeding every hour. Becky is forced to sleep
S11 E22Mar 31, 2009
Baby Virgilio Mar 31, 2009 Laura and Mike are getting ready to welcome their 2nd, 3rd, AND 4th babies! Their 11 month-old son, Ryan already takes up all of their time so they are terrified about handling 3 newborns and a toddler! It is a scary thought that Laura and Mike would soon become parents to 4 children within 1 year! They are having 2 girls and 1 boy therefore, they will have 2 sons and 2 daughters and are DONE having children! When Laura and Mike met and got married, they immediately wanted to start a family. But, after a year without getting pregnant, they decided to seek help. Doctors found nothing wrong with either of them and considered it "undiagnosed." They continued to try naturally and after another unsuccessful year, Laura was put on fertility drugs to increase the number of eggs she would release at one time. She responded exceptionally well to the medication so they decided to try timed intercourse before IUI. Laura got pregnant on the first try!. A cerclage (cervical stitch) was inserted at 12 weeks to manage her thin cervix. Doctors removed the cerclage stitch at 36 weeks and Laura delivered Ryan vaginally and at full term!Ryan is the light of their lives and Laura and Mike wanted to give him a sibling very close in age. Therefore, when Ryan was just 3 months old, they tried again to get pregnant. She went back on the fertility medication and doctors monitored her progress. They saw that 2 mature eggs were ready to drop and warned the excited couple that there was a possibility of conceiving twins. Laura and Mike never thought twins was actually possible and were excited to again get pregnant on the first try! There were 3 very healthy babies and it was certain that Laura and Mike were going to have triplets! They could not believe they tried for 1 baby and are getting 3! This pregnancy has been challenging for Laura because, not only is she exhausted and huge, but she is constantly running after Ryan. As a result, she is currently living with her parents until
S11 E23Apr 1, 2009
Baby Arcell Apr 1, 2009 Landing the bachelor of the century wasn't an easy task, but when Stephanie finally took John Arcell down, the rest was history. And although they are twenty two years apart, their similarities are undeniable. So it was no surprise when they decided to try for a family as soon as they got married. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out as they had planned. After trying to get pregnant for six months to no avail, Stephanie and John went straight to a fertility specialist. They found out that John had a minor problem but they should still be able to get pregnant on their own. But after another six months surpassed and still so sign of a positive pregnancy test, Stephanie knew that something was wrong. So they went back to their specialist and tried a few IUI's before finally turning to in vitro fertilization. There were lots of shots and visits to the doctors office, but finding out she was indeed pregnant, it was all worth it!At the six week ultrasound appointment, the Arcell's found out quite a surprise, they were having twins! Stephanie always knew she was going to have twins and even has a tattoo of a boy and a girl on her belly. As excited as they are, Stephanie can't sleep or move very well. The babies are pressing on every organ imaginable and the stress of carrying them is really causing constant pain. She can't wait to get them out! Stephanie is very close with her father, as he was the sole parent that brought her up. Needless to say he is very anxious to meet these babies and calls Stephanie at least once a day to check in on her. She tells him she is hoping that the delivery date comes sooner rather than later but her non stress test the following day will tell all.The morning of her test, Stephanie is beginning to feel contractions and finds out that she is, in fact, in labor. The doctor sends her to the hospital and her husband John is sent home to pack their bags. The race is on as Stephanie's doctors want to get theses babies o
S11 E24Apr 2, 2009
Baby Muni Apr 2, 2009 Nancy has lived quite a full life in her 34 years and is very open in sharing her brave journey. She and husband Joe are expecting twins, a boy and a girl and feel overwhelmed with joy when they talk about the pending arrival of these babies. But we must go back in time to fully appreciate Nancy's journeys in motherhood- going back to when she was a teen.At age 15, Nancy got pregnant unexpectedly with daughter Amanda, now 19. Catholic and conservative, there was no option but to keep the baby and through the love and support of her parents, she was able to finish school and help raise Amanda who is now in college. Amanda does not have a relationship with her biological father, but a dad in her step-dad Joe, with whom she is quite close.For many years it was Nancy and Amanda against the world until Nancy met Joe at Trenton, NJ's St. Patricks' Day parade in 2002. Joe, a firefighter, was off-duty and therefore out of uniform at the time, hangin with his buddies at a pub near the start of the parade. Joe eyed Nancy and started talking to her, and the very next day they had a first date! On that date, Joe shared with Nancy he was having back surgery and when she called to check up on him, he knew she was someone special!These two wasted no time in starting a family of their own. In fact, Nancy got pregnant soon after they met and Joe's namesake, little boy Joey, now five, joined the family. A wedding followed next and Nancy and Joe wanted to expand their family even more! We'll Nancy has incredible fertility and boom! She became pregnant with Chase, now one. After Chase's delivery, Nancy had post-delivery complications with her uterus and the docs told her that her pregnancy days were probably over. So imagine her surprise when she became pregnant just 8 months after delivering her second son!Twins run in Nancy's family and she was completely freaked out and completely not ready to have another baby-let alone twins-and this pregnancy has been anything
S11 E25Apr 3, 2009
Baby Rondeau Apr 3, 2009 Lisa and Phil Rondeau already have 2 great sons, 3 year-old, Dylan and 1 year-old, Aiden…. and are now about to welcome twin boys! They are not sure how they are going manage 4 boys in just 4 years! This pregnancy was definitely not planned. Lisa was too busy caring for a 3 year-old and 3 month-old to even think about having another baby. But, when her birth control did not work out, Lisa got the surprise of a lifetime. Oops! However, the surprises didn't end there. At the first ultrasound they were informed it was twins! Lisa and Phil were speechless and didn't talk about it for a week. But, after many tears and sleepless nights, they finally got used to the idea and are now ready (and excited) to take on this enormous challenge.Lisa is hoping to have a vaginal birth. She had 2 natural births with Dylan and Aiden and is confident she can do it a third time. Being that she is having twins, he doctor wants her to have a planned c-section so Lisa is frustrated she may not get the birth she wants... until the unexpected happensAt 37 weeks, Lisa wakes up in the middle of the night with intense contractions. She calls her doctor, wakes up Phil, and gets ready to leave for the hospital. But, just as they are about to walk out the door, Lisa drops to the ground screaming for Phil to call 911! The baby's head is out and Lisa knows she will deliver twin #1 on her kitchen floor! They are beyond terrified. Neither Phil nor Lisa have any medical training and are about to deliver their own baby! Colton is born within minutes and Lisa holds him trying to get him to cry… they are panic-stricken and cannot get him to breathe. Fortunately, the paramedics arrive on scene, suction his mouth, and get Colton breathing. They rush Lisa and Colton to the nearest hospital before Lisa delivers baby #2. Phil stays behind to get Dylan and Aiden a babysitter.When Lisa and baby Colton arrive at the hospital, Colton is sent straight to the NICU and Lisa's contractions are very