Category Archives: Mommy Moment

Couple to Reveal Baby’s Gender Live on Stage at Baby Fair in KC

This is going to be so fun. I wish everyone who is pregnant could be with us in Kansas City this weekend. The Baby Love Baby Fair is giving away a Babymoon, and thousands of dollars in freebies to pregnant moms. There are going to be great classes and fun activities.
The Wonder Within You along with Prenatal Imaging is putting on a big baby reveal…with a great couple who has a 12 month old little girl. Baby #2 is due in November. Follow along on their journey with the three short videos below. And join us at the baby fair for the big reveal! Details on The Wonder Within You facebook page. Exciting moments to come!
Part 1…Predictions!
Part 2 “Seeing baby in 3D”
Part 3 “Growing Baby, Growing Anticipation”

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!

As the world celebrates the birth of Princess Kate’s baby girl…Queen Elizabeth must be musing, “Times sure have changed since I was having babies!”

Mother of eight, Maxine Pierron agrees.  At 95, Maxine is six years older than Queen Elizabeth, but they were both birthin’ babies in the 1940′s.
The process is the same. But everything else…entirely different.
Here are just a few of the biggies:
1) Maxine never had the option of discovering the sex of her babies.  No ultrasound. No idea. Many times mothers didn’t even know if they were having multiples until delivery day.
2) Maxine never remembers having a big baby shower for any of her tribe.  Co-ed baby showers and gender reveal parties were non-existent.
3) No dads allowed! Not anywhere near the painful bellows of the feminine kind.  Truth be told, Maxine remembers her husband, who was a physician, ducking in a few times during delivery.  But she says he wished he hadn’t!
4) Maxine and her fellow mid-20th century mamas recovered  in the hospital for at least a week.  The cost, even without insurance, was minimal.
5) Maxine didn’t know what a car seat was until she had grandchildren.  Babies were swaddled and sent home riding unsecured in the front seat.
Maxine’s hospital births with anesthesia  were considered modern for the time.  Maxine’s daughter became a self-proclaimed hippie who changed her last name to Sun Shower.  She delivered her daughter ala natural.  In a commune…with an unlicensed midwife.
Maxine Pierron and Joanne Sunshower
Great Grandmother’s like Maxine…and the Queen are national treasures.  Today we  choose between home births and hospitals and knowing baby’s sex and surprises.  But I love the old stories from baby-rich mamas.  This month, I join with 4 generations of the Pierron family in wishing the feisty, almost-centennial Maxine a wonderful 95th birthday and Mother’s Day this week.  Here’s to many more!


Puppy Love x 4 or maybe 5???

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Melinda Poole-O’Banion loves her dogs like children, so when one of them became pregnant, she did what any proud mama would do,..She took her female dog, Sig, to the sonographer’s office to capture some a keepsake 3-d images.

“They look like little dinosaurs!”, said Melinda…who happens to be a vet.  “I’ve seen animals imaged with regular 2-D ultrasounds, but I’m never seen anything like this.  It was amazing!  We could see their paws and they were head to head and back to back.”

The problem was the Mini Aussie pups were in a bit of a well…a dog pile.   So Melinda knows there are at least four pups…but their may be a fifth that was hiding.

Sig is pretty well trained so when her owners told her to lie on her back on the table, she did it.   And remained their for 30 minutes while a trained baby sonographer got every angle imaginable.   The pups are 45 days old.  Sig will deliver them in another  2 to 3 weeks.

Here are pictures of the proud and very patient mom and dad.  Sig and Barrett.

If you are interested in purchasing one of their beautiful Mini Aussie Pups,  call Melinda at (913) 961-8835 and see if she will part with them.

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Royal Baby!

Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City became even more exciting when I met the couple in front of me.

Brad an Krista Sandt hoisted signs that announced their baby’s due date is opening day 2015.  The home opener is April 6 for all of us who wait with anticipation.


The happy couple asked people to vote for names for their tiny babe.  Hos or Salvy?  (In honor of the Royals star first baseman and catcher.)  “At first, we got a lot of texts an votes for Hos! However, as the game went on, people started liking Salvy Sandt.”

I suggested a write -in vote for Alex Gordon, because it would work for a boy or girl.   The day after Game 7, the Sandts found out they were having a boy so now I believe Salvy Sandt has a nice ring to it!

The Sandts both grew up in the Kansas City metro.  They are life-long Royals fans and season ticket holders.   When asked if they would be at opening day 2015 if the Royal Baby has “gone into extra innings”…Krista says, “Ha.  Ha.  Why not?”

That will give all of us something more to look forward to this Spring!   Congratulations Brad and Krista!