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Gator’s got the answer: Family uses alligator for gender reveal

A Louisiana family has pushed the envelope for its gender reveal.

They used an alligator. 

But it was no big deal for Mike Kliebert. He’s a gator wrangler, trainer and tour guide with the nickname, “T-Mike, the Gator King,” WGNO reported.

So how did he use the gator for the big reveal?

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Kliebert opened the gator’s jaws and fed him a hollowed-out watermelon. The gator chomped down and blue jello came out, WGNO reported

The video has gone viral with more than 91,000 shares and 6.8 million views.

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Transgender man gives birth to baby boy

A transgender Oregon man has given birth to a healthy baby boy.

According to CNN, Portland man Trystan Reese, 34, and his partner, 31-year-old Biff Chaplow, welcomed their first biological child, Leo Murray Chaplow, on July 14. The newborn joins the couple's two adopted children – Chaplow's niece and nephew.

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"WE ARE HEADING HOME!!!" the couple wrote on Facebook. "Leo has received a clean bill of health (and so has Trystan) so we are happily heading back home to settle into our new life with our newest little addition."

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Reese, who was born biologically female, stopped taking male hormones while trying to conceive, KATU reported last month.

"We've been under medical supervision the entire time to make it as healthy and safe as possible," Reese told CNN in June.

Chaplow told KATU that Leo's birth was "a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life," adding, "To see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just amazing.”

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Man's co-workers surprise him with billboard to welcome family's first baby girl in 137 years

A father gets to see his newborn baby’s face on his sales route after coworkers surprised him and his wife with a billboard birth announcement near Hardeeville, South Carolina. 

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Will and Kelen Settle welcomed Carter Louise Settle, their first child together, into the world on June 25. According to Will, she’s the first girl born into the Settle family in 137 years across four generations.

“My mother just went nuts. My mom always wanted a daughter,” Will told ABC News. “She was absolutely ecstatic. She could not believe it.”

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After the couple returned to their home in Bluffton, South Carolina, with their baby girl, a coworker told Will to drive toward Savannah, Georgia, and turn around and drive home. The coworker said there was a surprise waiting.

“I had an idea what it was going to be,” Will, the head of sales for Marlin Outdoor Advertising, told The Island Packet. “We have a lot of billboards in that area.”

Will, 38, had also received more than a dozen texts from friends who had driven by the billboard.

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“When I first saw it, it was an ‘Oh my God’ moment,” Will told  ABC News. “It is so pink, so large. It’s pretty obnoxious, I hate to say. It is so in your face, you wouldn’t believe it.”

Kelen said she thinks the idea was cute and looks forward to telling her daughter about the billboard when she’s older. 

The company has 900 billboards in the two states, he said, and his coworkers used one of them to display a birth announcement for Carter. The 12-foot-tall, 24-foot-wide announcement sits off Highway 315 and features a picture of the little girl with a message that reads, “Welcome to the World Carter Louise Settle.”

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Will said his sales route takes him as far north as Rock Hill, South Carolina, and as far west as Statesboro, Georgia, meaning he often gets to drive past the billboard and see his daughter’s face.

13 lb, toddler-sized baby surprises doctors

A big baby boy is home after spending more than a week in the hospital.

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Jenna Reyes gave birth to her son, Raymond Reyes, at Mercy Medical Center in Merced, California, on April 30.

Reyes told KFSN she opted to have a C-section, since she was expecting a 10-11 pound baby. But when Raymond arrived, he was bigger than anyone expected. He weighed in at 13.5 pounds.

“I’ve worked in labor deliver for about seven years, and the largest baby I’ve ever seen was a little bit over 10 pounds, so 13 pounds is a big baby. I’ve never seen one that big,” nurse Jessica Newton said.

Reyes said clothes and diapers for newborns are too small for her new son.

“Nothing fits him,” she told KFSN. “(He) uses size two Pampers, three to six months clothes.”

Reyes told KFSN Raymond was taken by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be treated for jaundice and low calcium and sodium levels.

After spending a week in the NICU, Raymond was taken home and is thriving.

His big sister has promised to help take care of her new brother but insists, “I’m still the baby girl of the house.”

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Brothers welcome babies at same exact minute on same day

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Two brothers in North Carolina welcomed their children into the world at the same time on the same day. 

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Steve Thayer, 34, and Matthew Thayer, 31, introduced newborn cousins Cassidy Thayer and Benjamin Thayer shortly after they were born at different hospitals on March 20 at 6:53 p.m. 

"We thought we'd have them really close together, but we never thought the same day, let alone the same time," Matt told People Magazine. 

Matthew and his wife, Brooke, welcomed baby Cassidy at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina while Steve's wife, Fawn, was delivering baby Benjamin 80 miles away at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina.

"It was a shock. I was absolutely amazed," Brooke said. "We were thinking they'd be born a couple days apart, and we had joked about them being born on the same day, but we never imagined this happening."

Brooke had planned to be induced on March 20, and Fawn's original due date was March 23. But during a family outing on March 20, Fawn unexpectedly began having strong contractions.

"I was having contractions for a couple days, but they started getting closer together, so I thought maybe this was it," Fawn said. "I went to the hospital and found out I was already five centimeters."

Fawn and Benjamin are doing great𾌵Posted by Steve Thayer on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Steve texted his parents, who were at the hospital with Matthew and Brooke, and the brothers continued to update each other via texts to their father until both babies were born that evening.

"My father-in-law asked the nurse what time our baby was born and she said 6:53, and then he texted Steve to ask for his baby's details -- height, weight, length and time of birth -- and when he texted back 6:53, he said, 'You will never guess what time their baby was born,'" Brooke said.

So what a wonderful day for the Thayers today. At exactly 6:53 pm two new Thayers came bounding into the world, twins...Posted by Steve Thayer on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Steve and Matthew have a close relationship and hope that their children will have a close relationship as well.

"We were joking that it was a brotherly competition and it ended in a tie,'' Matthew said. "It really is special."

"We think they're going to grow up being really close," Steve said. 

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Babies born on Leap Day dressed as adorable frogs

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Leap Day newborns at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania may only get to celebrate their birthdays once every four years, but their first day on Earth will be one they'll spend the rest of their lives looking at photos of. 

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Nurses at the hospital have dressed the newborn babies up as frogs in green costumes as a play on the word "leap." 

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“We love to see our babies dressed up,” said Sharon Johnson, clinical supervisor of St. Clair’s family birth center. “The parents are so excited. They love to see things like this.” 

The babies will get to keep a green frog bib and a knit cap. 

Tyra Banks reveals birth of son by surrogate

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Tyra Banks is a new mom.

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The legendary supermodel and former host of "America's Next Top Model" welcomed her baby boy into the world in late January and released a statement about her son on Instagram Thursday.

"The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here," she wrote below a picture of a baby cap. "He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth and chin."

Banks and her boyfriend, photographer Erik Asla, named the child York Banks Asla. 

The 42-year-old talk-show host revealed in the message that the couple used a surrogate mother to carry and birth her son. 

"As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone," she wrote. "York Banks Asla, welcome to the world."

Banks, who openly struggled to conceive a child, shared some of her experiences with infertility with People magazine:

"I've had some not happy moments with that -- very traumatic moments. It's difficult as you get older. It's not something that can just happen." 

Now, her dreams of starting a family of her own have come true. 

"As I gaze into the beautiful eyes of my son, I think about all the people who struggle with fertility or carrying a child and continue to pray for them every day," she told People. "My hopes and dreams are filled with well wishes that they get to feel what my little treasure, York Banks Asla, feels like in my arms."

York may be the first of many children Banks hopes to have. Last year she told the magazine that she didn't want just one child -- she wanted a "litter."

"I want to be the kind of mom where my child can come to me for anything," she said last year. 

Asla has three daughters who live with him in Los Angeles, according to his profile on Photo Artwork Agency. 

The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. He's got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik's mouth and chin. As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world. A photo posted by Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) on Jan 27, 2016 at 5:16pm PST  

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One year after losing conjoined twins, parents welcome new baby

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Thirteen months ago, Robin Hamby gave birth to conjoined twin boys who survived for only one day. But Hamby and her husband, Michael, relied on their faith, praying for another chance to give their toddler daughter a sibling.

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On Monday, the couple welcomed a baby boy, whom they named Seth Michael Hamby.

“I’m ecstatic,” Michael Hamby said in a Facebook video posted late Monday.

At 6 pounds, 6 ounces and 19.5 inches long, Seth is healthy and was resting in his mother’s arms Monday in her hospital room.

“He has eaten and pooped and all the things you want babies to do,” Robin Hamby said.

In December 2014, Robin delivered Asa and Eli, twins who shared a torso, arms and legs, following a rare pregnancy the couple chronicled on Facebook. The couple knew the risks of carrying twins joined at their sides, a condition known as dicephalic parapagus, but believed the boys could beat the odds.

Tears and cries from the babies were a positive sign the morning the brothers were born. The Hamby twins made national headlines within hours of the delivery.

But the afternoon after their births, the twins’ health deteriorated. One heart was not strong enough for both Asa and Eli, and the boys died after being removed from ventilators. Within months, Robin Hamby was pregnant again, and the couple again posted online updates to thousands of followers.

“The Lord blessed us with Asa and Eli last year, and we miss them dearly,” Hamby said Monday. “God is good and he decided to bless us again with Seth.”

The Hambys daughter also have a daughter, Selah, who turns 3 on Jan. 28.

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