My First Born Child Essay

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...The Birth of my Niece Being able to be in the delivery room while my sister was in labor was an amazing experience. When my sister found out she was pregnant we were all upset. She was only 17 at the time and I still couldn’t believe it. I was very disappointed in her because I thought she knew better. There was not much I could do but support her. She needed my support as well as my family’s support. I just kept telling myself this all happened for a reason, and a baby is a blessing. As each day went by I became more and more excited. The disappointment was gone, and all that was left was happiness and excitement. My family and I were really curious and excited to find out what my sister was going to have. My dad was hoping for a boy because there were no boys in the house besides himself and my grandpa. The rest of us were hoping for a girl. As the day quickly approached for when she finds out what she is having, we all became happy and nervous. That day my mom had went with my sister to her doctor’s appointment, and shortly after I received a text saying, “It’s a Girl!!!” Her due date was October 28, 2011. Words could not explain how happy I was, and that same day I started shopping for my niece. As my sister was just about done with her first trimester she could finally hold food down. She couldn’t even hold a smoothie from Jamba Juice down. It was a rough time for her. I felt bad because every time I would be eating she would want to eat, but she knew it would just......

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Birth of My Niece

...Birth of My Niece The Birth of my Niece Being able to be in the delivery room while my sister was in labor was an amazing experience. When my sister found out she was pregnant we were all upset. She was only 17 at the time and I still couldn’t believe it. I was very disappointed in her because I thought she knew better. There was not much I could do but support her. She needed my support as well as my family’s support. I just kept telling myself this all happened for a reason, and a baby is a blessing. As each day went by I became more and more excited. The disappointment was gone, and all that was left was happiness and excitement. My family and I were really curious and excited to find out what my sister was going to have. My dad was hoping for a boy because there were no boys in the house besides himself and my grandpa. The rest of us were hoping for a girl. As the day quickly approached for when she finds out what she is having, we all became happy and nervous. That day my mom had went with my sister to her doctor’s appointment, and shortly after I received a text saying, “It’s a Girl!!!” Her due date was October 28, 2011. Words could not explain how happy I was, and that same day I started shopping for my niece. As my sister was just about done with her first trimester she could finally hold food down. She couldn’t even hold a smoothie from Jamba Juice down. It was a rough time for her. I felt bad because every time I would be eating she would want to eat, but she......

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My Virtual Child Paper

...My Virtual Child Paper My virtual child covers physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development at several age levels. This gave me an opportunity to visualize "the whole child" at various points in development. I raised a virtual child from birth to 18 years of age. Each virtual child has a unique set of characteristics at birth, some of which were influenced by how I answered the assessment I completed when I first logged onto My Virtual Child. These characteristics gradually emerged and affected his behavior and development. My child was a boy so I decided to name him Wolfgang. Wolfgang was born about four weeks premature and underweight (four and a half pounds). To regulate his body temperature, he spent the first few days in neonatal care. After five days, his Apgar score had risen from a six to an eight, which allowed me to bring him home. I was somewhat nervous when I brought him home because Wolfgang was not very hungry and had lost weight. Eventually, he began to eat more and gained weight. My partner and I had decided to breastfeed. I liked breastfeeding because I began to feel a connection hormonally. During toddlerhood, Wolfgang’s language and motor skills developed rapidly. Eventually, he was able to imitate actions and words. He took an interest in his surroundings, causing him to experiment with and study objects. He also started using the word “me” a lot and wanted to perform tasks by himself. He was pretty sociable. He just needed to warm up a......

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The Birth of My Child

...changed my life, well when, I think back on my life there’s so many changes for the good and some were bad but, there were some learning experiences that helped make me a better person. Graduation for one made me realize that I am no longer a teenager and I was no longer allowed to depend on my mother. It was time that I go out into the real world and make a life of my own. Then my first real job is another, having to make money for a living and support myself. Although, these two are major events that changed my life. There is one that changed my life forever, changed who I was, and my outlook on life. The birth of my daughter! Although, it was a . Having a child changes life so dramatically, regardless of how old you are when you have a child. I no longer lived for myself, my social life was taper down, I could no longer decide last minute that I wanted to watch a movie, or go shopping because I had an infant that needs my constant care. All of a sudden, I had this huge responsibility and this person I cared so much about. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do the best job raising my child to be a good and successful person. Just as I had to change what I did on a day-to-day basis, I also had to change my thought process to the point where I was always thinking about what’s best for my child and to where I try to live my life so as to be an example to my child. On the flip side, I find that my life is more focused because I anchor my life on my child.......

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My Child

...My Virtual Child Paper My virtual child covers physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development at several age levels. This gave me an opportunity to visualize "the whole child" at various points in development. I raised a virtual child from birth to 18 years of age. Each virtual child has a unique set of characteristics at birth, some of which were influenced by how I answered the assessment I completed when I first I was asked to create and answer questions about a virtual child. When I was told this was an assignment I thought “this should be easy”. Boy was I wrong! I found many things can affect the outcome of my child. If I am too strict or too easy, the child’s behavior will show this. Over time, this will also affect the child’s temperament. I have learned that some of my classmates’ virtual children are harder to get along with and require more discipline then others. I decided to just trust my instinct and answer the questions as if they were for a real child. In this report you will see how my answers affected my virtual daughter Alexis and, my experience throughout the duration of the assignment. 0-8 MONTHS 1. How does your baby's eating, sleeping and motor development compare to the typical developmental patterns? ~Alexis’s motor skills are typical for her age, crawling, sitting up, and standing up, but not walking yet. Her sleeping habits are normal for her age. Infants normally sleep sixteen-seventeen hours a day. For the first week or so......

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My Virtual Child

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Child and Birth Methods

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The Birth of My Child

...changed my life, well when, I think back on my life there’s so many changes for the good and some were bad but, there were some learning experiences that helped make me a better person. Graduation for one made me realize that I am no longer a teenager and I was no longer allowed to depend on my mother. It was time that I go out into the real world and make a life of my own. Then my first real job is another, having to make money for a living and support myself. Although, these two are major events that changed my life. There is one that changed my life forever, changed who I was, and my outlook on life. The birth of my daughter! Although, it was a . Having a child changes life so dramatically, regardless of how old you are when you have a child. I no longer lived for myself, my social life was taper down, I could no longer decide last minute that I wanted to watch a movie, or go shopping because I had an infant that needs my constant care. All of a sudden, I had this huge responsibility and this person I cared so much about. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to do the best job raising my child to be a good and successful person. Just as I had to change what I did on a day-to-day basis, I also had to change my thought process to the point where I was always thinking about what’s best for my child and to where I try to live my life so as to be an example to my child. On the flip side, I find that my life is more focused because I anchor my life on my child.......

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Abortion vs Child Birth

...| Abortion vs. Child Birth | An Individual’s Cost and the Cost to Society | | | Abortion vs. Child Birth An Individual’s Cost and the Cost to Society “The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.” Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Boonstra, et al., 2006, p.6) Introduction “A woman typically spends roughly five years pregnant, postpartum or trying to become pregnant and three decades trying to avoid pregnancy.” (Boonstra, et al., 2006 p.6) This is more true today than any other time in history. The role women have played throughout history has been that of nuturer. In society today, she must also be provider. With this added duty placed on her, today’s women have had to adjust. One of these adjustments are the number of children she is willing and able to provide for. Advancements in technology in the past century has enabled her to control this, specifically abortion and the use of contraceptives. Hypothesis Changing roles in the family unit have caused the dynamic to change. Women have become the sole provider to the family in many households forcing them to earn a living as well as take care of the children. Conflicting sets of moral and ethical values within society have made their choices more difficult. By controlling which options she has availible, is society choosing for her? When does a......

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Hows My Child Doing

...How’s My Child Doing? Assessment and Communicating with Parents The Battelle Developmental Inventory, second edition (BDI-2) standardized testing instrument is a developmental test for children from birth-eight years old. The test takes about one or two hours if you do a complete BDI-2, and only 10–30 minutes for a screening test. This assessment can be used by an individual service provider or by a team of professionals. The BDI-2 can also be administered to children who have a variety of handicapping conditions by using modifications stated for the assessment tool (Newborg, 2004). The BDI-2 test is best for several uses: to identify children with disabilities; to evaluate groups of children with disabilities in Early Education Programs; to assess the typical developing child; to assess children for school readiness; and to evaluate the program for accountability. This new edition offers many new features. There are more child-friendly manipulatives and more colorful items for all ages of children. It offers new comprehensive norms, which are sympathetic to the quick development of children. It also offers a clear, all-inclusive scripted interview items that offer probes for follow-up (Newborg, 2004). This assessment can be scored via computer or hand scored processing. This test also offers an increased range of items that measure development from birth to eight years in all domains. Administration of this assessment can start in any of the five domains with the......

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My Virtual Child

...My Virtual Child, Peyton Basically, this is all about my virtual child, Peyton. That's all I will be talking about in this...I know it's exciting! Thursday, November 27, 2008 Bonus Assignment 1. Are there any issues you had with your parents, your school work, your friends, or your romantic involvements in the last year of high school that continued to be issues for you in college? First of all, don’t all teenagers have issues with their parents? I didn’t have a ton of issues with them as most kids did when I was in high school. My school work has always been pretty consistent with me staying on top of things and doing my homework when I was suppose to. My last year of high school is when I had my first real relationship and that continued into my first year of college, but it was no big thing. I really didn’t have too many issues in high school, I’m not saying that I was perfect, but I was very quiet and I only had one really good friend in high school. The only big issue that I had was I had a tough time having a good work ethic. I started working when I was 16 and let me just say I had terrible work ethics. My parents had to help me come to like to work and appreciate what I was working for. By the time I got into college, this wasn’t a problem anymore. 2. Reflect on your own personality, interests and cognitive abilities at the time you graduated high school. How did these personality characteristics and abilities manifest themselves in subsequent years? How have......

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Child Observation Birth to 12 Month

...Section 1 I had an opportunity to carefully observe an infant who was 10 months old boy for about 2 hours in the infant and toddler classroom at Friends Center for Children. Before entering the classroom, I washed my hands and left my shoes on the door step. You were not allowed to wear your shoes inside, because the kids are young and still crawl on the floor. When I entered the room, it was a small room where few babies were sleeping in their cribs and some were ready for their snacks. The infants were surrounded by different textures and brilliant colors. There was only one rocking chair so that the caregiver could feed and rock the babies comfortably. The walls were decorated with animal’s cutouts. On the other side of the room there were cabinets and drawers with the sink in between. All the cabinets were child proof and each cabinet had bins that were filled with the babies extra clothes, diapers, and wipes. There was a small changing table where caregivers changed the babies’ diapers. The room floor was mostly carpeted. The kid’s art work was displayed on their eye level. Age appropriate toys like touch and feel puzzles, dolls, mirror blocks and touch and feel books were on the shelf. Outside of the room there was a cubby area where baby’s jackets were hanging. All the cubbies were labeled with each child’s name, picture and their family pictures. The classroom environment provides many choices for different activities. The infant classroom provides a safe,......

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Child Birth

...as simple as most may seem that it can be. In society women when wanting a baby has to go through childbirth. Child birth is when the mother to be gives birth which there are different ways to have a baby and also different ways to give birth. In this paper it will discuss what child birth is and why child birth is important. Education on Childbirth Some people may not me educated enough on childbirth so , please before you plan on making this decision to give birth educate yourself and your partner so that you can have a better feel about the life changing experience that is about to happen, think for the worst prepare yourself and , hope for the best. Watch video, search the web, read books and magazine. By education yourself with all the resource that are available nowadays you will have at ease birth if everything goes well. During Labor and Delivery in which both parents prepare there self’s for this is also called cooperative childbirth. The concept for all methods of prepared childbirth is education of the parents so they can participate and share the wonderful experience of childbirth. The benefits of this approach are believed to be a more comfortable pregnancy, a shorter period of labor, and for mom to have a less trauma during birth, and a decrease the stress level while giving birth to her new born. One technique that I find helpful during child birth is to take Lamaze classes, beforehand. This will keep mom at claim and relaxed.” The name is French,......

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My Birth

...hospital in Homestead, FL. My older sister and I were born at the same time in the same hospital, what are the odds? My heart felt mother Lucy Esposito gave birth to an awesome, wonderful, amazing son in me had to be born with a c-section. My mom says that I had head full of hair and looked like a fur ball. With that, I was a 6lb 7oz baby. My parents named me John Esposito after my father John Michael Esposito which gives us the same name; however my middle name is different so I’m not a junior. My middle name is Robert which came from my uncle Robert, so that is how I got my full name in John Robert Esposito. Nine months is a long time and especially was for my mother, who was a twig at only eighty seven pounds. She barely gained any weight what so ever, but got up to a hundred pounds towards the end of the pregnancy. My mom and father conceived me back in February of 1991, valentine’s baby I was! My mom says she really didn’t have any certain cravings, but that she always was craving food and never gained the weight she should of with the amount of food she ate. She said that one time she woke up in the middle of the night and was craving tacos, so my dad went out and bought some taco bell for her, and once he came back she didn’t want it anymore and wanted Chinese. My dad went out and got it for her and then once he came back my mom was sleeping and didn’t eat any of it. That would have made me so angry if I was in my dad’s position. As my mom was in labor the whole...

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Zambia - My Land of Birth

...Zambia, my country of birth where I spent a significant part of my childhood, got its name from the Zambezi River, the largest river flowing into the Indian Ocean. It is a landlocked country located between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Zimbabwe (Holmes & Wong, 2009, p. 7). Zambia’s population has been steadily increasing from 7.8 Million in 1990 (City Population Zambia, 2007) to 12.9 million in 2009 (US Department of State, 2009). At the forefront of Zambia’s economy is its ability to mine for great natural resources such as emeralds, aquamarines, amethyst and tourmalines (Dickovick, 2008, p. 320). It also produces 6% of the world’s copper, making it the fourth largest producing copper nation (Holmes & Wong, 2009, p. 44). Lusaka, the city I grew up in and the capital city of Zambia is one of the fastest growing cities in central Africa. Lusaka has changed dramatically from the time I left in 1990 to the time I visited it a few years ago. The changes in society, economic infrastructure and human condition have been dramatic. Zambia has changed so much over a span of 19 years. All the activities that I remember doing with my family and friends, such as safaris and picnics at the Kafue River, on the weekends and holidays have been closed. The zoo which used to be filled with amazing wildlife, which I frequently visited, does not exist anymore. All the animals which once resided there died or escaped because they were not fed properly or looked after...

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Essay on Child Birth

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Birth of a child can be such a happy time, especially when the little one is very healthy. We all have seen the movies when a new child is born, some of us are lucky to see it first hand. Some of us do get goose bumps, me being one of them. It is just so exciting to see that little life come out of what has been in that big belly for nine months. We sometimes refer to the birth of a child as labor. If only it was as easy as the name sounds. However, it is not. There are three main stages in birth. The first stage is the longest stage that can last 12 to 14 hours with the first birth, and later births are shorter. Dilation and effacement of the cervix take place here. That is when the uterine contractions gradually become more frequent and…show more content…

Getting the most care that they can helps a lot. Even normal babies need the support and to grow a good relationship with their parents to last forever. Although babies spend most of their time sleeping and eating they still have transitions to different stages. For example, reflexes are the most common for people to recognize the organized patterns of behavior. Also, a crying baby is what everyone recognizes. However, it is somewhat good when the baby cries, because it stimulates strong discomfort that the adults can realize. Usually the baby just needs a diaper change or needs to be feed, but sometimes its more and it is the parent's job to figure out why the baby is crying. The parents have to soothe them; they can do this by rocking, walking, swaddling, and talking softly. The baby also is developing their five senses, so it is important that the parents do not interfere with the development. For example, using screaming very loudly can ruin a baby's hearing. Vision is the one that develops the least. Nerveless, newborns can recognize human faces and want the mother's familiar face instead of a stranger. The most widely used instrument for helping the behavior of the newborn infant is Brazelton's Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS). It has helped researchers understand newborns better. The baby's arriving is one of the happiest times for a new parent, but can be very stressful. The parents do have different responsibilities; it

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