Like many gay couples, Matthew Eledge and his husband Elliot Dougherty desperately wanted to have their own children. But being in a same-sex relationship called for them to be a little more creative in how they achieved that dream.

At 59 years old, Matthew’s mother, Cecile Eledge, was supportive and excited to be a grandma. So excited — that she offered to serve as the surrogate and carry her own grandchild.

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When I was pregnant with my first baby, I didn't understand why people talked about the newborn period being so hard.

I mean, it's not like newborn babies are crawling around getting into things or arguing with you about which color cup they want. They eat, they sleep, and they poop. How hard could it be?

Then I had my first baby — and the world turned upside down.

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The Rock's newest baby is here, and I could honestly not be more excited.

If there's one thing we can all agree on it's this: The Rock's new daughter is our royal baby. Yes, while the Brits (and other assorted fans of the royals) spent yesterday welcoming their new prince — uh, one woman waited outside the hospital for 15 days? — those of us a little more firmly moored to American shores were screaming with joy over the fact that the man who brings so much delight into this world had welcomed a new baby with his partner, Lauren Hashian.

First of all: Congratulations to Daddy Rock and Hashian on the birth of their second child! (They're the parents to the adorable Jasmine, and The Rock is also the proud father of a teenage daughter from a previous relationship.)

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A mom's heartbreaking letter to the doctor who never 'told her the truth' about her baby.

'[Our prenatal specialist] repeatedly suggested we abort. He said her and our quality of life would be horrible. He was so unbelievably wrong.'

Courtney Williams Baker lives in Sanford, Florida, with her three daughters.

Courtney and her daughters. All photos used with permission.

Her youngest, Emersyn Faith, has Down syndrome.

Courtney said that before Emersyn was born, her doctor recommended that she abort the baby.

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