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A Soundtrack for Prince William and Kate Middleton

Erica Palan
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He's here! After months of anticipation, Prince William and Kate Middleton had their first baby, a son, yesterday—and presented him to the world today. They'll need some inspiration to get through the first few weeks of sleepless nights. Here, some songs by parents about their kids.

"Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon

"I can hardly wait to see you come of age, but I guess we'll both just have to be patient."

"Glory" by Jay Z

"Your mama said that you danced for her. Did you wiggle your hands for her?"

"You're Gonna Be" by Reba McEntire

"6lbs and 9oz. lookin' up at me like I have all the answers."

"To Zion" by Lauryn Hill

"But then an angel came one day, told me to kneel down and pray, for unto me a man child would be born."

"Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin

"My child arrived just the other day. He came to the world in the usual way."

"With Arms Wide Open" by Creed

"If I had just one wish, only one demand, I hope he's not like me."