TODAY's Takeaway: Babies born on air, rockin' Cher

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By Lauren Sullivan

1. It’s a boy! And a girl! And another boy… and another girl! TODAY kicked off its weeklong #BornTODAY series this morning – with on-air births! – at in hospitals across the country. Did we mention the births were live on the air?

2. We asked viewers to join in and submit photos of their own little ones born today, and the results were adorable.



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3. As part of baby week, TODAY’s examining what it’s like to be a parent in 2013. Like, for instance, why it costs so much to have a baby.

Therese Allison told about her struggle to come up with the cash to pay for the delivery of her third child. When she got pregnant, she tried to sign up for health care, but insurance companies balked.

“They said, ‘Well, we’re sorry, but you have a pre-existing condition and we can’t insure you,’” she said.

4. Maybe it’s a woman’s world after all. Well, at least according to Cher it is. The performer extraordinaire sang hits from her new album, her first in nearly a dozen years, and talked about her upcoming tour. “The road is horrible, but the concerts are great,” she told Matt and Savannah.

After the show, she swung by the Fourth Hour to chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda, where she revealed her underwear preferences and admitted she shouldn't have been so hard on Miley Cyrus.

5. Sunday night’s Emmy Awards were a little sad and a little weird, but the stars let loose, flaunted bling and bantered backstage about sleeping with their awards. Also, they looked beautiful.

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!