Baby Memories

Your baby grows up quicker than you think, and you'll want to remember every memory. These easy scrapbook and memory-making ideas will help you record every milestone.

A Prayer for My Son

My faith plays a big part in how I raise my son. I have mentioned on various occasions that I would pray for a son, even on occasions when I was not yet expecting, and even when my son was not yet a thought between my husband and I. I just knew I wanted a son and expectedly waited to one day be blessed with one.

While I waited for that day, I would say the prayer below. And even after being blessed with my beautiful baby boy, I continued to say this prayer…

A Prayer For My Son

15 Creative Ideas for Monthly Milestone Pictures!

It is remarkable how quickly babies grow before our eyes. So many changes occur: they begin to develop those little charming personalities we end up falling in love with, they learn new things, and take on favorites and as well as dislikes.

Many times, I have found myself saying how I wish I could turn back time – or how I wish my children were little babies again. I think as parents, if we could, we would keep them small forever. No matter how fun they get as they grow, there is something very special about those early months.

It is almost impossible to capture every moment, even though many of us have tried. But what we can do, instead of having hundreds of blurry photos with poor lighting in our camera roll, is to set aside a little time each month to take a milestone photos. Below I have listed some creative ideas for these types of pictures.Monthly milestone photos are a great way to not only capture your child in that specific age, but are also a great way to see how much they have grown and changed.

Want to take it to the next level? Try combining some of these ideas for memorable and unique pictures.

15 creative monthly milestone photo ideas_alicia gibbs

15 creative monthly milestone photo ideas_alicia gibbs

Magical Moments from Macks' Ninth Month

Macks’ recently turned nine months old, and it’s so crazy to think that in just a few short months he will be turning one year old. As time quickly passes, I’ve been trying to cherish every single magical moment that we experience.

Month nine was filled with so many milestones. First was that he is finally at an acceptable weight and we no longer have to go for weight checks! This was huge for us, and I am so happy that he is a healthy growing boy. He’s also started to pull himself up and stand on his own. If he’s anything like his sisters, he will be walking very soon.

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I wanted to look back at all of the magical moments Macks’ experienced in his ninth month. I am so thankful to have him in our lives.

New Tricks

He’s Standing!

At nearly 9 months, Soren started standing on his own! He’s such a determined little guy who is SET on moving and not missing out on a thing. I can hardly keep up with his new tricks.

It’s such a reward to watch Soren learn new things and figure out how to accomplish his motor skills. It’s hard to imagine that only 10 months ago he was born, tiny and completely dependent on me for everything. And here he is, holding his own bottle, exploring, playing with his books, climbing, chatting, picking up his own food and standing all on his own!

Why I'm Grateful for My In-Laws

I feel so fortunate that my husband’s parents and siblings are such wonderful people, especially after some of the stories I hear from friends about their strained relationships with in-laws. And thank goodness they are, as we now live 10 miles from Chris’ parents in a small town in Arkansas.

It is such a blessing having them so close. My boys absolutely love going to “grandma and grandpa’s house” and spending time with their 1-year-old cousin Phoenix. And we finally have people to babysit our little guys so we can have date night!

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