Baby Milestones

See which milestones to track as your baby grows, hear from other parents experiencing these firsts, and get great ideas for how to record each big (and small) baby event.

Baby on the Move! She's Starting to Crawl

When I was pregnant with Amani, she was quite a wiggly one. I learned early on that Baby’s activity level in the womb carries over into their behavior after they’re born. Sure enough, Amani was more active and alert than her older sisters. She didn’t enjoy being swaddled as it restricted her movement. Our baby wrap carrier wasn’t her favorite because it didn’t allow her to stretch, reach, or grab. She even rolled over early. I should have seen it coming during a tummy time session with her favorite Dumbo plush. There she was, at a mere four months, ready to start crawling!

Baby Starts Crawling

Macks' First Halloween

I have always been a huge fan of holidays and even more so when my children are celebrating them for the first time. Today is Macks’ first Halloween and while he doesn’t know that this day is any different from the rest, he will when he’s older.

With two older sisters, Macks was set up to have a very special first Halloween. The girls picked out his costume months in advance, and our oldest, Harlan, even wanted to coordinate her costume with his. She’s going as the princess and he’s going as the frog. I love that they care about him so much and want him to be involved in their daily lives and even special occasions like Halloween.

5 Ways My Toddler Tries to Copy His Baby Brother

KJ is definitely a thriving 2-year-old. He loves to talk, sing, dance, eat, and show his baby brother the ropes. There are times, however, when KJ gets this mischievous look on his face, and I can tell he’s thinking: “Hey, no fair! I used to do things like that but now I’m too big…or am I??”

Here is a list of adorable things my little copycat is still trying to do:

Our Little "Helper"

As I’ve shared before, being a first time parent I’m learning SO much about all the amazing little things that have been apart of this journey so far. Whether it’s growing by leaps and bounds, warming our hearts with laughter, or starting new family traditions this front row seat to growth is wonderful.

It appears our next stage is one of our little “helper.” For any of you who have gone through this stage, you know exactly why I put helper in quotes.

Baby's First Boo-Boo

Macks’ mobility has brought on new parenting challenges. He’s much more active than my girls ever were. As soon as he realized he could go from one place to another, he did it and never looked back.

It’s funny to see more parts of his personality peek through as he learns these new skills. I’ve come to find out that he is a very daring little boy and has no fear when it comes to getting or doing something that he wants. He’s tried to climb the walls, pull himself up on just about anything he can get his hands on, and will move as fast as lightening if he spots something from across the room that he wants. 

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