Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
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!
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
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.
Posted by Tiffany Thornton
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:
Posted by Chad Carter
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.
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
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.