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.

He Did It! Macks' First Sign

The first time that I decided that I wanted to teach my children sign language, my husband thought I was crazy for starting as early as I did. Every time that I would nurse our then newborn daughter, I would give her the “milk” signal. I continued to do this at every nursing session for the first nine months.

Lo and behold, at nine months old, Harlan gave us the milk signal. It was one a moment that I’ll never forget and a great accomplishment as a mother.

How Daycare Helped My Son

For a long time I was weary of daycare for my children, but now I have a totally different outlook.

Saying Goodbye to the Family Crib

We gave away our crib recently. Isabel is 18 months now and has been having sleeping issues. We decided that we wanted our kids to share a room (more on that in a later post!) so we took the plunge and bought a bunk bed.

With no room for the crib anywhere, we asked our friends, who are expecting a baby soon, if they would want it. They graciously accepted — so we took the crib apart, loaded it into their truck, and off it went. 


Baby's Got Moves

It’s always so fun to watch your baby learn new things. Macks is on the brink of getting ready to crawl. He will get on all fours and rock back and forth but doesn’t quite understand that he has to move his arms in order to go anywhere. Most of the time, he will just sit there on all fours while watching everything that’s going on around him. You can see it on his face that he wants to move so bad, but hasn’t quite gotten the hang of it.

Andres at 20 Months

Last week, our little guy turned 20 months. It’s crazy to think he’s only 4 months short of turning 2. This has been one of my favorites stages by far. He makes me laugh so much and has his own little personality. Here’s an update of Andres at 20 months:

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