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.

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. 

The Sweetness of Baby's First Stuffy

I can’t really remember the first stuffed animal I purchased for my daughter (I think it was a handmade doll?), but I do remember the first stuffed animal she chose for herself, and it’s one that I will save forever.

It was during her first trip to Disneyland at the age of 15 months. We went with my mom, and while we were there, my mom told her she could choose a dolly to take home with her. The park gift store was vast and she painstakingly perused the shelves of toys, dismissing them as she shuffled along with her signature toddler toddle. And then she saw it. The perfect doll… just for her.

The Sweetness of Baby's First Stuffy
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