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.

My Little Squirt's First Big Girl Bath

Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me a Finding Nemo tub and Finding Nemo bath squirters for free.

Amani is a tiny little character. Somehow, she seems so small, but she’s actually bigger than her sisters were at her age. The size of her clothes correlates perfectly with her exact age, sometimes even sizing up. All the while, she appears so little. Perhaps it’s this illusion that she’s still a tiny fish that had me always bathing her in my bathroom sink. After mopping up all the water off the floor from another bath, I realized it’s finally time to move her up to something bigger and more comfortable.

Amani First Bath

My Sleeping Beauty's First Night in Her Crib

It feels like this stage of Amani’s life has been filled with so many exciting milestones in such a short period of time. She’s begun crawling, has transitioned to bathing in the bathtub instead of the bathroom sink, and has two new teeth. Amongst the new changes in her life, the most dreamy has been moving her into her crib.

Transitioning Baby to the Crib

Our 2-Year-Old's Surprising New Talent

It’s amazing how we, as parents, can find such tiny milestones in our babies lives so impressive. But that is all part of being a parent — finding the magic in the smallest of moments.

With Bentley being 8 months old, it seems he is hitting new milestones every day. The first year of life brings moments like this back-to-back.

KJ is 2, though, and apart from learning to potty train and starting to speak in sentences, he is pretty set in his accomplishments for the moment. Until the other day, when I realized he has a whole new talent! Read on to find out what this magical thing is:

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.

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