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.

How to Survive Your Baby's First Year of Check-Ups

Today was the day.

The day that I absolutely dread as a parent–my daughter’s two-month old check-up. The check-up. You know, the one where you have to make the dreaded decision:

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. To space or not to space. To delay or waive.

It’s a tough decision. But someone’s gotta make it. 

5 Ways I'm Getting My Older Children to Help Me Baby Proof

Macks is officially on the move and crawling everywhere. The second that he started crawling, he immediately started to try to pull himself up on everything. It was a very real reminder that I need to baby proof our house and need to do it quickly.

While I’ve done all of the typical baby proofing around the house – baby gate, cabinet door latches, outlet covers – I know that I can’t possibly have my eyes on Macks all of the time, and there will be something that is not capable of being baby proofed that he will get into.

Macks’ sisters are very excited about his new milestone, and while their joy is completely justified, I also wanted to remind them that Macks is at the age where he is very curious about everything, and now that he knows he can move to get to whatever he wants, he is always moving. I’ve showed them the places in the house that we need to be careful of with Macks, but I’ve also let them help in the baby proofing.

An Update on Macks' Journey to Gain Weight

I woke up on Friday morning with knots in my stomach. All of our hard work for the past week was being put to the test. Either what we’ve done has worked, or we’ve failed again at our attempts to get Macks to gain weight.

Hey Mom, Time to Baby Proof!

Since Amani learned to roll over, she’s realized that if she pushes hard enough, she can work her way around the room. Once I set her down, she begins rolling over and and wiggling about. The problem is that she’s paired this exciting milestone with another — putting things in her mouth. Now when she reaches something in front of her, she immediately puts it into her mouth. The message is loud and clear: Time to baby proof!

Time to Baby-Proof

Holding On: Why I Can't Clean Out Macks' Closet

It’s well known that Macks is most likely our last child. As much as I’d love to have another, I just don’t know if it’s in the cards for us. Knowing that he’s probably the last baby that I’ll have, I am desperately trying to hold onto all of the moments and milestones that he goes through.

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