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.

First (Professional) Haircut!

We’ve been trying to let our son’s hair grow out.  Ideally we wanted to go for something a la Mason (Kourtney Kardashian’s son) or Shakira’s son. We also wanted to grow out his bangs so that he could easily tuck it behind his ears. The only thing is (which we soon found out), it’s really HARD to grow out a toddler boy’s bangs. It’s not like a girl, where you can easily use clips to keep them out of their face. For months we’ve been using baby gel, but by the end of the day, the bangs are back in his eyes.

Yesterday, my husband decided to do a little “trim” and accidentally ended up cutting his bangs in the middle of his forehead—eek! So today we went to the hair salon to see if they could fix it. It was his first professional haircut, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. She ended up giving him shorter side bangs and kept his adorable little curls in the back. It was a success.

Here he is after his haircut, looking very dapper.

3 Things I Love About My Baby at 18 Months

Seeing someone grow right in front of my eyes is one of the most magical things I have ever experienced. Our son, Andres, will be turning 18 months this week. Sometimes I can’t help but get nostalgic looking at his baby pictures and wondering, how did our little baby start looking like a toddler? Here are a few things I’m loving about Andres at 18 months.

A Fourth of July Family Tradition

It started as a simple procession of farm tractors down an old dirt road. 

And honestly, the annual Fourth of July parade in my husband’s small hometown hasn’t progressed to much more, except the road is now paved and some of the tractors a bit newer.

But what it stands for?

Is something that speaks volumes to the beauty of a family tradition. 

Red, White, and Expecting: A Patriotic Pregnancy

As I round down the weeks on this, my fourth pregnancy, I can’t help but think how connected we all are as mothers.

From the older to the younger, past and present, grandmothers and aunts and those who will come before us.

We have all stood together, in the solidarity that is motherhood.

Underneath the flag that has made it possible for so many of us.

An Adorable Winnie the Pooh Birthday Party!

When I came across this amazing Winnie the Pooh inspired birthday party — I just had to share. Valerie of Greyson Design was inspired by The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and it’s one of the cutest parties around — especially for an outdoor, summer party. Whether it’s a first birthday party, second birthday or a baby shower — it’s a wonderful theme and will inspire your next event.

Click through this Winnie the Pooh party and get all the details on Greyson Design. 

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