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.

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

When Baby Steps Turn Into Leaps and Bounds

“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”
- Walt Disney

At 13 months, our little guy is picking up on so many new things. From knowing the names of certain toys and stuffed animals, to picking items out of a collection of toys when you ask him, the development he’s going through is just so fast. And for a first time parent, it’s quite remarkable.

A Letter to My Daughter on Her 2nd Birthday

My sweetest little girl,

I have mixed emotions this week as you turn 2. I am excited because I see how much you’ve grown, and I know so many magical moments await you. I can’t wait to have conversations with you about life and answer all of your questions about hair, careers, clothes, and anything else you want to know. But, I must admit, I am kind of sad. You are growing up so fast and there are no longer any babies in my home. The baby days are gone.

Magical Moments from Macks' Eighth Month

Eight months has passed since I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy. It’s hard to believe that just eight short months ago I could hold him in my arms while he slept peacefully without making a soung. Now he’s on the move, chatting up a storm, and very rarely will fall asleep in my arms. It’s crazy how quickly these months go. Just as you begin to embrace a moment, it’s gone.

This month was full of milestones for Macks. He started crawling, pulling himself up, and two of his teeth popped through. With him on the move so much, it’s made it hard to get photos, but I managed to get a few and wanted to share my favorites.

Eight Months

When You Don’t Want Your Baby to Grow Up

I’ve never been super into babies. When I see a baby, I don’t squeal in delight or rush to hold it. I mean, they’re cute – they’re absolutely adorable – I just was never the kind of girl who had baby fever.

When my son was a baby, I kind of couldn’t wait for him to move on from that stage. I had a rough time adjusting to new motherhood, and I don’t think I fully grasped how fast it all goes. Now my youngest is a year and a half old (and my oldest is 3!) and I am wishing for time to slow down.

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