Since having Weston over 15 months ago there have been two constant questions rolling around in my mommy brain:
- What’s the next milestone?
- Has he reached that yet?
Obviously there are tons of other things rolling around in there too, but as a first time mom I have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing about 95% of the time. Those milestones aren’t just really neat to watch happen – they’re also signs that my baby boy is growing up strong and healthy and more or less correctly.
I remember we had no idea that we were supposed to be starting tummy time pretty much right after we got home from the hospital, and I didn’t ask until his 2-week checkup. I swear to you I thought the world was going to end and that he would be unable to hold his head up for the rest of his life because we missed this (in my mind) HUGE thing that we were supposed to have been doing.
I’m happy to report that Weston can indeed hold his head up while sitting, walking, running and climbing. I *think* he may just be OK 😉
I remember when he first rolled over; Nate and I had been coaxing him all morning long to do it – he was JUSTSOCLOSE – and then finally Nate had to leave for work. Not kidding, the second the garage door closed Weston rolled over. Apparently this little guy only wants to do things on his time!
When he first started walking I was in shock that he was already doing it at about 9 months old or so. This tiny human was upright! It was amazing! And now – now this tiny human isn’t only upright, but he’s on the verge of running and he’s learning to climb everything. He still hasn’t scaled the crib walls just yet, but I’m terrified that any day now I’ll look up and he’ll be standing in the living room instead of napping in his crib like he’s supposed to. The newest object conquered? The glider in his room. Y’all, this isn’t a small chair – it’s a big puffy reclining and swiveling glider, and yet he confidently swings his legs up and swivels around with a huge smile on his beautiful little face. It’s hard to ever get mad about these daring little feats when he’s just so dang proud of himself. 🙂
A little over a month ago my little guy tried Huggie’s SlipOn diapers for the first time and we’ve been fans ever since. They’re crazy convenient to pull up and tear off (the sides rip away), which makes it much easier to change him when he’s squirming (all the time). You can read about our initial first fitting (first time for pull on diapers!) here, plus watch a super cute video of my little man in action. So many changes even just in the month since then!
I’m sure life will continue to be all about the milestones, but I’m so in awe every day that we’ve been blessed with such an amazing little boy. I really do sit here and have to pinch myself sometimes!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf ofHuggies. The opinions and text are all mine.