Here are some milestones for your baby based on their age. We all know that every baby is different, but it’s always helpful to have a range of what to expect! How does this line up with your experience? Let us know below!
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LOL this ones too good! Tag a mom who can relate and get a laugh below!
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3,51212911 January, 2020
I’ve never really introduced myself on here and I realize there are quite a few new people that recently started following our journey in the recent months. My name is Maria, I’m a full time Wife and Mother, part time Registered Nurse. I became a nurse because some of my earliest memories are walking through the hospital going to visit my brother who was born with Down Syndrome. He had to undergo multiple heart surgeries to correct Congenital Heart Defects he was born with. I remember how kind the nurses were and how they made a difference during hard times in our life.
I simultaneously graduated with my high school diploma and a License in Practical Nursing which means I was able to practice under the supervision of RNs. I then worked as an LPN in a nursing home for 2 years, then in a hospice care unit for 6 years. I completed my RN in 2013 and had the opportunity to work with children in a Non Profit Organization called Ryan House which provides respite care and hospice care for medically fragile and terminally ill children. I had to stop working full time once I had my little Nico. I work one day a week now, at Ryan House still, I tried my hand back in October to work full time and it was definitely too much. Caring for a child who is medically complex, and completely physically dependent on you is a full time job. I spend my days caring for him and advocating for his needs, coordinating care, appointments, therapies, surgeries, equipment and medical supplies. I enjoy telling our story and raising awareness so thank you all for being here 💜
There are two very special highlights I have up in the profiles. One is our story about the first 8 months of Nico’s life and another very special one to me is my Bro 💛 highlight where I share a little more about my brother. • #specialneeds#specialneedsmama#specialneedsmom#desertmoms#specialneedsparenting#disabilityawareness#developmentaldisabilities#globaldevelopmentaldelay#differentnotless#mynevergiveup#amotherslove#godisgreater#loveandgrace#nevergiveup#inclusionrevolution#representationmatters#youaremysunshine#tueresmisol#mirayodeluz#amordemadre#tequieromucho#mibebe
269264 February, 2020
Last night while scrolling through Instagram I came across @brittaniborenleach story that had me in tears. In particular her post from 11 Jan got my attention: “Take all the pictures. Forget the laundry. Forget the dishes. It really doesn’t matter. Just love your babies.”
Thinking back on the last 7 weeks I really could have slowed down more. I could have soaked in more and cleaned up less. So today I stopped, I went to my boy’s cot and I put him on me because that’s what I wanted. I just wanted to soak in all the cuddles while I still can. Everything else can wait for now. As much as I can, and as often as I can (while still being human with human emotions and human patience and human tendencies) I will try take in all of you. And each day learn a little more and love a little harder 💙
I cannot imagine what it must be like to lose a child and I pray I never find out. My heart goes out to all who know that kind of loss. #crewscrew#boymom#boybaird#harrisoncbaird#babywearing#7weeksold#amotherslove@noonoopiebaby
“As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be” 🥰 I must have read that book to my boys a hundred times. They would sit on my lap and cuddle in. They are too big to sit on my lap now but never too big for hugs and kisses from mom! 😘 Feeling so grateful this family day weekend ❤️ #ourkidsrock#familyday#firstbornson#amotherslove#familyfoodfun
14358 minutes ago
There is nothing like holding your child on the outside for the first time! When our first child was born, he had a few complications and was in the NICU for a few days. I was recovering in another room from a lengthy labor that ended in an unplanned c-section. .
It killed me not to be in the same room with my baby. I went and visited him as much as I could but had to also stay in my room and recover. The nurses brought me a picture of him and I couldn’t stop staring at him with so much love in my 💗, looking at him while I did what I could to provide for him by pumping my colostrum and breastmilk. .
It was a heartache that I wasn’t able to be there with him, but I heard the still small voice of the Lord saying “although you as his earthly mother can’t always be physically present with him Mary can and will be a mother to him🌹!” I would stare at his picture with awe and love and tears falling from my eyes and over and over again would hand him to our Blessed Mother in prayer asking her to be my sons mother and take care of him on my behalf, knowing she was mothering him brought me so much peace!
When was a time where you heavily relied on Mother Mary’s intercession?
When you ah grown ass man, but Mommy spoiling you! I reached to Trinidad, opened the fridge, she left me fresh mauby, juice, salad, cheese paste sandwiches, beers, etc. And then this morning I'm sleeping and was awoken by the smell of her frying bake and making breakfast for me! *And do you know we fell out a few months ago, had a disagreement and was not talking for a bit....but then I get here and we back in love again! 😁 Lol, Lol...(Lesson learned)
A Morher will always be a Mother! They never stop caring for us regardless of how old we get! She's stubborn but I Love my mom, lucky to still have her in my life!💯❤😍😘🙏 #amotherslove#nevertooold#mommyboy#spoiled#appreciateyourlovedones#lifeisshort#trinidadcarnival2020
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Happy 15th Birthday to my Aiden. What a adventure it has been to be your mom. You have always been so fearless and a risk taker... like the time you opened the garage door and snuck out of the house when you were just 4 or 5 because you just wanted to go play at the park. Then there was the time you spray painted not only our house but the neighbors too. You just wanted to be a graffiti artist. How could I forget the time you made jello in the bathroom sink. So curious. 🤣 You would often times get told to stay on task in preschool and when we would pick you up you would say “it’s just so hard to be good” haha. You love being outdoors and often times in Georgia you would just go exploring on your own. You have always listened to your inner voice and always done what you want even if it wasn’t the norm or deemed cool by others. As you have gotten older you have developed a love of art/drawing, music and fashion. You love a good fit. You are such a good friend and always thinking of others. You share everything and often give up your last treat or dime to others. You are always willing to go eat with me and watch a movie so your old mom isn’t alone and it means so much to me. I’m so proud of you! Never stop being YOU. You are perfect just the way you are! I love you!
Happiest of birthdays to this guy... my sweet Riley... just yesterday this was you, smiling the sweetest of smiles and giving the best hugs a mom could ever ask for. Now here you are today at 23 with your path set on a journey to serve and protect others...best of luck in the oh-so-very-close future of you starting your career, accomplishing your goals and fulfilling your dreams. Love you Riley “B”, you are one half of my heart and soul and I could not be more proud of the man you have grown to be... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ❤️🥰🎂 🎁 🎈🎉🎊🚔👮🏻♂️🖤💙🖤 #happybirthday#happybirthdaytomyson#lovemyson#thinblueline#backtheblue#bluelivesmatter#oneproudmomma#love#amotherslove
You are everything I've ever wanted 💕
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5422 hours ago
1) helo. please pray for me. I have had 3 miscarriages from previous years..this year I want to conceive but am so confused what to do where to start in terms of getting help but been here n have seen d testimonies I hope God will take care of ma situation n conceive n carry to full term...amen. please pray for me (hide my ID) -
2) Ma I've seen many testimonies here en I've been following this group for a while last year i got miscarriage,March 2020 it won't pass me by in Jesus name 🙏 * * 🌹 🌟 🌹 🌟
They grow too fast. They'll be out the door to sleep overs, and weekends at Grandparents, and music and sports camps, and graduating high school, and doing alllll the things that everyone who was once a child and who is now a parent will do..... And most of the time those things excite me, because watching my children grow and their personalities come out more and more is one of the great delights of being their mom. But sometimes it makes me sad and I want to cry because it just goes too fast. .
I reflect on my own childhood and teen years, college and think about my life now. It was all here and gone in a blink too.
I appreciate so much that they're still little, and I'll try not to grieve too much for what I still have, but I'm not going to ignore that time just moves a little too fast. .
Hello Monday, even though it doesn’t feel like one at all !! One little boy has been crazy in love with his @cassarokids 3 in 1 child tower. It can go from a play tower to a slide and to a stepping stool for help in the kitchen. I love how it also has a chalkboard which Logan loves since he is a big time drawer ! *You might want to swipe to see this thing in action !!
My mom always told me, “nothing compares to a mothers love”. I heard those words often but I never believed it was true. It wasn’t until Myles came along that I finally understood what she meant.
Every time I look into his eyes those words replay in my mind.. What I wouldn’t do just to see him smile.
Hug on your babies a little more and let your momma know how much you love and appreciate her because I promise you it’s true, nothing compares to a mothers love.✨ #MakingMemoriesWithMyles#AMothersLove#MommasBoy
I sat and cried today... I cried because I was a terrible mother...I cried because I always make the same mistakes... I cried because I'm alone in all this... I cried because I feel like I'm going to break ... I cried because I'm just not good enough... I cried because I got frustrated and overwhelmed... I cried because I feel I'm failing and I cried because I yelled... I cried because she told me she loved me at least 100 times today... I cried because no matter what they never really see, all the things named up above that I can't help but see in me... When I feel their little arms around me though... I just know... I've done at least one thing right in life...the tears they start to melt away, and despite the fears and despite the loneliness I feel I know they need me to stay... I sat and cried today! #poetsofinstagram#poems#poetsofig#writersofig#writersofinstagram#writer#poetry#poems#amotherslove#amothersguilt#fears#singleparent#saddness#littleangels#grounded#TodayICried#sometimesyoujustneedtocry
1110 hours ago
I’m not sure how this beautiful little video was created! Or how my phone knew to send it to me today the same week my baby boy turns 6! 😭 No longer a toddler! And next month my princess 👸🏼 is 5 😭 like solid tears! So this little gem of my baby is such a gift! 🙏🏼
Our time is fleeting and soo precious, we have to savor every moment. Excuse me while I play this on repeat! ♥️ #bestillmyheart#toddlermama@ma_lo8@nativenerd there’s a couple of lil gems in here for you.. watch till the end 🙏🏼😭
41410 hours ago
I watched “Judy” tonight; Renée was exceptional. Of all films I’ve watched in my life, this was by far the most difficult one for me to view. To be entirely honest, I had to fast forward at times because my heart simply couldn’t take it. Judy Garland was my childhood idol. I think I first watched Wizard of Oz when I was six maybe (?). My first role on stage was when I was in grade 8 playing Dorothy. My mom came to see it, and watched from far in the back... something I’d learn later in life when I found the snap shots she proudly took over a sea of heads.
Tonight I learned that Judy Garland died at the age of 47. My mother, Margaret Veronica Cahill (known as Peggy) died at the age of 42; a year after seeing me in that play. Like Judy, my mom died from a broken heart that drowned in alcohol while missing her children. More specifically, wanting to be with her children. It’s a sad tale... one much like Judy’s, and one that is hard to make sense of.
Anyhow, I’ve never quite watched a film that felt so familiar. “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.” -The Wizard Of Oz.
Be kind out there folks. ***This photo of my mom was taken when she was a teen I think. It was sent to me from one of childhood friends who found me on Facebook earlier this year. He wanted to reach out to tell me how funny, beautiful, and smart my mom was. And how much she is missed. ❤️ #judygarland#judy#daughterslove#daughter#amotherslove#gonetoosoon#wizardofoz
I’m constantly wondering where the time goes. Wondering how much longer I’ll have you cling to me. Wondering how long you’ll call me Mommy instead of Mom. Wondering how long I have until you no longer want to be my little babies. I guess thats why I take a million videos and pictures to cherish it all. No matter how big you get you’ll forever be my little babies.👧🏽👶🏽👦🏽💗 #AMothersLove #BaileyKeaKeiki #MyBiggestBlessings #MyBeautifulKids
Isn’t she lovely? (cue Stevie Wonders song).......just a couple photos Mama took this morning while thinking...she doesn’t need makeup...she doesn’t need filters...God made her beautiful just as she is and I couldn’t love her more ❤️ #amotherslove#daughtersarethebest#eventeenagers