A year full of firsts

Thank you to P&G for sponsoring this post. All thoughts are my own.

The days pass slowly and the years pass quickly. I’ve never heard a more true statement about little kids and mom. I think the first year passes even faster if that’s possible.

The fact that they go from this tiny little newborn…

Brand new baby | accidental home birth

to a smiling, toothy, sitting, standing, crawling, babbling little person in the course of 365 days is just amazing!

First Birthday

I have the hardest time seeing these last first milestones. But, my baby is growing up!

First time standing

And, just finished celebrating the last of her first holidays, Christmas.

First Christmas

Helping ease that heartache of her growing a little bit? Washing all of my girls clothes in Dreft. And, secretly? I wash some of Mr. Serious’ shirts in it, too. There is just something about the smell of it that says “baby!”

I know what it’s like to look over at your 8 year old reaching the dials on the stove and remember that she was a teeny-tiny-little-bit just before my last blink!

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  1. Oh it’s got to be saying Mama. That first sound is so sweet. And it’s funny how something so sweet can turn to grating in just a few years. 🙂

    1. Oh, I’m still waiting for a real mama! She babbles it, but hasn’t said it to me, yet!

  2. I loved it when my daughter crawled for the first time.

  3. I haven’t had a baby in the house but that baby smell always takes me back. I may buy some Dreft just for the memories.

  4. valerie sobus says:

    social smiling, HANDS DOWN. nothing melts my heart more 🙂 — of course, this is going off my experience pre-kids. our first is due in 9 days!!

  5. Tabathia B says:

    I would have to say the crawling and trying to say mama or dada

  6. Nicole Millheim says:

    Those first steps!

  7. Terra Heck says:

    My favorite is when babies smile (really smile) for the first time. Lights up the room. Thanks.

  8. Christine Lee says:

    My favorite milestone (thus far) is when my baby boy smiled intentionally at me for the first time-can’t beat that!

  9. My favorite is when they first crawl.

  10. Mary Happymommy says:

    Sleeping through the night is my favorite milestone! 🙂

  11. I was so anxious for our son to walk. I wasn’t worry about him getting into things. I was just happy that he was self-sufficient.

    1. I think this (along with talking) are for the first kids. After that, it’s all, yeah, they still can’t walk away from me…and they can’t talk:) Well, maybe!

  12. I loved when my kids knowingly smiled and laughed for the first time!

  13. my favorite milestone is when they start walking

  14. I think my favorite milestone is their first real smile, melts your heart.

  15. My favorite first milestone is when they laugh.

  16. steven weber says:

    My favorite is when they first hear their own voice.

  17. Adrienne gordon says:

    learning to crawl

  18. I love it when they start to walk.

  19. My favorite first milestone is crawling! It’s so cute to watch!

  20. Ellie Wright says:

    My favorite first milestone is when babies first laugh. My 3 month old granddaughter has just started really laughing.

  21. when the learn to give you kisses.

  22. I think my favorite milestone was when she started to crawl around on her own.

  23. The giggling, nothing more soothing and enjoyable then giggles coming from a babies mouth!

  24. Jessica Massaway says:

    The first milestone I love most is baby learning to walk! My second would be sleeping thru the night ;-).

  25. My favorite milestone is baby’s first word.

  26. ERICA WEAVER says:

    i love when they start cooing and smiling i love it…i also love when they first lift up their little heads and look at you

  27. Shannon Baas says:

    The first time she smiled at me at 2 months.

  28. Jessica To says:

    My favorite is when they can sit up by themselves.

  29. When they first start smiling, but especially laughing full belly laughs, is my favorite thing in the world.

    Also? When they start to say “I Love you.”

  30. Estelle S says:

    My favorite milestone is when they discover that doing one thing will cause a reaction. When my son was a baby, he learned that pulling on dad’s beard would make dad say “ow!” (although it didn’t really hurt him). So whenever my little one wanted dad’s attention, he’d go yank on the beard. Then it was play time! It’s amazing how many things they learn in the first year!

  31. I love the first smiles!

  32. Nicole dz says:

    My favorite first milestone is when they being to talk, great feeling to hear there first words.

  33. heather s says:

    I like when they walk

  34. My favorite milestone is when the babies start to smile. They are all so beautiful

  35. Katherine says:

    I love it when they start giggling

  36. Thomas Murphy says:

    My favorite first milestone is first word.

  37. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says:

    I love the first word milestone.

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  38. shelly peterson says:

    My favorite milestone is their first step.

  39. My favorite milestone is when they first say momma or dadda

  40. David Holder says:

    My favorite milestone is the first smile but they are all great.

  41. Jennifer Marie says:

    I love seeing babies sit up for the first time. They always seem so proud of themselves.

  42. Jessica Beard says:

    I absolutely love the first giggle.

  43. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love the first word as well. Supposedly my first words were pretty flower 🙂

  44. erin Marie says:

    Oh that’s a hard one to pick, First step and first tooth for me.

  45. Amy Deeter says:

    my favorite part is when they sit up by them selves.its so cute

  46. I’d have to go with walking. Such a milestone in moving towards leaving being an infant and growing up

  47. Stephanie says:

    i loved when she first said mama

  48. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite milestone is the first word.

  49. I love the first rollover milestone. They work so hard at it!


    I would have to say my favorite milestone was my son’s first steps. That was the most anticipated milestone.

  51. My favorite milestone first laugh

  52. Natalie F says:

    I love them all, but of course smiling is really precious. Nothing is more amazing than watching your kids learn and grow.

  53. Mary Calabrese says:

    That first smile is pretty awesome.

  54. courtney b says:

    I loved my baby’s first steps. 😉

    those to my are my absolute favorite!

  55. Heather Dawn says:

    My favorite milestone is the first laugh!

  56. Heather in VA says:

    Love those sweet toothless first smiles.

  57. Brittney House says:

    I cant wait until she starts talking.

  58. Amanda Hendricks-Selby says:

    I thought it was the cutest thing when my son first discovered his voice. Not words, just giggles, yelling, and random sounds

  59. Meghan Malicoat says:

    My favorite baby milestone is the first smile. I love those gummy smiles.

  60. lori clark says:

    I love to see a baby smile. It is so adorable and just melts your heart!

  61. I love when they start crawling! It is so fun to see them getting around on their own!

  62. Rachel Travis says:

    The first step is my favorite milestone!! It’s hard to choose, since so many are memorable 🙂

  63. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I think my favorite first milestone is when they smile, it’s reassurance to me that i’m doing a good job!

  64. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Favorite Baby Milestone Is Talking, I Loved Hearing The First Word!

  65. Oh mine is that first smile!!! Oh so precious!!!!!!

  66. Terry Maigi says:

    I love when they take their first wobbly steps! So cute!!!

  67. I love when babies start sitting up. They look like little bobble heads 🙂

  68. Dawn Keenan says:

    Oh my, that’s a tough one! First smile probably, but the first word and first step are awesome!

  69. I love when a baby first smiles at you, and also when they start saying mama and dada, it’s such a wonderful time of discovery!

  70. I love when babies say their first word! It’s do exciting!

  71. April Brenay says:

    first smile, they first one were you know its they are so happy

  72. Jillian T says:

    My favorite first milestone was our little guy’s first smile. I will never forget it!

  73. Caroline Wampler says:

    My Favorite milestone is that first real genuine smile!

  74. I like it when the babies start to smile.

  75. I love the first steps and first words! It’s the beginning of a new world for them AND us!

  76. I loved it when my babies smiled back at me for the 1 st time.

  77. My Favorite milestone is the first word my baby said.

  78. Monique Rizzo says:

    I would say rolling over. She was 3 months premature and it was her first major milestone. We were over the moon.

  79. My favorite milestone is when my kids first smiled and giggled. Also when they started walking and calling us.

  80. Paula Hafner says:

    My favorite is when they start to smile. My second favorite is when they first laugh out loud. There’s nothing cuter than a laughing baby.

  81. I love the social smile

  82. Julie Matek says:

    My favorite forst milestone for babies are the walking milestone. I love it

  83. I am currently expecting my first child…due in May! I get so weepy (it’s the hormones!) just thinking about all of the milestones my little girl will go through in just her first year alone. I can’t wait to experience it all!

  84. Susan Smith says:

    My favorite milestone is the first word my baby said.

  85. Dawn Monroe says:

    I enjoy watching my grandkids learn to crawl around but my favorite is that first big laugh or giggles. To cute!

  86. I really love their first words…My son took a long time to start talking and now that he is 4 years old he doesn’t keep quiet for long!

  87. Birdiebee says:

    My favorite milestone is when a baby sleeps through the night.

  88. I’m not exactly sure why, but I love it when they can sit up. Somehow they seem like they’re anxious to be in the game!

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  89. I think it has to be his first smile.

  90. Rebecca Parsons says:

    I think that the first genuine or real smile is just adorable and melts my heart.

  91. amy pugmire says:

    I love it when they start laughing.

  92. I love their first laugh, it’s so sweet!

  93. My baby rolled over for the first time about five seconds after she was born, it was very surprising and exciting! I am really looking forward to feeding her some pureed sweet potatoes but at the same time dreading it because my little girl is getting so big! She’ll be six months and ready to try out some food next month. Those are probably my favorite milestones.

  94. Allison S. says:

    I love the first laugh or first smile. It warms my heart the first and every time.

  95. Sarah Hayes says:

    my favorite was when my LO said I love you mommy

  96. My favorite milestone is their first real word! Talking is such a wonderful milestone!

  97. I always liked it when they could sit up. They were so much happier when they could see better and play with their toys easier.

  98. Theresa Smith says:

    My favorite first milestone is the first laugh or giggle. It is so cute and it is when the babies start to become so much fun. I could play for hours just to hear her giggle.

  99. Jill Myrick says:

    One of my favorite first milestones is hearing a baby really laugh for the first time.


  100. Kristy Thiel says:

    Definitely that first smile 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  101. When they make that first movement and crawl for the first time!

  102. Patricia F says:

    My favorite milestone is when babies eat cereal for the first time sitting in the high chair.

  103. Paula Tavernie says:

    My favorite first has to be when they start to crawl!! Their face just lights up when they realize they are actually getting somewhere!!

  104. Well, I’ve only had one baby, so I don’t have just a general baby milestone that I love, but for my baby I was soooooo happy when she did her first ASL sign.

  105. Mariann Jess says:

    I like the milestone when they start to walk.

  106. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I love that first laugh

  107. I love the first big smile (and the first big toothy smile!)

  108. I love when babies are learning to crawl.

  109. Jill Rivera says:

    My favorite age is around three month because they just smile and they are usually happy. The milestone which is my favorite when they put three or four word sentences. They just make me laugh.

  110. i love it when they say their first word. it’s so cute! 🙂

  111. I think it would be when they say your name for the first time.

  112. Maria Beas De Bonilla says:

    My favorite milestone is when babies learn how to crawl. Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome baby prize pack. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  113. Melissa Smith says:

    Mine is the first smile! And my baby hasn’t stopped smiling since.

  114. My favorite first milestone is smiling!

  115. Tina d Reynolds says:

    I have always loved hearing what that first word will be

  116. I think talking is my favorite. Little babies becoming aware and talkative are the best times.

  117. The first, hesitant, yet jubilant steps are really the end of infancy and the beginning of independent life.

  118. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    As a Grandma I love to watch when they reach for your face and smile.

  119. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love their first milestone of standing up for the first time. I love the look of astonishment in their eyes that they are doing it all by themselves!

  120. amy rouse says:

    I love seeing my grandbabies learn how to walk. They are so cute.

  121. I love when they start recognizing mom. Thank you

  122. Terry Cross says:

    There are so many but learning to walk is one of my favorites.

  123. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love the first giggles! I have a 5 month old and she’s just smiling and giggling all the time now, but the first giggle is so special.

  124. Crystal Rose says:

    I like the first steps.

  125. Soha MOlina says:

    First steps are always fun.

  126. Richard Hicks says:

    My favorite milestone was hearing Da Da

  127. Lisa Garner says:

    My favorite milestone is the first time they say mama. There’s something so exciting and fun during that moment.

  128. kyl neusch says:

    When they say your name for the first time

  129. Vikki Billings says:

    My favorite is first smile and first word. The smile is so awesome to see for the first time!!

  130. I like when a baby first learns to smile at the mother (and mean it)
    Thanks for the contest.

  131. My favorite first milestone is when they take their first steps! So amazing!

  132. Rolling over for the first time. It is such a cute independent thing!

  133. Penny Bennett says:

    The first smile is always so precious and just stops my heart for a second.

  134. We are currently working on walking and that’s been a lot of fun. Except, when he starts walking too fast.

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