I’m taking a few weeks off from blogging while my family settles in with our new baby. Before I “unplugged” from the computer, I worked on this series about Ages and Stages. Today is the second installment, on the first year. I hope you enjoy it! Best Wishes – Kara
The first year of a baby’s life is a time of amazing changes and growth. It has always seemed to me that my babies change overnight. Every day they learn something new, grow more confident in their surroundings, and master new ways to communicate and express themselves.
It doesn’t seem take long for the tiny, quiet curled up newborn to become a happy, bouncy, giggling, cooing one year old eager to get into everything and be on the move! The days of the first year go by in the blink of an eye.
I find that parents go through some big changes during the first year, too. That first birthday? It is not just a celebration of the first year of life for a baby, but it a celebration of the first year of life as a parent.