The day the tears stopped. {+ A Pampers #MilestoneMoments Giveaway}

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My son was always quick to reach his milestones as a baby.

Why he even aced potty training before he turned 2, shocking both Hubs and myself. So when it was time for preschool we really thought it would be a walk in the park but we were so wrong. What proved to be one of the hardest seasons, as parents, gently worked to be a lesson in faith and patience, over time.


The day the tears stopped.


It didn’t happen on day 3 or day 6. It happened a whole two weeks later.

Two weeks of waiting on the school premises. Two weeks of listening to him shriek after I slowly edged my way out of his classroom. Two weeks of peeking in to make sure he was ok. Two weeks of burdened praying. Two weeks of receiving assurance after assurance from the wonderful teachers and administrative staff. Two weeks of waiting…

waiting for that day.

The day the tears stopped #MilestoneMoments

 And then it happened.

The Monday of week 3, he walked into class, got a big hug from his teacher, turned around gave me the widest grin ever, waved goodbye, walked over to his little buddies and joined them on the carpet strewn with toys.

The tears stopped…

from his end.

I, on the other hand, walked out of his class, sat on the bench outside, called Hubs and cried…

tears of joy, relief, gratitude for answered prayer and peace.

His milestone moment may not have been a big one to many but to us it was HUGE.


Every finish line is a new start


P&G and Babies R Us have teamed up to celebrate such milestone moments, along with Noelle Pikus Pace, US Olympic Skeleton Athlete. Noelle feels strongly that “Raising a family is like training for the Olympic Winter Games” and that “Moms are in training every minute of every day.” And that’s one reason why Noelle relies on Babies R Us to stock up on Pampers.



She also believes that every finish line is a new start, when it comes to achieving those milestones, not just as a parent but also as a child.

when it comes to raising kids, every finish line is a new start.

To celebrate #MilestoneMoments, Babies R Us has two awesome deals to cash in on…

From Friday 1/17 through Monday 1/20, receive $15 off when you buy 2 value boxes of Pampers diapers (78ct. or higher), in store only


From 1/31- 2/22, you will get FREE Pampers wipes (168-192ct, $7.39 value) when you buy any two select P&G items: 

- Pampers mega packs of diapers & Easy-Ups training pants (28-78ct, reg $18.99)

- Bounty 12ct paper towels (reg $19.99)

- Charmin 30ct toilet tissue (reg $19.99)

- Dreft laundry detergent (50oz or higher, reg $14.99 – $25.99)

- Tide laundry detergent (100oz or higher, reg $18.99 – $24.99)

- Duracell AA24pk batteries (reg $15.99)


To commemorate all of this, a #MilestoneMoments Twitter Party will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd at 2pm ET. 

Will you be there to share your child’s milestone moments?


Plus here’s a chance to win a #MilestoneMoments Pack right here!


One reader will win a Pampers #MilestoneMoments Pack that includes

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About Marina

Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 8 year old daughter, a 4 year old son who loves all things that fly and a serene 6 month old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

What tides her through each day?...A hot cup of cardamom chai and Philippians 4:13!


  1. 1

    My daughter was the same way, she cried for about 2 weeks when she started preschool. So glad that Pampers recognizes these important milestones in a parents life and celebrates them!

  2. 2

    When my son had a week straight at preschool without having any accidents, I was so happy that we went out for pizza on that Friday evening. I even let him take all of the pepperoni from my pieces. :)

  3. 3

    Waiting for my nephew’s birth this month! :)

  4. 4
    Amanda Hoffman says:

    saying his first words

  5. 5

    I was really lucky. Neither of my kids had separation anxiety at all.

  6. 6
    Kimberly Bauer says:

    My most recent milestone was my daughter saying a full sentence.

  7. 7
    Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Saying Her First Word Was Mom, Melted My Heart!

  8. 8
    Jessica Beard says:

    My youngest just rolled over last night!

  9. 9

    Hearing her say her first word, MAMA!

  10. 10

    I finally got my daughter to use the potty today!

  11. 11

    I remember that same milestone with my son. But it was on his first 2 weeks of Kindergarten. He would ball his eyes out and cry when we dropped him off. Then all of a sudden it was like it was no big deal. I cant wait for the new moments with this baby

  12. 12

    Aww, this totally brought tears to my eyes. Gosh I remember the tears with all of mine… even my 16 year old. *snif*

  13. 13

    There were aLOT… but, most recently, the cycle continues… My daughter is expecting my first grandbaby this summer! ;-) Time to do it all again from a different seat… lol

  14. 14
    Michelle M. says:

    Well, my first is due in April, so I have LOTS of milestones to look forward to! But my favorite so far is feeling her kick for the first time :)

  15. 15

    My first milestone moment was bringing baby home.

  16. 16
    Jennifer Sanderson says:

    My son is learning to speak right now, it’s a wonderful milestone and I love it!

  17. 17

    My kids overcoming colic was awesome for me! ha! I love when my kids first got that real deep belly laugh

  18. 18
    stephanie says:

    when my daughter first walked

  19. 19
    Sara Wagner says:

    My son sleeping in bed with underwear on for the first time and not having an accident.

  20. 20
    Paula Gardner says:

    Big milestone: going to sleep without his pacifier.

  21. 21

    Most recent milestone was rolling over!

  22. 22

    My daughter has just started REALLY talking. This morning she said GOOD MORNING when I got her from her crib.

  23. 23
    Rachel H. says:

    A recent milestone with my oldest son is we just took him for his first ever dentist appointment and he did great! He also just learned to dress himself.

  24. 24

    When she said mommy.

  25. 25

    Potty training was one of the most exciting milestones. We really celebrated that one!

  26. 26

    My son started to walk

  27. 27

    I’m due with my firs in April, so my big milestone is meeting my son!

  28. 28

    Coaxing her thru her first piano recital. Wasn’t pretty but we made it

  29. 29
    wild orchid says:

    My son just started getting dressed all by himself!

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  30. 30
    Brittney House says:

    My son just discovered clapping his hands.

  31. 31

    When she would act like she was sleeping and that made me laugh

  32. 32
    Jessica To says:

    Our biggest milestone was when he slept thru the night!

  33. 33
    heather s says:

    Watching my nephew learn to walk

  34. 34

    My Son cried when leaving Him at Preschool.

  35. 35
    Katharine Davis says:

    My favorite Milestone was Weaning my youngest, I loved breast feeding but I was so ready to be free if you know what I mean

  36. 36
    Margaret Smith says:

    When my son started walking. That was a big milestone for us.

  37. 37

    watching her take her first steps.

  38. 38

    first smile

  39. 39
    Susan Chester says:

    Awww, my son cried everyday too. I decided to take him out of school and wait another year, when suddenly he was happy. I was relieved like you! Another milestone moment was when my children first called me momma:)

  40. 40

    My daughter actually shared her toy with another kid today!

  41. 41

    My kids are older and last year my oldest son started “high school”. We live in a small town so high school is 7th grade. Thankyou

  42. 42
    Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says:

    A funny one: When my child was a toddler, without being asked, she went into the kitchen and came back with a can of Diet Coke. “This is for you, Daddy.”

  43. 43
    Seyma Shabbir says:

    One of the best milestones is their first steps, walking!

  44. 44

    Our milestone moment was their first words.

  45. 45

    When my potty training daughter successfully notified us of her need and used a public toilet.

  46. 46

    When my youngest grandson walked for the first time!

  47. 47
    Brooklyn Dutson says:

    milestone moment! baby kicking for the first time a week ago.

  48. 48

    Milestone moment was when me daughter said I would be ok if she stayed the night at the grandparents because she would be home soon.

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    Kathleen Ophelan says:

    I co-slept with my son for many years and only recently has he started sleeping in his own bed. It was a great miracle of a milestone!

  50. 50

    My little one saying his first word

  51. 51
    Tari Lawson says:

    I loved watching my son roll over for the first time

  52. 52
    Cynthia C says:

    I remember when my son said his first word.

  53. 53
    Sonya Morris says:

    Our most recent milestone is standing.

  54. 54

    There are so many. But the most recent is crawling

  55. 55

    My son recently starting to potty train, it has taken us a long time to get here


  56. 56

    The kids being potty trained seemed like a huge milestone at the time :-)

  57. 57
    jodi frasier/lasher says:

    I still remember when my daughter took her first steps. It’s like it was just yesterday and now she is 18yrs old and going to be graduating this year. Time flies by. Everyone needs to cherish every moment with their little ones..

  58. 58
    Susan Smith says:

    When my kids would pull themselves up and take their first steps

  59. 59
    Casey Everidge says:

    my son just started crawling! so exciting!

  60. 60

    Our son graduating from speech therapy!

  61. 61
    nannypanpan says:

    I just got first laughts from my twins and loved them

  62. 62
    Denise B. says:

    Our daughter started talking and reading at the very same moment.

  63. 63

    My son recently started using a spoon. I ba

  64. 64
    Terri Moore says:

    A big milestone moment for my kids was when they learned to read, like learning to walk you can only encourage them but they will do it in their own timing. Finally one day it will just click and it is wonderful to see that light go off and a world of books opened to them. Favorite milestone of all!

  65. 65
    Cynthia R says:

    seeing my niece first walk was amazing.

  66. 66
    Tonya Dreese says:

    Seeing my Son leave the Nicu after being in there since birth, he only weighed 2 1.4 ozs and now he is over 30 pounds and doing great.

  67. 67

    Since I was a stay at home mom with my daughter for the first few years, I think I got all the milestones.

  68. 68
    Linda Lansford says:

    The big moment when he started to walk.

  69. 69
    Holly Kennedy says:

    So many, but most recently potty training.

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    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    the first time my niece smiled at me was the best.

  71. 71

    Our youngest dressing herself, NO NO she is too little!!!

  72. 72
    Rebecca Parsons says:

    My granddaughter held something for the first time today!

  73. 73
    Nicole Newby says:

    My son is 16 months and we are currently weaning him from nursing. It has been very difficult, but we are down to just night time feedings now. Its hard for our son and me because its a bitter sweet feeling. I miss being able to eat what I want, drink what I want, take medication if I am ill, etc., but at the same time I miss that closeness with my baby

  74. 74

    Our most recent milestone was my daughter took a couple of steps to me, just today!!! The wonderful world of walking begins!

  75. 75
    Tyneisha Fondren says:

    My daughter’s first smile was the most beautiful thing ever!

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    Thomas Murphy says:

    My son just started to walk.

  77. 77
    Tracy Jones says:

    Getting my youngest potty trained last month.

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    Jacqueline says:

    I live with my sister, a single mommy and we traise my nieces together. The biggest milestone was putting the older one on the schoolbus after my work schedule changed and I could no lonber bring her myself. It nearly killed me, but she loved riding to school with her friends! The baby’s biggest milestone so far has been reaching an age where she no longer sticks everything up her nose! (That was a scary phase, especailly the day she got into a bag of M&M’s)

  79. 79

    I loved the moment when my babies first tooth came in.. Something about a gummy grin with just the tip of a tooth peeking through makes my heart smile

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    Ashley Miller says:

    My most memoriable milestones I shared with my children were their 1st words (momma, of course), 1st steps & potty training. There were many, many more but these are ones that stick out to me. =)

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    april yedinak says:

    One of my most cherished milestones is when my son said his first words.

  82. 82

    I liked seeing my child first walk

  83. 83

    my son rolling over for the first time

  84. 84
    jeremy mclaughlin says:

    When my son said DaDa.

  85. 85

    I loved seeing them walk for the first time.

  86. 86

    last night my 1 year old son climbed a chair for the first time.

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    kim burnett says:

    crawling was always exciting!

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    heather eg kaufman says:

    My son is naming shapes & can now count to 10!!

  89. 89

    Big milestones for us were his first smile and first words

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    Amy Honious says:

    I think my biggest milestone with my kids was the day that the last of 4 was totally potty trained :) If I win this prize, it will go to a dear friend who is expecting grand baby #1! Thanks :)

  91. 91

    One of the latest, and proudest, is hearing my six year old confidently read a book aloud to me!

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    heather r says:

    for me and my girl, the milestones were small but frequent – she was so smart and independent! I think the hardest part was me adjusting to how fast she grew – her first day at school, the first time I let her cross the street without holding my hand, the first time she walked to the bus stop by herself. graduating!

  93. 93

    first steps!

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    kristin sims says:

    a huge milestone for me was when my son said the word “mama” for the first time clearly….he had mouth operations at three and four months, and he said my name when he was 13 months, and it was awesome, thanks!

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    Jenn McClearn says:

    my daughter recently started rolling over, one minute I put her on her back the next she was on her belly it was so cute :)

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    Katie Bellamy says:

    Potty training my first daughter was my proudest. I didn’t know who to celebrate more my daughter or me! :)

  97. 97

    When my daughter stopped nursing. She nursed until just after she turned 2 years old. It was bittersweet. Mostly sweet, though, because as soon as she stopped nursing, she magically slept through the night for the first time EVER! :)

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    Christa Nolan says:

    My baby boy is going to be born within a week (either on his own, or induced next Tuesday). My favorite milestone so far has been feeling him kick and move all over the place. I know my next favorite will be meeting him for the first time!

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    The day he rolled over and laughed like crazy :)

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    Brianne K says:

    The day my son finally started walking at 18 months!

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    Pauline Milner says:

    I was so fortunate to be there when our Son took his first steps. It was on Boxing Day. He was standing by the coffee table and I was in the chair about four feet away. I put my hands out to him and he let go of the coffee table and walked to me. I am thrilled that I got to experience that milestone with him. Thank you for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

  102. 102

    I owuld say my sister having another baby after much difficulty was a big milestone.

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    it was amazing to me when she took her first steps.
    Thanks for the chance.

  104. 104

    My biggest milestone moment with my children so far is kinda of a weird one. But when one of my twin boys lost his first tooth, I sobbed like a baby. It was so monumental… They grow up so fast :)

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    Teresa Thompson says:

    My granddaughter is forging into the walking milestone and its so exciting.

  106. 106

    When my son started walking

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    Belinda Parker says:

    Her first word for sure!

  108. 108

    I think when son rolled over for the first time, it somehow caught me by surprise, and I kept thinking wow, he is really getting around now on his own.

  109. 109

    My daughter is 9 months old. For Christmas we were sure to get her toys that would encourage her to sit more and stand. We got her a big wooden activity cube. On Christmas Day she went right over to the cube and pulled herself up to a stand for the first time. She fell over, but she did it

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    DESIREE H says:

    I loved when they started crawling!
    They follow me everywhere! lol

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    Steve Stone says:

    we just had our girls one year birthday.

  112. 112

    My baby is grown and having a baby of her own now, so I have done all the milestones, one of the best was when I met my first grandson. Second is due in exactly one month.

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    Rachael G. says:

    this is for my nephew, who is 3 months old, and our biggest milestone together is when I watch him and he tries to roll over

  114. 114

    my baby girl recently started reaching for her toys !!

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    Jenny Sims says:

    My baby girl just started smiling and laughing, it is the greatest feeling!

  116. 116

    I loved when my youngest starting talking! She barely said anything then overnight was talking up a storm.

  117. 117

    The first time my son got to “eat” he was complete TPN for the first 2 weeks, we started off soooooo slow with droppers of breastmilk at first lol. He did great though :)

  118. 118

    my son using the potty for the first time with out even being told I was taking a nap and when I woke daddy took me too see him and he was peeing in his potty and when he got up and I went to empty it I notice he also popped :) he made me so happy

  119. 119

    Oh one of my favorites was when he was learning to crawl…and took those first few inches forward! Oh so precious!

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    Mariaelena says:

    An important milestone for my son was potty training!

  121. 121

    Our girls getting their drivers licenses was a big one

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    elizabeth miller says:

    My daughter has/had a speech impediment where she spoke excessively fast and no one other than me could understand her because there was no endings through the sentence as every word ran together consecutively. My best milestone with her was when that finally got a breakthrough and she split up her words and her own father new what she said.

  123. 123

    I caught my daughters first steps on video, so amazing! just my favorite!

  124. 124

    first smiles and giggles are just precious

  125. 125
    Cassandra Eastman says:

    I have my daughter crawling on video at 5 1/2 months, I was absolutely amazed! Such a precious moment!

  126. 126
    susan smoaks says:

    the first time my son grabbed my finger was special.

  127. 127

    First smile was great.

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    Michelle S says:

    Potty training was a milestone worth remembering!

  129. 129

    My nephew is coming later this month

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    my son just started eating baby food

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    krystal wethington says:

    When the first one started walking.So sweet.

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    joseph gersch says:

    when she said dada

  133. 133
    tina reynolds says:

    My most recent moment is with my second child she is 6 and had learned how to read

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    the first words!

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    Samantha Daleo says:

    One of the first milestones I remember was her first laugh. Her Daddy cracks her up even still.

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    Her first smile, and I was holding her.

  137. 137

    My youngest started walking recently. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Paula Tavernie says:

    My grandson said Nana for the first time!!

  139. 139

    When my little one began crawling. She would crawl right into my arms. It felt awesome

  140. 140

    My 13 month old starting giving me hugs :)

  141. 141

    We have had so many milestones with our daughter, first words, first tooth, first time she crawled, the list goes on!

  142. 142

    Walking is an important milestone for everyone :)

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    Joanna R. says:

    I’m looking forward to first laugh.

  144. 144

    On Christmas Day, my 13 month old came over to me and gave me his first voluntary kiss – so meaningful!

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    kathy pease says:

    one of my favorites was when they first said mama or what sounded like it :)

  146. 146

    I LOVE first smiles!!!!

  147. 147

    My favorite milestone with my kids was when they started sleeping through the night!

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    watching him pull himself up to a standing position using my legs

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    Peggy Rydzewski says:

    As my child is a adult now the best moment was when I saw my son holding his son.

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    Karrie Millheim says:

    Those first few footsteps

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    Laurie Emerson says:

    When my daughter had her first real laugh. It surprised her for a minute and then she laughed again!

  152. 152
    Melanie Comello says:

    One of our biggest milestones so far is our daughter walking! And now she’s like a little lightning streak through our house….nonstop lol.

  153. 153

    Since mine isn’t born yet, hearing the first heartbeat is the biggest milestone.

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    Sky Sparkle says:

    Walking was the best milestone imo

  155. 155
    Angela Newsome says:

    One of our biggest milestones so far with our oldest was her starting High School this year!

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    Jennifer Dawn says:

    Thanks for doing this!!

  157. 157
    Richard Hicks says:

    It would be when our oldest took his first steps

  158. 158
    Stephanie Gossett says:

    My little girl just learned to read! I am so proud of her! Thank you for this chance!

  159. 159

    Milestone: first steps.

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    Sarah Chaney says:

    My daughter crawling!!

  161. 161
    Stephanie Galbraith says:

    My son’s first word!

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    Ericka Shervington says:

    My daughter will be 4 soon but recently she started spelling and writing her name and it hit me hard… she is growing up and will never be that tiny little girl that wobbled to walk straight again… she is already on her path…

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    Anne Marie carter says:

    When my son had a son,

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    Leslie L Stanziani says:

    My favorite milestone will all 4 of my kids was the first time they smiled at me.I am not talking the cute grins of infancy but the first time they truly smiled.They each had a sprki in their eyes.

  165. 165

    when they said their first words

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    Sindy Butler says:

    my son is 22 so the milestones were quite awhile ago. so many memories. the first I love you comes to mind

  167. 167

    Hearing her say her first word

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    christina moore says:

    The birth of my granddaughter, she is so cute

  169. 169
    Karen Drake says:

    I will never forget the day my son started school, he was fine and I was the one who cried.

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    mary renshaw says:

    My kids were all preemies so we cherished EVERY milestone! But one of my favorites was when they said Momma and I love you

  171. 171

    It would have to be my daughter being afraid of water. Even bath time was a huge fight. We signed her up for private swimming lessons and it was the best thing ever for her. No more fear of the water.

  172. 172

    I love my daughter’s first real smile and giggles!

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    Melanie Montgomery says:

    He’s five months and he had two teeth pop up this month!

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    Kathleen Downes says:

    My son didn’t start walking until he was 18 months old. I remember the day it happened. I just happened to be on the phone with my mom and he let go of the couch and walked across the room. I couldn’t believe it and started shouting into the phone that he was walking. It was great.

  175. 175

    My son recently had to start wearing glasses. He is only 2 1/2, so I wasn’t sure how cooperative he would be. He stepped up like the amazing little man he is and wears his glasses all the time. I am so proud :)

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    mary gardner says:

    The most recent was my daughter’s first steps!

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    amber johnson says:

    I just celebrated my nephews first birthday and was able to see him take a few steps.

  178. 178

    The day that both of my kids were born…the best days of my life!!!! And every year since….the better best days of my life!!! Love them both so much :)

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    Amelia Drew says:

    Our latest milestone was learning to sleep in her own bed- its a tough one!

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    amy deeter says:

    my daughter learned to spell her name

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    christine jessamine says:

    I love babys first steps

  182. 182

    My daughter was diagnosed with mild autism when she was 18 months old. Her milestone was when she said mommy and daddy for the first time.

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    My little man is finally all potty trained! Huge milestone! woo hoo! #2 is coming soon! Julie

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    Kat Emerick says:

    I was lucky and bless my daughter was 14 years after my son and he was a blessing for me, our milestone was they never fought.

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    my milestone was when my baby walked

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    When she went to the potty for the first time

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    Trisha McKee says:

    The first time she crawled over to me and then jumped onto me, squealing and hugging me.

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    Rita Walker says:

    My milestone was when my baby giggled.

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    I will never forget the day my son rolled over. It still brings a smile to my face.

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    Vikki Billings says:

    My granddaughter started walking a little bit ago and she is finally getting hair.

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    Michelle Tucker says:

    I don’t have any little ones, but my little cousin just learned how to walk. We’re all pretty excited about it.

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    My favorite and most memorable was the first time our daughter smiled at me.

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    when my son said mommy:)

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    No kids. This will be for my friend’s daughter who has a baby.
    Thanks for the contest.

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