Baby Milestones, Hello Baby

January 3, 2019

What’s a milestone? |Tulsa Baby Pictures

Milestone is a word that I use frequently in my line of work.  But I don’t know that I often use it anywhere else.  It’s not a typical part of my vocabulary.  But goodness, when I stop to think about it, milestones are a gift.  The reminder of an event you survived or accomplished when you didn’t give up!Tummy Time Baby Milestone in Tulsa Newborn Photography Studio Julie Dawkins Photographer

In the simplest form it is stoping for a moment to mark a special moment in a life. I guess in the past they marked off the literal miles of a journey with stones.  We are all on a journey.  And if you are reading this you are probably on the journey of motherhood.  All the days and years can run together like a blur making any of the details hard to recall. Tummy Time Baby Milestone in Tulsa Newborn Photography Studio Julie Dawkins Photographer

The first year of motherhood is even worse in my opinion.  I remember feeling exhausted and excited.  I have 30 minutes of video trying to get my first baby to take a step.  My last baby has a 30 sec clip!  Tummy Time Baby Milestone in Tulsa Newborn Photography Studio Julie Dawkins Photographer

The milestones to celebrate with your baby are the first smile (month 1-2), the mastery of tummy time (month 3-4), eating their toes (month 5), sitting independently (month 6-8), and taking those first steps (month 9-15).  They are the building blocks of life both to literally get somewhere but also how to try and fail and try again until you succeed!  And that is the lesson I need in this new year.  I need a community of friends who can clap and be excited for me every time I try again.  The trying again is the hard part and everyone needs a “you can do it!” + excited clap! to keep up the motivation. Tummy Time Baby Milestone in Tulsa Newborn Photography Studio Julie Dawkins Photographer

This year I am offering a Mark the Milestone “Mini” Event once a month.   For those that love the connivence of a mini session.  They will be for ages 4-8 months capturing (tummy time, eating toes, or sitting independently).  They are 20 minute sessions and no outfits are required.  To sign up or find out more click the link HERE!