Celebrating Family Milestones Big And Small

This post about celebrating family milestones is sponsored by March of Dimes.

When babies are small, it seems like there are milestones around every corner. From the first bath to the first steps, it always feels like babies are achieving new milestones. But milestones don’t stop after the first birthday, there are always new milestones to celebrate. 

This year we celebrated the first day of third grade and VPK (that’s what we call pre-Kindergarten around here). 

First Day of School 2016

We celebrated Sissy’s starting her first season of soccer. 

First Day Playing Soccer

A family trip to the Southernmost Point of the U.S. on a road trip to the Florida Keys. 

Key West Southernmost Point

Soon my family will celebrate the most exciting milestone of all. In early 2017, we will celebrate becoming a family of five when baby #3 arrives.

Baby #3 Announcement

If you ask my four year old what she is most excited about, she will tell you that her new job will be to be both the big sister AND the little sister. A new milestone she can’t wait to celebrate.

Big Sister Kissing Mom's Belly

Of course with a new baby on the way the baby milestones will start all over again, but we won’t stop celebrating our big girls milestones big and small. (All documented with pictures, of course!) 

March of Dimes – Give Them Tomorrow

My family has been fortunate enough to celebrate milestones with babies who were full term (late for one!). But not all families are able to take home healthy, full-term babies. Through the Give Them Tomorrow campaign, March of Dimes hopes to continue its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

The Give Them Tomorrow campaign challenges everyone to take one (or more) of the following actions:

  1. Share a social media post with the hashtags #babysfirst and #givethemtomorrow (must use both hashtags)
  2. Write a digital message of hope with a card that will be delivered to a family with a baby in the NICU
  3. Donate to March of Dimes to support research to find the causes and treatments for premature birth

March of Dimes goal is to amass 380,000 total actions, including social engagement and the above actions listed, to represent the number of premature babies who may be born in America in 2016.

Every family deserves the chance to celebrate their family milestones. So join March of Dimes to Give Them Tomorrow. 

March of Dimes Give Them Tomorrow

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of March of Dimes. The opinions and text are all mine.

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