Fall Editor's Letter
Both of my pregnancies were fairly routine, and my labor and delivery pretty much by the book. I know for many that’s not the case. Pregnancies can be difficult, and babies can need extra help once they are born. Because of that, yearly we dedicate one issue of KC Baby & Maternity to the NICU. In this issue you’ll read from a local mom who spent time in the NICU with her triplets. I hope her insight provides some comfort for those in that situation.
I was reading Julie Collett’s article on baby milestones and reflecting on when my own girls were babies and reached certain milestones. I have a very vivid memory of walking down the stairs, holding my firstborn and realizing that she was able to hold up her head without my support. And with my second, I remember when that very first tooth poked through her gums. Both times I felt a bit sad that my baby was growing up. There are so many milestones that babies and toddlers achieve during the first few years of life. Rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking, talking and eating “real” food, just to name a few. But the milestones don’t stop once children are out of the toddler stage. In fact, I have a tween and a teen in my house, and we are still reaching milestones. Only now they are things like getting ears pierced, staying home alone, first dates and more.
Whether you are a mama expecting your first baby, a mama going through milestones with your baby or toddler or a mama with older children, those milestones keep coming. Enjoy it, because those little ones grow so quickly!
Wishing you a fantastic fall, Kansas City!