by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 6, 2011

I think my sweet baby boy is teething. Already? Can this be? You be the judge…

Swollen cheeks (and swollen gums).

Very sad (and sometimes grumpy) faces.

Gnawing on his hands (and anything else he can get in his mouth).

All tell-tale signs, I say .

What are some other symptoms Not-So-Tiny Tim is displaying? Well, he’s been drooling up a storm and hasn’t been nursing well. I’m happy to say, however, that he hasn’t had a fever. Nor has his sleeping pattern changed much… Or, maybe it has and his  Mama is just too tired to notice.

My poor baby. He’s just miserable.


Baby Moods

by Ray on January 6, 2011

Nothing changes faster than your baby’s mood. See our Timothy as a case study. These photos were taken over a period of about two minutes.

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Kids’ Talk :: Timothy

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on November 8, 2010

Just days before our littlest guy was born, you heard all about what our older children thought about his coming arrival. Can you believe Timothy is already 4 weeks old? Well, we were curious about what the kiddos all think now. Watch as Ray asks them all about life with a new little brother…


Newborn Bliss

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 22, 2010

Words can not express how much I have enjoyed soaking up every single moment with my precious baby these past 11 days. Even though Timothy is Baby #7 I feel like I am able to really enjoy having a newborn for the first time.

I know that may sound weird, but I was overwhelmed with the twins and then each baby came so soon after the one (or two) before that I never really took much time to just enjoy these first few weeks after the birth of a new baby.

Sure, I lack sleep and I’m just as busy as ever – I have six other children who need me, of course – but I am taking the time to just enjoy Timothy in this newborn stage. Snuggling with him as he slumbers, nursing him when he’s hungry (and even when he’s not), and gazing in to his sleepy eyes in rare moments of consciousness bring me such joy.

Timmy and his siblings

My older kiddos are enjoying cuddling with Timothy, too. Julia is such a big help and even Zach has that special touch when Timmy gets fussy. Noah and Ben want to hold him every chance they can, and they get so worried when he seems upset. To be honest, I’m having a hard time sharing Tiny Tim!

This time goes by so fast. I can look at each of my “big” kids to be reminded of just how quickly.


5 days old

October 15, 2010

We had Baby Timothy’s follow-up appointment with the pediatrician today, so we decided to make a family outing of it. Mama’s tired, but Baby is good – a bit jaundice, but nothing that a little sunlight won’t help. Timmy is almost back up to his birth weight, too, weighing in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces!

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Meet Timothy Charles Young

October 13, 2010

Just a couple of hours after Ray recorded my last prego update on Sunday afternoon, I went in to labor. But, not before my mom and sisters threw me a lovely surprise baby shower! A wonderful afternoon with the girls is just what I needed before welcoming Timothy Charles in to the world. Boy, was […]

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The Kiddos Share Their Thoughts About Baby

October 12, 2010

As most of you know by now, we met the newest member of our family yesterday morning. We can’t wait to introduce him to you, but first you must check out what our older kiddos thought about the coming of Baby… Stay tuned to meet Baby Young and hear the story of his arrival.

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Getting Ready for Baby

October 2, 2010

Our house has seen a bustle of activity the last few days, with Baby’s pending arrival… Baby clothes are being sorted, washed and folded; arrangements are being made for my older kiddos; and I’m gathering some of those must-have products that will make those first several months with Baby that much easier. Can I tell […]

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Baby Update – He’ll Be Here Soon!!

September 30, 2010

Yesterday’s OB appointment proved to be very encouraging! I just had a feeling I was further along this whole time, but I hadn’t seen my OB since my ultrasound. Instead, I had seen the nurse practitioner who only dismissed my measurements, due to the fact that this was my seventh baby and my body “knows […]

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Are you bringing Baby to #BlogHer10?

August 1, 2010

Well, if so, I have a tote bag full of goodies for you, courtesy of Johnson & Johnson! These totes are super nice and will be stuffed full of some fabulous products, from lip balm for you to hand and face wipes for baby and band-aids for your kiddos at home. I have heard from […]

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For The Mom-to-Be {That’s Me!}

July 8, 2010

Baby flutters. Counting down the days. Gathering baby essentials. There are so many exciting moments to be had while baking a baby. But, there are some great products and services out there to make the joyous time for an expectant mom even more enjoyable. I’d like to tell you about a few I’ve been able […]

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Are the Youngs having Boy #6 or Girl #2?

June 17, 2010

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Boy or Girl?

June 13, 2010

Y’all know we’re having a baby, but did you know that we should be able to find out the gender of Baby Young on Wednesday? I can hardly wait! In fact, I’m so tempted to run out and buy an Intelligender test, so I don’t have to wait. I hear these tests have a high […]

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May 26, 2010

Sitting ever so still, I sense a faint tickle inside my womb. I know it’s you I feel and I smile. Your movement makes me think of a butterfly trying to escape my cupped hands. I imagine you dancing, flittering, and flying – like a butterfly – as you grow, develop, and change. Soon we […]

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It’s Time for a Stroll – Spring is Here!

March 20, 2010

With Spring comes picnics, trips to the park, and walks around the neighborhood. And, since today is the first official day of spring, it’s time to head outside and enjoy the sunshine! Kolkraft would like to make it easy for you by offering one lucky From Dates to Diapers reader the opportunity to win their […]

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Cradle and All

September 21, 2009

In celebration of their brand new baby catalog, Sears is sponsoring a fabulous giveaway here at From Dates to Diapers! Now, I’ve seen this fun and interactive catalog and must say that it is certainly an exciting way to shop; with games, tips, and full color pictures of some fabulous baby items (and even some […]

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