Show & Tell Monday {Baby Talk}

MONDAY 09.10.12

You know, I really do enjoy blogging about being a mommy and pregnancy. I think I need to start making more posts about this kind of stuff. Plus, I'm finding some really fun link-ups lately that are so much fun for mommies!

1. Tell us your favorite baby names? Aside from your own babies, if you have some
{of course I did add my daughters name to the list because I am so in love with it. It's my favorite name}

2. Show me your "dream" nursery {can be your baby's nursery or one that you love}

3. How many children would you like to have? How far apart?

Before I had children, I actually never wanted any. I just didn't think I was the "mommy-type". I felt I was too selfish to be a mother. Unless I became one when I was older but then I also said if I didn't have children at a younger age, I didn't want any. When I got pregnant with my daughter, my mind changed about how to become a great mom.
So honestly, I believe two is the best number for us. Mentally, physically, and financially....I think two will all we can be able to handle. I'm glad my husband and I both agree to not have anymore. We are currently pregnant with baby number two and are coming in close to the due date.
Our children will be six years apart when this one is born. I wanted my kids to be around 4-5 years apart so six years isn't so bad. My brother and I are only 14 months apart and I did not want two kids in diapers, two relying on me and can't do anything. I wanted to make sure my first was independent to help me or herself with anything before we had another. And I'm so glad she will be a great helper.

4. Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?
Ok, so the photos are a joke. Some parenting humor I had to throw in. I think the importance of parenting is raising a child who is strong. Who is going to be someone someday and makes the most out of everyday. I want my child to be everything she can and experience everything life has to offer her. And the same goes for my unborn child as well. Teach them the right ways of values and morals and love them like there is no tomorrow!

5. Show us your favorite newborn photo {can be your children or random}
I have so many photos {like any new parent does} and lots that aren't on my computer. But I found this one and it has always been a favorite of mine. She was one week old when this was taken and I used to love the droopy lip that happened when she slept. It never failed. Her lip always drooped down. I can't remember when it stopped but it made it ultra cute. It's so hard to remember her this small anymore.

6. Tell us some things you promise to never do as a parent {and if you are a parent, did you stick to it}
One thing I see a lot of that really makes me sick to my stomach is seeing some parents show their kids to be little strippers. It grosses me out to see photos of young children on facebook where the parent thinks it's cute to dress them up as whores and put captions like "My baby can make the men want it at even at a young age". And stuff like that. We are very strict on clothing and I hate seeing that people think whore-ish clothing is cute on little girls.

I said I would never leave my child walking in the middle of the street while I'm 50 feet in front of them ignoring them. Our next door neighbors do this all the time. They have a son who is about two and they get out of the car and walk away to their apartment while he is still trying to get out of the car and they just leave him and then when you hear him cry for them, they just say "leave him, he's too slow. He'll come inside." I see this a lot at the grocery stores int he parking lot too. Where the mom is on the phone inside the store and the child is trailing behind while cars are trying to stop cause the kid can barely walk. It breaks my heart. My child has my hand at all times regardless where we are.

These may not be exactly what the question was asking exactly, but I see it way too much and have promised myself, husband and child I would never do these things to them.

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  1. Oh I love the things you will never do as a parent....especially the clothing thing. I walked by this store in the mall yesterday for little girls and it was club clothes, awful stuff.

  2. My baby is 1.5 and people have been asking about the second one since she was born. I have no intention on having my kids (if I even decide on another) less than 5 years apart.
    I love your "will never do as a parent" list too! Small things like that are so important!

  3. I agree so much with the thing about parents who overdress their children and take them to pageants and things, that really does turn my stomach. I love your answer to question number four about what makes a good parent. You've achieved a fine balance between smothering them and letting them do what they want and that's what the perfect parent should do, I wish mine had done that.

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  5. Great post; I love # 4 (it's crackin' me up)! Oh, and those baby nurseries are to die for!

  6. I love your name choices! I wish my husband had your taste in names, then it would not have been such a battle to name our kids lol.

  7. Great name choices & love the baby picture! I couldn't agree more with how awful it is when people just ignore their kids or let them run out into the streets.

  8. I agree with you that parents should be much more cautious in what they have their children wear. The nurseries are so cute.

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  10. I love everything about this post!! I love the nurseries and your pretty photos :) I also agree with you and I JUST said that the other day on a blog post!!--about people walking ahead of their kids driving me crazyyy. I see it all the time at stores. I was coming out of Target and the woman just walked out across the road and kept going and her little, tiny toddlers were just trailing behind her--across the road--and she never looked back. I hate when people do that :( I love your blog, already! New follower on Twitter, GFC, BlogLovin and facebook. I followed you here, I followed you there lol :)
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