Monday, September 10, 2012

Show & Tell Monday: Baby Talk!

Yep, we're back for another 'Show & Tell' Monday with Becky. I couldn't help but spend some time reflecting, and daydreaming, about this next set of questions! If you've been around here lately, you already know where we are at in our TTC journey. I thought it would be fun to spend some time thinking about fun questions like these while we're at it!

1. Tell us your favorite baby names? 
For some reason, I have always had an easier time coming up with boy names than girl. Call it a premonition.  B has lots of boys is his family, so I wouldn't be surprised if these names come in handy later on, but I would absolutely love for B to have a daughter. He'd be absolutely smitten.

Some of my favorite boy names are Conner, Colin and Dylan. Yes, I'm a pretty traditional girl when it comes to names

For girls, I've always loved the names Taylor and Morgan. Not sure Morgan will go well with our last name, so I might have to ditch that one. Back to the drawing board!

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

Thank you, Pinterest, for providing me with oodles of nursery pics for me to save until the time comes. Who knows what I'll actually love/want when the decision needs to be made, but some nurseries that I love look something like this ...

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

I would love to have 3 or 4 kids, but I think we will be happy with whatever God has in the cards for us. I think B would be happy with 2, but I remind him (sometimes) that my minimum might be three. I grew up as the oldest of four, and although it was a pain back then, I have the best memories of a house full of chaos, and I want that for us, too.
4. Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?

Is there any more important job? My goal is to keep my role as a wife at the top, then my role as a Mom, because I never want to lose what B and I have worked so hard to get in the first place.

But, I think the role of a parent is so important, that it's hard to really even describe. I'm sure, once we have kids of our own, I would be able to go on for days about this, but just the fact that this little human being is from you, your 100% responsibility, and will learn almost everything in the first five years of its' life from you, simply blows my mind.
5. Show us your favorite newborn photo {can be your children or random}

This picture basically makes my heart want to burst! 


6.  Tell us some things you promise to never do as a parent
Wow, this is a tough one. I have always said that I don't want to be that Mom that is sharing her bed with her kids for the first five years of their life. I am hopeful that I can keep our bed just for us.

 I also want to be an example to my kids of how to love others. Whether it be my relationship with B, my family, his family, friends, or just a random passerby, I want to lead by example and always try and show a kind heart and loving spirit. I don't want to be harsh, judgmental, or exhibit the 'road rage' that we all know tends to happen. Hopefully my patience grows immensely over the next few years :o)


Shannon Dew said...

Your boy names are all on my list!!!

Unknown said...

I'm all about keeping my bed just for us too...Girls slept in their cribs from day 1 and I don't regret a second of it!

Mateya said...

Fun! My husband and I could only come up with a girl name. It was like no questions asked we had it picked out 100%, so naturally we had a boy haha!

Names are so hard! Love your list though :)

Jessica said...

Love that crisp, white nursery!

Emily said...

great post! love your answers, and totally, completely, LOVE that first nursery too!

Julie said...

The name Dylan keeps popping up amongst my friends as a boy name they enjoy. It will be interesting to see who uses it first!

Annie said...

I love the names you mentioned! Between you and AP I ran into your last name somewhere, and I actually think Morgan would go really well with it!

LWLH said...

Awww that picture is precious! :)

Angie said...

Love your names!!!! And your nurseries! Praying you are designing one soon, love!

Meagan said...

I went back and read your ttc post. It took us 6 months to get pregnant after getting off the pill and a couple of my other friends too. So don't worry! I saw so much of myself when we were ttc in your post. I was temping and convinced there was something wrong. Now I'm back in that place trying for #2. It is so so hard to try to keep your priorities straight once the baby arrives. The baby just needs so much of you and wants to cuddle in your bed. Don't beat yourself up if you end up cuddling with them every once in awhile. They will sleep in their crib some day! I'm really trying to be a wife first too but I'm telling you girl! So hard! Good luck with the baby making :)

[dianegatorfan] said...

I love your answers to these questions. I think sometimes it's easy to let the wife role slip once you become a mommy (ahem!) but it's so important to show your kids what a healthy marriage looks like!

And the first nursery is awesome - we used those same colors in my son Rhys' room! I love the bright colors mixed in with the gray.