Monday, September 10, 2012

Show & Tell Monday: New Link Up

I love a link here's a new one that is right up my alley!
Show & Tell Monday: Let's Talk Babies

You can Link Up with Becky HERE

1. Tell us your favorite baby names? Aside from your own babies, if you have some :)
Before I knew I was done have babies, I always had a running list of names that I wanted to use.  I kept it on a crusty old yellow post it in the back of my planner.  Every time I would hear a unique name, I would jot it down {especially "C" all the kiddos in our family have names that start with "C"}!  Here are some of my favorites:
Of course, Chloe--this was always our first pick for a girl name...hands down.  We wavered on the middle name some, but ultimately fell in love with's super traditional PLUS a strong family name on both sides!
Carter--this was originally on my list as a girl name...but, after some strong arming once we found out we were having a boy, it won out!  
A few other favorites:
Carson, Harper, Jackson, Ellie, Blake {the husbands name...I would love to use it for a girl}
2. Show me your "dream" nursery {can be your baby's nursery or one that you love}
Well, I don't do too much day dreaming about nursery's anymore {thankful I had my last one before PINTEREST...I would have been on there all day every day if not}...but, I am still pretty in love with Carter's room.  I had a pretty clear idea on what I wanted to do...I think it came out very cute!  The main 2 things I LOVE: his bedding & his decal {thanks to Etsy}!
3. How many children would you like to have? How far apart?
I knew that I wanted to have 2. I was pretty dead set on that because I am an only child!  In the perfect world and in my perfect fantasy, the perfect distance apart was 2 years.  But, that quickly changed when I had a very spirited 18 month old on my hands...there was no way I wanted to even think about being pregnant at that the 2 year spread quickly vanished.  My kids are 4 years is more than perfect for us!  Chloe was old enough to understand what was going on and she instantly went into Mommy-Mode when Carter arrived!  I wouldn't change a thing about them being 4 years least that is what works for us!
4. Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?
Oh my...what isn't important about parenting?  You are molding a child into who they will be. That is a HUGE that is almost too much for me to wrap my mind around.  I am certainly not perfect and I am definitely not the perfect parent, but I think teaching them how to be God loving, kind, giving, gracious, hard working, understanding, non-judgmental, and caring would be a great start.  I always look to parents that have grown children {that are productive citizens mind you} and ask what the secret is...if any of you know it, PLEASE SHARE!
5. Show us your favorite newborn photo {can be your children or random}
Well, of course, I have to share 2 of my favorite new born photos...
Carter 10 days old
Chloe 9 days old
6.  Tell us some things you promise to never do as a parent {and if you are a parent, did you stick to it}
Well the first thing that comes to mind is...I promised myself from the start that I would never give my kids candy...well, that went out the window the first time I traveled with an 11 month old!  I stuffed her full of dum-dums and know what, it worked!  Also, I'm the WORST about sticking to a discipline plan...I just have a hard time being consistent {which I know is key}...would love any advice in that department... especially with an active and mischievous boy living under my roof now!


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