Monday, September 10, 2012

Show and Tell: Baby Talk

1. Tell us your favorite baby names? Aside from your own babies, if you have some :)
If we have a girl, I really love the name Harris and if we have another boy I really don't know. It is sure to be unusual though. That is how we roll.

2. Show me your "dream" nursery {can be your baby's nursery or one that you love}
COMING SOON!!! I am finally (at 21 months) getting his nursery finalized to where I really like it. In momma's defense... we have lived in 4 houses since Crewe was born.
3. How many children would you like to have? How far apart?
Given the my little one didn't start sleeping through the night until 14 months and I am selfish with my sleep.
I thought we would definitely only have 1.
Now that I have been getting good nights of sleep for 7 months, I am opening up to the thought of more.
We will probably settle with 2, but I am not opposed to 3.
I have always loved the thought of a big family.
2 1/2 to 3 years is my ideal in spanning the kiddos out.
Will let you know how that works out.
Oh and I want my next to be a spring/summer baby.
Winter babies are so hard, because you have to stay so couped up. We are an active family and a newborn + winter walks don't go over so well.  
4. Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?
Oh my, how long do I have here? I could go on and on about how important our role is as parents, but I think one of the more important ones is treating our newborns, infants, toddlers, like they are human beings.
Stick with me on this, I think too often since they are little we treat them like their feelings are not important, real, or worth listening too. Just because in our "adult" mind the emotions and actions are ridiculous... they are still BIG feelings to our wee ones.
I think it is important to take their feelings as seriously as we want our feelings taken and help them work through the feelings rather than scold them.
The more we empathize, show compassion, listen, and teach them when they are little.... the more likely they are to go into the world and treat others the same way.
We have to model and treat them the way we want them to impact the world and treat others.

Another HUGE gift I think you can give your child is to love your spouse and show that love in front of your kids... DAILY.
Kiss, hug, flirt.
I have to remind myself to not get so caught up in the day to do these things with my honey.
  In fact, maybe that should have been my number one. Your relationship with your spouse is your littles first introduction to relationships and I don't know about you....
but I want my kiddos loved on, appreciated and respected by their significant other.
The only way they are going to think that is normal is if WE, as their parents, normalize if for them.
 I want it to be a normal visual in my kiddos everyday life.
Ok stepping down now ;-)
5. Show us your favorite newborn photo {can be your children or random}
Why I did not have newborn pictures taken is beyond me.
I kick myself to this day for not having the brand new  baby, umbilical cord nub still intact, sleepy newborn photos taken of my favorite little man.
 I WILL never make that mistake again.
We did have some taken when he was about 5 weeks though.

6. Tell us some things you promise to never do as a parent {and if you are a parent, did you stick to it}
I promised to never let my child cry it out and I surprisingly did stick to it (all 14 months), although I mostly certainly had moments of thinking my child would wake up 3 times a night until he was 5.
It broke my little momma heart to hear him cry and to me that told me that God didn't wire us to hear our child scream, but he DID wire us to tend to them when they are in distress.
Oh and I also told myself that my child would never watch tv before the age of 2.
 Wow, did I set the bar high or what?
Crewe started watching Baby Einstein around 4 months, cause mommy needed some time-outs and he has developed a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse addicition, as in, we don't go a day without watching it.
STAY tuned tonight for a 1 year anniversary post! It is all dedicated to my sweet husby!
Thanks so much, Becky, for hosting another awesome Show and Tell! Everyone go check out her awesome blog, FROM MRS To MAMA.

1 comment:

  1. I love all of your "importance of parenting" ideas!!