Monday, September 10, 2012

Best Buds

I snapped this picture yesterday afternoon with my cell phone. It was after church in our church dining hall, and we were trying to figure out where we were going to go eat for lunch. Jackson and my nephew Mason (who are only 12 days apart) were standing at the door, looking outside. :-) It was so cute!

I'm linking up here:
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Show & Tell: Baby Talk

I'm linking up with Becky today from: From Mrs. to Mama for Show and Tell Monday. This weeks topic is Baby Talk.

1. Tell us your favorite baby names? Aside from your own babies, if you have some :)

My favorite girl name is Lily. If I had my way and we ever had a little girl, her name would be Lily Rose. One of my great-grandma's names was Lillian and another was Rose, so thats where I came up with the name Lily Rose. Of course, Jake doesn't like this name so we agreed if we ever did have a girl we would name her Lyla. We're not sure on a middle name yet but it will probably be Rose. Doesn't Lyla sound an awful lot like Lily?? Jake thinks Lily is an old ladies name, LOL. What does he know! I also like the names Hailee, Rylee, Savannah, Hadlee and Harper and honestly so many more. I feel like girl names are a lot easier to pick out than boy names.

As far as boy names go, I love the name Jackson, obviously. Jake and I had that name picked out for a boy for a long time before we ever got pregnant. And I also love the name Thomas (which is Jackson's middle name and was my great-grandpa's name). I love these names so much that I've even thought about if we had another boy naming him Thomas Jackson, joking of course but I really do love these 2 names.  I also really like the name Klay (which is my Papa's middle name) and I like the name Max. 

 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?

We plan on having 2 children. I would love to have a boy and a girl about 3 years apart. I would love for Jackson to be potty trained before having a second child. I just feel like that would make things a little easier. :-)

4. Tell us what you think the importance of parenting is?

I'm so new to parenting that I'm not even sure how to answer this question. There are so many important things that go into being a parent and I don't think there is necessarily a right or wrong way to parenting. I mean every child is different so what works for one child may not work for another. I guess the most important thing would be to love them and be their biggest fan. Let them know that you support them and will be there for them.

5. Show us your favorite newborn photo {can be your children or random}

One of Jackson's newborn photos.

 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 said I would never let my baby "cry it out" and have actually taken my pediatrician's advice and let Jackson cry it out during the night. He was waking up multiple times a night to eat and at his age, the Dr. said he should be sleeping 8 hours without a bottle. So I set a limit of only 15 minutes and he's never went past that. It only took about 3 nights of him crying for 10 or 15 minutes and now he's only waking up once a night for a bottle, usually around the 8 hour mark. 

P.S. Don't forget to link up with Holly and I tomorrow for our "A Day in the Life" link up!