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Old 02-24-2012, 06:08 PM
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So since there seems to be a bit of baby talk on here and a TON on Facebook, I thought it would be cute to talk about babies.
Anything and everything babies.

Your favorite:
Diapers
Formula
Snacks
Baby Food
Baby Toy
Baby Gadget
Feel free to add anything else

Why did you name your kid/s their names?
Was your baby born on time, or was he/she born a little late or a little early?
Are you happy with how many kids you have now, or do you want more?

For those of us that don't have kids:
Do you have names picked out? If so, what are they?
Boy or Girl?
Preferred month for having said baby?

For those of yall that don't want babiess:
Why don't you want kids? (You do not have to answer this, I am just being curious is all and I don't want to step on any toes about this).

If you want to add anything else, feel free.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:12 PM
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Since I don't have kids, I will answer the second section.

Do you have names picked out? If so, what are they?
- Yes. For a girl we have Alexandra or Abigail (so far lol), we plan to have the girl's middle name be Lynn after my grandma.
For a boy we have Braedon or Nathaniel. We plan for the boy's middle name to be Wayne because its a family name on TJ's side. Just every man in his family, on his dad's side, since his great great grandfather has the middle name Wayne.


Boy or Girl?
-We both want a boy. We might be in luck with that because TJ has a 4:1 boy to girl ratio in his family lol
But we will be very happy with whatever we get.

Preferred month for having said baby?
- Fall. September-October. I love everything fall, so I thought why not add a baby in that time frame.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:42 PM
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I can only answer these ones

For those of us that don't have kids: Do you have names picked out? If so, what are they? Boy or Girl? Preferred month for having said baby?

If we were to have a girl: Kaidence Marie
If we were to have a boy: Thomas Ryan

We'd both prefer a boy for our first, but we'd be happy either way.... As for preferred month... Not sure really... Maybe October or Novemberish?
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:44 PM
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I can only answer these ones

For those of us that don't have kids: Do you have names picked out? If so, what are they? Boy or Girl? Preferred month for having said baby?

If we were to have a girl: Kaidence Marie
If we were to have a boy: Thomas Ryan

We'd both prefer a boy for our first, but we'd be happy either way.... As for preferred month... Not sure really... Maybe October or Novemberish?
I LOVE Kaidence, seriously love it.
I have been trying to find some unique baby name sites, but everything is so original.
YAY we can have fall babies together, lol.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:49 PM
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So since there seems to be a bit of baby talk on here and a TON on Facebook, I thought it would be cute to talk about babies.
Anything and everything babies.
Your favorite:

Diapers - Cloth for sure...I used BumGenius and others. Super cute, cheap and better for babies bottoms

Formula - dont use

Snacks - hummus, apple slices, freeze dried fruit and veggies, list goes on

Baby Food - never used. I dont like the idea of them personally...went straight to soft chunks of real food.

Baby Toy - hmmmmm, not sure

Baby Gadget - for me? A good soft cloth carrier for sure!!!! I prefer a mei tai, but ring slings, wraps, ergos, etc are all must haves for me.
Feel free to add anything else

Why did you name your kid/s their names? We picked the name Lilah years before even getting married. Cian, well, his middle name is Wolfgang but my mom hated it. Cian was my second choice and grew on me and just really fits him.


Was your baby born on time, or was he/she born a little late or a little early?
My daughter, well, technically she was born on time but from when I thought I should be due knowing when I conceived (and from my first tests) she was about a week "early" My son was 10 days past his due date (which matched my date too lol) (Have a hard time with late and early as so many people are caught up on due dates forgetting that they are ESTIMATES! The two weeks before and two weeks after are still "on time" and totally normal. Even more is still ok)

Are you happy with how many kids you have now, or do you want more? I am done....DH is late on getting his snip snip but its on the list
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:59 PM
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Several of my mom friends *swear* by their soft structured carriers - Ergo and Beco seem to be high on their lists. My BFF likes her Moby wrap for infancy and then the Ergo once they are big enough to not need the insert. I know that one or all of these items will be on my list when we have a kid!

Ergo:
(and can I just say that a man babywearing is super hot?! LOL Soooo glad DH has said he'll wear our munchkin!)

As for me, no kids for another several years so I'll answer those questions.

Names: none picked out yet! I keep a list but DH and I haven't looked at it together at all.

Boy or Girl? I'd really love a daughter, DH would really love a son, but of course a healthy happy baby regardless of gender is our preference. LOL

Month? Anytime other than July/August/September - I don't want to be heavily pregnant during the summer! Ideal would probably be May/June.
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Diapers: Pampers. It's much softer than Huggies and holds better.

Formula: Breastmilk for 18 months!. I did have to supplement with Similac Advance Shield after she turned 1

Snacks: Cheese, yogurt & fresh fruits. I do not let her drink any sodas or eats any junk (chips, candies, etc..) yet & do not plan to do so, until she's old enough to buy them for herself! Hopefully by then, she doesn't like them

Baby Food: Katie eats a variety of food and is generally not picky, so I have yet figure out her favorite

Baby Toy: Beside her dolls and stuffies, she loves anything that makes noise, can be twisted and turned, taken apart and put together!

Baby Gadget: I'm a minimalist when it comes to baby gadget. I have a crib, highchair, swing & baby-to-toddler rocker.. and that's about it. What she uses most is the rocker!! The crib is a hand-me-down gift, or else I wouldn't buy it because Katie co-sleeps with us & the crib is just sitting there gathering dust. We do plan to use it for our 2nd baby, because our bed is not big enough for 4!!

Why did you name your kid/s their names? Her Vietnamese name means "Precious Blessing", which is the most fitting name for her. Her English name is her Saint name. She was named after Mary the Mother of God, and St. Catherine of Siena.

Was your baby born on time, or was he/she born a little late or a little early? Katie was born a day after her due date, so I'd say she's right on time!

Are you happy with how many kids you have now, or do you want more?Children are beautiful gifts from God. We are so happy with the one we have right now, and hope that we'd be blessed with one (wishfully two) more
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:16 PM
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Awww yall make me mushy

Stardogs - He does look HOT LOL

I have been looking at baby names. Especially boy names. We are pretty set with the 2 girl names we have now, but holy moly boy names are so hard lol.
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Well, the things I had planned and had wanted changed pretty quickly.

Feeding: I'm still heartbroken that I can't breast feed but fighting to live and see him grow up comes first. The 10 days that I was able to breast feed was a dream, we had no problems whatsoever. Even now he's a blessing in that he will eat anything! 4 days into birth he got formula at the hospital due to my health issues, then I was told I could feed him and switched no problem for 10 days, then it went south and back on to formula. He's had one meal that I had of frozen breast milk, and has had one meal of a friends frozen breast milk tonight, both no issue going between that and formula.

1st month: We originally wanted 2 weeks alone, just the 3 of us, getting to bond as a family and learning a bit of a rhythm. That did NOT happen in any way shape or form. First 4 days of his life he was in the hospital even though he is perfect. Then 10 days where we might have been at home but were incredibly busy with visitors that I didn't have a single moment with him alone. Then back in the hospital this one out of town, and he spent 2+ weeks living there as a family. I worried so much about having a healthy baby in the hospital for so long. Also we're only now starting to get into some semblance of a routine with him. He's now spending weekdays at a hotel with us and just weekends at home. I worry so much how this is going to affect him.

Diapers: Another thing that changed! LOL I wanted to use cloth, but Matt's aunt bought us MONTHS of disposable diapers, it's silly not to use the ones that we've got so many of!

I'm really hoping that we can start to get into a TRUE routine entirely at home at the end of March when we're done this hotel/home cycle. I'm also hoping that he's young enough that this isn't damaging him!
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I'm really hoping that we can start to get into a TRUE routine entirely at home at the end of March when we're done this hotel/home cycle. I'm also hoping that he's young enough that this isn't damaging him!
Best thing about babies? As long as there is love they are really resilient. What he needs MOST is his mama to take care of herself, best thing for him.
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