September 10, 2012

Show and Tell Monday

Today I am linking up with Becky for her weekly Link-Up "Show and Tell".
Today is all about babies! 

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

Obviously I love my babies' names- Reagan James, Harper Grace, and Hudson Brooks.

Other names I loved, loved, loved and were in the running for our sweet babies were:
Girls- Olivia Jean, Grace Victoria, Emma Leigh, Madison, Madeline
Boys- Wyatt, Weston, Brooks, Logan, Deacon, Bennet, Oliver

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

Here are a couple pictures from Reagan's nursery-

 We did a nautical theme for his nursery.
 I mixed Pottery Barn with Babies 'R Us.
(Ps- we kept Reagan's name a secret until he was born- hence the washrag covering his name on the life preserver!)
(For some reason I didn't take any pics of the walls.)

Here are a couple pictures from the twins' nursery-

We didn't really have a theme- just navy blue and pink

My other favorite nursery is my niece's.
My sister did an awesome job!

She has "Tiffany" blue walls, black and white bedding, white furniture, and I love her tree vinyl. Gorgeous.

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

My original life plan was to have 2 kids. 
Obviously that is out of the picture.

So now we re at 3. We are done after the twins!
I am really excited about the gap between them. Reagan is almost 3 1/2 and is really "into" being a big brother.  He is potty trained, can play independently, and doesn't need Mama and Dada 24/7 which will be important once the twins arrive! I honestly think its going to be a great age gap.

My younger sister and I were 2 1/2 years apart and we were best friends.  
I think between 2 years and 4 years apart is good gap.

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

I think it is so important to be patient, have structure, and give yourself some slack. I am such a perfectionist and parenting can be incredibly difficult if you are constantly trying to be the perfect mom with the perfect child. One of my favorite quotes that I read every morning is "God does not require you to succeed, he just requires that you try".  

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

How adorable are these twin newborn pics I found on Pinterest?
I love them!

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 always swore my child would never wear Crocs. But FAIL- Reagan is obsessed. He has so many pairs. I have to admit- they are easy to get on and off and easy to clean.

I didn't want Reagan to have juice before 2 years old. I was good here... he didn't. 

I'm sure there are more... but I can't remember!


Leah said...

I love the pictures of Harper and Hudson's nursery. I can't wait to see more. Hope you had a great weekend!

Mrs. Mommy said...

I love your sister's tree vinyl too. The colors are so pretty!

I absolutely love the names Harper and Hudson. So perfect for twins! Harper was one of my top names if our baby was a girl.

Those newborn pictures are adorable. Can't wait to see some of your babies :)

Mandy said...

Those newborn pictures are so precious!!

Jamie said...

Those newborn twins pictures are oh so cute! Can you believe you will be taking some like that soon?!

Megan said...

Ahhhh!! Those twin ics KILL me!! Too adorable!! I can't believe how close you are to meeting your sweet little ones!!! Do you plan to do nb pics? Reagan will look so sweet holding them!! :)

Amber said...

We waited with the juice with Jax, too and now he hates it. He asks for ice water all the time. Aubree loves juice...oops

Jaime Keel said...

Weston is our top boy name! How crazy!!! And I love your quote on trying even of you don't succeed. xoxo-- Jaime

Jaime Keel said...

Weston is our top boy name! How crazy!!! And I love your quote on trying even of you don't succeed. xoxo-- Jaime

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