Monday, February 9, 2009

Since I no longer have babies...

Here are some pics of my youngest coming out of babyhood/toddlerhood, and into boyhood.  I was thinking when Wyatt turned three a few weeks ago that I really don't have a baby anymore.  Eric and I aren't really planning on having any more kids of our own.  We like our two and the freedom that comes along with not having a baby now.  We are seriously considering adoption in the future, of maybe a sibling group that needs a forever home.  I have wanted to adopt for quite some time, and I have been more passionate about it since college.  We will see what the future holds.  I do often have these yearnings to have a baby when I am around one...but I also care for a young babe, and although he is sweet to the gills and I really love the little guy, I have to say he helps me remember the difficulties of babyhood.  

That being said I mourn the loss of doing something that you get to do when you have a child; name it.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE thinking of baby names.  I like to read baby name books, I love to hear what people have chosen, I even look forward to the day when we get a dog or a cat so I can help name the creature.  What is that?  Why do we think those things?  Who knows, maybe I am the only one. And really, what a lousy thing to mourn.  I should be mourning many other more sentimental things, but I don't.  I am sad to never nurse a baby again, and I am sad to not ever name one again.  Weird.  So I decided I would like to re-enter the world of blogging with a list of names I would like to name my child in dream world.  I have lots to choose from, and you can borrow them if you like, I would be so proud to contribute.  I am sure you agree from the pure beauty of the names I should have another...but I think it is a little selfish to have a child just to name it.

  • Charlotte Katherine(after Eric's g-ma)
  • Delaney Lavonne(after my g-ma, and Delaney is an Irish surname like Matigan)
  • Lily Kait
  • Sawyer James
  • Amos Emanuel(my maiden name with a "son" attached
That is all for now.  If I think of any others that I really love I will share later.  I really do always hope to keep up on this better, but I seem to find other things to do.  


Jess :) said...

Yay!! You posted again!! I'm so pumped! By the way, I meant to call and tell you that I left something on my blog for can just click here to see what it is...

Oh, and while you're can also click on "Follow this Blog" and be one of my wonderful followers!!! ;)

Thanks for sharing the names. They are adorable and you and Eric would make wonderful parents to any children that would come into your lives ~ no matter the circumstances. Just wanted you to know that! :)

Love you

Flip-flop Mama said...

I assure you Nikki, you are not the only one. Countless other mommies, myself included, loved naming our babies and nursing them! I still consider Trey "my baby" and at 18 months I considered Ainsley such a big girl :)