Before I return to being a somewhat regular blogger, I need to address a foundational issue. The title of this blog is Next Stop Baby, but the figurative train reached the figurative next stop back in 2012. I arrived. I'm a parent. I have a baby...actually, I have a toddler. So, "Next Stop Baby" is a bit of a farce.
I thought about it (for a minute or two) and came to a quick conclusion. For me, the logical transition is from "Next Stop Baby" to "Next Stop (Another) Baby". When I started Next Stop Baby, I was considering the idea of considering the idea of starting a family. Now, I'm considering the idea of considering the idea of expanding my family. So, the new title makes sense, right? Having another baby is on my radar, but I'm not there.
That's where we're at. Ready yourself for discussions on the timing, the money and the space required for a second bambino. I will attempt to tackle the hot topics of double diaper duty and two under two from all perspectives. Maybe I'll even do some research on parenting techniques as they relate to birth order (I'm making this up as I go). And, of course, there's always my favorite topics of nursery decor and baby names.
Speaking of, I'm already excited about Drew Barrymore's second baby...what will Olive's younger sister be named?! And Olivia Wilde is pregnant, which is another name I'm eager to learn, especially because it's a boy. Hollywood has been producing some especially interesting boy names as of late - Axl Duhamel and Kaius Jagger Berman...which I constantly say in my head as Kallus...like a callus on your foot.