Kourtney Kardashian & Scott DisickSo, you know all those pictures we've been seeing everywhere of pregnant Kourtney Kardashian frolicking around on the beach in a bikini with adorable son, Mason, and baby daddy, Scott Disick? Well, according to Us Weekly, they're photos of Kourtney and Scott's "babymoon."
Whether the trip is an actual babymoon or just a regular ol' vacation remains a mystery, as, technically, we've never heard the word "babymoon" uttered from Kourtney's mouth. But the idea, like most things that come from Us Weekly, got me thinking: Should parents-to-be go on a babymoon for their second child?
I kind of think not. And I think the same goes for baby showers.
Pregnancy is always a special thing, whether it's your first child or your eighth. You've got a unique, little being growing inside of you, and of course that should be recognized. But I think all the bells and whistles should be saved for the first time around only.
Baby showers and babymoons and all the special things moms-to-be get their first time around are for them. Not their baby. Of course, all the stuff one receives at her shower is technically for the baby, but the pomp and circumstance and custom-made diaper cake is for mom. It's to make her feel special -- because this is the only time in her life she's going from having no kids to having a kid(s).
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No, I'm not saying women shouldn't be made to feel special when they're pregnant the second time around, I just think that having big to-dos every pregnancy is a little, well, I dunno, crass? It should be more about the kid this time around, less about the parents, who already are, in fact, parents.
I kind of liken it to a wedding. If you get married more than once, go all out, get that ice sculpture you've had your eye on. If you get divorced and have plans to get married again, keep it a little simpler. It's more about the person, less about the wedding the second time around, right? 'Cause you already did that.
Do you think second babies deserve showers?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program