Kourtney Kardashian Doesn't Need a Babymoon (or a Shower) for Baby #2

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Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick
Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick
So, 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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KBW2 KBW2

Every baby deserves a party. I'm sure she has friends that want to celebrate her and her new baby. Does she not get a party just bc she's very very well off?



Around here, we do "sprinkles" for babies after the first. Lots of small, pratical gift - diapers, burp clothes, etc.



I'm really indifferent about the Kardashians- they make a lot of choices I wouldn't make, but I don't presume to know them or say one of them doesn't DESERVE a shower bc she's already a mom.

the4m... the4mutts

I think it depends on your family & social circle.

As for the babymoon, even if you have 20 kids, you should have a babymoon before each.

Get yourself rested, feeling good, and ready to take on your new addition. I only had a babymoon before my last child was born. I was so refreshed! I wish I had done it before all 4!

Everyone needs time away from their children.

MsRkg MsRkg

I think every mom/every baby deserves a party if that's what her friends, family, social circle wants. Every baby is special doesn't matter if its number one or number five , and just because she's well off doesn't mean that she shouldn't be able to celebrate with a babymoon or shower or whatever. Its her first daughter she should celebrate. As for the second wedding thing the same concept applies. What if its the second wedding for one and the first wedding for the other , why shouldn't they have all the pomp-and-cicrumstance of a big elaborate wedding if they want to just because one spouse has already been married. To each their own I say.

nonmember avatar Jessica

I re-married March of last year and we had a beautiful wedding which outdid the first. This was at the request of my hubby-to-be. He felt that just because I had done it once before that he shouldn't get to experience a special "first." He feels the same way about us starting a family. I have a 5 1/2 year old from my previous marriage but this will be the first child for my hubby and he wants to experience all the "firsts." I will have a baby shower with our first and we will have a babymoon.

Aeris... AerisKate

As everyone else has said, a lot of it depends on your family and friends. If they want to throw an expecting mom a party, then who is anyone to judge. It's not like the mom is the one hosting the baby shower and asking for gifts. Every new life is special and deserves to be celebrated.

mommy... mommyharts2

What about the parents that did not get one the first time? Like my husband and I he is active duty military and had to miss a lot of my pregnancy and we lived thousands of miles away from family so we didnt get those spwcial things with family involved. Outside of that I believe my son AND the daughter were expecting deserve their own special celebration, a baby shower doesn't need to be about gifts it is a party celebrating a family, like saying you dont deserve a birthday after your first one because you dont need more sweaters and gift cards, but if family wants to buy gifts for a baby that is their choice I may register but I do not expect a gift.

Stacey. Stacey.

Those glasses are hideous.

SharlaK SharlaK

Well I have to say I am having a shower for my second child.  It has been 10 years since I had my first and guess what it is a whole new thing to me once again.  Every child deserves to be celebrated.

JAIRA... JAIRATRACI

Every child deserves to be celebrated.

Lisa Kaylor

I think you're way off basis. Every child should be celebrated. Why make a big "to do" over the first and not the others? Is the first child MORE SPECIAL than the subsequent ones? How do you think that child will feel if they ever found out "Oh we didnt have as big of a shower for you because your brother/sister was the first and that's more important". Is that how it will always be when ALL of the children are growing up? Will the first child get EVERYTHING and the other children receive LESS? Reality check honey. Look at the big picture.

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