Winter Editor's Letter



My husband is a big Elvis fan. For years he joked about naming his first son Elvis. Or so I thought. When I was pregnant with my older and it came time to discuss names for our impending arrival, he announced, “Well, we already have a name for a boy.” We did? Did I miss this discussion? Turns out he wasn’t kidding about naming his son Elvis. Oh. My. Luckily, I managed to remain calm and level-headed. We decided not to discuss names until we learned Baby’s gender. Turned out we were having a girl. Crisis averted. Armed with the name info as I went into my second pregnancy, we went the same route of not discussing until we knew gender. Another girl. No Elvis for this family.

                With Elvis out of the running, we went the route of making a list of all the names we liked and decided to wait until Baby arrived to settle on a name. We have a Victoria (Tori) and Allison (Ally), and the names fit each girl perfectly. How did you come up with your baby’s name? There are so many ways to go about it and things to consider. Check out Sara Keenan’s article for tips on choosing the best name for your bundle of joy. I chuckled at her bio at the end of the article—be sure to read it.

                This is our “All About Pregnancy” issue, and we’ve got you covered with so many articles on some of the many topics important to expecting parents. We also have loads of great info for those with babies and toddlers around the house. Cabin fever can settle in during the winter months, so be sure to check out the “Play Dates” sections for great ideas to keep little ones busy.

 

Stay warm during these cold winter months, Kansas City!

 

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