In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~ Proverbs 3:6

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Letters to our Baby Girl

     Hello there baby girl!  That's right, I said baby girl!  We found out a few weeks ago, our precious little miracle is a baby girl.  I confess, there were a few happy tears streaming down my face when I heard the news.  Not that I wouldn't have been happy if you were a boy.....BUT I was definitely envisioning pink when I thought about your arrival.

     I assure you, plenty of pink is already being purchased.  I'm shopping garage sale sites for girl clothes and am just beginning to get a few things for your room.  It's very exciting preparing for your arrival, although I confess I was much faster getting things ready for your brothers when I was pregnant with them.  I feel as though I'm moving at a snail-pace this time around, in comparison to my first pregnancy.

     As far as the pregnancy goes, it's still not super enjoyable, but I suppose pregnancy isn't supposed to be.  There are some women who make pregnancy look so easy.  Someday you'll know what I'm talking about.  These are the few blessed women who never get sick or struggle with crazy hormones, and of course they don't get fat!  They just have these tiny cute baby bumps and can fit back into pre-pregnancy clothes a week after giving birth.  I assure you, I am not one of these women.  I really thought that this pregnancy might be more enjoyable with just one baby ~ and for the most part it has been more enjoyable, as carrying twins for 37 weeks was no walk in the park!  Even still, things like sickness, fatigue and weight gain (all over weight-gain even though you are barely one pound right now) are all just a part of the pregnancy I suppose.  Truthfully though, I have no real complaints and am just happy to experience pregnancy, as a vowed a long time ago that I would never take it for granted. 

      I'll end this letter by saying that you area still nameless.  The good news is that there are more girl names that your dad and I both like than there are boy names.  The bad news is that we are both pretty adamant on which girl name we want to call you.  For some reason, your father is obsessed with the name Charlotte and has been ever since I can remember.  I do not dislike the name Charlotte, but I don't love it either.  I also worry it may be
one of those names that is popular right now, but may not be a name you will love forever.  If your dad had his way, you would be called Charlotte Rose.  I assure you this will not be your name, as I feel like adding the middle name Rose to an older name like Charlotte makes it a bit too 1900's for my personal taste.  I want to name you Adalynn, after your great grandma Ada and your grandmother's middle name Lynn.  Unfortunately, I'm having a hard time convincing your father of this.  So for now, we are torn between Charlotte Noelle or Adalynn Kate.  If I want the name Adalynn at all, I may have to go with Charlotte Adalynn, however I'm not loving that combination at the moment.  Other names that we love are Lillee Grace, after your grandmother's middle name Lee, but we are reserving that name for a little girl we believe God will give us in the future through adoption. I also love the names Emelia, Annaliese, Evelyn, Emmalynn and Lydia, but these are not top contenders at the moment.  Your father likes the names Olivia, Emma and Camilla, but I've scratched those off the list for now, especially since he's dead-set on naming you Charlotte.  So for now nameless baby girl, know that you are loved, and we are excited about adding a little girl to our family.  Maybe next time I write you, you will officially have a name.