Monday, March 12, 2012


Dear little cryings, 

I think we're about 99% sure we've found the perfect name for you. 
It's elegant but also strong.
Different and unique without sounding like it's trying too hard.
But most of all, I really feel like it's your name. More than any other name. 
For the first time, I've stopped casually searching for alternatives, just for kicks. 
Something about this name feels so much like you. 

Speaking of strong, I had an appointment with our midwife on Friday. 
It always takes her quite a while to zero in on your heart beat for a long enough time because you're moving around so much! And then you start punching and kicking. Such a sass pot. 

Your shenanigans make our midwife giggle and when you finally do let us hear your galloping pony heart beat, she always smiles widely. In almost disbelief, she shakes her head and makes a comment about how strong you are. 

That same routine happens almost every visit now. 
I love it. 

So when I found this print, I knew it had to go in your room. 

Always stay strong, you crazy little cryings girl. 



Callie Lynch said...

Listening to the heartbeat was one of my favorite moments during my pregnancy. Nothing sounds more amazing than those quick lub-dubs! Such a good feeling to finally decide on a name!

Bennett Love

kate said...

cute post! that print is adorable, too.

Catherine said...

This made me cry. I'm sure that nothing is stronger than a mother's love and I'm sure you will be the number one source of strength for your little girl! :)

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

GAH. I love this so, so much.

You need to watch this short poem, If I Should Have a Daughter by Sarah Kay.

It's the most inspirational thing I've ever listened to about mothers and daughters.

Cara said...

I bet it felt SO incredibly special to sign this with, "Mom." Wow. Congratulations, this is so incredibly beautiful.

wildchild said...

this was so sweet. i can already tell that you love this baby girl so so much. she's a lucky baby.

Caitlin said...

Takes after her mom, I'm sure :) Can't wait to hear the name you have picked out!

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Maria said...

This is so sweet! I cannot wait to meet her!

Bon Bon said...

strong little lady, just like her mama:-) can't wait to meet little miss! xoxo

Stesha said...

aww this is such a cute post! I love it.