Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm 26

Today is my birthday. It is the first year that this day has almost passed me by without me even noticing. My mind is so focused on my sweet girl, nothing else seems to matter. Lately I've been daydreaming about our baby shower, how we should decorate her nursery and anything else baby related. I don't have any fancy plans to celebrate, just going out to dinner with the family and then having a romantic night in with my Hubby. What I'm looking forward to most is our midwife appointment this afternoon. We'll get to find out how our little Love is doing and we'll also get to hear her heartbeat, I couldn't ask for more on my birthday.
What a beautiful gift ♥

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The name game

When it comes to choosing a name for your child, most people have told me that it's usually a long process. But when it came to choosing our baby girl's name it was SO simple. There really was not much discussion about it, her name was pretty much picked out for her since before she was even in my belly!

A few years ago, I was browsing around online and I came across this "name generator". How it worked was, you enter two first names and the program mixes the two names you provide, generating names made from only those letters. So, of course, I entered Isaac & Jenny. After a few seconds, a list with about 20 names popped up, it looked a little like this:


Some of the names were ok, some unique and others were just totally weird! But there was ONE name that stood out to me and immediately, I knew... one day, that would be my future daughter's name! I've pretty much announced to the world what we're naming her, so most people already know, but if you don't, her name will be:


Since I had lucked out with the generator on my first try, I decided to try one more time. This time I entered both of our middle names and sure enough, there was ONE name that was absolutely perfect... and that is how Sienna's middle name came about:


I told Isaac about the name generator and the name it came up with and how it was so perfect for our "future daughter". To my surprise, he actually liked the name, but he didn't give it much thought since we weren't trying to get pregnant at the time. Well, fast forward a couple years, we get married, go on our honeymoon, then we start trying to conceive. When we first started trying I was so excited, right away I started looking at boy and girl names. But then I remembered, Sienna Noelle. I start researching the meaning, origin, all that good stuff.

Try to stick with me here....

Come to find out, Sienna is an Italian name. We visited Italy on our honeymoon (it is also where we decided we wanted to start "trying" ;) if you catch my drift). Then I looked up Noelle, which is a french name and it means Christmas. I thought that was the coolest thing because France was the other country we visited on our honeymoon. Coincidence, I think not! However, at the time, I wasn't too crazy about the meaning. Anyway, fast forward a few months, we found out we were pregnant! Yippee! Just take a guess when we found out the wonderful news... at Christmas!!! Want to know how I told the Hub he was gonna be a Daddy? I saved the best Christmas gift for last...
So here's the break down:

Letters from our first names, make Sienna

Letters from our middle names, make Noelle

Sienna Noelle = Italian and French origin
France & Italy = the two countries we visited on our honeymoon

The meaning of Noelle is "Christmas".
Christmas is when I found out I was pregnant and in a Christmas gift is how I told the Hubby he was gonna be a Papa.

How friggin perfect is that!? I feel like we have no other choice, we have to name her Sienna Noelle! Plus, ain't it the cutest little name you've ever heard ;) I know, all parents think their kids names are the best ever, so if you don't like it, that's totally fine... just pretend you do :) just kidding!

If you have read this far, you've just read the longest, most detailed story of how someone chose their childs name. Sorry bout that folks, but I'm a first time mother who is crazily obsessed with every detail that relates to my kiddo. I can't help it!

I'm still here!

Hello, long time no blog! Sorry for the lack of new posts, I've been so busy lately! Let me get you caught up. In the last couple of weeks....

We found out we and having a baby girl!

We have been finishing up a few projects at home; we finished our head board (it only took us a YEAR to redo!), sanded and painted our dining room table, the Hub is currently working on sanding and painting the dining room chairs and I finally ordered our wedding photos to be printed and I'll be framing and hanging them this weekend.

We're slowly organizing our messy garage.

We got a few things for our baby girl's nursery. I'll be writing a post all about it soon :)

My belly is bigger than ever and my belly button is almost gone! I feel great and as each day passes I get more and more excited to meet our sweet daughter.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Right now...

I want:
My Cheerios with fresh strawberries and banana, I haven't had a chance to eat my breakfast yet.

I feel:
Great! The baby is calm this morning, not too much movement. I slept really well last night so I feel refreshed :)

I'm wearing:
Red and white, striped shirt
Black cardigan
Dark jeans
Red heels... which I probably shouldn't be wearing, since I fell in my heels yesterday. But I love my heels, I can't give them up yet! If I trip or have a little fall one more time, I'll break out the flats :/