9.15.2009

Emma, Ultrasounds, & Baby Names - oh my!

To keep the little one out of trouble - I have her help me with the daily chores.  Now if only I could muster this much enthusiasm for laundry!  Wouldn't life be so much brighter!
She's looking like such a big girl lately - I just can't get over how fast time is flying by!
Here are some ultrasound pictures.  My favorite is the last one as you can see the whole front of her - face, ribs/stomach, and her adorable little legs.

Now on to baby names.  Really - I think this is one of the worse pressures of being pregnant.  Picking just the right name.  All of the decisions!  When naming our oldest daughter I failed to even think of looking at the Top 10 or 100 baby name lists.  If I had I would have picked something entirely different.  As - I hate that her name is so common, has been #1 for the past few years.  But after being at the park and noticing when I call out "Emma", many other Emma's look at me, I vow to definitely look at name lists more closely for our next one. 


In the beginning, we really liked Chloe - but the more I think about it, I keep hearing more and more of them around.  I just can't do that again.  So, I turned to a good internet mommy friend who is really good with coming up with baby name lists.  And she didn't disappoint with a list for me and few that I definitely wouldn't have thought of.  Immediately - I fell in love with one.  Couldn't wait for the hubs to get home - because at that moment I wanted a decision made.  He agreed that he liked it too, so am happy to announce that the decision has finally been made.  Our youngest will be named - Avalynn Grace.  Can't wait for her arrival!!!

13 comments:

shortmama said...

I love that name!! I like names that are different and that is beautiful!

Halls said...

cute name!! Emma is looking so big! Her hair is getting long too! Such a cutie

Jennie said...

Emma is so beautiful! (Laughed right out loud at her cheerful laundry-doing!) I can't believe our babies look like "people" instead of babies. Time surely flies.

If it makes you feel better on the name front, we did the same thing with Abby. Go to a playground, and I defy you to find just one Abby on it. And this after I was "Jennifer"...I swore I'd never do that to my child. It'll be okay though! Promise! :)

Congrats on your precious, growing bean! We've been keeping you in our prayers!

Theta Mom said...

You are right, choosing baby names is SO HARD!!! Congrats on your pregnancy! So exciting!

And thanks so much for stopping by my blog! You have an ADORBALE one here and I look forward to coming back! ;)

leigh said...

I have baby names picked out for children that will never be born. It's like a little hobby. I love the name Avalynn, I've actually never heard it before. She will feel so special with a name like that.

My sons names are pretty different too. My oldest son is Griffin and my newest baby is named Koen.

Anyway, this is my first time stopping by and I'm so glad that I did.

It's nice to meet you,
Leigh

JennyMac said...

She is adorable!!! and what an exciting time for you. Congrats.

Yaya said...

Chloe is a very cute name.

foxy said...

Yay - it's going to be another girl! Good for you! And I love the name Avalynn... beautiful and just the right amount of unique! ;)

Michaela said...

My niece is named Emma too! Good luck picking a name - I'm not looking forward to that for us either. Those u/s pictures turned out great.

~Sandy~ said...

Love it!!!!!!!!! It's unique and pretty:)

Dr.John said...

Just remember whatever you name her she has to go to school with.

Debbie said...

That's a beautiful name. Congrats on deciding.

Steph Hughes said...

I love that name Avalynn! Picking out a name is stressfull! I am at 11 weeks but can't wait to find out the sex and start some extensive research. :)