9 months


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Do you ever go back and read posts from a year ago? I do. It's funny to see how not only life has changed, but the way how I blog about it has changed too. I was reading this post from about a year ago regarding the issue I had with divulging the name of my unborn child. Evelyn's name was rather sacred to me, especially since her name came to me in the most sacred of places a year before I even became pregnant. When I heard the name, I kept it quietly to myself with butterflies in my heart for the next hour until I was reunited with Jared and so giddily yet firmly told him that Evelyn would be our first daughter's name. Yes, yes, yes! That name embodied all I thought a woman should be - classy yet a powerhouse.

Evelyn, tomorrow you will be 9 months. Where did the time go? I can't believe I am already planning your first birthday party! {I know, I'm aggressive with these things. Patience hardly describes me. Let's just skip Thanksgiving and Christmas and jump to the REAL party in January}. I am so anxious to go to your appt in the afternoon and see how much your long leggies have grown since your 6 month check-up. Hooray!

Mostly with each passing day I am so grateful that I named you Evelyn. Oh, and that we tacked on your middle name Rae, too. Because without the Rae I couldn't call you Evy Rae - which would be sad. because I just love the two together. But mostly love the Evelyn part and how you are growing in to your name.

When I was little, my dad used to joke with me that as I got taller he was going to put bricks on my head to keep me my small little self. Evelyn, this is your warning! Don't make me pull the bricks out.

15 comments:

  1. Your little one is only a month older than mine! I've already started gathering ideas for his big 1st bday in February!

    Isn't it hard to believe they grow up so fast??! Love her red bow. :)

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  2. Time just flies.

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  3. What a sweetheart you have. She is gorgeous, just like her parents, and has a lovely name!

    Watching kids grow up is so bittersweet. I love watching my kids learn and grow, and understand. It's an amazing thing to be a part of.

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  4. Thanks for sharing how Evy Rae's name came to be. She is such a sweetheart. Good thing you live miles away...Kayson wouldnt' be able function with that cute girl in his proximity!

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  5. I love the name Evelyn. She is a gorgeous baby!

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  6. My baby just turned 9 months on the 11th. I can't believe it's almost time to plan her first birthday party! Where does the time go?

    New follower from the fest :)

    -Nykki at Another Day in Paradise

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  7. The first birthday is bittersweet! It's sad to say goodbye to the baby days, but also very exciting to get to know the person she's becoming. My boy already seems like a toddler, one week after his first birthday-complete with tantrums and everything. Let the real games begin...

    Thanks for the comment, following you back!

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  8. Stopping by from Followers Fest!
    Your daughter is adorable.. and you have a cute little blog! I just checked out your Esty shop and love the headbands (my little one wears headbands ALL the time). I am having (my first) giveaway week on my blog mid November. If you are interested in giving a headband away, send me an e-mail.

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  9. Hi there! I know I'm totally late, but I'm stopping in from Followers Fest! I'm excited to say that I'm your newest follower! Yay! Talk to you soon!

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  10. new reader here! I LOVE the name Evelyn and it too is our baby girl name, you know, whenever we have a little girl. :) 9 months is such a fun age!

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  11. Stopping by from the followers fest :)

    Your daughter is beautiful! Those little bows are too precious...makes me wish I had a girl a little bit!! :)

    I'm a new follower, come stop by if you like!

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  12. hello! I'm a new follower of yours! I found you via the followers fest and I LOVE your blog and can't wait to read more. Your little girl is SO cute! I'm excited for my first to arrive. :-)

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  13. i can't believe eleanor is 9 months either. i might pull out the bricks too! great idea from your dad! ;) evelyn is beautiful and how special to have that sort of back story on her name! she will love hearing that someday...

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  14. how precious is she! hopping over from your comment on my blog. your blog is so fun!

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