Friday, October 8, 2010

It's A Girl! ...What's in a Name?

Today I went to get my hair cut and I was telling my friend who cuts my hair that we were pretty sure our baby was a girl but didn't have a really good look yet. She has a friend who is an ultrasound tech (the same one who did Noah's gender scan for us), so she called her up and asked her if she would have time to do an ultrasound to confirm our baby's gender today. She said she would be happy to, so I stopped by her work around 3:00. It took a few minutes, but we finally confirmed IT'S A GIRL! She was moving all over the place, but she had her little legs tightly closed. Finally after several minutes of me rolling from one side to the other, we were able to see and she is definitely a girl...

Here she is sucking her thumb (just like her big brother!)

And here she is already showing her support for the "#1" football team in the country (Alabama Crimson Tide!!!). She's holding up a "#1".

What's In A Name?

As for baby girl's name.....we have chosen Ella Jane. "Ella" is a form of the name "Helen" which was both mine and David's grandmother's name. I absolutely love the meaning of the name because it is so appropriate for how we feel about her ...especially after losing Noah and all that we've been through in the last year. It means "torch or bright light" or "a torch in the dark places". The name "Jane" is the name my other grandmother goes by (her real name is "Mary Jeanette" but she has always gone by "Jane"). This name means "God is gracious". We feel like this is the perfect name for our sweet miracle baby!

David and I are so excited and can't wait to meet Ella Jane. We are so in love with her already!

A friend of mine is working on editing the video of the ultrasound I had today. I'll try to get it posted soon!


  1. Yippee! How awesome that you got another ultrasound to confirm she's a girl already! That was sweet of that lady. And any extra peek at baby is always a good thing anyway!

    I LOVE her name and love the meanings and reasons behind the name! I can't wait to "meet" Ella Jane, too!

  2. Random, but I thought I'd share this with you. When I went to submit my commemt above, my security code thing was "blessem". Perfect! God definitely has "blessed them (you)." I loved it and had to share. :)

  3. How exciting to find out your baby is a little girl, and what a beautiful name and special meaning.

  4. Congratulations! And I love the name, how special!

  5. Yay! So happy for you!! Love the name & the meanings behind it. We named both of our girls after female relatives, but not directly.

  6. I'm SO excited for you guys!!! I love the name too :)

  7. Hooray for a beautiful little girl! And a lovely name too!