Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's day & baby girl's name

For three years, mother's day has been a very sad and emotional day for me.  It has been a reminder of not having my mom in my life and more recently, not being a mom myself.

This year I decided I didn't want to be sad, I wanted to celebrate being pregnant and make the best of the weekend.  So Steve and I went to visit my sister, Niki, and it was just what I needed. We had a Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday with great food and great people. I even got to see one of my best college friends, Beth, and her sweet little girl, Grace.

Niki and I

Beth, Gracie & I

On Sunday I didn't wake up sad but content.  Of course, I still missed my mom and wished I could call her to tell her happy mother's day but I also felt happy. Happy to finally be pregnant and on my way to being a mom. 

When we were making the drive back home, Steve and I were talking about baby names and nursery ideas and we have decided (with 99% certainty) that our baby girl's name will be.....

Paige Bonnie 

We both really love the name Paige and we have planned from the beginning to use my mom's name for her middle name.  We are a little worried about picking a name before we see her but we think this name is absolutely perfect! 

We also came up with some awesome nursery ideas that I will save for another post.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I need to catch up on reading what everyone has been up to!

23 comments:

  1. Love love love the name Birdie!!! Thanks for visiting me - it was a blast!! :)

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  2. Mother's Day is always hard when you are missing your mother, I feel the same way. But this Mother's Day was a good one! :) I'm glad it was for you too! Adorable name.
    (Oh, and here is the hairstylist in me, your highlights always look so good!)

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  3. Aww, what a perfect way to spend mother's day. I'm glad it was a happy one for you :)

    I LOVE that name! When you know, you know...don't worry about picking too early.

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  4. I think the name is adorable! I wanted to use my mom's name as well for the middle name, but it's Sue and it just didn't really fit with any first names we liked. What a tribute to your mom!

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  5. OMG! I LOVE her name! It's perfect...Just like you!
    Honey--Im so glad I got to see you this weekend.I wish I could have stayed longer. I am honestly looking foward to girls dates together. Gracie and Paige are going to have so much fun. I can't wait for us to go get our first mani/pedis! I love you and can't wait to meet baby Paige!

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  6. Also--I LOVE our pic! Gracie could have been a LITTLE more cooperative though! haha! LOVE YOU!

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  7. Sounds like such a wonderful weekend! What a beautiful, beautiful name!!! I love it, and it is so very meaningful. You look amazing! I can't wait to hear about your plans for the nursery!!!

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  8. LOVE the name!! Could you and your sister look any more alike?!?! Glad you enjoyed your day!

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  9. Love the name! I have to admit that it's on our short list also! Glad you had a good day!

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  10. Oh I love the name!!!! So adorable! Our list of names seems to keep growing instead of shrinking.....

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  11. certainly a well deserved mother's day! glad you found contentment and love from so many. and the name is just beautiful!

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  12. What a great Mother's Day!

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  13. Great weekend and can't think of a better way to wrap up the Mother's Day weekend then by deciding on a sweet, perfect name for your little one! Yay!

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  14. I really like the name! We find out on Monday what we are having....I'm so excited!

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  15. beautiful name! i'm so glad you got to celebrate mother's day with people you love. congrats on your first mother's day!

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  16. Happy Mother's Day!!!
    I love the name!!!

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  17. I am glad you had fun. You and your sister not only look similar, you seem to be very close too. You two look happy together. It's great that you chose a name: One less thing on the list!

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  18. I love the name as well, can't wait to see nursery ideas. Make sure you incorporate a little Steelers into the nursery theme.

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  19. How exciting to have a name already. Glad the weekend was good, seems like you have great family and friends around.

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  20. I am sure Mother's Day is hard when you are missing your Mother. More so when you a pregnant I would think. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! BTW: LOVE the name. Ver pretty!

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  21. Beautiful name! I love that it has special meaning to you.

    So glad you had a lovely Mother's day!

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