Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Belly shots and baby names

I was going to have B take a belly shot, and Liv really wanted me to hold her so I thought she could be in there too :) 


Its gotten kind of hard to put her to bed at night because a large part of her going to bed is rocking and cuddles in the rocking chair. My belly gets in her way. I miss being able to hold her so close to me and rock her. When I'm standing I can just lift her over my belly, but when we're sitting in the rocking chair she fidgets around for awhile trying to get comfy and ends up laying her night night blankie over my stomach and her head on my stomach. Its really kind of adorable, but at the same time, I miss actually getting to cuddle with her up close.

I'm so excited to see her as a big sister! I have loved all the time we've had to be just a family of three, and for Liv to get so much time with Mommy and Daddy, but now as I see her personality come out more and more I know she was meant to be a big sister and she will be a wonderful one.

She loves her already!

As soon as we found out this baby was a girl we naturally started thinking of names.
We had a small handful of names that we had thought of naming Olivia that we still loved and wanted to use. With Olivia we decided fairly early on. This time we've had a harder time deciding which name to use. We narrowed it down to 2 names that we both just loved and couldn't decide because any time we picked one, I got sad that the other one wasn't going to be used, haha. 

So we said we'll just let those 2 names roll around in our heads until we feel which is right. As months passed we threw in a few more names to the list, and then {in time} crossed off most of those names, we have finally come to the decision of what this baby will be named. If you already guessed that it is the same name that we liked from the very beginning then you are a genius and absolutely right! Her name will be Scarlett Emma. I guess we should just go with our gut next time because even after months of mulling it over in our minds that was the name that we both felt would be right for this baby.

Part of why I think we just kept coming back to this one is because of Olivia. Every time we came up with a new name we would test run it with Liv and make her say "baby ____" just to see how cute it sounded coming from her mouth. After giving her so many different names to call baby, I started just asking her "what's the baby's name?" because I was curious to see which out of the lot she would remember, if any. She would always (and still does) get the sweetest smile and say "baby Sca-ret". It melts my heart and I love that she seemed to already have a preference as to what her sister's name should be.

 I kind of have this feeling we are destined to be a family of girls (I totally had this conversation of why we would be a family of all girls after I found out Olivia was a girl, haha and so far its coming true!), so I think we might still get a chance to use our other names :)


13 comments:

Cate said...

Oh I LOVE her name! It seems so fitting for your cute little family! Naming has been way harder this time around! I am with you I wish we would have just decided on the name we originally both loved! For a while looking up baby names was a part time job of mine....and asking strangers what their kids names were! ha!

Love the sweet belly pictures with Olivia! your lookin good little mama! Yay for being on the home stretch!

Anonymous said...

Well we are certainly excited to meet our little Scarlett Emma. What a beautiful name for what we are sure will be a beautiful girl!
Olivia will be a wonderful sister for all her siblings. I can't wait to see you guys as a family of four.
Love you all :)

Mom/Gma

Dev & Di said...

You guys are so cute it kills me! Love the name and all the girlyness can't wait to see pics of the newest addition!!

Dallas - Jaycie - Ashton - Jaxon said...

soooo cute! LOVE IT! She is going to be the sweetest big sister! :)

kjirsten said...

LOVE "Scarlett"!!!! Such a cute, classic, elegant, yet spunky name! I think Olivia will be such a good big sister. Can't wait to see them together! We sure love getting to watch your sweet little family grow! Love you all!
(Cute belly shots!)

Miranda Thompson said...

Those pictures are absolutely adorable. And the name you picked out is beautiful. Emma is one of the names Joe and I love. :)

caroline said...

Awww, I love how Liv says "Scar-ret"...so sweet! What a lovely name and post! love you!!

THE PRESTON'S said...

I LOVE the name!!!!!! ;) You are looking great! I hope our Scarlett's can meet soon! I can't wait to see that sweet baby!

Kendra said...

So sweet. I love the whole post. Olivia is so darling and I love how you described her saying baby sca-ret. :) I don't know why we didn't get to know each other better before you left. I feel like you always have such similar thoughts and feelings to me and I think we could have been good friends. I guess now we can just be good blog-stalking friends. ;) I'm really happy for you and your sweet family.

Kris and Megan said...

BEAUTIFUL name!!!! LOVE IT! you look too cute taryn, so excited for baby girl number 2!!!!

Erin said...

Beautiful name, love Scarlett, it sounds to me like she will be all kinds of spunky! I wasn't sold on Bobby's name, but after Henry saying "baby bobby" over and over, it was so cute it wore me down :). I'm a little jealous, I hope to be able to use a girl name someday!

Ashley and Aaron said...

Taryn you look amazing! I love the pictures of you and Olivia together-so sweet! What a beautiful name you have chosen too!!! Hope all continues to go well :-)

Scottie and Angie said...

Love it!!! Also the pics of you two together are so cute and priceless, I love the one of her kissing your belly! She will be a great big sis for sure. Love ya and miss you.