Saturday, February 28, 2009

Melissa Jane

Well we did something we had said we wouldn't.  We named our daughter before we met her face to face.  We had originally talked about going into the delivery room armed with 3 to 5 names we liked in the hopes that when we see her she would just look more like one than the others.  We felt strongly that we could not name someone we have not even met.  And still in the last week or 2 we came to the decision that her name is Melissa Jane.  Obviously she is named for her Aunt Missy and I think it is such a special thing for her to be able to always have this connection to some one so loved and missed.   Now as we see it she will go by any number of nick names (Missy, MJ, Missy Jane, Missy J, etc.) but all will fit this spunky little trouble maker in her Mommy's belly.   I know that no matter what we call her as she grows she will likely want to be called by different versions.  As a little girl I will probably refer to her mostly as Missy.  As she gets older she will probably not think that is cool any more and will inform me that her name is Melissa or MJ or even Jane.  Who knows?  What I do know is this little girl inside my wife's pregnant belly today is full of life and spunk.  She has been shaking things up in there for 23 weeks already.  Not giving Monica more than a few days peace at a time.  She has recently begun moving and dancing around in there like crazy.  She certainly will be a handful but with the spunk comes passion and excitement.  Both things that as she grow could cause me to go bald even faster than I already am.  But I can not wait.  We are both very excited for her to get here and begin seeing what she has to offer.   

5 comments:

  1. I'm crying. That is so precious and so beautiful. Perfect. Lovely.

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  2. We love you guys and can't wait to meet MJ!

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  3. Nate, you are already a daddy. You are so sweet! I am so happy for you both. I am a huge supporter of using family names. I love it. Can't wait to see the 2 1/2 of you. Tell Mo that I really want to touch her belly :)

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  4. Jane has always always always been one of my most favorite names!

    Love to you, brother Nate, as you prepare to meet your beautiful daughter! Just heard that you and Monica were expecting and we couldn't POSSIBLY be happier for you! xo

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  5. Good choice, love the middle name Jane too, Missy is definitely smiling and happy bout the choice...hope all is well with you guys.

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