Sunday, February 26, 2012

Grace

It's her name, this little girl growing within me. It's Grace. Or Gracie Bears, according to my husband.

We love her, oh how we love her.



Scott is so excited for her to arrive, tells me often how he wishes we could fast forward to the days when she is here on the couch with us, snuggling. He intends to stare at her and tickle her toes and to love and kiss on her. It makes me fall in love with him that much more when he talks about her, because he is so sincere in his intentions. Nine.point.five weeks my loves, that's all we have left!

We've known this would be her name since long before we knew she was a she, before she was conceived even... The name just seems so perfect for her, for the experience we have had as a family. It's a pretty name. It's a strong name. I think it bodes well for both a cutesy little girl as much as it does for the sophisticated young woman I hope she has the opportunity to become one day.

She will carry his name within hers.  As a nod to him, to the brother she never had the chance to meet here on Earth, Jack will be her middle name. It's an opportunity for his name to live on with hers, to continue to be spoken, to continue to be a reminder of the Grace which has come into our lives when we needed it most.

25 comments:

Caroline said...

So perfect. So beautiful. Can't wait for her arrival.

rebecca said...

Beautiful & so perfect! Funny I also just wrote a post about grace and the journey we've been on. I couldn't agree more that Grace is a beautiful name for her to carry throughout her life and thankfully is a reminder of the beauty that comes after the intense grief of losing a baby. Her arrival will be here before you know it ((hugs))

Amy L. said...

Oh, I love it! What a sweet post to read at the start of my day! Sending you and Scott a big hug today...

Kelly said...

Love, love! I have a friend who is also pregnant with her rainbow, due a couple weeks before me. She is also having a girl to be named Grace. :) She and her husband went back and forth between it and another name. I just love Grace as a first name so much. It's so refreshing and sweet. <3

Monique said...

Perfect name for a perfect girl.

Renel said...

Oh I love it! I love that jack is her middle name. How awesome to know her in thus way even before she is born. 9.5 weeks. The longest 2.5 months, hoping it passes quickly for you.

LookItsJessica said...

Grace! Absolutely beautiful and so fitting. I love the nod to her big brother in the middle name too. Very lovely.

little vitu's mom said...

Most beautiful name

Becky said...

I love the name Grace! I had suggested that name to my husband long before we knew Liam was a he, don't worry it is not the name my husband and I have discussed this time around.

Brooke said...

Love every bit of it.

Melissa said...

So sweet...

Melissa said...

Love it!

Sherri said...

Thanks for sharing! Grace is absolutely perfect!

Nicole said...

Beautiful name! So excited for her to get here!

Tiffany said...

wow. saying her name aloud gave me chills. love that she will always have him with her in name form. we also had her name picked out before she was even conceived. and my hubby was much like yours - so excited for her to arrive. i think it's so hard for them to go through these 9 months with little exposure to them. i mean we get to experience them inside. they are our sidekicks for those 9 months, and our hubbys just have to wait ever so patiently to get to snuggle with them. i hope these next few months pass quickly for you both. and i can't wait to see pics of all of you snuggling with Grace Jack.

kagl08 said...

Grace is my 18 month old's name. She is a very strong and loving little girl. I absolutely love the name and this it's a perfect fit for your daughter!

B. Wilson said...

Grac(i)e Jack. I love the sound of that. I cannot wait for these weeks to pass, my friend.

Scott is such a wonderful husband and I totally understand how his fierce love for Grace can make you love him more. It's a beautiful thing. :)

Natasha said...

Wow I love love love her name! Love that she will always carry Jack with her. Beautiful! I'm praying this time flies by for you so we can see little miss Grace ♥ Your husband sounds a lot like mine and I'll tell you, that love for him will grow even more after you see him holding Grace. When I see Nygel with Mason I am blown away over and over by what an amazing father he is. Makes me so proud to be his wife!

Praying for you guys always friend!

TanaLee Davis said...

I love that name. It fits like PB&J. I think you will only come to love this name more once lil grace is born and her name is spoken making it that much more to love and a gift.
hugs-
Felicia

SG said...

It's a beautiful name!

Darcey said...

Love the name!!! Hope the next 2 months fly for you.

Hope's Mama said...

I have always loved the name Grace. This post made me smile.
xo

Shell said...

Beautiful...

Andrea said...

Beautiful and I can't believe you have just 9.5 weeks left!

Rhiannon said...

So beautiful and so perfect. This post gave me chills. Counting down with you!!

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