Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Name Game

Our baby girl has a name! It's Reese Catherine.

This has always been our favorite girl name, but when we found out we were having a baby girl, I suddenly wasn't so sure anymore. Jason immediately began telling people this was her name, so I didn't think I had much hope of changing it. Not that I really wanted to, but naming a child is such a big deal to me. I just wanted to make sure it was the perfect one. After many talks and suggesting other names to Jason which he did not like AT ALL (he would always say, "For a boy?"), I just knew she was our Reese.

I love this name! Her middle name is after her great-grandmother and me. I love the old fashioned spelling with a "C," too. Her first name came from a list of favorite girl names that I have had for years and years since junior high. Don't all girls have a list of favorite baby girl and boy names?! Ha! Out of my entire list of names, this was the only one Jason liked, so Reese she is.

I looked up her name's meaning and found several definitions for Reese. Here are a few I found:

*Runner (which is great because Jason and I both enjoy running)




*Ardent, Fiery

I wish I had stopped before this last one. When I looked up the definition for ardent, it said, "characterized by intense emotion." Are we SURE about this name? Ha!

Catherine means "pure."

Maybe the purity in her name will calm her down a bit. As happy as I want Reese to be, I was hoping she would be calm and quiet and gentle since I already have a very loud, rambunctious, rough and tumble (and very sweet) little boy. ; ) We'll see!

Speaking of running, CONGRATS DAD!!! He ran the Boston Marathon on Monday and did an amazing job! He has run over thirty marathons, and I am so proud of him.

Yesterday I did a lot of rearranging and decorating in my house. When Z saw this picture, he immediately began saying, "Ooooh, ahhhh," and started pointing at everyone in the picture. This picture was taken on our wedding day before all the grandkids started coming. I loved seeing that Zach recognized part of his family!

I keep finding him doing the cutest things! Yesterday I caught him "reading" a little book in his chair.

He loves to open a book and go through all the pages to close it. Then he says, "Bye-bye!"

He also loves to dance and entertain anyone who comes over. It's so cute. I am LOVING his three and four hour naps. It's pure heaven. I am enjoying it while I can. ; )

His swimming lessons are going well. Today he tried to jump into the water without me!

I took this pic before we left this morning. He was busy trying to put his tray on his portable chair (they are the greatest things!)

I really can't wait to see him with Reese. She better like balls because they are all over our house. ; )

Jennifer, I would love to answer your question about the skincare and costmetics I use...I just don't want to bore everyone else. Ha! Please give me your email address, and I'll let you know.
Kimberly, I would love to send you the bread recipe. Please let me know your email address, too.


Jennifer said...

I LOVE the name! It will be perfect for her. We will just pray she will be a calm, peaceful addition to your already too cute family!:) We cannot wait to meet Reese!

And I'm totally impressed by your dad! He's a running machine!

Kelly said...

I LOVE the name.
Congrats on the new house.
And in your pictures I noticed that Zach looks a lot like his Daddy. I don't think I had picked up on this before. (just wanted to share that, though I am sure you know this and hear it often) ;)

Sorry I am so far behind...I am not on the desktop as much as I am the laptop and I just got it back after it being gone for a month. Boy did I miss it. :)

Hope to catch up soon.

the osbornes said...

I LOVE it! Reese has always been on my list too :) I'm glad you're using it though b/c I have my doubts that I'll ever have a girl! Ha! That is so funny that Jason acted that way about every other name. Think she'll be a daddy's girl? :)

Zach is too cute in all those pictures!

Taylor said...

I LOVE that name!! I'm sure she will be just a perfect little fit!

3LittleByrds said...

Katie, Love the name you chose. It's so hard to decide on one and not be worried you chose wrong sometimes. With all my babies I just knew their names it just took some convincing on my hubby's part though especially with Ireland.

Hillary said...

Our little Reese's will be such good friends! :)

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