No, our newest daughter has not arrived yet...even though I am definitely more than ready to meet her (and the last trimester discomforts of pregnancy are definitely wearing thin!), even I recognize it is a wee early for her safe and healthy arrival. But, I decided it was time to officially announce her name.
The main reason I have been holding out on the name announcement is because I have come to the realization that even though Ben and I love her name, not everyone else does. In fact, it even took us a couple weeks to sell Allie on her name. Anyway, it seems lots of people also have opinions about it and are not afraid to share. And, seeing as I'm probably a tad bit more sensitive (ahem...and...hormonal at the time), I was not in the mood to respond to comments such as "Do you realize how popular that name is right now?" or "Oh, I knew someone with that name and I couldn't stand them!" etc, ad naseum...
But, now that all of our close friends and family know her by name and we pretty much all refer to her by her name, it seems odd to write about her and not use her name.
So, without further adieu, our newest daughter's name:
I thought I would also take this opportunity to show you around Olivia's new room. We've used the same nursery and safari theme for all three of our kids. Since they are so close in age, it hardly seems necessary to repaint and redecorate every 2 years! So, whether boy or girl I try to add some gender specific touches.
Here is the view from the door, facing to the right of the room:
Facing left, directly behind the door, is her closet....full of itty bitty pink clothes!