I have so much to write about. So many thoughts swirling in my head. Thoughts on having a girl after swearing I would be a boy mom for the rest of my life. Thoughts on our family’s future. So many things are uncertain and I’m left feeling a bit, well, anxious.
But there’s one thing we know for certain . . . our daughter’s name.
A bit of background. Sawyer has always been our third boy’s name. I’ve known that since I gave birth to Brigham. If I had another little boy I would name him Sawyer. We never put much thought into girl names because, well, I just didn’t believe we would ever have a daughter. When we found out the baby was a girl we went round and round with a few names.
But nothing stuck. Nothing felt right. One night I went to dinner with my girlfriends and told them that our boy name was Sawyer. “Why don’t you use that for your girl?” Huh. I had thought of it before. There is one other blogger I’m aware of that has a daughter named Sawyer. And I really really do love the name with all my heart. So I sheepishly asked Naaman when I got home, assuming he would veto it quickly. Instead, he said, yes. That’s it! That’s her name. And we’ve been calling her by name ever since. It just feels right. Even typing it feels right.
Rebecca is my middle name and I always knew I would use it if I ever had a daughter.
So there you have it! I thought about waiting until birth to announce it. We waited with Brigham and that was kind of fun. But really I just want to shout it from the rooftops! I’m having a precious daughter in January! And I can’t wait to look in her eyes and call her by her sweet name.