That's our new baby girl's name. Evelyn Jane. I love it. (If you don't, just don't tell me. As Thumper's parents liked to tell him, "If you can't say somethin' nice, don't say nothin' at all.") We're not big name-our-baby-after-someone people or big name-our-baby-a-name-that-has-significant-meaning people. In fact, typing that sentence just reminded me to go look up what the names mean...done. Evelyn means hazelnut (maybe that's why I'm loving hazelnut creamer and still drinking coffee during this pregnancy?). Jane means gracious, merciful or believer in a gracious God (I like it even more now).
I've actually just always loved the name Evie (pronounced ev-ee, not eve-ee). My mom has a cousin named Evie (though I'm not sure if that's how she spells it). I've actually only met her once, a few years ago at my great grandma's funeral. But I've heard the name growing up and loved it. And I recently found out it was one of my great grandmother's sister's names. And Kit thought it was a good name too so we've planned for a long time if we had daughters to name the first Elise and the second Evelyn.
As we've been throwing around middle names, Jane just seemed like the best fit. And it just so happens to be Kit's mom's middle name. And yes, we do realize that means we'll have Ellie Laine and Evie Jane and will probably be stumbling over their names for the rest of their lives.
Also, I'm 26 weeks today. I'm excited to be to this point and am thankful for every day that little Evelyn gets to continue growing inside me. My OB appointment last week went well, and so far everything seems to be good. Unfortunately, our experience with Elise was that everything can change in a matter of hours so I just keep praying that little Evelyn will go to term.
Today my friend Ashley (who also took amazing photos of Elise's birthday that I'll post on here if she says I can once I get the CD from her) is coming over to do a maternity photo shoot. I realize that it seems entirely too early, but I didn't get any professional photos done while pregnant with Elise and would like to have some as a memento if I do have Evelyn early. And if I go to term, I'll definitely get more photos taken later.