Our beautiful baby girl has made her debut! Mia, arrived promptly on her sister's 2nd birthday, a few days after her due date. We could not be more thrilled to have our healthy girl in our arms and her sisters could not be more smitten!
As you know from Naming Baby (Part 1), I think naming a child is one of the most daunting tasks. We have a list of criteria and a general process as a launching board but that doesn't always make it a more seamless task. Our biggest challenge is my husband and I being on the same page. Generally, I come up with a plethora of what I deem brilliant names and he dislikes them all.
For weeks we stared at the list of about 50 family name and nickname options. I would run through a few names from the list with my oldest daughter (4yo) every couple days, trying to keep her a part of the process (and hoping she would come up with a brilliant idea). However, every single name she responded to with, "No!" (sounded like my husband). Until one day after a laundry list of names, I asked, "How about Mia?" to which she replied, "YES!!"
I was totally taken aback, "Wait...Yes? Why Mia?" I loved the name, I just didn't know why she did. Well, as the story unfolds, Libby had watched the Bubble Guppies episode, Bubble Baby!, where character Molly has a baby sister who they name...Mia. So, OF COURSE, Mia was the PERFECT baby sister name. We laughed...A LOT!
The real reason Mia made it on the list was as a pet form of Maria (family name). After some more research, we discovered that Mia means "beloved" which is the same meaning as my husband's name and we loved that connection (especially since Daddy was hoping for a junior); it was settled!
Our prayer for our Mia is that she would fully live into her full name by striving and excelling at being a beloved friend.
Thank you for following along on our pregnancy journey. I am looking forward to sharing our experiences as a family of five with you all!
A special thank you to the amazingly talented Tiffany Zabala Photography for capturing such sweet moments of our family! If you are looking for a newborn, family or lifestyle photographer in the bay area she's your gal!