Friday, January 22, 2010

What's in a name.....

I am writing twice in a week! This a record. Just wanted to answer some questions that were asked about our sweet little doll.

I am 21 weeks, which turns a new week every Friday! I am not having any more morning sickness, but I had it in the truest of forms in the very beginning.

We are naming her Elizabeth Mae Vest. We got very lucky with this beautiful name because it makes alot of people happy including us!
Elizabeth is my mom's grandma's name.
It is the favorite name on Greg's Grandma Hart's side as well. Grandma told us that someone's girls on the Vaughn's side, evidentally alot of girls, all have Elizabeth as a middle name!
Then to top it off, Mae is my mom's middle name and both of Greg's great grandma's names! How bout that!
This girl is bound for love wouldn't you say!
Oh it could be possible that she is named after Victoria Elizabeth Welton. Greg told Matt that was the case so shhhhh don't tell her anything else, lots of love from Guam will not hurt a sweet soul!

But don't think it hasn't crossed Greg's mind that she will be as gorgeous as his young man crush - Eliz(s)abeth Shue.
I know the man - he has thought it!

Some people may think it's a bit premature to name our darling, but we like to call her by name. She feels like an Elizabeth. After we saw her and all her glory on Thursday the name just came right to us.

I would have to say that one of my heroes in my life has been Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. I was always drawn to read about her surprise from God at her very old age. However, I don't think I am quite as old as her, but still I am certain we would have our own inside jokes from our AMA diagnosis. AMA stands for Advanced Maternal Age. It cracks me up when I see my diagnosis! Mercy - poor Elizabeth. What would her diagnosis be? RRRAMA - Really Really Really Advance Maternal Age? The one thing that we certainly have in common is that we know our child is from God. She even said "The Lord has done this for me". I am certain this never lingered far from her mind. Especially since she was carrying the best man to bride groom. Oh how I would have loved to have been back then with her. She and Mary, pregnant at the same time. Mary pregnant with Jesus. One young, one old, still stunned by the gift! One throwing up and one holding the other's hair back, but having to throw up because it made her sick too! Borrowing each other's maternity clothes. One going into labor first and the other one saying "Um that looks like it hurts". YIKES! "Maybe we should invent an epideral". Looking up the heavens giving some more suggestions. Zechariah still not being able to talk because he felt the need to inform the angel about he and his wife's dx RRRAMA. He probably should have shushed if you asked me. I am certain Elizabeth probably giggled to herself about that. Maybe even saying under her breath, whoa it is about time! She probably knew it was divine to keep her man's mouth shut for that long. I am certain lots of pictionary was played on his account.
And poor Joseph! Wonder what he was thinking of all this! Couldn't talk to Zechariah that is for sure! Bless his soul! All to bring to us the Savior of this World. What a sweet time!

But here in A.D. - My first born just crashed into my thoughts and just climbed up on the chair and got my attention by saying over and over again "Hi""Hi""Hi Momma"! Grabbing my face to look at her's. It never gets old. She has the sweetest voice I have ever heard. It just melts me. I love being her momma! Two girls!!!! THis thought has overwhelmed our minds and our hearts! We could probably short circuit if there was a possible way! They will be a joy and delight to us for certain.

Love to you all! Thank you for praying for our sweet family! We are praying and hoping for God to give those just like Elizabeth a sweet baby soon!


  1. Lovely post. I love getting to know Elizabeth before she is even born.

    I would like to point out that Elisabeth Shue spells her name with an 's.' Just like the middle name of someone else I know. Hmmm, who could that be? Oh yeah...ME!


  2. I was convinced that you had named her after your favorite step cousin in law :) I love Mae too -- what a beautiful name. Can't wait to meet her!!