Attended the most beautiful bridal shower on Sunday – aren’t these centerpieces presh? And oh the macaroons that were there (not pictured, obviously because they were all eaten). Kind of obsessed with pistachio and almond ones.   Then today, we went swimming and saw a mermaid – Jemma was thrilled!   Chelsea commented on my […]

Top Contenders

With our gender reveal announcement mere days away I’ve started mulling over names again. I really haven’t put much effort into names this pregnancy since we decided pretty early on that we wanted to find out our baby’s gender. Names are such a battle with Dominic that I didn’t want to waste my time on […]

Unique Little Jemma and Her Not-Yet Sibling

The name Jemma hasn’t been in the top 1,000 in the US … ever. Jemma did show in the top 1,000 for Canada, Australia and Scotland in the early 2000’s:   That’s right … we’ve got a hip little Canadian-Australia-Scottish girlie on our hands :) My hope for our future children is that we’ll stick […]

We never call her Jemma …

Our dear girl has so many nicknames. I wonder if she even knows her true name is Jemma! On any given day you might hear us calling her … Lovie – my favorite Sweetness Happiness Jemma Bird – Daddy’s favorite J Baby J Girl Jembo – I hate this, it sounds like Jumbo and I […]

New Name …

Dominic and I were near the State Capitol today for some of our maternity photo shoot. While there we passed by the Korean War Memorial. As with any list of names (movie credits, authors, event programs, etc.) I told Dominic, “Look for boy name options.” So he did. He scrolled the names of those we […]

Final Votes

Our baby name poll was great success … thanks for all of your input! If baby was born today and naming was up to our trusty blog readers it looks like we would have a …. Jemma or Miles Official Stats for Girl Names Tallulah (Lula) 25 (26%) Elsa 16 (16%) Jemma 33 (34%) Belle […]


Swistle. It rhymes with thistle. AND … it is my favorite site to peruse baby names!Parents across the country can submit their name dilemma on Swistle. Need a boy name by August? Need to it flow with your last name? Don’t want it to end in ‘O’? Swistle is the place to be!We submitted our […]

Boy and Girl Name Poll

So many things to vote on these days!Elections — my voter pamphlet just came in the mail — don’t forget to do this every day so I can keep meeting blog friends :) But the most important is the one on the right — the infamous BOY and GIRL NAME POLL. Place your vote.Don’t be […]