May 22, 2008

After our referral...

We have decided to name our new baby girl LaVaughn Etame Coy. LaVaughn was my gram's name and to me it evokes images of strength, femininity, caring, and cohesiveness (one time Calvin called me the glue of our family - I think it was the best compliment I've ever received).

I'm pretty sure I should be preparing for LaVaughn's arrival. But I feel paralyzed with all the excitement, not sure what to do. Plus, 4 months feels like a long time to prepare. With James' arrival we didn't even have the nursery finished and no diapers for him! So I guess we're not known for our preparedness. Maybe if I get the crib set up it will get me inspired.

I'm more interested in making her little clothes. It's hard to tell what size she will wear. 6 months? In the pictures we received the clothes are big on her but who knows what size they are.

Last night Lee and I went out to celebrate with dinner at a local restaurant (accompanied by lots of champagne) and then a trip to Barnes and Noble. I was able to get a embroidery book that I have been eying, purchased with a gift card from my dear sister - thanks sis!

James has been telling people about his new baby sister and took a picture of her to show his class. It will be a long wait. He already knows what he's getting her for Christmas - a pink Power Ranger mask! You can tell where his mind is because yesterday he brought home a play doctor set from school with paper cutouts for needles, medicine, and bandages. He told me he was going to give me a shot. A red fever shot. :-) We had told him before his yellow fever shot that he was going to get to go to Ethiopia with us if he got it. He did very well - maybe even better than I. So we can't change our minds now.

Holt has some news posts on their blog about the program assistant's trip to Ethiopia and the first Holt families to travel. There are pictures and it is fun to hear about the ceremonies and process that we will soon be experiencing. See it here >> Holt's Blog


  1. A beautiful name for your beautiful baby girl! Congratulations!!

  2. I'm so happy for you...What an awesome name for your beautiful little girl


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