Monday, May 18, 2015

Our First Parenting Decision.

For our first parenting decision, I think we nailed it.

Reid and I actually talked about it, made a plan and felt really great about the outcome.

Can you guess what it was about?

It was about her name.


We knew if this bump had a girl growing inside of it, her name would be Lucie. It was the only name we never second guessed or questioned. The decision came so easily for us, I firmly believe it was because she was meant to be a she from day one. I cannot tell you how sweet it is when Reid refers to her by name in normal, everyday conversation, just like she's already here.

Even with all this excitement and joy, we cannot help but be cautious about sharing her full name publicly. Along with the amazing honor of naming our child, we, as her parents, are also responsible for her happiness, health and safety.

Her safety in the crazy world is something that Reid and I already take very seriously. So seriously, that we wrote a letter to our families and close friends asking them to keep her full name off all social media outlets. We certainly don't want to take the fun away from any dotting grandparents or excited friends, but it is our privilege and job to make sure our child is safe. Believe me, I never thought a time would come where I would have to write such a letter, but I also have never felt this much love and protection for someone.

It is not Lucie's choice for her mama to have a blog and she has no say right now in what I decide to share on it. She can't help it that I have a public insta account or am google-able or am pretty much an open book in real life. So it's my responsibility to protect her from that.

So, how does Lucie and her name fit in on Virginia Sweet?
Honestly, I don't know yet. And we're totally cool with that. Reid and I are super new at this human parenting stuff and we'll be working through it for the rest of our lives I assume. I know that these parenting decisions won't always come as naturally as this one did but we are pretty proud of ourselves. One decision down, a hundred billion to go!

So for now, we are celebrating our little Lucie in every possible way!
My fave way is with bows, bows and more bows!

| to die for newborn bow



  1. this may be my favorite post of yours to date! I just can't wait to squeeze her when she gets here! xo

  2. Can't wait to meet sweet baby Lucie. I don't envy all of the hard decisions you have to make right now, but there will be a day. I am not looking forward to the days where I will have to make the same decisions. But, know that you are making the right ones, and it is for the protection and safety of her. That is a true mama's love. xoxo

  3. Aw what a precious name! We have a name picked out I just gotta get Theo on board 100%. But I told him has to be his name because it's the only name I love and I just feel like it's the baby's name. No other name even comes close. Lucie is just adorable!! And I love the spelling too!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  4. Such a cute name!!! Love it ;)

  5. Lucie is such a beautiful name. It always feels good to have a name picked out and to be able to refer to your baby as that instead of her.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  6. Love!! My best friend has a Lucy and I adore her!! (Love how you're spelling it too!)

  7. Aww love her name! And love the spelling too, so cute!!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. Her name is so perfect! Great decision! Here's to many more great decisions in the future :)

  9. LOVE it! Such a perfect name and the spelling is too cute!

  10. Love the name you chose, and the spelling! Bring on all the bows :)

  11. Cute name! That's fun to have a name to put to your baby. I love it too! :)
    Question: so you're not putting her name on social media but you're sharing on the blog? Or am I confused? Is it that you aren't sharing her middle name but her first name is okay? I think I've decided to just use a nickname on the blog and not even share her first name. It's interesting what different people decide to do!

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