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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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This Week's Question is:
Baby Names on your list...What name did you chose, and why?

This is actually an easy one. We knew way before we succeeded in getting pregnant that we'd never have a boy b/c we always had a boy's name picked out...Riley Franklin. Riley is J's middle name and Franklin is my Poppy's name (my Mom's Dad) - he died when I was 9 and I've always known his name would be my son's middle name. So for that reason I will always be sad that I will never have a son.

I decided that I loved the name Kayla b4 I was pregnant with her. Once I was pg, I told J that's the name I loved. He was not in love with the name. I would tease him that once we found out the sex, if she was a girl, it meant "war". I would also tell him to remember that the Mom fills out the birth certificate with the name. ;) But the night we found out the sex, J told me the name had grown on him and that he wanted that to be her name. So Kayla Hope it was - Hope to signify all we went through to get her.

With Alysa, again we had the boy's name all ready. Then I started to want the name Rylie for a girl, which would still honor J. He absolutely refused as in his mine Rylie was a boy's name no matter how you spelled it. Other names we considered (that I can remember anyway) were Samantha, Stephanie and Olivia. I really wanted Olivia but J didn't like it, so we ended up choosing Alysa Rose as the one we liked best. We chose 1 's' as opposed to 2 because it changed the meaning of the name. The meaning of Alysa is Princess.

The nicknames given to my girls by my father are KaylaKu and Alyscious.

posted at 11:31 AM  

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Once Upon a Dream... said...

I love the names you chose for you little girls. I've always been open to unique names, but Steve was more hesitant to be different. lol

Mine's up.

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Jann said...

I love the names that you picked!

At 1:09 PM, Anonymous jesse said...

I love the names you picked out. My friend spells her name Alissa, and lots of people pronounce it A-lee-c-a.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

Wow, a lot of us on the list have 2 girls! Cute names, and cute baby photos!

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

of course you know I love the name Kayla LOL Kayla Hope sounds great together too! Kayla's middle name is Renae.

Thanks for explaining their nicknames - I was wondering about Alyscious on the cake picture below but hadn't gotten around to asking about it yet!


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