Monday, April 16, 2012

In Baby News

We are officially having a little GIRL!

The doctor gave us the good news on Friday as he conducted our mid-pregnancy ultrasound. Just like I do during every ultrasound appointment I cried. That's not necessarily saying a whole lot, since I cry during iPad commercials. But my tears at the news of our daughter came out of a deep sense of joy. Since the doctor's appointment, I have been just so excited as I consider what it will be like to welcome a girl into our family.

My relationship with my own mother is incredibly special to me, and significant in who I am as a woman. I want an opportunity to have that with my own daughter. I want a daughter to nurture and raise and develop into a woman. I want to teach her how to be a person of strength, justice, and compassion. Also, I want to do fun mother-daughter things like style her hair, talk about boys, and show her how to be a master chef.

Our little unborn daughter already has a name: Alexandra, which means "defender of men." We chose the name because it captures both beauty and strength. Plus, Alex is such a cool, feisty nickname.

We can't wait for our lovely Alex to arrive in late-August!


  1. Congrats! Such a lovely name. And I love the meaning behind it too.

  2. Congrats Larissa! Alex is extremely cute :) Can't wait to 'meet' the little one... is Aaron excited on having a baby sister?

  3. Congrats! My official name is Alejandra but was called Alexandra and Alex my whole life (I grew up in France), so I find it pretty cool that you like that name enough to call your daughter like that!

  4. I cry a lot too...including right now while I'm sitting at Bricks and Scones. :) So so overjoyed!