HOW OUR BABY GIRL GOT HER NAME | Sarah Philpott

HOW OUR BABY GIRL GOT HER NAME

I told Titus (then two) that there was a baby in my belly. “Baby in mama’s belly and monkey in mama’s back” was his toddler response.

I was scared for this pregnancy.  I’d had two miscarriages and the thought of a third sent me into shivers. This made bonding with baby hard for me.

But thankfully, my little blue-eyed boy bonded hard and fast.


He held and kissed my belly. “I wanna hold baby” he’d say while I would read him Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon.

He’d listen to my growing belly with his stethoscope.

And then he started calling baby, “Sophie”.

“Sophie?” we’d say. “Where did you get that name? We don’t know if baby is a boy or a girl yet.”

“Sophie is her name” he’d say.

My husband and I rolled our eyes and told each other that we weren’t going to let our child name our other child.

But then the due date of the baby came after an ultrasound. The date? June 20th. The exact same due date as our little Titus. What a strange connection!

And then the gender was revealed. A girl!

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About Sarah

Sarah Lewis Philpott, Ph.D, author of Loved Baby: 31 Devotions Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss, lives in the south on a sprawling cattle farm where she raises her three mischievous children and is farm wife to her high-school sweetheart. She is an award-winning writer & TODAY SHOW parenting team blogger. You can find her books on Amazon and in bookstores everywhere. Sarah is founder of the Loved Baby support group and #HonorAllMoms Mother's Day movement. These days Sarah happily chooses to be a stay-at-home mom and spends her days cleaning up peanut butter & jelly off the counter, dreaming of traveling the world, and chasing her children around the farm. She doesn't believe in sharing desserts. Life is too short to share chocolate! Sarah is a lover of coffee (black), rocking chairs, the outdoors, and Hemingway.

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