Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A name has been chosen

Dear Baby,

You are fifteen weeks old. You have been gliding around in my womb since conception, but I;ve only felt you twice. The first time was two days ago, as I lay in bed reading a craft book. You fluttered, and it felt like a butterfly slowly opening and then closing its wings. And then again I felt you this morning, as I read aloud baby names. You fluttered at Ewan, just as you did two days ago.

Your name means "From the Yew Tree," and it's an anglicized spelling of the Gaelic name Eoghan. Both of these things are important, because the might yew grows in our native Ireland, and it's an ancient, meaningful, powerful tree. It is the Grandmother Tree, the tree of our ancestors. Perfect. I felt chills when I read the meaning of your name, and I KNEW it had to be for you.


PS. If you're a girl, you have some 'splainin' to do.


  1. I love it! How are you feeling? Sounds like you're feeling a little more positive about things now, maybe the nausea is letting up? If it's a girl still use Ewan..I met a girl named Ryan the other day!


  2. I love reading your blog and seeing how much more comfortable you are with this new little one. Hello, Ewan! (spoken like one of those nuts who talks to peoples bellies. Oh wait. That's me.)


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