Baby Stella is here.
We knew we loved Stella but I had such a hard time really committing to a name.
I knew the meaning of Stella was star and decided to search it on one of my favorite baby name websites because they give other fun facts about the name when you search it.
And then I searched my name, Marissa, for fun.
I have always been told my name meant star of the sea
when I saw that
was a variation of Maris, I clicked on Maris and found the following:
"Maris is an unusual and appealing name. It comes from the phrase
star of the sea,
one of the many epithets of the
Reading that pulled on my heart strings.
And I was kind of done.
Chloe is named Chloe James, after Matt's middle name so now I get a little love with sweet baby Stella.
here she is.
Our brand new sweet baby.
Stella Maris Stratton
Born August 12, 2011
at 9:09 pm
at 8 pounds 6 ounces and 20.25 inches long.
Being that she isn't even 24 hours old yet it is too early for me to tell you how perfect she is because you'll tell me that it will change.
But I'll do it anyway.
She latched on like a pro when she was 5 minutes old.
She has made two noises since she was born.
She has slept more in 23 hours than both of my 17 month old twins combined.
And she just melts your heart with her sleepy and cuddly ways.
She must really want that car.
Welcome to this big and crazy world you sweet girl.
I had no idea how bad we needed you.