Three weeks into having three kids and I still cannot believe that they are all mine! So excited to document our girls meeting each other for the first time ever today, I was easily just as excited to meet our newest baby girl as I was for her to meet her big sisters. It was a moment I thought about for ten months and also one that got me through those last hard weeks of being so overdue. I can still remember all the sweet details of a tiny Waverly coming to see Avalon for the first time, it was everything and this time around was just as special — if I could relive both moments a thousand times over I would.
Remerie was born in the early afternoon, and I kind of wanted to wait a little while to rest & recuperate before the girls came, but once they knew she had arrived there was exactly 0% chance of that happening. After talking with them on the phone and hearing their excited little voices, there was no way I wasn’t going to have them come. My mom, sister & mother-in-law brought them when Remie was just a few hours old and I will never forget their happy (& nervous!) faces coming through the door and seeing their baby sister for the first time.
A trio of sisters, I hope they always know how very lucky they are to have each other for life.
At this point, sweet girl actually had no name — we didn’t end up naming her until the following day when she was right at 24 hours old! Long story short, we went back & forth on names fooooorever throughout my pregnancy, we struggled to agree on one and to find one that we thought flowed with the other girls names. We found one that we both really loved and agreed on it around 30 weeks, but for whatever reason I still kept thinking of other names. Remington was our boy name even before Avalon, Remie for short, and my husband still loved it for a girl (he would call her Remie!) — and even though I loved Remie and kept coming back to it, I just didn’t love Remington for our daughter since I had always pictured it for a boy. And then one night, literally in the middle of the night when I was SEVEN DAYS OVERDUE and too uncomfortable to sleep, I was searching online and found the name Remerie, a surname & city in France. And loved it.
I had already ordered a name banner and an initial pillow in her other name, but the next morning I messaged the shop to see if I could get a second possibly by the time she was born, and my husband & I decided to wait to meet her and then decide between the two names. I knew the minute I saw her that she was our Remerie, it took us some time to officially agree, but by the time we did ironically my mom had run to our house and her “Remie” name banner had arrived the day she was born.
Our Remie Rue, it was meant to be all along! So funny to think that if she had been born on time that she would have a different name, but now I could never, ever imagine her anything else. To our three sweet girls, we are forever thankful for each & every one of you!!!!!!!!