Well, I'm in the thick of it with parenting 3 little kids, plus this thing called Instagram is automically printing picture books with my captions in it, so that's how I'm going to be doing our family albums for the time being. This blog will take a nap. But before I go, I've got to document some of the main name contenders for you three:
Auroa (only Maren liked)
(is it obvious by now that your name was to start with an "A"!)
Roan or Kingsen Paul (if by chance you were a boy, but we were pretty sure you weren't)
Charlie (only Michael liked)
Eden (only Michael liked)
(We thought you must be a boy because my pregnancy was so different - now I realize that's just how each pregnancy is! So, we had about 20 boy names, but only one girl name. Looking at the list now, it is so obvious you were meant to be exactly who you are! Mila Olive! The "Venus" came the night you were born - during the Venus lunar eclipse.)
Boy names: Luca, Cannon, Keenan, Gracesen, Kai, Pier, Rowen, Soren, Huck, Ro (Roland, Roan, Rowen), Seger, Knox, Vin, Remi, Judah Sky, Cyrus, Hosea, Reed, Bowie, Colter, Isiah, Walker, Townes, Sky, Dax, Kingsen, Leif, Fisher, Hemi, Hawke, Hudson, Xander, Benson, Rio, Logan, West, Sol, Arlo.
Girl name: Mila Olive!
(We were pretty sure you'd be a boy, too. I mean, what's the odds of three girls?! So, you were going to be Judah Sky, but we were going to call you Sky.)
Dasha (this was the closest competitor with Ziah)
Middle Names: Louise, Louisa, Charlie
We finally decided we liked "Z" names. We made up your name from names that end in -iah from the Bible and also rhyming with Gaia - the mother earth goddess. A good combo of spirit and soil.