Do you see all that nice dark, brown hair?
Isn't it gorgeous?!
That's sweet Kaia Marie at about 9 days.
After seeing her full head of dark hair and realizing that this is what our Kaia looked like- after being left to mere guessing for the previous 9 months-,
I revealed one of my name hang-ups to Yosh.
Ever since I was pregnant with Dallin, we somehow fell in love with the name Kaia for a baby girl.
I thought her name would be spelled Kia. But admittedly, that could be very confusing for both her and the car.
Yosh had other ideas anyway. He thought we should spell her name "Kaia"- just one letter off from the island of Kauai. Yosh loved that little Hawaiian island. And who are we kidding, what's not to love.
Isn't that adorable? Even sentimental, if you will?
It was like Kaia was a part of our family from the very, very beginning, we just needed an actual little girl to put a face to the name.
And then, how ever many years later, here came our perfect little baby girl.
There was only one reason I thought our chosen name wasn't absolutely perfect.
"You know the one thing I struggled with about the name 'Kaia'? I always thought it sounded a bit more....ethnic, I guess. A blond hair Kaia just doesn't seem to go. But sure enough, baby girl came out with a head full of dark hair. The name totally fits her."
That dark head of hair dissolved any disconnect.
And here we are at 19 months...
She's as blond as it gets and her blue eyes are the first thing anyone notices about her!
Yet she's 100% a Kaia.
Her name fits her just as perfectly as it did with a head full of dark hair!
And speaking of perfection,
I'll let you in on a secret.