Would a Catherine by any other name still sound as sweet?
We've had a slight change in plans regarding Amelia's name. She's still going to be Amelia--we're totally sure of that--but her middle name is now going to be Catherine. I always thought I would go along with the old family tradition (explained below) while I was growing up, but then for some reason recently I thought "my daughter should have her own name...not my name." But since I still think the tradition is pretty cool and now I'm officially having a daughter, I've decided to get over it and just go with it.
me - Catherine Ann
my mom - Mary Catherine
her mom - Catherine Frances
her mom - (Florence Mary, but she had a super cool nickname of "Money")
her mom - Catherine Ann
So there's a tradition of using Catherine for alternating first name/middle name that goes back quite a ways. Who am I to bust up a nice tradition? (I don't know what happened with Money's name, but like I said...her name turned out to be super cool so who cares?)
Therefore, our daughter-on-the-way will be called Amelia Catherine to honor this tradition. No offense to the memory of one of my other late great-grandmas, Juliette. I still love her name too!
Why yes, my family is Catholic...why do you ask?
To answer Jess' question, yes I do hope to have a VBAC instead of a C-section this time. My midwives inform me that I'm a prime candidate for one since the reason for the C-section last time wasn't lack of progression or any difficulty on my part, but was fetal distress instead. Jackson had swallowed meconium, had the umbilical cord around his neck and was having severe heart decels with each contraction...we had to go to surgery.
While I hope and plan to have a VBAC, I am open to a repeat C-section for Amelia since I now know that it wasn't so bad after all (Jackson did great and I was fully recovered in three weeks instead of the prescribed six weeks). I have no preconceived ideas about how her birth should go, other than ending in a healthy baby and a healthy mom. If that involves surgery, so be it!
(No, not too nosey!) :)