So here I am almost 36 weeks now, I'm tired, I can't breath, I can't sleep for having to pee all night long, and I'm ready to see this baby of mine!
E is on his way home first thing tomorrow morning, I can't wait to just have him back home already!
We have a name picked out for our litle girl. It's a special name for us, and I think that it's an interesting story of how we came accross it. Other people might not think it's so exciting, but I do! lol
Here goes: I have heard this name before, but never really put much thought into it. It was pretty, but I was just positive that I would always name my daughter Gianna. Of course, after St. Gianna, what IFer wouldn't use that name? duh!
But one night I had a dream. It was so vivid and this name just kept being repeated over and over in my head. I told E about the name and he thought it was a great name. I said that I think that's going to be her name. The next day I spoke to my mother and told her what name I had picked out, and that E loved it too.
My mom told me then that there was a saint with that name and my niece (who is also my goddaughter) had just done a book report on her! WHAT!? I had never heard of a saint with that name, and I know a lot of saints! In fact I'm surprised how many people don't know very many saints. So this took me by surprise for sure. So I looked up this amazing saint. And what I found was just another reason that this name was special to us!
St Gemma Galgani (http://www.stgemmagalgani.com/) The name we are using is Gemma Rose.
As I read up on St Gemma, I found that she had at one time been very sick and almost died, but had done a novena to St Gabriel, and she was healed! OMG seriously, how freaky! We have a Gabe! That just sent chills down my spine. I loved the fact that she also had the stigmata, and was a very beautiful Italian girll. And of course we are also Italian!
I had E look her up and he was amazed at what he read also. The name just fit perfectly and all that happend with the dream and the information on her, was a sign for sure. My sister said that she believes God has a perfect name for all of us, and when God lets us in on what that name is we better listen! God wants that name for our baby, and that's what we are going to give her!