Baby A has a name and we are finally ready to tell the world...and by world I mean anyone who decides to read this! We thought long and hard about our little girls name and knew we wanted it to be something that was special to both of us. We've had two boy names picked out since college, but when we found out we were having a girl, we had to really think hard about what we could envision calling her. I always knew I wanted my daughter to carry on my middle name of "Jane" and hopefully help me turn tippyjane into whatever God has planned for the future, but I had never really thought about what her first name would be. 

We loved the idea of using a family name as we both weren't big on the name fads that go around or using a baby name book to stumble upon something that sounded good. My husband and I are pretty aligned on most things and going with a name that was authentic and that meant something to us was our number one goal. When I started to think about our last 12 years together there was one thing or person should I say that has been our constant support system and our biggest cheerleader.

 I was extremely close with my own grandmother when I was little and when I lost her I never really thought I would have that bond again. When I fell in love with Anthony in high school at the ripe age of 16, I never knew how much I would also fall in love with his family, especially his grandma Eleanor. It was like God knew I needed a grandparent figure in my life and he matched me with a boy who was willing to share his with me. (I'm pretty sure I'm her favorite now, but don't tell my husband that!)  Many years have passed and we have grown up right in front of her eyes and we are so lucky that she's got to be apart of our many milestones together. 

This milestone might be one of my favorites to get to share with her, and we couldn't think of a better person to name our daughter after. 

Eleanor "Elle" Jane Alsup you will be so loved and we can't wait to meet you soon!