As you might have noticed we picked a name that wasn't on our list. Both of us like names that having a fitting meaning (Henry means 'home ruler' yeah, shouldn't have thought that one over because man is it true) and Dorothea means gift of God. It had come up before, but Johann said he wasn't a huge fan and I was okay with putting it off the list since the only person I knew who had a name close to Dorothea was a Dorothy in high school and people called her some not nice things with her name and she wasn't my favorite person, so my association with the name wasn't that great. But, as the time got closer we just felt like Gwendolyn (which is what we were going to go with) wasn't her name and Dorothea came up again. We waited a long time for this little girl so we both felt that she was and is our little gift from God.
So far, Thea is an incredibly easy baby, especially compared to Henry. She loves, loves, loves to eat and is still a pretty good sleeper, though she is starting to get more sensitive to noise and has a harder time falling asleep during the daytime because of it.
She is obviously not a worry with weight gain like Henry was. According to our scales at home she is already hitting the 12lbs mark at 7 weeks. It is so fun to have such a squishy, chubby baby to love on. Sometimes I like to call her Dough-Thea. =)
6 weeks (she's also a big fan of spit up, esp when I go to take pics)
If I could get a guarantee that all my babies would be like Thea I would probably have at least 4 more. I absolutely love and adore this little girl!