Lemon Hailey Small | Born 4.25.16 | 6lbs 8oz

Lemon Hailey from Meghan Small on Vimeo.

Meet Lemon. She was born April 25th, 2016 at 4:20am. All 6lbs 8oz of her.

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I was super surprised she came out nearly bald and blonde, as all my other littles came out with oodles of hair but she still resembles her siblings oh so much. So many are wondering where we came up with the name Lemon so here’s the scoop:

It was one of those situations in which an idea was planted in my head and we went with it! I’m sure most people are assuming we got the name off of the popular CW series “Hart of Dixie” but I actually had not known of this show yet.

In 2013 before we even knew our oldest daughter Alessandra was a girl, I was blogging about my pregnancy. I was always taking pictures of myself with a piece of fruit that represented the babys size. I had posted the Lemon (you can search our instagram hashtag #lifewiththesmalls to find this post!) And I thought it sounded absolutely adorable for a name. We of course already had a girl name (Alessandra) picked out from when we were pregnant with Cole and didn’t know what we were having, so I knew Lemon wouldn’t be an option for her.

Fast forward to last year after finding out we were having a girl. Our method of name choosing always consist of me sending Tim a list of names and him picking the one he likes best. I sent him a list of 4 names, Lemon was on it and so was Claire. Those were the two he chose but he made it known he liked Claire a little more, only because all of our kids have come out dark headed and he thought it might not make sense to have a dark haired Lemon running around. So we put a pin in it. I kept pushing for the name, as I am always set on being as original as possible and when we finally chose Lemon Hailey as the name Tim admits he knew that would be the one we chose.

The last name Lemon actually dates back as far as the 1840′s and means “Beloved.”

And beloved you are little Lemon.

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And on to the Nursery!

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BABY QUILT & CRIB SHEET – Land of Nod

PINK RUFFLED CURTAINS – Urban Outfitters

“I’LL EAT YOU UP” CANVAS – Hobby Lobby

“HELLO” PILLOW – Hobby Lobby

GOLD GEOMETRIC HEART – Hobby Lobby

YELLOW “L” & Blue Lamp – Gordmans

FABRIC BIRD MOBILE – ETSY

WALL MURAL – Dreamy Wall

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