Bump Date # 3 & Name Announcement | 22 Weeks

Yay for 22 weeks!! Time is still moving somewhat slow but now that we have a babymoon to look forward too between now and May, I am hoping it goes by a little quicker.


How far along: 22 weeks

Due Date: May 25th

Baby is the size of: Papaya

Gender: Girl

Name: Olivia Ronnie Volpe. We’re so excited to share her name and be able to call her that without worrying about who is around. I read Drew Barrymore’s book a few years ago and I love her daughters name- Olive. I told Dave about it and he wasn’t really a fan but he suggested Olivia, which we both loved and it stuck with us since then.

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Ronnie is after my grandfather, Ronald. He has been my best friend since I was a baby and our relationship has only gotten better throughout my life. I used to go to work with him weekly, have lived with him and my grandmother on multiple occasions, and talk to him all the time. He is one of the kindest, most caring and selfless people I have ever met, and anyone else that knows him will say the same. We told him on Christmas morning by giving him a frame with a sonogram picture and “Olivia Ronnie” at the top, he was speechless and emotional, which made all of us cry. I can’t wait to tell her about her name and it’s special meaning, and see the two of them together.

I was worried about sharing her name publically before she was born because everyone has their opinion and for some reason nobody has a filter when it comes to baby names. I’m so happy to say I was worried for nothing! Everyone we have told has had nothing but sweet things to say, which makes us feel even happier about our choice. Naming a human is hard, y’all, but we can’t wait for Olivia to arrive!

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Symptoms: Heart burn, cramps, pain in my side that I think is growing pains

Movement: All the time! Especially at night, I absolutely love it.

Cravings/Aversions: I had fried rice for the first time in 4 months! I think this is slow progress to being able to eat Asian food again. I’m not really craving anything though.

Missing anything: BLUE MOON. I want a blue moon so bad, please somebody bring me one in a chickfila cup to the hospital? Jk but do bring me chickfila 😉

Sleep: Meh. I wake up a few times throughout the night, but thankfully it isn’t too bad and most of the time I can fall back to sleep.

Mood: Very minor mood swings about the dumbest stuff

Maternity Clothes: I’m pretty much out of regular shirts unless I want the bottom of my belly to show when I stand up. Also I am reminded how expensive maternity clothes are and how much I hate spending money on them. I definitely need some long sleeve maternity shirts for our trip to Ireland though.

Doctors appointment? I have one this week and a fetal echocardiogram in 2 weeks to check on babe’s heart

Nursery: Painted & floors are down! Excited to have some progress and a place to put her things, even if it’s just in baskets in there.

Best moment this week: Finishing the first steps of the nursery and telling everyone her name.

Looking forward to: Our babymoon! We booked a trip to Ireland for March and my parents & grandparents are coming with us! I’m so excited to 1- see them in Europe for the first time 2- be back in Europe myself 3- explore with them 4- enjoy our last trip before having a babe!
Husband is: SO EXCITED. He talks about her constantly, is always excited to sit in her room and reminds me everyday how beautiful I am…even though I feel like a whale.

  • https://wayfaringwithwagner.com/ Jordan Beck Wagner

    I’m OBSESSED with the name! I love love love the name Olivia (and Oliver for a boy) and am a HUGE fan of gender neutral names (haha, just see my name). Perfect choice! I absolutely love it xo

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much!!! We also loved Oliver and it’s ironic you said that because Jordan would have been our second choice for Olivia’s middle name! It’s my moms maiden name :)

  • Heather Hammel

    Love her name and the meaning behind it!!! We had baby girl #2’s name picked out before we even conceived and once we found out the gender and announced her name, people had issues with it…. and since then, I’ve been doubting the name. I really didn’t think I’d be one of those women that changed the name in the 3rd trimester even after having stuff with her original first name on it butttt I guess I am one of those women b/c I changed her name. I moved her first name to her middle name so that it wouldn’t be totally bizarre that she had some stuff with the name “Violet” on it. I don’t think a lot of people are a fan of her new name either but I’m not changing it again. I already made her nursery decor that has her first initial and her first name and that’s what it is going to be lol. I think I kept having doubts b/c this is our last child. So it went from Violet Jameson McAward to Rhylan Violet McAward. I cannot wait to see Olivia’s nursery!


    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It bothers me how often people share their opinion on baby names, especially when it’s a negative remark! I LOVE Violet and it’s a perfect middle or first name! I was nervous to order anything with her name, but then decided it was worth it- even if we ended up changing her name, that original choice is still very special!

  • http://lostrightdirection.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    I love her name! and I love the meaning behind her middle name <3

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Jenn!

  • Megan

    Yay! So glad her name has been announced and I can’t wait to meet little Olivia! xoxo

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I can’t wait for her first blate!!

  • http://www.bourbonlipstickandstilettos.com/ Bourbon & Lipstick

    You look great and I love her name! I think it is so special and sweet!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! I’m not feeling great but that could be because I basically only do my makeup on days I take progress photos haha.

  • Bailey @ Becoming Bailey

    I love how special her middle name is to your family! It brings tears to my eyes thinking about how neat it will be for your grandpa to be Olivia’s great-grandpa.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much!! I have cried happy tears too many times to count because of her name. I can’t wait to see her with her great-grandfather <3

  • http://thepizzamonstermama.com Lauren

    Okay, Dave is just being the cutest thing EVERRRRRR. Tell him that I said, “Good job, David!” 😉
    But you are looking fantastic! Yep, I had those side pains, too (womp womp). And just wait til the echocardiogram! It’s AMAZING what they can see these days. I always felt so much better when I saw Alice’s strong heart.
    Also, Mom and I were talking about Alice and Olivia having sleepover parties when they’re older–how cute will that be???

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      He has been such a huge help, it’s so nice!! The echo was incredible, I can’t believe the measurements they are able to take when they are so microscopic!
      I can’t wait for Alica and Olivia to have sleepovers and birthday parties and everything in-between <3

  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    You look fantastic!!! :) I absolutely love her name, it’s so special being able to honor someone so dear to you.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much!! I definitely feel much larger than normal but it’s all for good reason :)

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Awe Dave- how sweet! You really are glowing Macy and I’m happy to hear you can eat some food again :) Ireland will be so fun!
    I feel you on the name- we had a handful of people that said “Bella Charles?? Charles?!” And having to feel some type of way about their reaction isn’t the best haha- but it was my idea to have a piece of her Daddy and our family when she grew up and went on to get married. I LOVE the name you picked- it’s seriously the cutest. Hope you’re doing well- xo!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! Oh my goodness, all the tears. I didn’t even think of Bella still having a piece of your family when she is older, that is beautiful! I already LOVED her name but now I love it even more!

      • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

        Awe thank you sweet friend😘

  • http://www.therandomwritings.com/ Rachel G

    I love seeing your joy! I have a grandpa named Ronald, too, so your story about choosing her name is so sweet! Your Ireland trip sounds like it’ll be amazing!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Rachel! It’s definitely an exciting (and exhausting) time. Ronalds are the best :)

  • http://thebenroecks.com/ Lisa

    I love the name! (And you look gorgeous!)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Lisa! I feel pretty large but it’s all for good reason :)

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea Jacobs

    I love that name so much!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you, Chelsea!!

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    Her name is so beautiful! People really don’t have filters when it comes to names, but thankfully you haven’t had to deal with people’s opinions on her name!

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