As in pretty baby. Pretty girl. Something we have heard a lot of in the past 10 months. Something Stella has heard a lot of in the past 10 months. It's also the nickname I have for Stella.
See, I love nicknames and diminutives. Every time we've been pregnant and have been working on names, I have also focused on a nickname. For Braeden it was Braedy, we decided that early on. Jackson was Jack, but Jack-Jack was quickly created when he was born. Braeden also has the nickname of Bubba because that is what Jack called him when he first learned to talk.
But what about Stella? I fell in love with that name, but there isn't really a shortened version of it. I actually did stress somewhat over what her nickname would be. What would I call her? What cute little name would we use? Well, after she was born I quickly took to calling her Pretty. She answers to it now. She smiles when I call her Pretty.
We also call her by both her first and middle names, Stella Pearl, as well as Stells. Apparently I was able to find, or at least create, a shortened version of her name. But I'm the only one who calls her Pretty. Amy doesn't, Braeden doesn't, Jackson doesn't. And it had better be a very long time before any boy calls her that! Until then it will be my special little nickname for her. My pretty little girl.
All is well, 16/26 down, in Drosche Land.