In a Wednesday video posted to their family’s YouTube channel, the couple decided via Chicken Coop what they decided to name their now-4-day-old daughter Cassidy Drew, sharing their experience with their older daughters Callie Jo, 3½, and Kinsley Grace, 5.
Recorded prior to their newborn baby girl’s birth, the one of a kind reveal featured Alex painting “a list of all the names that [they] contemplated” on the side of their chicken coop, which is currently being refurbished.
“We will slowly paint them away through the day,” Alex shared with the camera.
Alex quickly painted 10 names over the outside of the black coop in white, the first option being Erin.
“This is my beautiful sister’s name, who I love dearly, and I actually would love that name,” says Alex. Next in line are the names Hadley and Andrea, after which Alex consults her older about her thoughts on what to call her little sister.
“I don’t know,” says Kinsley, as her mom crosses off Rylie, Taylor, Bailey, Paisley and Peyton — leaving just Kennedy and Cassidy.
Alex then bends down and whispers their chosen name to her two oldest — while Callie repeats it loudly and Kinsley says, “No Kennedy!”
“I’m gonna tell you before we tell everybody else, okay? Baby girl’s name is Cassidy Drew,” Alex tells her girls quietly, explaining when Kinsley asks why, “Because that is the name that we had since you were born, and we knew since the day you were born that there were three girls in our lives: Kinsley Grace, Callie Jo and Cassidy Drew.”
Phil tells multiple people who video chatted in for it:
“Her name means clever, wise and strong,” while Alex how “Drew is a family name” and Phil’s “sister’s middle name.”
Alex then says that while she “wanted to keep her options open” about their baby’s name initially, her husband “was confident” on Cassidy during the day of their embryo transfer, “because it was a name we always had.”
“Cassidy Drew is the best name,” Kinsley sweetly states in the background.
Weeks prior to welcoming baby Cassidy, the two revealed in an emotional vlog about discovering that their baby has the same congenital heart defect as Phil.
Phil and Alex’s “third little miracle” was born on Sunday after eight years of battling infertility. She arrived at 5:37 a.m. local time and weighed in at 7 lbs., 14 oz.
“She is doing amazing! We can’t even begin to thank each and every one of you for your love, support, and prayers. We can’t wait to share with you every miraculous detail,” the mother of three posted with a photo of her newborn daughter just after her birth.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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