Friday, August 31, 2012


I am so grateful for the wonderful comments on Holland's birth story {Part One, Part Two}. So many comments made me tear up as I read words of love and support and congratulations. There are so many things I am grateful for right now and I just thought I should take some time to write them down.
  • As mentioned above I am grateful for my wonderful blog readers, and friends and family who have taken the time to read Holland's birth story and send words of love and encouragement. Those words mean so much to me. 
  • I am grateful for my sweet husband who loves Miss Holland so much and takes care of her often so I can get some sleep. I love to watch him with his daughter as he sings to her, swaddles her, rocks her, changes her diapers, gives her kisses, etc. He is the best dad ever. I think being a dad was his main calling in life. He does it so incredibly well! I am also grateful Race is willing to do things like drive to Fry's in the middle of the night to satisfy my ice cream cravings even though I'm not pregnant anymore!
  • I am so grateful to my parents. I don't know how we would have survived these first couple of weeks without them. My mom has called me at 5am multiple times when she has heard Holland crying just to see if we need her to take our little one for a couple hours so we can get some sleep. I just can't say no to that offer! My dad is so cute with Holland and has definitely spent a good amount of time rocking her to sleep in the mornings when she is convinced she doesn't need to sleep. My parents are the best!
  • I am grateful to have won a free photo shoot from ten22 studio with our baby girl. We couldn't really afford newborn photos so when this opportunity arrived we were so excited! And we are so grateful to Rennai for taking photos for us! {Hopefully we will have them soon to show off to everyone! Until then you can check out the wall photos on her Facebook page for a sneak peek. And you should like her page while you're at it!}
  • This may be silly but I am grateful for my iPhone and Instagram as these two things are the source of many adorable pictures of Holland Sailor! 
  • I am grateful my body is healing quickly and I have not been in much pain at all since having my c-section. 
  • I am grateful my body is doing what it needs to in order to feed my sweet baby girl. {Pregnancy, child birth, and all things related really do show you just how incredible our bodies are!}
  • And last but not least, I am incredibly grateful for my beautiful daughter. I love being a mom. I love to hold my daughter close while I feed and comfort her, I love to look at her perfect little body that I was able to be a part of creating, and I love to watch as she experiences new things every day. Having a baby really is like having a little piece of Heaven. 
I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week and I hope that your weekend is wonderful as well! We are looking forward to seeing lots of family and blessing our daughter on Sunday! It should be quite the weekend! Thank you all for your love and support! And now for some pictures of our cute baby girl! 

Race and his Holland girl! 

Adorable outfit from Aunt Jasmine!

The cutest collage anyone ever did see! {Dress also from Aunt Jasmine!}

Holland's cute feet. And we love nursing! 

Our Little Goose with her Little Goose from her Aunt Nikki! 


  1. Oh my goodness, such a wonderful post full of love! And what a beautiful girl and those pics with her gorgeous! xxx

  2. ohmygosh. i can't handle the goose. too cute.

  3. Oh she is still so cute!!! And yay for blessings!!!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS on your new little precious bundle of joy!! I'm so glad I found your blog... I've also just had a little princess (4.5 months ago) and you really put the words in my mouth - it is exactly like having a piece of heaven!
    Enjoy every moment and I can't wait to follow little Holland's progress x

  5. I have that same nursing cover! Good to see how it looks in use. :) Oh and I could use an aunt Jasmine to dress ME! Holland looks perfect.

  6. Aw Emma she just melts my heart!! Such a gem :)

  7. you are such a sweetheart! Holland is a lucky girl :)

  8. The last picture?! PRECIOUS overload! She is adorable with the little goose!!! Makes me melt. :) I know you are enjoying her so very much.

    Hope your weekend was wonderful. xo

  9. Emma!

    I am so happy that you are recovering well and i just love each and every picture that you post of the little miss. i just want to eat her up.. she is perfect in every way.



  10. What a beautiful birth story! And such a precious baby girl with the cutest outfits ever. I can't believe you had the patience to wait two more weeks for her. Way to go, Momma! We just had our baby boy a few weeks ago too. And I am soaking in everything.

  11. just died with all the cuteness of the pictures in this post! :)

  12. She is just a little doll! I'm so happy for you!

  13. hi guys! We just found your blog. Congrats on having such a little pretty baby! All the best to you!

  14. oh my Word you are going to make me cry in happiness. She is just the cutest!!! that picture of her cuddling the little duck is jaw droppingly adorable. CONGRATS!!!

    The House of Shoes