Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gender Reveal!

Watch this little video to see if Ashby Baby #2 is a baby boy or girl!!

We are so excited!! :] 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Stepping Away from Social Media

The title of this post makes it sound like I'm about to delete my blog/Facebook/Instagram but that is not the case. The past couple of weeks I have just been trying to step away from doing these things all day, every day. I don't even want to take a guess at how much time I have wasted doing these things in the past but I have made a goal to dial it back.

In the past few weeks/months I started to realize how much time I was around my family but not really engaged with my family. I was getting frustrated with Holland and not paying attention to Race because I was too busy on my phone. It was ridiculous. So I deleted Facebook, Bloglovin' and almost all the games off my phone {pretty much everything except for Instagram since I can't access that from the computer--I'm just having to practice self control}.

This has been hard for me but it has also been such a good thing. I am learning to be more patient with Holland and to have more engaging, enjoyable conversations with Race. And even with those apps deleted from my phone I still find time to use social media! In fact, now that I sit down at a computer to read blogs I actually comment since it's much easier to use the keyboard than to type on my phone! It is also so much more relaxing for me to have a specified time to view my social medial. Instead of having it at my fingertips all day I sit down for a few minutes in the evening or during Holland's naps to take some time for myself.

I am far from perfect at this and have even redownloaded and then redeleted the apps from my phone. It's pretty embarrassing how addicted I had become/still am to having these various social media outlets with me all day.

I don't see myself deleting any of these things permanently because I am so grateful for the wonderful friendships I have made and I love being able to keep in contact with friends and family who live far away {which is pretty much everyone since we moved}. I also love to share the joy that Holland brings to our family with others. I love to share the goofy things that she does, the new things she is learning, and the silly faces that she makes.

Social media is such a big part of modern society and I'm sure it will always be a part of my life as well as the lives of my children. I hope that as I learn to use it in good ways that I will be able to teach my children how to use it appropriately as well. It can be such a good tool if we learn to use it properly!

And now, go here to see some kisses for all of you wonderful people who make me never want to completely disappear from the world of social media!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Holland's First Birthday

I should preface this post by saying that Holland's birthday was almost three months ago {August 15th}! I'm finally getting around to writing about it--better late than never! :] 

Holland got to celebrate her first birthday THREE times!! The first time was with Race's family while Holland and I were in Arizona. Holland got to spend it with her Gram and Granddad Ashby and almost all of her Ashby cousins! It was the day before her birthday AND she even got to welcome her brand new baby cousin Nora Ashby who was born that day! She had fun sharing her yummy cupcakes with Granddad!

Her second celebration was in Chandler with my family. During the day my friend Jac came over and spoiled Holland with hoards of adorable clothes and cake pops from Starbucks. Holy heck those things are good! I snuck a couple of bites! Holland loves her Aunt Jac! 

Later that day a bunch of Holland's Olmstead cousins made their way over to the house for a little celebration and birthday singing as well! Holland's oldest cousin Jude even helped her blow out her candle which she thought was pretty funny! She got to eat a yummy ice cream sandwich this time around! It was so nice to be around family for Holland's birthday!

Holland's final birthday celebration was in Idaho with our friends and family up there. I hate that I always forget to take pictures of the guests so I'll write it in here so I don't forget who all was there! Race's sister Tyne and brother-in-law Patrick were there along with Holland's cousin Madison. Then we had our friends Claire and Devin with their baby Ava and our other good friends Callie and Bryce. It was the perfect size crowd for our apartment and they were all just the people we wanted to celebrate Holland's first birthday with. We are so grateful to all of them for being our best friends in Idaho and loving on Holland so much this last year!

We did some quick decorations with pictures of Holland from her first year and then a banner my aunt made and a  yummy cake. Holland wore an adorable dress I thrifted before I was even pregnant and we just hung out, sang to her, opened presents, and ate some yummy {not pictured} Texas sheet cake and ice cream. 

Holland sat on her Aunt Tyne's lap to open all of her presents. It was adorable. 
Tyne is one of her very favorite people and we are so grateful to live near her! 

Holland enjoyed digging into her cake and had her friends join in at the end! They all had a good time and got nice and messy! 

I don't have pictures of her presents but she received tons of awesome things {clothes, IKEA kitchen toys, a little adorable animal train, puzzles, books, etc.}! She is one lucky girl and we love her so much!  Our first year with her was full of sleepless nights and lots of crying {from all of us!} but it is so worth it to watch her grow and learn every day!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween 2013

Our Halloween was just perfect! The morning started out  in cute Halloween jammies and hanging out with cousin Madison. These girls just have too much fun together! Especially when they aren't fighting!

That evening we got the girls dressed up to go trick-or-treating. Holland and Madison were little Pocahontas girls. I made their tutus, Tyne found their cute necklaces at American Eagle and then we grabbed a couple of things from their closets and Hobby Lobby to complete the look. We thought they looked pretty adorable in their costumes! They had TONS of fun trick-or-treating. Knocking on the doors and grabbing handfuls of candy! Holland always wanted to go back for more! We made it to quite a few houses and luckily it wasn't too cold for the girls. It definitely wore Holland out because she slept great that night! 

We didn't get any family pictures so this will have to count. 
{Also, can you spot my 16.5 week baby bump?!} 

Our three trick-or-treaters: Ava, Madison, and Holland {who didn't look in any of the group photos!}

When we got back to the house we let the girls dig into their candy for a few minutes while we watched an episode of The Walking Dead. It is kind of Halloween tradition for Race and I. The second year we were married we watched a bunch of the first season while passing out candy. I got so scared every time someone knocked on our door--I was pretty happy when we ran out of candy. The show still scares me so I mostly tune out but it is definitely a fun tradition! 

It was a successful Halloween! I loved dressing Holland up and hey, I can't complain about free candy! Maybe next year we'll actually do some type of family costume...we'll see! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

11 & 12 Months.

So obviously I'm super far behind on posting Holland's monthly updates. But, I still want these things written down somewhere so here goes nothing!!

In Holland's eleventh month she:
-Officially started walking {Junde 26th, 2013}
-Said the words mama, no, and do {for dog}
-Loved to play with my hair.
-Loved carrying things around with her everywhere she went.
-Would put her hands on her forehead all the time with a very dramatic air.
-Started puckering up to give her daddy kisses! {SO ADORABLE!}
-Loved shoes {chewing on them, carrying them around, attempting to put them on}
-Started sleeping a thousand times better than ever before!
-Went on a family trip to Lagoon and was a good trooper being shuffled between Mom and Dad while they went on rides.
-Loved to play with toy cars and attempted to make car sounds while pushing them around.

In Holland's twelfth month she:
-Started putting everything on her head {shoes, headbands, food, etc.}
-Was super wiggly at night
-Went to UT for a family reunion and AZ for Mom's friends' wedding.
-Said mama and now the "g" sound for dog instead of do
-Started giving high fives
-Became a pro at using sippy cups
-Loved to share bites of her food with mom/dad.
-Loved running around stores and trying to get into everything!
-Got really good at stuffing her mouth to overflowing. She was {is} definitely not a slow eater!
-Learned how to spin.

I wish that I had written these posts more in the moment because even though I wrote down these little notes it is hard to remember all the super fun small details about Holland at each age! Hopefully this will help motivate me to stay a little bit more on top of things! But, I'm still glad that I kept notes and have them all here on the blog for me to refer back to. It's so fun to see Holland change and learn new things. I can't believe how much she has changed in the past two months! I'll have to do another post about what she's like now because she is an absolute joy to be around and has learned so much!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

In Other News.

This is happening. :] 

Holland doesn't seem to be too excited about getting a sibling! Haha.

We're all pretty excited to welcome Ashby Baby #2 next April and I'm attempting to teach Holland that there is a baby in my belly. Mostly she just thinks my belly button is super cool stuff. 

The official due date is April 13th, 2014 and we can't wait to meet this second baby! I am 15 weeks along today (Sunday) and we just had our first doctor's appointment on Friday. We love our doctor and I am really hoping to have a VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean). We'll see what surprises this labor and delivery brings though since Holland's birth story did not go at all the way I was planning! Hopefully I'm a little more prepared for the unexpected this time around!

I'm excited to talk more about my birthing plans and thoughts about preparing for the unexpected and stuff like that. I've been doing a lot of research on all things birth related {even more than I did with Holland--and I did A LOT with her!} and I'm really excited for this new journey--no matter how it turns out! 

I'll do a pregnancy update/comparison to Holland's in another post but I just wanted to finally let the cat out of the bag! We're having a baby!!! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stuck. {A Mini Post}

I've been so stuck when it comes to blogging. I have about a billion things I want to/should blog about for journaling's sake but I've just been feeling overwhelmed. I've written entire blog posts that I just can't figure out titles for so I never post them. And then I have TONS of posts I want to write about my feelings towards birth and stuff in that department but I have SO much that I want to say and I just haven't found the time or energy to get it all written out in a logical way. Does anyone else just get stuck when it comes to finding titles for their posts or have any of you gotten stuck because you just have too much to say? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has been in this boat--right?

Anyway, I am going to "unstick" myself for five minutes and write a quick post while Holland and Race are out of the house for a few minutes and just do a quick life update. Here's what our past couple of weeks have looked like:

I got to see four of my eleven siblings and my parents and even got to have my two sisters stay with me for a week and then my mom and Gelsey stay with me for another week! {Helena and Gelsey pictured-- my parents, Stuart and Solomon unpictured}

We were all able to head over to Oregon for my Great Grandma Usher's memorial service. It was simple and perfect and Holland slept through the whole thing. We got to hear lots of fun memories of our Grandma and visit with lots of family.

Holland has been teething and got this goofy tooth that's like 1.5 teeth or two teeth just super close together. Race and I are not passing on good genes in the teeth department--our poor children!

We had family pictures taken and the next few pictures are just pictures I snapped while our awesome photographer friend was taking pictures of Race's sister and her family {she had a double duty photo shoot!}. Taking pictures is so much more work with a baby! Haha. But I can't wait to get the pictures back and I know it is so worth it to have the memories to treasure forever. It was also fun for me to practice taking pictures with our nice camera. I don't pull it out nearly enough and while a BUNCH of the pictures turned out blurry I still love them. :]

So that's what's been going on over here. Hopefully I'll stop feeling quite so stuck and get some of the posts that have been floating around in my head for months up on the blog! We'll see!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Emotional Recovery After a C-Section

I have wanted to experience natural childbirth for a long time. My mother delivered all eleven of her children naturally so that is what I grew up wanting. Once I got married and started thinking about having children I had to decide for myself if a natural birth was really the birth experience I wanted. So I began to research and still decided that this was the way I wanted to go. Race thought I was pretty crazy at first but after he researched he also decided that this was the experience we wanted to have. On a Sunday a few weeks before Holland was born my dad had all of the kids at home write 100+ life dreams down just for a fun family activity. Right after my number one dream {to be a good mother} I wrote that I wanted to experience natural childbirth. So we prepared. We read Hypnobirthing (by Marie Mongan, M.Ed., M.Hy), we wrote our birth plan together, and we prayed for everything to work out. I was so ready to have my baby. I wasn’t nervous to experience contractions and birth--I was excited! I was excited to come closer to Race through this experience. I was excited for my mother to be able to see a birth because although she has had eleven children she has only been at one birth before. I was so ready for all of it! I never expected that things wouldn’t go the way I desired. I knew that I would do anything necessary to get my baby here safe and sound but I was not emotionally prepared to have a c-section {not that I think women usually are prepared for that}.

I waited almost two full weeks after my due date for my body to kick into gear and things to start naturally. I could have been induced two days after my due date like my midwife had tried to get me to do but that is not how I wanted things to happen. So I waited. And it was hard. But after almost two weeks I was awarded with my water breaking on its own. And I was thrilled!  But then the contractions didn’t start. So I waited a little bit longer. And when the contractions started I was THRILLED {again}! Yes, they hurt but I was just so excited! I breathed through my contractions and was handling them fine. They were not unbearable. {I don’t want this to be a repeat of my birth story which you can read here so I’ll skip most of the details} I was excited for throughout the day but it was so hard to hear that I wasn’t progressing when the nurses checked me and after 24 hours I got an epidural. About 5 hours later I was 10 cm and started to push. Again, I was thrilled to be pushing! So far I had gotten an epidural which I had not wanted but I had not been put on Pitocin and I did not have a c-section so some of my birthing desires were being met! After two hours of pushing my midwife and doctor came in to talk to me. They explained that because of Holland’s position {posterior/sunnyside up} and because of the presence of meconium they thought it would be best to do a c-section. In that moment I felt peace with my decision and I know that was a gift from my Heavenly Father.

Over the next few days, weeks and months the grief of having a c-section hit me. As I heard about other people’s birthing experiences I was jealous and sad. Now I often cry when I read people’s beautiful, natural birth stories. I sometimes feel like a failure even though I know I did all that I could and I am so happy to have my baby here. I am sad that Race and I did not have the experience that we wanted and that Race looks back on our birthing experience as a bit scary. I am sad that my mother was not able to be there for the birth and I’m afraid {jealous already?} that she’ll get to witness someone else’s baby being born before she gets to witness her oldest daughter having a baby. I am scared to get pregnant again because I am not ready to deal with all the stress surrounding trying a V-BAC and then possibly ending up with another c-section. I cried when my parents told me that I was the inspiration for a family friend birthing naturally. I didn’t {still don’t exactly} understand how my “failure” at having a natural birth would be inspiring to someone. There have been so many different emotions that I did not know I would be dealing with.

There were many blessings surrounding Holland’s birth as well and I would like to take note of those here because I think it is important to recognize that although things didn't go the way I was expecting there were still so many good things I was able to experience. 
I was blessed to go into labor on my own and to be able to experience labor so I’m not quite so nervous for next time.  I was blessed with a very loving and supportive family and medical staff--I did not feel like I was pushed into having a c-section, it was my decision. I was blessed to have no problems bonding with and breastfeeding my baby. I was blessed with a pretty quick and easy physical recovery {or so I’ve been told--this is my first baby} after having major surgery. And ultimately I was blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby who I am absolutely in love with.

I have cried a lot about my c-section and that is okay. It is also something I didn’t realize would be so hard. So I started researching and found other people’s stories and realized that I’m not the only one {who knew?!} who had to recover emotionally as well as physically after their c-section. I wanted to add my story to theirs because I hope that it can help someone out there to know that they are normal in their feelings. It is okay to be sad, angry, jealous and scared. And it will get better over time.

Here are a couple of other articles that I found helpful:

And now I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of my adorable daughter! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mini Post

I used to write lots of mini posts. They're kind of what started my blogging a couple of years ago. I would just write up quick posts on my phone, add some pictures from my phone and call it good. I think for now I'm going to go back to doing those because that's what works for me right now. 

So here's mini post number one. 

Holland and I are down in AZ visiting family. We are loving getting to see cousins and grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles but we sure are missing Race! Here are a few Instagram/phone pictures of our adventures! 

Flagstaff with Aunt Helena!

Visiting Kylie (my old roommate) and her adorable boy Jake (just a day younger than Holland)!

Hanging out with cousins!

Getting to know Granddad Ashby 

Napping in her stroller. 

And of course lots of FaceTiming with Race! 

We'll be heading back to Idaho on Sunday and while we're sad to leave we sure do miss that face up there!! 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

On Being Brave. {& Haircuts--kinda}

I am really shy. Because of that I am always really impressed with people who can start {and carry on} a conversation with just anyone they meet.

For the past few weeks I was trying to figure out where to get my hair cut {I got a pixie cut and those are a little scary--especially when you don't have a hair dresser you know you love}. I was constantly on the lookout for people with cute pixies so that I could ask them who cuts their hair. None of my Idaho friends have short hair and my ward here is pretty  heavy on the elderly population {we have FOUR retirement communities in our ward boundaries} so I didn't really know where to start. I wanted something really cute and chic {what does chic really mean?}--not a "mom" or "grandma" haircut.

I started to keep my eyes peeled whenever I left the house. I didn't see much when I went out but I can honestly say I didn't look that hard because I knew I wouldn't be brave enough to actually walk up to some random stranger and first, compliment them on their cute hair and second, ask them who cuts it. So I set up an appointment with a recommendation from a friend of a friend and hoped for the best.

The night before the appointment Holland and I were wandering around Target when I saw a really cute, stylish girl {for some reason the stylish part was pretty important to me} with a really cute pixie cut. I just knew that I had to get up the nerve to ask her about it. I walked by her a few times and was about to walk away without asking when suddenly she was walking right towards me! I HAD to ask her.

So I did. I stopped her, complimented her on her cute hair, and asked her who did it. She told me how she had gotten it done at a nearby beauty school and hated it so she cut it herself and then enrolled herself in beauty school!

Ever since this happened I have been thinking about it a lot. I loved learning about this random girl's life. I know I just learned this one little thing but if I hadn't complimented her on her hair and talked to her for a whole one minute I wouldn't even know that. In fact, I probably wouldn't think about the cute girl with the pixie haircut again.

People are so much more real and memorable when you know something about them. I want the people I'm around to be real to me. I want to know more about the people I come in contact with throughout my life. I have my close friends and family that I know so much about but I think I often I forget to interact with all of the other real people around me.

Even though it was something so small I am grateful I was brave and I really feel like I was rewarded with a piece of that girl's story. I think I need to always be on the lookout for something to ask strangers about. I need more random conversations in my life! What about you? When was the last time you had a conversation with a stranger? Did you start it or did they? Did you think about it much afterwards or am I just weird like that? 

Some Other Random Notes:
-In about six months I will be going to that cute girl to get my hair cut!! I got her information and I am so excited to have her start doing my regular trims!
-Now that I have a pixie cut I see girls with pixies ALL. THE. TIME. {go figure} and I feel a special kinship with them. I'm not sure if it's reciprocated but that's okay! :]
-And a couple questions for any hairdressers out there--Do you like to carry on a conversation while you are cutting a client's hair? And do you usually initiate the conversation or does the client?

Here is my hair for those of you who haven't seen it on Instagram yet.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

9 & 10 Months.

First off, I am a couple of months behind on Holland's monthly updates. She is already TEN months old! So we're just going to combine the two months! And then I'll still do the Instagram posts separately! I still haven't done her Eight Month in Instagrams yet! I'll get there! We had a trip to AZ in May for my sister's wedding and then we went camping the week after we got back. Other than that we've just been soaking in the beautiful weather and spending lots of time in the sun! But back to the update on Holland's ninth and tenth months!

I have officially failed to do a photo of Holland in a laundry basket every month. Oh well! I take hoards of other pictures of Holland so they will just have to suffice for this post!

Dearest Holland,

We are still loving each stage you reach more and more! It is so fun watching you explore and learn new things!

At nine months you:

-Love putting your fingers in other people's mouths and feeling their teeth as well as in your own mouth.
-You went on a trip to AZ to be a part of Aunt Helena and Uncle Cory's wedding and did great on the flight to AZ but threw up the last ten minutes on the flight back to Idaho. That was not fun but shockingly NO ONE on the plane noticed! I have no idea how since you threw up ALL over Dad. We were grateful no one noticed though and everyone on the plane loved you!
-You can wave and it's adorable!
-You learned how to get up from your back. You still haven't really every rolled from your back to your stomach but you learned how to sit up from lying on your back and let me tell you, you can see just how hard your abs are working to get you up!
-You can stand up on furniture and walk around it and you figured out that sometimes you can let go and stand up on your own for a few seconds.
-You eat any finger foods that I put in front of you but you especially love anything green- avocados, peas, green beans, etc.

We just can't believe how fast you are growing up!

At ten months you:

-Let me feed you from a spoon for the first time ever! That lasted about a week before you decided you were ready to feed yourself with a spoon. So I load the spoon up and hand it to you and then you do an amazing job at getting it to your mouth. That lasted for about a day before you decided you should also be getting the food onto the spoon. You are turning into a toddler much too fast! You are pretty good at getting food for yourself but I have to monitor by holding the bowl otherwise you just dump everything out and don't eat much of it. You are loving meal times and I have noticed that if you hadn't had enough big girl food throughout the day you can get really crabby. We have yet to come across a food that you don't like. There were a couple of things you didn't like the first time around but by the second time we gave you them you decided they were delicious {strawberries, bananas, pineapple}.You do really seem to like veggies more than fruits which is helping me to be better about eating veggies! You're just such a good example! You still nurse quite a bit which I'm totally okay with because I love to snuggle with you. I think I will be pretty sad when you decide that nursing isn't your thing anymore.
-I shouldn't write anything good about your sleeping schedule because I know the second I say anything about it it will change. You have ALWAYS gone to bed really late but we had a wonderful week where you went to bed at 11 every night. I LOVED it. But then I bragged to my mom and the next night you didn't go to bed until 1:30 am. I did not love that so much. So your sleeping schedule is still a little crazy but when you do get to bed you don't usually wake up at all during the night and that is really nice! And you take two pretty regular naps during the day unless your schedule gets messed up from church or visiting family.
-You started taking steps! You had taken one or two steps towards me but the first time you took steps with real purpose you were walking towards your Aunt Tyne and you walked about five steps. It was impressive! You do love your Aunt Tyne and she is also the first person that you crawled to! Since those first few steps you have started to walk more and more! The most you have taken is probably right around ten but you've gotten so good at keeping your balance and deciding when you're ready to sit down vs. falling down.
-Also related to walking we have been taking your walker to the mailbox every day. It makes for a much longer trip than me carrying you there but you love to stop and wave at the cars passing by, watch the kids running around, eat the grass and rocks, etc. so we take 20 minutes to make our way to the mailboxes and then let you play at the mailboxes/park for a while before we make our way home. It's a nice way to get out of the house and enjoy the pretty weather.
-You learned how to open up cupboards and our house looks like a tornado tore it apart every day. Every cupboard in the kitchen and living room is open and everything is dumped out. It is a full time job to follow you around and clean up your messes. So sometimes they just stay that way for a while...oh well! You also love to dump out all of your books and blocks and other toys and then you'll just sit in the middle of the mess and pull your blocks apart, read yourself a book, kiss your stuffed lion, etc. for a while. I do love that you are starting to get a little more independent during your play time but you definitely still prefer to have me on the floor playing with you or reading to you or just around to climb all over. You make sure that I don't leave you alone for too long!
-You are finally starting to get over your stranger anxiety and have started smiling at EVERYONE again! You had a couple of months where people really had to coax a smile out of you and you did not want anyone other than mom holding you. Now you go to other people a LITTLE bit more and you have started grinning at everyone. We love to see your smile more!
-You have also started laughing out loud super randomly. It's like you just thought of the funniest joke and couldn't help laughing but we don't know what it was. I love to hear you laugh so I don't mind not knowing the joke!

As you can tell I remember a lot more about your tenth month than your ninth month! I guess that's why I need to actually write these posts as they are happening!

I do love you sweet girl and I will never get tired of watching you, teaching you, cuddling with you, loving you, etc. You are my sweet, perfect baby and I am beyond grateful that I get to be your mom! Your dad and I love you so much!

Mom & Dad

Nine Months.
{At Gram and Granddad Ashby's house}

10 Months. 
{Showing off her four teeth and the fact that she loves to be 
upside down--she also loves to be thrown in the air, flipped over, etc.}

Monday, June 17, 2013

We Love Summer.

We are loving summer. Holland and I walk around our apartment complex every day. We bring Holland's walker and she takes her time exploring as we make our way to the mailbox. She loves to watch all the kids playing outside and always wants to stop and eat the rocks and grass {Mostly the grass. She has a thing for all things green--avocados, peas, cucumber, green beans, etc.} We went to the pool in our complex for the first time today and even though the water was a little bit chilly it was so nice to cool off. Holland loves the water as long as I am holding her close.

A couple of weeks ago we went to a splash pad with Holland's Aunt Tyne and cousin Madison. Holland wasn't really a fan of the water there but loved to watch all of the other kids playing. She looked adorable in her swimsuit so of course I had to get a few pictures!

In other news Holland has started taking steps and feeding herself! She can take about 5-10 steps when she's feeling like it and is getting really good at staying balanced. Holland has been finger feeding herself for a while now but a couple of days ago she decided she should also be spoon feeding herself. So she would have me hand her the spoon so she could put it in her mouth and then this morning she decided that she should also get her food out of the bowl on her own. My baby is turning into a toddler!

I need to play catch up and write her 9 and 10 month posts! She has grown up so much these last two months! And in less than two more months she is going to be a year old! I just can't wrap my head around that! I am already really excited for her birthday party though! :] I'm just trying to convince my family to come visit from AZ so they can all be here for it!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Holland has Hair!

It never crossed my mind that I might have a baby with practically no hair. I had LOTS of dark hair as a baby so I always imagined that I would have a baby girl with lots of dark hair. I'm not going to lie, I was a little surprised when Holland came out with almost no hair. And then she lost the little bit of hair that she did have. So, while I have been loving her adorable bald head for the past nine and a half months I am happy to report that she finally has a tiny bit of hair! It was looking absolutely adorable sticking straight up today so I had to grab the camera and snag some pictures. I always want to remember how excited I was to see some hair on my sweet baby girl!