Monday, August 9, 2021

Goals: How to Set Realistic Ones and Actually Achieve Them!

Hello! It's been forever since I posted! Between being straight-up busy as a mom and a wife, I've had conflicted feelings about blogging since my daughter was born. The dream I once had of doing this for money is almost dead (there's still a glimmer every now and then haha) and I hate to be a Debbie Downer but the internet is not a safe place - especially for photos of children. With my blog being a public platform, I feel an intense need to protect my family from any creeps surfing the web who might happen upon my site. While I wish I could share all of the cute photos I have of my baby girl (because you know there are thousands even though she's only a year old), my mama bear instincts rule supreme here and that's okay! I'll save those for our family scrapbooks! 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Charli's Birth Story

Charli Jenae Hollingsworth was born at 11:16 am on June 22, 2020, weighing 6 lbs 8 oz and she was 19.75 inches long and it was the very best day of our lives! Here's how it all happened..

Friday, June 19, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020

Baby Hollingsworth | Second & Third Trimesters

Well, I've had my baby now so now is as good a time as any to get the rest of my pregnancy documented...we'll see how much I remember about the second and third trimester. 

Cravings/Aversions: My lack of craving carbonation lasted through almost the entire second trimester and it slowly came back as time went on. I wasn't mad about it. I missed pop! I basically craved any food that people talked about or shared pictures of haha. It all looked and sounded good! I was also never a fan of apples until the second trimester so that was new! And let's just say that baby girl liked her baked goods and sweets........ just like her mama! And still, no morning sickness so I was sooooo grateful for that!

Gender Reveal: We found out that we were having a GIRL! And both of us were utterly and completely surprised. We were both so convinced it was a boy. Parker couldn't come to the anatomy scan ultrasound because he had to work so I got an envelope with the results and we opened it after we both got home. We found out on our anniversary and it was THE BEST way to celebrate being married for 6 years! Here's the IG post of our announcement <3

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Baby Hollingsworth | Sharing the News with Family and Friends

Telling our families literally consumed my thoughts for the 2.5 months leading up to it. I truly thought of little else. I'm sure Parker got tired of listening to my bazillion different ideas and hearing, "I can't wait to tell our families!!!" about 1000x a day haha! I was just so excited that we finally got to share our secret and experience something I'd been envisioning for so long!

This ^ was what we gave to our families as Christmas presents and to share the happy news!