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!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

1027

Hey friends! I come to you this Saturday evening with a fun and silly post (Parker would agree that its silly for sure) sharing about something kinda weird and quirky but also kinda cool. It's been fun for me to think about over the years so I thought it deserved its own blog post. So without further ado.... The story of 1027.

Side note: have you ever seen a cuter future tap dancer's little foot? No. No, you have not!

Around the beginning of 2016, I started seeing the numbers 1027 a lot. It started out by randomly glancing at the clock at 10:27 am & pm every single day, no matter the time zone I was in. And every time that happened I thought of my childhood best friend, Breanne, because those were the last 4 digits of her phone number growing up (so I guess I've technically been seeing that number my entire life.... wow!). I thought maybe seeing 1027 so frequently was just a little nudge to reach out to her to see how she's doing so I did just that. Well, this continued on for a long time and I started seeing this number other places, too. Here's a random example for you:

I started following Tanya Rad (who is the co-host of my favorite podcast called Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad with premiered in 2017) on social media because I looooove her podcast. She also works on the Morning Show with Ryan Seacrest and their radio show is on 102.7 Kiss FM. They celebrate October 27th like a holiday because the date is 10/27 so every year around that date, those numbers are all over my IG. And lots of other things like that would happen. I saw 1027 EVERYWHERE and OFTEN!

I started to put a lot of stock into seeing this number so every year when October 27th would come around, I thought for sure something significant would happen... and I usually hoped that it related to having a baby whether it was getting pregnant, finding out I was pregnant, or have that be the due date of our baby. Please note that it was 2016 when this started happening which is also the year we started trying to conceive. That little fact seems significant.

Well fast forward to when we went through our IVF round last fall, our transfer was on October 23rd which means implantation could have happened any time within the following few days so I like to think that I was officially pregnant on October 27th haha. Some other coincidences with those numbers include: both Parker and I are 27 years old and October, the month we got pregnant, is the 10th month of the year. Baby girl's due date also consists of those numbers with it being in July (the 7th month) of 2020 and the actual date has a 1 in it but I'm not sharing the specific date publicly.

And here's a screenshot I found on my phone of 10:27 on 10/27 just for fun haha!

Also, on October 27, 2019, my mom was thinking about me a lot because she knew about this pattern and she decided to look up any scriptures she could find that had those numbers and she came across Mark 10:27 which says, "And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." Coincidence? I don't think so. I found that scripture to be super comforting as I know that the whole experience we had that I shared in this post regarding getting pregnant and Parker's residency match was all being directed by God. His hand was in every detail and I like to believe that this was His daily reminder that good things were coming and I needed to trust in Him.

I'm guessing baby girl will be born at either 10:27 am or pm on whatever date she decides to actually make her appearance but I guess we'll just have to wait and seeeee ;).

xoxo, Chelan