The Sweetest Thing

by Holly on February 18, 2010

February 14, 2010
5 lbs 12 oz & 19 inches long
While I’ve made an awful lot of sweet things in the past, I’d have to say that to date little miss Kayla Eve here is the sweetest by far. Of course, I’m biased, but I think this little Native Princess is just as darling and sweet as can be. I was really hoping that my daughter would get her daddy’s coloring since both boys are so much lighter.
Kayla was born Sunday morning – yes, Valentine’s Day, very early in the morning. She came a week before my scheduled c-section, but not too early since we made it all the way to 38 weeks. She is just sweet as could be and her darling daddy really came through and sent us the most ridiculously gorgeous roses for her birthday.

Please excuse the pasty, exhausted washed out version of me in the picture and focus on what’s important – the ridiculous cuteness of Kayla’s brothers. Cole is on the left making funny faces and Aidan is all bundled on the right. They came to see me for lunch while I was in the hospital. They just can’t wait till their sister comes home. Of course, Cole still doesn’t really understand how his world is going to be rocked. Aidan knows and can’t wait. He is super excited for her to come home.
I am feeling like one lucky, lucky mama these days. I even have several posts I’ll be keeping up with since I got some baking done before we headed to the hospital. And speaking of heading to the hospital I decided I wanted to bring some kind of treat for the nurses and staff. I baked up a batch of Dorie’s World Peace Cookies (my absolute favorite) to share – which I felt was extra appropriate since it was Valentine’s Day. They nurses were so grateful and really loved the cookies. The staff at the hospital have all been truly wonderful and so nice. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a pleasant hospital stay and felt so well taken care of.

And just because I wanted to share the sweetest picture of all, here is my sweet husband holding his baby daughter. Now you can see why I called her my Native Princess. I can’t remember if I ever mentioned that my hubs is a full blooded member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. Isn’t he just the sweetest thing too. I love my boys dearly and can’t wait to watch them all get wrapped around Kayla’s tiny little fingers. Yep. I am one lucky, lucky Mama.
Thank you a million-jabillion times for always coming here and hanging out with me and keeping me company and especially for supporting me through all the craziness past months of this pregnancy. While Kayla is still in a special care unit at the hospital for numerous reasons that she is working through, she should be able to come home in a few days with hopefully not too many complications. I couldn’t be more grateful for all the support you’ve all given me and for all the well wishes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
All my love and XOXOX,
Holly and Family
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Tartelette February 18, 2010 at 7:08 am

Congratulations Holly! Such a sweet family. I know it's been a rocky road but look at the outcome 🙂

Leslie February 18, 2010 at 7:08 am

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with us! Your family is blessed, as we are to be able to share this with you on your blog.


LaDue & Crew February 18, 2010 at 7:17 am

Holly, Kayla Eve, and your entire family, are precious. You may not see it, after all of that hard work, but you are truly beautiful 😉 Many hugs, my friend… Janet

Sarah, Maison Cupcake February 18, 2010 at 8:20 am


She is beautiful, well done!

Yael February 18, 2010 at 8:21 am

Congratulations Holly! Kayla ( love the name!!) and the rest of your family are beautiful!All the best!

Diane {} February 18, 2010 at 8:24 am

Congratulations, she is so sweet!

Snooky doodle February 18, 2010 at 9:59 am

oh so sweet and cute. What a nice family, God bless you ! Delicious cookies 🙂

Jennifer February 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

Kayla is just beautiful! I hope that she will be back with your lovely family in no time!

Di February 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Congratulations, Holly!! She's beautiful, and so is the rest of your family.

Kayte February 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Oh, I was hoping you would pick Kayla for a name, so pretty. Love, love, love the family album…beautiful, all of you! Congratulations to everyone…it was fun to get to "enjoy" the pregnancy with you and see the outcome! All best wishes from our family to yours. Hugs!

Engineer Baker February 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Congratulations Holly! She really is adorable, and will definitely have all three of your guys wrapped around her little finger 🙂

Cristine February 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Congratulations! She is too precious! What a beautiful family you have!

Amanda February 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm

OMG I had no idea you had her! She is beautiful, gorgeous, absolutely precious! The boys are just as adorable and your hubby is a hunk! Reminds me of that song "Indian Outlaw" hee hee! You know, "in nothin' but my buffalo briefs, I've got 'em standin' in line"


chocolatechic February 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Oh…she is just beautiful.

I love the picture of her with her daddy…he looks just soooooooo proud.

dinneranddessert February 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm


Maria February 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Congrats! Kayla Eve is so precious. I love the name and she looks like a doll. I am glad everyone is doing well. Take care and let me know if you need anything-seriously! I love that you brought WPC:) You are the best!

TeaLady February 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Congrats again on beautiful baby girl. She is adorable. Family looks so happy.

Tracey February 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Congratulations Holly! She is beautiful – great pictures.

ChichaJo February 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations!!! She is adorable and you have such a gorgeous family (including the hunky hubby!)! And you do not look pasty at all…you look great! Thanks for sharing the photos 🙂 Such happy feeling shots 🙂

Barbara Bakes February 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Congratulations! Kayla is gorgeous! I'm going to have to remember to bring cookies to the nurses if I'm in the hospital again. Sounds like you're getting special treatment!

The Food Librarian February 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Holly, your family just got more gorgeous. I can see the Native American in your daughter! And you brought cookies to the hospital…you are so sweet! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family! – mary

tspegar February 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Anything you need Holly… you just let us know and it's done! I am so happy for your family… what a little beauty she is. I am praying for her health and that you all go home soon. Blessings to you!

Fallon February 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

awww Congrats!

Katie @ goodLife {eats} February 18, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Congratulations! What a sweet and beautiful baby she is. Hoping she gets well fast so she can go home.

cindy February 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

What a beautiful family! Enjoy.

Jen February 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Congrats. She's adorable.

Lauri February 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

What a beautiful baby girl and sweet little family. This is such a sweet time for a little family. Get lot's of rest and enjoy the time it goes too quickly!

Tessa February 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Congrats! She's beautiful!

Melanie February 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Oh, Congrats! Your new baby girl is adorable and I'm so happy that all went well (or so it seems). I hope she's able to come home soon. Good luck!

Mary Ann February 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Congratulations Holly! She is precious and beautiful! Your whole family is. I hope you are able to recover quickly and that you can fully enjoy your new baby girl!

Mary February 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Congratulations! You have a beautiful family!

Jules Someone February 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Gorgeous! Mazel tov!

Natalie February 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Congrats, Holly! Glad your little one made it into the world healthy and that you're doing well, too! Hopefully I'll get to introduce Baby Oven Love soon.. any day now. 🙂

Sook February 18, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Oh my goodness, your baby is so tiny and precious!! Congratulations!

Gourmified February 18, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Wahoo! Congratulations on a successful full-term pregnancy! She's a doll! I've been wondering when we'd hear the news…I knew it was any day…Analyn is due Sat. Still waiting..

Carrian February 19, 2010 at 12:58 am

CONGRATS!!! That is so wonderful! She looks beautiful and I hope she is an easy baby so you can heal and rest up!

Brooke February 19, 2010 at 1:03 am

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this special event with us!

Sell...Party Of 4 February 19, 2010 at 1:42 am

oh Holly!!! SHE is beautiful. So is the rest of your family. I am jealous, I am still pregnant! LOL.

Hoping you have a quick recovery, and hoping that Kayla comes home quickly to be loved on by everyone.

Let me know if there is anything I can do!

Susan February 19, 2010 at 1:58 am

Congratulations Holly! Such a beautiful family!!

vibi February 19, 2010 at 2:36 am

Congrats Holly! What a beautiful baby girl! How lucky you are to have such a sweet family!

kamailesfood February 19, 2010 at 4:45 am

Congrats! She's a cutie. 🙂

Marie February 19, 2010 at 6:49 am

Holly, she is beautiful. I'm so happy for your family. I wish you all the best! Congrats!

Katrina February 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

How wonderful for you and congratulations! So glad she's here safe and sound. You did a great job! Much love and rest to you! 😉

Mary February 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Native Princess indeed! She is beautiful. Congratulations Mama!

Sue Sparks February 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Congrats to you and your family! What a special little Valentine:)

Julie February 20, 2010 at 3:39 am

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!

steph- whisk/spoon February 20, 2010 at 11:32 pm

a beautiful new baby and a beautiful family! congratulations!!

Jodie February 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Congrats! She's gorgeous!

Manggy February 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Congratulations Holly! You never specifically mentioned his tribe before, and I only recall his pictures from Cole's birthday from way back. Seeing Kayla Eve now I see she looks so much like her dad! So beautiful! When she grows a little more we'll see what she inherited from mom 🙂
Two boys and a youngest girl! Life is going to be sooo exciting!! 🙂

Jennifer Moore February 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm

She is just precious. And your whole family is adorable. Congratulations!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] February 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Congratulations Holly!! Kayla is simply beautiful! A princess indeed! Your entire family looks great 🙂

. February 23, 2010 at 4:21 am

I am super happy for you and that you have a girl! Congratulations!
April~Living The Sweet Life

Mary February 23, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

Melisa February 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Holly CONGRATULATIONS.. she is beautiful. I hope she is healthy, home and happy! Good for you for continuing to bake and blog. You are an inspiration. Thank you for all the fun ideas and great information.

Deborah February 24, 2010 at 3:38 am

Congratulations Holly! She is just gorgeous, and you are going to LOVE having a girl!

Natalie Jane February 25, 2010 at 2:21 am

She's lovely.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be first – Paris and second Coeur d'Alene. (I grew up 15 minutes away)

The Queen of Quite a Lot February 25, 2010 at 7:13 pm

She is so cute! Congrats!!!!

Nicisme February 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Awww, how gorgeous she is! Many congratulations to all of you!

Pamela February 27, 2010 at 2:02 am

Oh, Holly! Congratulations on your beautiful and sweet little girl. I wish you and your family the best and lots and lots of happiness!

Diana February 28, 2010 at 3:44 am

Congratulations!!! She is definitely the sweetest every 🙂 It's awesome your husband is full Native, you guys have beautiful children. Praying for Kayla to get stronger every day.

Aimée March 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Congratulations, Holly. I know it hasn't been an easy journey for you, but she is lovely.
Rest well.

Pamela March 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Look how out of the loop I am!!! Congrats Holly and what a precious little angel. I know how much you are enjoying her.

Jess March 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Congratulations Holly! What a precious Valentine.

natalia March 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Ciao Holly ! What wonderful family you have !! Love

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