Friday, July 19, 2013

Introducing...Allison

Is it possible to forget how to blog? I can't even remember the last time that I logged in to write, but I wanted to check in and introduce our new baby girl :)

Allison Rachel Gruszka was born on 7/8 and we couldn't be happier. We are enjoying being a family of 4 and getting to know our new little sack of potatoes.

Yesterday was a big day out to the pediatrician and Target. I don't know about all of you but the weather here has been in the upper 90s with "real feel" in triple digits with the humidity, so adventures outside are few and far between until the heat and humidity break - but it felt good to get out of the house yesterday even if it was so STINKIN hot.


This morning I even got a chance to hang a few things in her room. I'm still working on getting her room together but should have more photos soon. We recycled a few pieces of art from Sheila's old room.  


I also hung my Mom's vintage scarf above the changing table to add a graphic punch of color. Allison seems to enjoy gazing up at it mid-diaper change. (Photo below is from Instagram which is why the filter appears a little dark and fuzzy - this was also taken prior to the walls getting painted - BM Glass Slipper).


One of these days I'll post house photos too.

Hope you are all staying cool and beating the heat with popsicles or a cocktail.


17 comments:

  1. Holly, congratulations!! So good to hear from you. I've been wondering how things have been going. Allison is adorable!! Glad to hear that mommy and daughter are well and healthy!

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  2. Congratulations! Good to see you guys are settling into the new place with a new babe!

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  3. Aww, she is absolutely precious!! Thanks for indulging us amid all your craziness getting settled in your new place and sleep deprivation! Hope Sheila is doing ok being the big sister. We've missed you, but completely understand! :)

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  4. Congratulations to you and your whole family! That's the wonderful thing about blogging...we will all be here when you return but these precious days with your new daughter and family will only happen once and go by so quickly. Enjoy every moment!

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  5. Congratulations! She is absolutely precious! Thanks for sharing her beautiful little face with us. Enjoy and get plenty of rest when you can! :)

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  6. She is absolutely adorable! Congratulations to you and your entire family!
    The room looks like it is coming along beautifully too... sorry about the heat - eesh! Stay inside and love on those two beautiful girls you have. Thanks for the update and sharing your good news. :D

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  7. Congratulations, Holly!! And welcome little Allison!! She is beautiful! I can't believe you got a post up before me:) I'm finding it so hard to get even the necessary productive stuff done, like cleaning and dishes and laundry, never mind the "unnecessary" stuff like blogging and birth announcements and thank you notes. Good for you, girl!! Too funny, we have the exact same car seat. Aren't they so small compared to Sheila and Maura?! I forgot how tiny and snuggly newborns were. So, Allison and Ian are pretty much a month apart....he was born on June 7th:)

    It has been super hot here too, but at least you have a sun hat for her...I still don't have one for him, oops. The nursery is looking great! Love the scarf with that throw pillow and crib sheet, so cute!

    Are you getting any sleep? I own you an email, I'll try to write back soon. So happy for you guys!!!!

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  8. Congratulations to your family on your latest blessing. She's beautiful.

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  10. Oh hello Allison! What a doll! She's so sweet and I'm so happy for you guys :)

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  11. Big congrats, Holly! She's a beauty. I know you must have your hands very full these days. :)

    Camille

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  12. Awe Holly, she's beautiful! Oh my gosh, she looks like a good baby! You are clearly not the only one MIA, only you have a pretty darn good reason for yours! I can't believe you've had your precious little Allison with you for a month now and I'm only just catching up! Congratulations!!!
    xo Sheila

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  13. Holly, she is so beautiful I've been waiting for this post! So glad to hear from you and know you are all doing well. Looking forward to seeing more of those two precious girls of yours and your fabulous new home!

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  14. I'm crazy late on this but congrats on your adorable new addition to your family! I hope you are all doing well and having a good summer! XO Lindsey

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  15. Congrats Holly! Hope all is well and also I am sure you are keeping busy with a new house!!

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  16. Congratulations, Holly! She's beautiful :)

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  17. Can't believe I'm finally getting to this post, but I am excited to wish you, hopefully better late than never, big congratulations! She is absolutely adorable, and I hope you are enjoying every moment with her! Blogging can come later ;-)

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