Y’all!! I went through the first half of my pregnancy convinced by Brody that I was having a Hollis Boy. Boys just always came first in their family. There was proof to back it up! I was so sad! I had no idea how to take care of a boy. I wanted a girl!! When we found out we were having a girl, Brody didn’t talk to me for a week. He was so mad and so upset! I on the other hand was sooooo excited and had already named her by the time he came around. This little girl was mine and the answer to my prayers! Oh how my mom and I would dress her up and put bows in her hair. We were both so excited!
Well let me tell you. I got my girl… but she is every piece of Brody Hollis. If you look at the picture at the top and look closely you will see not only a pretty dress and bow, but skinned knees, skinned elbows, and maybe some dirt. You will also see the most beautiful little girl in the world too! I wish someone would of told me before having her to expect her to wear the bows and dresses but also expect her to get dirty. Expect the holes in the knees of her pants and the dirt under her nails. Expect her to fall in love with everything her daddy does because she will be just like him. Expect her to climb all over the tractor and get dirt, grease and oil all over her hands. Expect her to ride around on her tractor “fixing things” like her daddy does. Expect her to come home with rocks in her pockets and backpack. Also expect her to be prettiest farmers daughter there is! I also wish someone would of told me that it’s ok. Don’t fight it. She is still a little girl and she will still wear that bows and cute outfits. Invest in good laundry detergent for the both of them and wash their clothes in different loads than yours. She is perfect! She is everything I have always wanted and reminds myself a lot of me but mostly of Brody.
So if your expecting a girl and have this image in her mind of how she will be, don’t get your hopes up. But it will be ok!
These pictures below are pictures of our everyday life it seems like. In the picture of her on the tractors, look at her hands. They are super black from playing with the tires on the plow. Also FYI- I don’t let her play around equipment that is running. She also won’t play around it if her daddy isn’t out there.