Introducing Lydia

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming for this special announcement…


Lydia Katelijn Holden arrived early Thursday morning, weighing 8 lbs and measuring 20 3/4 inches long. The Lord have us quick, smooth labor at home (birth story in drafts!). She was joyfully welcomed by her sister and big brothers…






We could not be more delighted, and thank God for this precious gift and special season welcoming Lydia!

(Her middle name is Dutch, and is pronounced ka-teh-LEAN.)

Posts in the real food journey series will continue on Monday…not because I’m super mom, but because I wrote and scheduled most of this series weeks ago, (I’m sneaky like that). I’m just giving you a heads up that I might be a little slower in joining you in the comments next week because I’ll be busy snuggling one of my four (four!) children, inhaling newborn perfume, or, you know, catching a nap here or there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

31 responses to “Introducing Lydia”

  1. Julie Avatar

    Congratulations on your precious gift!

  2. Jackie Avatar

    Congratulations! What a joy!

  3. Rhoda Avatar

    Congratulations!! She is so adorable!

  4. Elizabeth Avatar

    Oh, she’s beautiful! I hope your recovery is going smoothly. So excited for all of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jessica Avatar

    Congrats! So excited for your family’s addition!

  6. Stephie N Avatar
    Stephie N

    Beautiful! She is just beautiful! Love her name too by the way! Would have never even really thought it myself but reading it, seems to perfectly fit!

  7. Lisa Avatar

    Lydia is just beautiful! Congratulations to you all! God bless you!

    1. Trina Avatar
  8. Dawn @ The Momma Knows Avatar

    Ahh she’s so pretty! Congratulations Trina! It looks like she’s got some proud big brothers!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Oh, my goodness, yes. Jesse is incredibly excited at his new responsibility as big brother to such a helpless little princess.

  9. Jennifer Peterson Avatar

    Congrats!! She’s beautiful!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Thanks, Jennifer!

  10. Kelly Avatar

    She’s beautiful, Trina! Congratulations! XO

    1. Trina Avatar

      Hi, Kelly! thanks so much!

  11. Amanda Medlin Avatar

    She is gorgeous and seeing all of your pictures is making me so antsy to hold my little girl in 5ish weeks! So fun that we will have little girls the same age!!

  12. Amy Avatar


    1. Trina Avatar

      Thank you, Amy!

  13. Jeni Elliott Avatar

    WOOT! So excited for your family, friend. You’re so incredibly blessed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Trina Avatar

      Can’t wait to introduce her to you, friend!

  14. Victoria @ Creative Home Keeper Avatar

    Congratulations! Such a sweet blessing from above! Enjoy her and your family.

    1. Trina Avatar

      Thanks, Victoria! we are having such a good time with her already!

  15. Claire @ Lemon Jelly Cake Avatar

    If my parents had had a fourth baby/girl, they would have named her Lydia. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve always had a special fondness for the name. She is such an incredibly beautiful newborn and I can’t wait to read her birth story!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Thanks, Claire! (Me and your parents had similar taste in names, I guess, huh?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Stacey Avatar

    So happy for you my dear!! She is beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Trina Avatar

      thank you, stacey!

  17. Gretchen Louise Avatar

    Congratulations, friend! Welcome to the world, little Lydia!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Wish she could meet you!

  18. Kalyn Brooke | Creative Savings Avatar

    Congrats on such a beautiful and healthy baby!!

    1. Trina Avatar


  19. Melanie Avatar

    SOOO beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ Just love little tiny babies! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like her name too! Many blessings to your family, and I hope you are able to rest well!

    1. Trina Avatar

      I’m being waited on hand and foot, Melanie–it’s a blessing ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks!

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