My little man and I all dressed up for his debut.
We were lucky enough to have Jacob's Uncle Randy and his wife, Tammy, come up from Wyoming to meet Holden.
Done having babies of her own but unable to get enough of them, Debbie is happy to take over baby-duty any time (with her youngest, Myla, taking notes.) It's friends like these...
Aunties Meredith - assist-er-in-birth, all-around awesome person and party-thrower - and Debbie, with the star of the show.
At just 3 weeks old, his tie collection already surpassed that of his father's.
One of the main reasons we decided against a traditional baby shower was the games. Jacob and I aren't much for them, especially in scenarios where we're the center of attention, but this one was pretty great.
And I kept the diapers for posterity. Neither of my children have baby books so commemorative diapers will have to do.
I invited everyone I knew in Montana - even a couple in Arizona and Wyoming - but of course not everyone was able to make it. We had a nice turnout of exceptionally nice people, with great food - all homemade by Montana's answer to The Pioneer Woman, Ashley - and great conversation. I lucked out with such great friends and my children are fortunate to get to reap the rewards. Holden is truly loved and there is no other way to enter the world.