Thursday, January 22, 2009

GOOD MORNING!!!!!

UPDATE:
Our wonderful doctor just came out and talked to us and talked to us about her oxygen going down. He said she has to get to 40% before they could start taking her nitrate down (but he acted like that could happen in the next few days) and he said then they could possibly start waking her up. I may get to see my baby's eyes VERY soon!!!!!!! I can't wait for the day she looks at me and Scott and knows we are her parents!!!
This has been such a wonderful day and it's not even noon!!! :-) Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you for praying for Harper!


I will be honest - I had a hard day yesterday. I think all the time in the hospital had started to catch up with me and looking at my baby still on 100% oxygen was really scaring me. I worried she would never breathe on her own. I worried we would never take her home. It could be the hormones - but I just was very very sad yesterday even though I've tried so hard to be positive. I normally always see the glass half full and the silver lining in everything.

We were so glad when we left last night and Harper was at 95% oxygen. I prayed all night long as often as I could that when we got to the hospital this morning - she would still be at 95% but deep in my heart I worried that she wouldn't be.

God knows just when we need a little encouragment. We got here this morning and she was at 80% oxygen!!!!!!!!!! I couldn't believe it. (I think it was the bow that made her feel pretty and she wanted to try harder to get home so she could put on some dresses)Ha! A few minutes ago - they had her at 77%. I can't even begin to tell you how huge and amazing that is to us. To God be the Glory Great things He has done!!!!

We know it could still be a long road but we are so thankful for the blessings of today! Thank you for your prayers - we are in gratitude to you forever!!!! We love all of you SOOOOOO much - we will meet you and thank you in heaven if we don't get to here!!!!

P.S. If you are worried about Dawson - you can read here and see he is JUST fine. I don't think he'll want to come back and live with us. (Especially when he finds out he has to share his home with a spoiled baby girl).


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USCEmily said...

Great news! I'll continue to pray for Harper and your family!

Dawn said...

I am so happy to read this, I am praying from Florida and know that God has an amazing plan, but this is truly encouraging news!

Jennifer said...

What great and encouraging news!!! The Lord knew what your heart needed - He is so good. I look forward to watching this number continue to go down as sweet Harper can breathe better and better on her own! Still praying!!

MEGAN said...

YAY for Haper!!!!

Roxanne said...

You will find that normally when they turn that corner, they fly to finish line. And I think you are right about that bow. There's nothing a like a good hair day to put a little pep in a girl's step. My baby girl was hooked up to lines and gold metal hearts and blood pressure monitors and crevage tubes for 6 very long days, but when she got well, she got well in a hurry--5 days ahead of schedule in her case.

Lots of prayer and really cute bows must be the answer.

Gina said...

OH what wonderful news! It's such a great feeling walking in & being surprised at those numbers!! Hang in there, she'll be in your arms soon!

Continued prayers from NC

elliotts said...

What fantastic news!! I have tears in my eyes, and can't even imagine how relieved and excited you must be!! Looks like all our thoughts and prayers for Harper are working!! : )

Kayla said...

Your Dad's post just cracked me up! Little, Dawson isn't going to know what to do with himself when he gets back!

SOOOO glad to hear that Ms. Harper is being the cutest little trooper in the world! God is AMAZING!!!!!

Keeping yall in my prayers!
Have a wonderful day!

blessedmomto7 said...

AMEN-still praying for you and your ANGEL-DEFNITELY the bow made a huge difference :)

Julie, Washburn, Maine said...

I am brand new to your blog. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, especially Harper!!! She is gorgeous!!! GOD is good and GOD is faithful! Keep your eyes looking up during this difficult time! There is POWER IN PRAYER!!!

Love in Christ, Julie Doody

Laurie said...

PRAISE HIM PRAISE HIM!!!!!!!! I am getting my appetite back. Haha!

Lil Miss K's Mommy said...

How cute is your Dad with Dawson!!!? I'm so happy for your family. I have been praying for your family since last Friday. You are so blessed! GO HARPER GO!!!

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY!!!!! PRAISE GOOD!!!! He's so good!!!! :)

Lisa said...

What JOY it brings when we see God moving in ways that only He can! Praise Him! Continuing to lift you all before the throne!
-Lisa

Tricia said...

oh I cried when i just read this, I am soo happy for you and for Miss Harper. God Bless!!!

Nantucket Dreams said...

i am so happy to hear this joyous news! i will continue to pray for her health and well-being. and you need to keep your chin up, don't beat yourself up for having a day that is a little blue...

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah! What great news!!! The prayers are working! Come on Harper, we all can't wait to see you in a little frilly dress!

Sherree said...

That is great news!! Still praying for Harper. She is beautiful.

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

Hang in there Kelly!
That sweet baby will be in your arms before long. That will give you so much more joy!
I can't imagine having a baby that sweet and pretty and not even being able to hold and feed it.
That would depress anybody!
That is wonderful about the oxygen.
That means she is getting better. Each day will make her stronger and get better. sHE IS So pretty! I can't wait to see her model her new clothes waiting on her. She will be a living doll.
Hugs..

Auntie D said...

God is so good! What wonderful news to read this morning. My continued prayers are with you all!

The Timbs Clan said...

Oh Kelly that is great news!!! 77% that little girl of yours is a fighter!!!
I will keep praying for her and get your rest Kelly I know its hard but you are gonna need your rest especially when little Miss Harper comes home!!

In Christ
Kristy

Ms. Salti said...

Woo hoo, woo hoo, 77%. Most people don't cheer for 77%, but WE DO!!! Good job, Harper! Hang in there and make your Momma proud!

leslie ruth said...

HOORAY!! And the clear lesson here is: Never underestimate the power of The Bow. I'm telling you, the world has something to learn from us southern girls :)

This is such great news and you are such a trooper. Don't be afraid to have those moments of losing it or breaking down. You are only human and this side of heaven, our emotions can only take so much. So cry, breathe deep and know that our prayers are with you minute by minute...

Staci said...

What wonderful news! We are continuing to pray for Harper here in Texas! Many hugs to you. Hoping she has an amazing day today!

Holly said...

It was definitely the bow :) cant wait to see pictures of her in flowers REAL soon. God is amazing.

praying for you everyday in Colorado!

Tonya said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!! So happy to hear this wonderful news. Praying her oxygen percentage gets lower and lower as the day goes on.

Holly said...

I woke up with Harper on my mind and prayed for those levels to go down. PRAISE HIM!! HE IS GOOD!!!

Continuing in prayer for each of you.

Love,
Holly

Crazy About My Boys said...

That is awesome news! She's a little fighter! We will continue to pray for you all here in Michigan!

Red and White Preppy said...

YAYYYYY! I'm continuing to pray for her here in NC. She'll be in her sweet lil dresses very soon :)

Anonymous said...

That's our girl!!!!! Praying for you and your amazing little bundle of joy every moment that I get! She will only become stronger from this point on. God is watching over you two and your little angel!

Stay positive and strong! She's a fighter!

Hope your day keeps getting better and better!

Love and prayers from St.Louis, MO....

Melita

Natalie said...

Praise God! How exciting! Praying for even more improvements today!

Emily said...

Praise God! Glory to God! Great News! Still Praying!!

The Charles Crew said...

Way to go Harper!! Continuing to pray for you guys! Soon enough Harper will be home wearing all the girly bows and dresses she could ever want!! BLESSINGS!!
~Jamie

Miss B said...

Great news!! I am still praying for you and your family. God will always show up on time!!

Lea Speight said...

Oh, Kelly! I am so glad I am on my prep period because I just checked in on your blog and it brought me to absolute tears!! Praise God for He is SOOOOO good!! I have said many prayers since your post last night that they could continue turning her oxygen level down!!

Still praying in NEA!!

The Allens said...

Kelly, Thank you so much for updating. I know it takes time and energy away from everything else you need to be doing, but it is so important to all of us. I am constantly looking for more information. Your baby girl is being lifted up all over the place in deep prayers, but so are you and your family. We pray for your strength and your emotional and physical well being. This is such a trying time for you, but you have to try to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your baby. We love you and are praying for you and are inspired by your faith.

Faith said...

Woo-hoo!!! Praise God for this great news! I was praying for that very thing, as so many others are too, and God is hearing and answering our prayers! So thankful that He gave you this boost and encouragement. Hang in there, Kelly!

Oh, I loved the update on Dawson. I was wondering about him!!

Still praying and won't stop!

Kasey said...

Yay!!! I have to be honest...I started crying when I read the good news!

God is so Good!!! He has great things in store for you guys!!!

So keep your head up! and remember that so many amazing people are lifting little Harper up in prayer!

Nicolle said...

Kelly, Scott and Harper,

I am thinking of you all and praying every day. You are all on my heart and mind so much lately. I know we have never met, but I feel like I know you. I understand the emotions. Your body is going through so much and on top of that your are worried for Harper. But it sounds like she is doing so much better every day. Praise God!

mommaof3 said...

Im so happy to hear harper is doing GOOD!!YAYY!!!
I put her and your family on our prayer request in my church.
if you need anything please dont hesitate to ask.

Leigh said...

Kelly this news is wonderful. A girl at work was just asking about Harper...and any updates. So I shared what I knew but then I checked your blog only to learn more wonderful news!!! PRAISE GOD!!
He will not leave your side and he will comfort you! I am so happy to see your comfort you received today. Your family is still in my prayers!

Jennifer said...

What wonderful news! Praying that each hour continues to bring more hope and improvement for baby Harper!!!! :) Keep your head up Kelly, and your faith strong. Praying that God continues to give each of you the necessary strength during this time!!!

WAY TO GO HARPER, keep fighting & growing stronger!!!

God bless!!

Renee said...

That is great news! Get ready to bring out the big bows! Praying it keeps getting better and better.

Your dad is too funny.

Jodi said...

I found your blog through Audrey Caroline's. Just wanted to let you know that I've been praying for you. I thought I'd share my story. My husband and I prayed for a child for a long time and after 3 years of fertility treatments, I became pregnant with triplets. Sadly, I miscarried Baby B at around 8 weeks. My twin pregnancy continued on until I went into preterm labor and delivered my twins at 23 weeks, 1 day. My daughter, Olivia, weighed 1 lb 1.5 oz and was 11.5 inches long. My son, Logan, weighed 1 lb 1.75 oz and was 11.5 inches long. I was only able to spend 1 month, 1day with my son before God called him home. It was a very difficult time for me. My daughter was in the NICU for 105 days before coming home Dec 10, 2007 (just in time for Christmas.) She was only given a 30% chance of survival and a 90% chance of a major disability. She is now over a year old and thriving. Miracles happen all of the time and it sounds like sweet Harper is fighting hard. You'll remain in my prayers.

Jennifer said...

Yay! Bring on the big bows and she might really drop the oxygen level!!Haha!! I prayed for 95, but 77 is soooo much better!

I loved your dad's post! I read it this morning and it made me smile! Dawson might never be the same!! Haha!!

Tonette said...

Thank YOu!! That is such great news. I think about you guys and pray for her so much. That news really touches my heart!! Go Harper!!

Jaime said...

I have been and will continue to pray for all of you. Don't underestimate the after-birth hormones. They can be rough! Good thing you have lots of loving support. I really hope you get to hold your sweet baby soon. I've been praying for that!

mollie ozmenr said...

You and I have never met but I came across your blog and have been praying for your baby girl. Praise God for the miracle you are experiencing with Harper. We will continue to pray for you and your family. May God continue to pour his blessings on you!
Mollie Ozment
Ozmentfamily.blogspot.com

Kelli said...

Praise GOD! Prayer is so amazing and so is HE! I'm teary reading your story and happy to hear such wonderful news.

Kingdom Mama said...

Glory to God!!! That is just the best news!

Mommy Addicted to Scraps said...

What great news Kelly!! I am so happy that Harper is doing so much better!!! Have they said when the plan to let her wake up from the medical induced coma?

Lisa D :) said...

I just had a free moment and couldn't wait to log on and see how Harper is doing -- and here I sit with tears down my face, crying happy tears that Harper's oxygen is going lower! Way to go Harper, way to go!!! Yes, it MUST be that pretty hairbow and the desire to wear dresses! Praise God!

Schluter said...

This is wonderful news! God answers the prayers of His people doesn't he! Thanks for the update and the prayers will continue!

Lindy said...

Praise the Lord! That good news brought tears to my eyes. What a strong baby girl! Go Harper!

Angela said...

Kelly,
I've read your blog for a short time and this is my first comment.
My son Benjamin was born in April. We didn't expect any complications, but they told us an hour after he was born that he has Down syndrome and two heart defects. Unlike Harper, though, he did not have to spend any time in the NICU, so for that we were thankful. But we had to deal with all the emotions of "losing" the child we expected and being completely uncertain as to what the future held. We put on a brave face and welcomed visitors with open arms. We loved their notes, their food (!), their prayers, and their tears.
But then it just started to wear on us. Especially me. I wasn't getting much sleep and was recovering from my second C-section (we have an older son). Don't be afraid to take a break! Don't be ashamed to be alone or to tell people, "I need some time--please no visitors today." Take time to spend just in prayer and quiet. It will refresh you so much.
We're continuing to pray for you and checking for updates more-than-daily. ;)

Mrs. Stilettos said...

That is such wonderful news!!! GOD IS SO GOOD! :) Your little Harper will be in her dresses before you know it!

Erin said...

Great news. She is going to be just fine. She looks so strong and healthy. Glad to know Dawson is okay. I'm sure he will fall in love with Harper as we all have. Still sending prayers your way.

Erin from Danville

crittyjoy said...

Wonderful news! Our God is so so GOOD. I have been praying specifically for you since yesterday as I felt a very heavy heart for your heart.

Know that all 3 of you are in my heart and my prayers.

I so look forward to hearing all of the awesome things God is going to do in each of you.

Jill said...

I could not sleep last night (very unlike me!) and i just kept praying and praying that not only would harper be on 95% oxygen, but that it would be even lower. PRAISE GOD for such a wonderful blessing today.
kelly, i don't even know you guys, but we love the same Lord, and I feel like we would be fast friends if we ever have the chance to meet.
still praying!~

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I have been following you since before you even knew you were expecting. I send my best wishes to you and Harper and Scott. As I read your latest post, I got chills. Wonderful news! More to follow...I just know it!

Kara said...

So glad to hear that she is doing better!! Even with all the tubes and cords attached, she is absolutely darling!! Praying that she continues to improve by leaps and bounds.

Melinda Browning said...

That is fabulous news!! The NICU is a bizarre experience to say the least. All the buzzers, and cords, and sensors. I have twins who spent time in the NICU. When you look back on this experience, you'll realize how quickly the time actually went even though now, you feel like it will go on forever. I remember saying, "They have to let them out to go to kindergarten, right?" I am so happy for you about the oxygen!!

Anonymous said...

Kelly - I am so happy to hear the GREAT news!!! Hang in there - you are an amazing mommy! Love and prayers to all of you!
Jennifer (Locust,NC)

Jill said...

Praise Jesus!!! We will keep praying all day everyday!!! Motherhood equals worrying...so don't be too hard on yourself. You are doing amazing and the best thing you can do is pray for your "little" Harper!!! You are such a great mommy!

AMBER said...

I found your blog through another blog buddie and just wanted to say that is great news that she is doing better and the oxygen is down. I am praying for Harper!!! Keep up the good spirits it will only help you and your little girl. God bless.

Penny said...

So glad that you got that blessing of better oxygen numbers. We are still praying here for all the babies that are sharing space with Harper.

Anonymous said...

I thinking about you from Canada
and I am so happy things are
improving for your baby girl!
My son turned 17 yesterday and
I am so thankful for the happy
healthy guy he is- But I have
to tell you that he has had
pneumonia twice as a child and
it really is shocking how
sick they become! And also how
they bounce back as they get
better...so I am looking forward
to the day when I log in and
you are smiling at Harper and
she is looking back at you!!
Praying in Canada

Heather said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Great news, glory to God!! I am so happy to hear this and continuing to pray that the levels keep coming down and for Harper to grow strong everyday!
Blessed be His name!! So happy for you!!

Susie Harris said...

Praise God!!! I am so happy!!! Im sorry you had a bad day yesterday. We must remember that we are just humans with feelings. Sometimes the lack of sleep...worry..stress.. hormones...just gets the best of us. Im so glad that things are looking up and you were able to put that smile back on! I think it was to bow too~ hehe.. Bless her little heart!

The Pifer's said...

God is amazing, I am so happy to hear she is doing better!!!! I am still and will continue to pray for a speedy recovery...Everything is possible with God, leave your fears and worries in his hands and he will guide you through this bumpy path!!! God Bless, Tiffany

Jen said...

GO GOD!!! GO HARPER!!!!

GREAT news!!! Praying today will be full of GREAT THINGS!!!

Thanks for the morning update...

Fervently Praying,
Jen

dana said...

Hi! My name is Dana and I found your blog right before Harper was born and now I am addicted! I am amazed at the love your family and friends share. I am sooo happy to see Harper to be turning the corner! God Bless ya'll! Sixteen years ago i spent 7 weeks in the NICU with my oldest daughter and i feel your frustration and pain but it will all be worth it in the end.
Love, Dana

Megan said...

Praise Him! You were faithful to Him and He's been faithful to you! I can't wait until she's home! Still praying!

Funky Kim said...

Great news! Woo hoo!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

how wonderful! we're still praying! i'm just so happy for your family. our bible study lifted up the stamps family in our prayers last night and i know that God is working hard on your little Harper.

i cried yesterday seeing the pictures of the bows and the picture of Harper holding tight to your blanket.

carol said...

AMEN!!!!! We are still praying for you and all the NICU babies and families and doctors and nurses. God bless you, I've been where you are, 1978, and what a blessing to have your faith. Ours wasn't so strong then, but I am proud to say we are where we are because HE carried us when we didn't have our faith. Thanks be to our Lord that changed! I am proud to be a Christian!! May God continue to place His healing hands upon Harper, and hold you and your husband close. Praying daily for you all.

Michelle said...

Kelly - this is wonderful news. We keep praying for your sweet Harper. Oh, we will continue to pray for the earthly doctors who are caring for her and for The Great Physician to work his mighty hand.

The Allens said...

Getting down that low on oxygen that quickly is HUGE. Your baby is going to be fine. God is in control! And you are going to be fine, as well. It is okay to get down. There are many people to hold you up!

Ingram Gang said...

I am with a group of women putting on a conference in India. I just caught up with your story and wanted you to know that people are praying for Harper in India. The best thing is that night in the US is daytime in India. That means you literally have people praying around the clock.
I believe God will provide healing to your sweet angel baby.

Rachel Lynn said...

AWESOME news!!!! God is good!!!!

Can't wait to see pictures of her in those dresses and big bows! :)

Still praying!!!!

Billie said...

Again...

"And I will restore to you the years the Locusts have eaten".

Joel 2:25b

Praising God for being God!

Jen and Jared said...

Wonderful news!!! You are so strong and it is ok to have bad days. Even still, your strength is inspiring. Love the little bow!!! :) We are continuing to pray for you all!

Jen Averitt

Melanie said...

Praise Jesus!!! Such great news!!
I've been following you from Angie's blog.

Elise said...

That is just great, Kelly!! I have chills reading this!! How anyone can say there is no God is beyond me. Wow!! Glory to God!!
Elise

Stephanie said...

Kelly,
First timer to your site. I've been praying for your little girl since learning of her on the "Bring the Rain" blog site. Fantastic news this morning!! What a blessing. And somehow little bows do seem to ease the tension or something. My twin daughter was in the NICU for 2 days and her nurses were also fashionably conscious to make our little girl look like a princess.
Continued blessings your way,
Stephanie Boutwell

The Parker Family said...

She is so beautiful and I love the little bow! Little girls are so much fun. I am ecstatic to hear the positive updates! :-)

Kelly said...

Kelly, I just cried when I read this today! God is doing such an amazing thing through your little girl! Prayer is so AWESOME!!!

Deni said...

God is so so good! I am glad to hear her oxygen is coming down. It's great to see! I wanted to share my blog with you today. I wrote a post about my sons time in the NICU and thought it might encourage you. Feel free to swing by:
http://drewdeniparker.blogspot.com/2009/01/hard-times-lead-to-joy.html

Stacy F. from Arkansas said...

Kelly,
I don't even know you, but I am praying for you and your family. I found you blog through another and know exactly how you feel..my twins were born 28 weeks early and it is an emotional roller coaster in that NICU..by the way, my twins are now 18 (boy and a girl) and my son is the BIGGEST RAZORBACK FAN ever!! He is a senior in high school and hoping with all his might to go to the U of A next year and be an equipment manager for the football team..well enough of that. God is good and just know that you have a family of 5 praying for you in Searcy, Arkansas.
In Christ,
Stacy Featherston

Melissa said...

Kelly, I found your blog through Katie Rowe. Please know that we are praying for your sweet Harper!! God will see you through this and your sweet baby will be home before you know it!!

Candace said...

What wonderful news! Praise God! Kelly, I am constantly thinking about you and your husband, and your precious Harper! GOd is so good, and I just know that before you know it, you will be holding your little girl and this will be a distant memory. God bless you all, and we will continue those prayers! Much love... Gracie's Momma!

Amanda said...

Oh, this post just made my day! I think you are right, that bow made all the difference! I always feel better when I look pretty too! :-)
I am still praying for you all! I hope you have a better day today (sounds like you are already!)

Candy said...

Wonderful news!!! :) God is good ALL the time!!! :) Still praying here! Take care of yourself too. I'm praying for all of you because I can't imagine how hard this journey must be.

Elizabeth said...

What GREAT news! I'll continue to pray for Harper and your family! :)

Jessica said...

Praise God! What wonderful news!!

Stacey in Texas said...

I have to tell you that I check back often to see how Harper is doing and lifting her up in prayer along with everyone else.

What a great present (today is my birthday) to read today's post! PTL .. HE is sooo good and merciful. I look forward to the day when I come here and read that Harper is going home to wear those pretty dresses and bows. :)

Alexandra's Mommy said...

Yippy, Yippy!! WOW!! I am so happy for the great news that your family received this morning! You must have a big smile on your face! I can't believe she has made this jump! God is working his magic! I am so proud of this little Harper!

Kelly you know she is dreaming of dresses and Big Bows!! :)

Loved the post about Dawson on your dads blog!!


Thinking of you as always..

The Schuler Family!

Kimberlie said...

God IS so good! I have happy tears running down my face right now. We are continuing to pray for all of you!

Jacquie said...

Your Dad told me about the oxygen level this morning!! That is a HUGE improvement! Praise God.

I continue to be in awe of the way God is working in so many ways through Harper's life.

It's totally okay, Kelly, to be sad for your precious little girl. You're still amazingly strong... and I do believe little Miss Harper is showing you what a "toughie" she is as well!!

We're still praying...(Col 1:15-16)

Jenny said...

What wonderful news! Praise God!

Stacia said...

SUCH GREAT NEWS!!! Can't wait to see her in those dresses =)

Julie said...

God is SO good!!!!! I can't wait to see pictures of gorgeous little Harper in her tons of pretty dresses! And it will happen! Praying for all of you and praying that you get some good rest tonight, Kelly! :)

Amanda said...

Heavenly Father, thank you for healing Harper!
I'm so excited for you - soon you can hold your baby!

Lacy said...

Excellent news!!!!! Yah for 77 and what a huge praise!!!!! My aide that I teach with had a painful surgery and yesterday (day after surgery) called me to get a KellysKorner update!!!!! She and I love you so much and I cant wait to call her today and tell her the great news. We are praying as hard and frequent as we can in Texas!

Anne said...

Yes. This is the right trend to be having this morning.
Harper is the baby of your dreams and she is
going to continue to give you great joy.
The lows make the highs so much higher!
God Bless Harper.
God Bless Harper's Mom and Dad.
Thank you for sharing her story.
It brings joy to lots of us , some of us grandmoms and moms like me who have been in ICU's and have daughters and bows and know their importance.
Anne
onegirlfriday.blogspot.com

Stacy F. from Arkansas said...

OK...correction for a crazy lady..my twins were born at 28 weeks..12 weeks early. I have 3 teenagers, that is why I have no brain cells. LOL
Stacy Featherston

KellyB said...

YAY!!! That is great news!! I will continue to pray that she gets better and better everyday!

Momofgirls said...

Praise the Lord!! What a wonderful surprise to wake up to an update...and such a greeeeaaattt one!

Go Harper Go!!!

We will continue to plead to the Lord for her quick and FULL recovery. Make sure to rest up and sleep all night while you can. I am sure little Harper will be used to the ROYAL treatment so when she gets home you are in for it!

God Bless you Extra Today!!

The Luffs in California

Jess :) said...

PRAISE THE LORD, for HE is GOOD!!! Yay!! I am sooooo happy to hear that news! I still am checking your blog continuously and have had so many people ask me how Harper is doing. People have started looking at my blog through Facebook and I think it's just amazing how neat the connections all become. Just know, even more people have started praying now!!

Again, awesome news and thank you for updating! I read your dad's post early this morning and just had to laugh! Dawson might be a completely different dog than you once knew!! ;)

Oh, and when you're ready for some "Reality Show" updates...just let me know and I'll be sure to give you the low down!!

Love you and sending lots of HUGS,
Jess :)

Anonymous said...

My baby also had to be placed in NICU. She was there for fifteen days. I know the feeling when you finally see those oxygen numbers decrease!!! My daughter is now a very happy, healthy one year old.

Keep your chin up. Remember FROG (Fully rely on God.)

I will keep you all in my prayers.

julie & joe said...

That is wonderful news! Please remember to take care of yourself. It's ok to be scared. We've all been there at one time or another. WE're still praying for you and with you that Harper will greatly improve and can go home and try on those pretty dresses. You may even have to get a few new ones!

Brandy said...

you made me cry happy tears. I can't wait to tell my five year old who has been praying very hard for Harper alongside me. Praise Jesus!

Mindy said...

I have been praying for you and for Harper and I am glad to hear that she is improving! God is Good!

Now my bible study group is praying for you all too---

we are praying in NC
in HIM -
Mindy

Monica said...

Praise the Lord!!!

I had tears and chills as I read this! God does know just what we need every single day. I am praying for you and your sweet baby girl.

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

I am so thankful that we serve a God that meets us right where we are! What huge encouragement it is to know she is on the road to a full, healthy life. I'm praying that He continues to show you His power each and every day in this journey. Wish I was there to sit with you in person.

Cortney K. said...

Fantastic news!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

What wonderful News! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Now I'm crying tears of joy! Praise Jesus for His tender mercies that are new every morning!
And I just got chills thinking about how you really will be able to thank thousands and thousands of people in heaven someday.
--Elizabeth in PA

ps. The bow in her hair was too precious for words!

Megan said...

Although I've been seriously in prayer for your family, the doctors, and the nurses (and the Ronald McDonald House Staff - I'm a volunteer at one in the Texas Medical Center), I have to admit that included in my prayers was:

"Dear Lord,
Please let Harper be healthy so that she can model her precious, precious clothes on her mama's blog. Amen."

I have loved lurking on your blog and seeing all of your preparations. And I love you amazing attitude now that you are given the unexpected.

Prayers and love,
Megan

Brooke said...

How awesome! What great news!

andrea said...

oh my word! crying happy tears for you!
God is good!

morgan823 said...

I left you a comment for the first time the other day, I read your blog this morning and wanted to cry...tears of joy though. I'm so sorry you had such a rough day yesterday. I pray everyday all day when I think of you and your family that baby Harper will get better and you can take her home soon. Still praying for you and your family. God Bless!

Sharon M. said...

Praise God!!! It feels so good to just look to heaven and sing praises to God. Kelly, please know that Mike and I are still praying fervently for Harper and for all of you. God is working in the hearts of all of us who are praying for that baby girl. This may be the revival that so many of us needed. Thank you, Baby Harper, for opening our eyes and reminding us of the power of our Lord and Savior Jesus.

Bethany said...

Hi Kelly,

I came over from Angie's blog. I have been praying for Harper every day. I was reading Psalm 84 last night and prayed He would bring you from strength to strength( vs 7). Thank God you have Him to lean on. Praying your baby girl home!

Bethany

Kristin said...

That is wonderful news, Kelly! I am still praying and praying for the day you get to scoop her up and snuggle her in your arms. I read about Dawson's adventures last night on your Dad's blog and was glad to see he was okay too. God knew exactly what you needed, and he's answering our prayers for little Harper. She's so loved by all of us and each day I pray that God will give you strength. I know that sometimes it is so hard to have to sit and wait. You and your family are doing wonderful things in that hospital, I hear! What a blessing your presence must be to all of the families and babies there. What an incredible story this is turning out to be for Harper. Thank you for sharing the hope of God's love and the power of prayer with me.

Kristin from TX

Amanda said...

What great news!!! Praise the Lord, for He is good!!!

Take care!

Amanda

sandy said...

Yay Harper! We'll keep praying! You keep fighting!

StatMama said...

I am SO happy for your family, this is wonderful news!!!

Frugal Jen said...

Great news! We keep sending Texas size prayers :)

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!

Crying tears of joy for your sweet daughter.

God is so great!!!!

Be encouraged, my friend, we are ALL helping you carry this burden -


Blessings & hugs,

Beth,
Michigan

Fran said...

Oh Kelly!!!!! I had just felt this sudden urge to pray for you for the last 24 hrs and I know why.
And, let me say again...that my precious momma's at church are also praying for Harper. We have cried for this baby. Truly.

In it for the duration sista! We will pray without ceasing and praise Him and thank Him too!
He IS sovereign and wonderful and loves you all so.

The McKaughan's said...

Praise God!! Kelly, that is so amazing! Please know that I continue to pray every single day for Precious Baby Harper and her Mommy & Daddy!!! Please take good care of yourself, you're going to need every ounce of strength very soon when you get to take that precious bundle of joy home for good!!!

Take care,
Paula, TX

Susan said...

Praise THE LORD!!! I can't read your's or your dad's blog without bawling! I can't wait to see what God has in store for Harper's life. So far, she's impacting thousands and hasn't spoken a word. Did anyone tell you that the fifth day after birth is emotionally CRAZY??? My midwife told me that little tidbit with my first child. Good thing she did or I would've thought I was losing my mind. It's all about those crazy hormones and your body adjusting. Hang in there, you will feel normal again. I am continuing to pray for Harper's healing!!

Nicole M Wood said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I am crying tears of joy. I am so excited that we have good news. The LORD does answer prayers!!!!!!!!!

I know that you said you just need prayer, and you are getting that. Everyone at the office knows about you and your family. Then when I see Jerrame after work you, well Harper have been the FIRST thing he asks about. It has been amazing to see my husband pray for a bf! Your sister in Christ, Nicole

Kim said...

Kelly! What exciting news!!! I never knew of your blog until another one led me here, asking for prayers. Since then, I've been following Harper's progress. I will continue to pray for her steady improvement.

jodi said...

Praise Him! Still praying...

Amy E. said...

Praise the Lord! "....now to Him, who is able to immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine!"
Sooooo happy to hear this great news!

Lindsey Poulos said...

That is so awesome! I am in tears right now and praising God with you. He is so good! He is so good!

Lisa said...

You are entitled to have a bad day... you have been going non-stop since Harper was born. Well, actually before she was born because you did all that baking!!

Congrats that her oxygen is going down. Keeping her in my prayers for a better day tomorrow and the next and the next...well, you get my point : )

Hugs,
Lisa

MELISSA said...

That's great news! I have been following Harper's story since you gave birth and she's in my prayers. God is so good. Hopefully it won't be long till she is breathing on her own!

Chele said...

Praise God!!! I have been checking constantly for an update this morning. I just knew you were going to get there today and our prayers would be answered with the 95%! What a bonus that she is at 77% right now. GO HARPER!
Keep the faith Kelly!

Angela from MS said...

WOW!!!! I'm praying for God's healing of Harper's precious little lungs. I just had to check on her this morning and I want you to know that I've been staring at this candy bar on my desk, wanting so badly to endulge and when I read the awesome news this morning, well, I'm having a 3 Musketeers bar in praise and adoration of God's healing power! God is good . . . . all the time and I just can't stop smiling!! We'll continue to be in prayer for Harper's progress and for your strength!! God bless you all and I can't wait to hear more!!

KDLOST said...

PRAYING FOR HARPER IN NEW ORLEANS! :) Congrats on 77%!

Jenna said...

Go Harper Go!!!! I am so excited and proud of that little girl! And I am proud of her momma and daddy, too!!

Continuing to pray for ya'll all the time!!

3 Peanuts said...

That is amazing news! praise the LORD! All of those prayers are working. It is okay to have a hard day every now and then. I think it draws us closer to the Lord...even if we are optimists. I also know from my own deliveries that I was very emotional 3-5 days after giving birth. Get some rest too, Kelly. You will need it when you get that gorgeous bow wearing girl home!

Kim

Danny and Shannon said...

Amen! What a praise this morning! Kelly, Scott and Harper- I have been following your blog since Kelly got pregnant and what a blessing you have been to my life- I lift your names up to the Lord each evening! Keep strong!

God's Blessings!
Shannon B

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your little girl. I am so glad she is doing better this morning.

Givens-Craig Family said...

Praise the Lord! Keep your spirits up and remember we are all praying for your baby girl AND you and Scott and your families.

jenn said...

Yeah for Harper! We are praying that she gets better quickly and that you will be holding her soon. We are also praying that God will continue to give you the peace and strength you need. Please know that there are many praying for your family here in Alabama.

Suzette said...

Haleluljah! Praise God! This is wonderful news! Still praying! I know each day is going to get better and better!

Melanie said...

My husband and I have been praying for you and Harper! Your updates continue to bring tears to my eyes.

new mom in law said...

It was the Bow! It was the bow!!! Still praying! angela

Kristen said...

this is such great news, i'm so VERY happy for you guys. i'm still praying like crazy over here and checking every hour (it seems) for updates!! i can't tell you have much i admire you for your faith and strength through such a hard time..i can honestly say i don't think I would be doing as good. Harper sure is one LUCKY girl!! :)

Kelly said...

What a wonderful update, Kelly! I am continuing to pray for you guys and your sweet, beautiful Miss Harper.

Krissy said...

Hi Kelly. I am new to your blog (linked over from MckMama's blog) and I just wanted to "introduce myself" (instead of being a blog lurker...)and say that I am praying for your beautiful little girl, who, by the way, also has a very beautiful name! Harper...I just love that name! :o)
Praying from Illinois - Krissy

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Praise God!

Angela said...

That just made my day. I am so happy for you all. Still praying for you all.

The luckiest Wife and Mom in the world! said...

Oh what wonderful news!!!! I know that she will be in your arms soon! I am still praying for you guys!!!

Janelle said...

Praying for Harper here in Branson, MO! Your story is so sweet to me and makes me realize that I have taken so much for granted. I have been huggin my kids a little tighter because of your journey.

Praise God that He is in control!!

Jen Mirabile said...

What a great update!!! Praise God!! Every night when my hubby and I are laying in bed (and i'm on my laptop) he asks how's the baby? So sweet! I can't wait to tell him how she's doing today. :)

Anonymous said...

Kelly your baby girl is sooo precious, big and I just want to squeeze her and kiss her! But I know you want to do that even more! She's so pretty and I cannot wait until you can just hold her!!!!! I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers!!! God is good!!! He will heal that precious girl.
Summer
Houston, TX

Muffy said...

This is really wonderful news. I pray that everything works out for you. It's just GOT TO!

smcvicker said...

I work at a private Christian school and we meet each morning for devotions, I mentioned Harper this morning and ask that when her name came to their mind to please pray for her and you guys. I know that we are on the brink of witnessing a miracle!

Rachel said...

What fantastic news! Praying for you!

Melissa said...

I learned of your blog on another blog I just started following last week. From the moment I read about your sweet Harper, I have been praying for her and your family. All day today I have had the same praise song stuck in my head that keeps playing over and over and now I know way. Praise God, what wonderful news! I'll be saying lots more prayers from Washington State for you all! God is SOOOOO good!!!!

Gene and Annie said...

Praise God for His infinite love and blessings! Your sweet baby girl was on my mind and heart all day yesterday! It was so good to hear your update today and may this only be the beginning of her continued healing! May God let you see her eyes soon!

Palmer's Page said...

Hooray for Harper!! That is SUCH great news! The prayers are working, can't wait to see those beautiful eyes of hers.

GIRL FROM THE LAND of 10KL said...

That's such great news! I'll continue to keep ya'll in my prayers. Stay strong Harper, Kelly and Scott!

Gill said...

Oh what wonderful news. I am so pleased for all of you, Mommy and Daddy, extended family, friends, Drs, nurses and anyone else watching over and prayng for this precious little lady.
This news has made my day.

De said...

Thank you Lord! I have been lurking around here since Angie from Bring the Rain asked for prayers. I am so so happy that Harper is doing better and that today has been a better day for you. I will continue to pray for you, Harper and your family. And I agree with her liking the bow, definately a girly girl! =)

Megan (mommyesquire) said...

What an answer to prayer! God has a wonderful plan for little Harper.

Tiffany said...

God is soooo good. It's so neat to see how the Lord is carrying you and Scott through this most difficult time. Your love for the Lord and your dependency on Him for strength,courage and perserverance has challenged me in my own walk. We will not stop praying for your princess.

Love in Christ,
Tiffany (California)

My Boys said...

I am so happy to read this good news! I am checking your site constantly and sending prayers up for Harper from SC. God is so good!

Jenna said...

Praise God! I'm so happy for your family that you have received such great news! Relax Kelly! We're all still praying for your sweet family.

KK said...

Praising Jesus with your family. Amen.
Psalm 46:10
Matthew 21:22
Kaye

Anonymous said...

I sort of stumbled upon your blog from another blog I read here in Pittsburgh, the blog in Pittsburgh asked for prayers and had this link. I have to tell you I have struggled with reading it, because it TRULY broke my heart. You and your entire family are extremely strong people, and should be recognized for it! I think of your baby girl often and I was so happy to read this positive post. My son spent just 34 hours in the NICU and it was a very hard time for myself and my husband, and I can't even imagine what you are going through. Keep staying positive, and you will be in our thoughts. I cant wait for the day I read a post that says your taking your lil girl home with you. Congratulations on your new baby girl, and congratulations on less oxygen!!!
-Amy in Pittsburgh

Kate said...

Fantastic news!!! I'm so happy to hear Harper's making such great progress!

Continued prayers for your sweet girl!

TAFTY5 said...

WOOOOOOWHOOOOOO!
Go Harper!
I just started to cry reading your post. She is such a little fighter!
Hang in there Mamma!

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

Yea....its a Harpers day after all, after all, after all. Its a Harper's day after all, in the name of Jesus.

You have to sing it to the tune of "its a small world" and the last line as if its the last line of "happy birthday" song. LOL

I couldn't resist.... I am just so joyful of the good update.

Yea Harper!!!

PS: I liked the bow too and I would feel sassy and want to speed things up so I could go and put on my pretty dresses to match it.

Soon baby girl, soon. .

Megan said...

Even more great news! Thanks for the update! It is a great day that the Lord has made!

Rathi said...

Yea for 77%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Praying for you guys all the time. Glad that Dawson go to go home with your dad.. What a great update for today!

The Whitakers said...

You, Your family and your sweet little girl are in my prayers. I'm so glad that she is doing better. Isn't it great to serve a God that is all powerful!!

valerie said...

What great and encouraging news!
Praise God. We are all honored and blessed to be able to pray for Harper! You and Scott are so sweet and we know you appreciate the prayers. We're all one big family, after all!
Love & continued prayers,
Valerie (OK)
P.S. I read your dad's blog about Dawson. How sweet!

Tristan said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!! That just made my day..truly :)

Praying hard..still!

Rachel said...

Scott & Kelly
I am new to your blog. I found your button on Angie Smiths blog. I am so thrilled with todays news. Harper is absolutely gorgeous. I pray you will see those eyes of hers soon. I am sure that bow had someting to do with it! :) What a little fighter! Many more prayers will be said on Harpes behalf as well as for all the babies in the NICU. Thank you for sharing your little miracle with us!

Taylor said...

That is SUCH great news and I'm so excited for you guys!! I was worried about Dawson being lonely, but I see now that he is just fine and dandy!! I think his grandad is taking good care of him!

Carly said...

Praise God! We will keep praying here in Ohio! P.S. I think that bow is just darling and the lavender color suits your sweet little girl! :)

Lauren from maryland said...

God is amazing..i want you to know that reading your blog has brought me so much closer to the lord and i have no idea how to thank you for that. I pray for your sweet baby girl every chance i get. I just want to thank you for your blog and sharing your faith the way you do. God will continue to bless baby harper and your wonderful family. you and your family are in my prays always.

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!
Your little girl continues to be on my heart and in my prayers. I cannot wait until I see a picture of you holding your sweet treasure in your arms while she looks up at you!
Praying-Praying-Praying!
Julie D. (FL)
jewels0330@gmail.com

Jamey Rogers said...

Praise the Lord!!!! I will continue to lift you all up in prayer. Thanks for the great update. Also, I read your dad's blog this morning and was cracking up.

Rachel said...

WOW!!! Great news. I am so happy to hear that she is progressing!

I am praying so deeply for you all.

Rachel

Laura Ann said...

My heart is smiling right now and I am so excited for all of you. This news is WONDERFUL and yes, God is good all the time!

I am sure Miss Harper is ready to open her little eyes and see her Mommy & Daddy and who all these sweet people are that are cheering her on. That day is near by, I know in my hart that it will happen very soon.

I could not help but laugh when I read your Daddy's post this morning about Dawson. I was feeling a little sad for him at first until I saw him all comfy in the big brown chair and read that he was going to get to sleep with his Granddad!

Kelly ~ we continue to lift you, Scott, Harper, all of your family, the Drs. and Nurses up in prayer daily (many times a day). I can not tell you how many times a day that all of your cross my mind.

I too can not wait to see Harper in all those bows and monogrammed dresses. She is so beautiful!

Praying that your spirits are lifted today and all the days ahead!

Donna said...

Sweet Kelly, some of us here in Memphis are praying for Harper and just checked to find out the great news! We'll keep praying hard. Know that your testimony, your strong faith and love for the Lord is reaching us and touching our hearts. Keep the faith, little girl. We love you!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Kelly that is so amazing!!! I love how God is working this out for you all!! I loved your dad's story on his blog too about the other family that was there too! Amazing!! I'm praying for you and for your strength, I know how draining hosptials can be. Try to do something every day that makes you feel a little "normal". =) Much love and prayers!!

kathy Pink Bicycle Arkansas said...

Amen!!!

JenB said...

Yay for the encouraging news! Will continue to pray...

KLC said...

OMG--your news brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful, merciful, loving God we have. Your baby girl is on her way to recovery. We will keep praying that the Lord will continue to heal her.
Much love,
K

April said...

What great and inspiring news, Kelly! Yes...to God be the glory, GREAT things He has done! She is such a little punkin'! I know you can't wait to hold her! Our prayers will continue for Harper's complete healing.

Your dad and Dawson crack me up! :)

Michelle said...

OOOHHH Kelly! PRAISE GOD! I was praying for Harper to stay at 95%, but, 77%? WOA! AMAZING! She's on her way!She got that taste of being a bowhead and is ready for more!:) it's perfectly mormal for you to have a down day yesterday. I haven't been in your shoes, with a baby in NICU, but I have had three children and around the fourth day after giving birth, there was major emotions! I know it's got to be hard to take care of yourself in this situation, but please try to take time to rest. We're all here still praying! We love you! And Dawson, your dad is too cute with his post about him. Daw

Keesha Vaughn said...

Amen to answered prayers!!! Praise God! So glad to hear about Harper. I have forwarded your blog to my friends and asked them to forward on, so we can get everyone in my area praying for your family!

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