Tuesday, January 13, 2009

No baby and a list

1. No baby. No contractions. No nothing. Which this is all fine with me. I want to see her so badly but I'm also thankful for a few days of calmness and rest before she comes. I don't feel panicked like I have so much to do. I'm looking around for things to do. Just the way I like it. Please just pray that my doctor will agree to let me be induced in the next couple of days.
I have been trying to rest and relax but I got a little stir crazy this afternoon and thought of all kinds of things I think we might need over the next week - especially with our families here. Scott has been SO helpful to me and has been doing our grocery shopping and even trying to cook a little but I decided if I went to a small store and walked slow - I could do it. Well - I think if I had gone to the supercenter I would be in labor by now. I'm home with my feet up for the rest of the day.

2. I spent the morning watching "The Bachelor"! I watched "24" with Scott last night because he really wanted me to try to like it. It's just way over my head. I prefer more intellectual things like the bachelor and the hills and countdown to the crown. ha! ha!
Who are ya'll picking? I like Melissa - the former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. ha! She just seems real sweet and normal. She's the only girl on there I could picture being one of my friends. And she's also I think the only girl from the south. I bet she would monogram some things for little Ty. ha! ha! j

3. My friend Jenna is in the hospital having her little boy Brayden as we speak. I was hoping to go see him this afternoon but he's taking a little longer than I thought. So I'm hoping to go see him tomorrow morning before I go to my dr's appt. So exciting that our kids could be born 2 days apart (or less!) Update: I got a text from her at 5:30 that she was going in for a c-section so Brayden is probably here now!

4. Please go look at Amanda's blog. She has a story about a friend that has just broken my heart. I can't even imagine what this family is going through. I hope you will take time to offer them encouragement and to pray for them more than anything.

5. HUGE night of TV for us - Biggest Loser and American Idol. And they are both 2 hours long. We will probably watch Biggest Loser tonight and save AI for whenever we can get to it. Or maybe we'll watch them both - either way - YEAY!!!!!

I'll give a report after my doctor's appt tomorrow. We should hopefully know something by then! This is what I say to Scott about 100 times a day and every night before we go to bed -"WE ARE HAVING A BABY!!!!!". Sometimes I just can't believe it!

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81 comments:

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

What a blessing to have some rest and peace before Baby Harper comes. Enjoy! Looking forward to sharing in your joy in the days to come...

bunchofbull-ers! said...

I am glad that you didn't wait until this evening to post!! We (my 11 year old daughter & I) anxiously await Harper's arrival too! We constantly check in & see if there is any news about going to the hospital!!

Blessings to you, Scott and Harper. We can not wait to 'see' her sweet face.

...And Dawson too, we wouldn't want him to feel left out already!

P.S. I am not sure who I like for Jason! I do know that there are quite a few that I don't like AT ALL!!

Pierce Family Happenings said...

Blessings to you as you enjoy this time before Harper's big entrance! You are handling the "waiting" so much better than I did-lol! Can't wait for your update after your appt tomorrow!
I agree with you about Melissa-I kept thinking the first night that I knew her from somewhere and then my dh reminded me she was on the DCC show on CMT. ;) She is so sweet, cute, and just different from the other girls. I keep waiting for the week Deanna shows up- Game on! I'm hooked this season for sure.
Enjoy your TV night.
Anne

Ashley said...

Kelly - just an FYI...I put an update about the Walkers on my blog yesterday. I try to post anytime I hear from our pastor, John Durham, regarding his talks with churhc (Kristi's hubs.)

Just thought I would let you know just in case you wanted to keep updated on them

Ashley

The Allens said...

I understand that I should want my baby to stay inside as long as he or she needs to, but I KNOW that if I go past the due date I'll go nuts. Just every day wondering if that's the day. I think I'll be all reaedy, so I'd be stir crazy just like you trying to figure out what to do with my time.

The Allens said...

Oh my! I just noticed that you babynamey says that Harper is 1 day old! It freaked me out for a second!

Michele said...

Still praying for you! And checking your blog constantly!

Leigh Ann said...

I really like Jillian but Melissa is a close second. The older girl on there that's a mother and lost her husband in a plane crash breaks my heart....but I don't think there is anything there for him on that one? Anywho. Hey, you guys are going to be PARENTS! A MOM! Get pumped. Can't wait to see her!

Mandi said...

This time of waiting for Harper really is a blessing. It's good you see it that way and are staying positive...I know you want to meet her more than anything!

Anonymous said...

I, too, prefer the more intellectual "Bachelor" for my viewing pleasure...so much fun!

Anyway, I'm so excited for you to have your baby and I had to comment that your ticker that says "Harper Brown" has her at one day old already! Must be it's anxious for her to arrive, too! :o)

Blessings on the waiting, the birth, and all the fun in between!

Katie in MI

Missy said...

we're having a baby too!! kelly, i've been reading your blog for a while now and i love your open heart of your pregnancy. i started praying just a month ago for God to bless us with another bundle of joy. i took a test today! hot dog! another is on one's way!
much love and peace to you and yours as the next chapter begins.

Julia said...

hi Kelly,

I have been reading your blog for a few weeks, and i am totally prayer for you and scott as ya'll receive your little bundle of joy from God! I even posted about you and what your story has taught me about God on my blog today to maybe help get Harper up and moving! hope you continue to enjoy your rest!

Patty said...

I am still praying !! I am excited about AI tonight and I have to watch it and DVR the other shows. I am not sure who I like on the Bachelor but I do like Melissa. The girl from Canada surprised me, I thought surely he won't like her because of the hot dog thing but I was wrong. lol

I have never seen 24 and a friend of mine is trying to get me to watch it but that isn't really for me.
I am writing Amanda's friend a letter. It breaks my heart but I am believing God for a miracle!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I know I am one of the million who are checking your blog every hour ;). I am really happy that you have had this time to relax and just enjoy some quiet.

Can't wait to watch AI!

Jennifer said...

I keep checking your blog to see if there is baby news yet!! YOu are definitely a lot more patient than I would be - but I'm glad you've been getting some rest and are enjoying the calm!

Erin said...

Good luck girl! I'll be praying for a safe-quick-painless labor and one healthy baby girl :)

Staci said...

Oh, you've GOT to get into 24!! It is just the greatest thing ever!

Sweet, Sassy, and Always Classy said...

I know we all can't wait to meet Miss Harper! She is already so loved and we don't even know her yet! I know she will be beautiful, just like her mom!

The Bachelor is SO good this season, isn't it?! I love Melissa too. She just seems cute, spunky, sincere, and, well... normal! My second favorite would be Jillian. I can't wait to watch it all unfold.

Good luck at your doctor's appointment tomorrow. What a blessing that you aren't stressed! Know that you and your precious little girl are in our prayers :)

Melissa said...

I love Melissa too for several reasons! (1) She has a fabulous name..Haha! (2) I love the Cowboys. (3) she has just the sweetest, bubbly personality!!

tootie said...

Melissa is my favorite on the Bachelor, too! I'm rooting for her.

I hope your baby comes soon! My prayers are with you!

Jen said...

Hopefully your doctor will induce tomorrow! I like Melissa too. She seems sweet and fun and she's cute...and she was a Cowboys cheerleader! She's not the only one from the south though...Stephanie is from AL...can't wait to see her next week with her precious little girl!

High Maintenance Mama said...

Oooooh girl!! You are so much more calm than I ususally am... I'm lovin' the Bachelor as well!! Can't wait to see how it turns out :) Good luck at the Dr.

pinkmommy said...

Bless your heart, you little baby counter thing on your sidebar says "Your baby is 1 day old." :)

I am right there with you on the TV. It drives the hubby crazy. Thank goodness for the greatest thing ever...the DVR!

Macy and Lucy said...

Hey Kelly! This is my first time to come forward and leave a comment, but I have been following your blog for awhile now...just getting up the nerve to leave a little note...my husband thinks I am the silliest thing!! The other day, I told him I had to get on the computer and see if my friend Kelly had had her baby yet, and he asked me who Kelly was. I shared your blog with him, and he thought we were a perfect match :) I have 2 little girls, Macy (6) and Lucy (3)...so of course I am a little partial to little girls. Our family blog is http://www.thewillcuttgirls.blogspot.com I know you are sooooo busy getting ready for little Harper, but if you get just a second, will you drop me an e-mail to shannonwillcutt@yahoo.com so I can e-mail you back...my Mom and I have gotten a monogram/applique machine and I would love to drop a little gift in the mail for Harper!

Anyway...usually by the time I check in to your blog, there are usually 90 something comments...so when I noticed I was like 20th today, I took it as a sign to FINALLY come clean!!

I am enjoying following your Dad's blog for the daily Bible reading. Our church has a "read the Bible" in a year program, but I have found that just reading the words to get through a day's reading is not doing me much good...I love your Dad's devotional applications to the daily passages. Maybe I'll get up the nerve to leave him a comment as well!!

Take care of yourself, and know there is a crazy Mama of little girls in Mississippi thinking of you and praying for you!!

Sincerely,
Shannon Willcutt

Carrie said...

It's so funny reading your post - about how you say to your husband "we're having a baby!" I used to say that to Jimmy all the time too - and now it has changed to "she really is ours!" it never really seems real!! I was late with Charley too and was induced - so if you have any questions about how everything goes. Just shoot me an email! My little one is almost 1 and I can't believe it! So enjoy her while she is still inside and when she is so tiny!! Good Luck!

Heather said...

My hubby wanted me to watch 24, too, but it is too intense for me! I want to relax while I watch shows! I am so moved by Amanda's post today. I am going to write a "Kristi letter!"
I was just like you before Connor...got a little stir crazy but enjoyed being home, being off, before things happened. It is a blessing! I will be praying for you tomorrow morning!

Jennifer said...

I'm really glad you are able to enjoy some down time before Harper gets here! I think it is so funny that your little ticker on the side says your baby is one day old!! They didn't get the memo that Harper was staying in a little longer!!

Did you see that Allison Sweeney had her baby last night on Harper's due date? I saw it on Yahoo today!!

Jess :) said...

Thanks again for the update, Kelly! We all really appreciate it and that way we can all stop e-mailing and checking/asking!! :)

Okay, Bachelor...I picked Melissa from the very first night and told my friends that she would be going to the end. Jillian is also creeping up there into the top b/c she's not such a crazy/catty girl. Well, so far she isn't. It's so sad how some of those girls got a rose on Monday night. What in the world?!? If I was choosing...I would have to say, "Well, Chris, I know I'm supposed to give out 12 roses, but I only want to give out 9...or whatever!" Oh well...maybe next time ABC calls and asks me to be on the show, I'll say "yes." ;)

I'll keep praying!

Love,
Jess :)

P.S. I added you to Facebook, well requested to "Add as Friend" but I'm not sure if you will know who it is. So, I thought I'd just let you know here, as well!!

Lea Liz said...

Hello!! I am a luker and I may have posted once before but I love your blog!! I have kept up with it throughout your pregnancy and I can't wait for you to be a mother, you will be amazing!! I jsut had my little boy and motherhood is so much more than you can even imagine. I love how you aren't rushing things and are enojoying having Harper in your belly because you WILL miss it. I was so ready to get it over with (especially because of the nasty rash I had) but now I miss him being in my belly and I never thought I would. Motherhood is so amazing and so was the whole birthing process... I can't wait to do it again, God is soooo good!!!!!!!!!! I am just so happy for you.. Good luck!! I hope you get an induction date tomororw at the doctor!!!!! God Bless you!!

Pam said...

Kelly, I have another family for you to pray for. I went to high school with the dad. His wife died of cancer last Thursday. They have 3 girls.

The Garners said...

It's funny that your babynamey.com sign says "your baby is 1 day old" and she's still not here yet!

I'll be anxious to hear what your doctor says tomorrow! I have an appt. in the morning, too. I think I have to get my 7th Rhogam shot--I'm not nearly as afraid of shots as I used to be after all those! I loved being induced--I sure hope they'll let me go that route one more time--I'm not a big fan of surprises! I'd much rather check in calmly as you said, know that Lane can be there, etc. (I have this fear he'll be in a test and not be able to answer his cell phone this time!)

I can't believe you don't like 24! We laughed when the FBI agent gave Jack permission to do whatever needed to be done (as if he needed permission) and he hopped up and grabbed a ballpoint pen off of the coffee table as his weapon...how can you not like a guy like that!? :)

kate said...

I was 5 days late and when I arrived I took 10 lbs, 14 oz off of my sweet Mother from the start...I was cooked and then some. They (who's they?) say the brain needs that 40th week (reports just released last week)...so Harper wil be just as smart as she can be! :)

I loooove Jillian! Melissa, the one you like, went to OU! Boomer! Sooner! If Jillian is not it...I think she'll be the next bachelorette.

going to dinner with my ladies group - we will all be praying for you before we dine tonight~! loves, kate

SAS said...

Did you notice your name badge says that she is 1 year old? Don't they have something for overdue moms?? LOL!

annalee said...

oooh, you are making the most of these days! as i know you will continue to do when you are making the most of your days holding sweet harper!

The Bost Family said...

Enjoy the little time you have by yourself because once she is out you can't put her back! ( You will want to at least one time) I am thinking of you and your family and am so excited to see when Harper decides to make her debut....or will she be evicted!
Mary

Lauren said...

I am SO excited for you... and Scott... and Dawson! :) Can't wait to see how your appt. goes... Praying for that induction on Thursday.

I like Melissa and Jillian. If either one of them win I will be happy! So excited for Idol tonight! Woo-hoo!

Kristin said...

My computer was taking forever to load your page and I thought I was going to have a heart attack waiting to find out whether or not it was "time"! LOL

Lana said...

Hello! Thanks for the update! I know so many people are checking in! I hope and pray that everything goes well at the doctor tomorrow and that you'll get to be induced in the next couple of days!

I love Melissa, too on The Bachelor! She's definately one of my favorites!

24 is really good, but there is so much background information to know! I had to go back and watch previous seasons to understand what was happening but I am hooked now!

sara said...

i so hear you as i was there last week but was threatened with induction and didn't want to but then baby came at night . My best piece of advice is to rest. Gravity does help but rest in Him Jesus. All in His timing not ours I know hard. Just had a baby last week a girl

petrii said...

What an exciting time for the both of you. Can't wait to see that darlin' Harper!!

Have a Blessed evening,
Dawn

Jacquie said...

I had to let something go on the DVR last night. So, I didn't watch "The Bachelor".

I worried about you last night when Angie was tweeting her friend's birth and how FAST that went. That is NOT normal! Most women are begging for labor to go faster. I was always telling the nurses... "you need to check me again, I think I'm about to have "it"." And I'd be like 2cm!!!! Ha!

duchess said...

Glad you're still hangin' in there. 11 years ago, my Brayden was due on 11/15.....water broke on 11/28& he was born on 11/29.
Enjoy every minute of getting Harper here.

Alexandra's Mommy said...

Ok so I feel like we are so a like! I am in love with tv and reality tv at that! Tonight I am too sitting with my husband watching American Idol and Biggest Looser! Well they are on the tivo anyways!! Right now the hubby and I are watching 24! We LOVE this show! I love Jack :)!!!

Thinking of you tonight! Hoping you get to enjoy your shows!! :)

Hope Harper stays in for a tiny bit longer but that we can maybe see her sweet little face before the weekend!!

Katie said...

i'm getting so excited!
Melissa is by far my fave too!! I am a reality TV junkie too!

Heather said...

oh I'm with ya on Melissa, such a beautiful girl and great personality, I loved watching her try out for the DCB cheerleaders on CMT!! Good luck this week and can't wait to see pictures of your baby girl. Praying in TX!! BTW, you look great! No hips or rear, just a cute little belly! What blessings!!!

Anonymous said...

Kelly,

Thinking of you and checking for updates here a zillion times a day. Take care, rest while you can. I am praying for a smooth delivery! Can't wait to "meet" your beautiful daughter! What a heavenly gift she is! :) :)

xo,

Shannon

Julee Turner said...

Hey Kelly! Thanks for the comments and for the wonderful compliments about our wedding day! You are so sweet!
I am right with you on all your tv shows you watch! I am watching AI right now and I have the bachelor to watch from last night. I love when all the shows start back up! I think I watch like 20 shows. My dvr works extra time to keep up.
I am so ready for Harper to arrive. I was worried about you today because I was busy at work and didn't have time to check the blog! I figured Jennifer would have texted me if something big happened.
All of us NWA bloggers should get together soon. That way we can all meet each other and all the babies can meet to! :)
Have a wonderful evening on the couch and I cant wait to to hear what your doctor says tomorrow!

creative gal said...

Enjoy your time!! Congrats on a new baby!!

(or Mom!) said...

I love that you're feeling so much peace before Harper's arrival. Seeing and holding her the first time is going to be the most AWESOME experience of your life. We use that word way too much these days, but really...IT...IS...AWESOME! I'm anxiously awaiting the news of her arrival.

Jenna said...

I am so glad you are soaking it all up, sweet girl!! She will be here at the perfect time, and then you'll be saying to Scott, "WE HAVE A BABY!"

YAY!!!

Praying for you, my friend!

Jordan said...

I like Melissa too! She seems so down to earth. I kind of like Shannon also even though she's a little stalkerish! LOL

Scherr Family said...

You are such a patient girl! I can't wait to check in tomorrow. I loved Melissa too. Some of the other girls didn't seem normal. And Idol of course is hilarious.

Melissa said...

You're the best, about to deliver and still responded to my question.

Praying for you sweet little one. You have the most entertaining blog, thanks for sharing your life with everyone!

Fran said...

Praying for you Kelly. That darling Harper is just messin' with ya already!

Ya never know...I felt just fine and then went to bed and then BAM!
It started. ;)

Hugs,
Fran

Sarah said...

Could Brayden be another potential boyfriend for our little Miss Harper? Harper and Brayden...sounds cute to me!

Erin said...

Glad you are getting some rest. I know exactally how you are feeling...was there just 2 short months ago. I am so excited for you. Just remember God's timing is perfect! I'm praying for you and sweet Harper.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Thanks so much for keeping us posted. We are all so excited to wait for Harper's arrival!!! She will be here in God's perfect timing. I pray that you get a good report from the doctor on Wednesday and that he will decide to induce you.
Pregnancy and the birth of my 2 girls was the most amazing time in my life. If I had a time that I wanted to re-live in my life, it would be my 2 pregnancies and deliveries. They were both amazing!!! Being a mother is pretty awesome too.
By the way, I am the Mom to Adventures of a Southern Newlywed and also Sweet, Sassy & Always Classy! If you are bored tomorrow, look at SS&AC's blog and see her adorable college apartment. I helped her get it all straight this weekend. Just think, one day you will be doing that with Harper!
One piece of advice before she comes; savor EVERY single minute of your time with your precious Harper. The time goes by so FAST. You will blink your eye that first year and she will be 1 before you know it. Praying for your whole family. Love & blessings!

TriciaNae said...

Still no baby!?! I'm praying for you girl...can not wait to see a SHE'S HERE!!! post!

Oh...and I'm totally with you on Melissa (the Bachelor). I actually posted about it last week!!

Melissa said...

Can't wait to hear what the doctor says about Harper's arrival!!

I have Melissa as my top pick on The Bachelor as well! She reminds me of the last girl standing a few seasons back, the one with DeAnna. Remember? The girl who was the cheerleader?

Amanda (McNeely) Vestal said...

Still praying for you. You are the talk of the church--everyone is waiting for Miss Harper to arrive!

I just clicked over to your dad's blog and I LOVE your changing table. Your dad is so talented.

And I totally agree on Melissa for winning the Bachelor. Brad doesn't agree. This is his first season to watch and he is hooked. :)

Julia said...

I am totally with you on the 24 thing...I tried to watch one episode last week, but just couldn't get into it. I can't wait until LOST comes on next week! I hope you had a restful evening, and I'll be praying for your appointment in the morning. I have one tomorrow a.m. as well, to discuss the c-section. YIKES!

Karah said...

Hey Kelly! I love the bachelor as well. I have watched it from the very beginning. I also like Melissa, I watched her on Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Squad and loved her then too. She does seem so sweet and down to earth. We are all waiting anxiously to see those first pictures of Harper. You wouldn't believe all my family that reads your blog. You are such an amazing woman and what a miracle baby you have inside. Take care these last few days and enjoy the quite time. : )

The Shabby Princess said...

So glad that you've had this time to relax and enjoy before Harper comes. A friend of mine had her baby a week late, and she worked the day until she was induced!! So excited for you and Scott!

PS. Where did you find Harper's bedding? Gosh, it's soooooo cute!!

rachel said...

Come on Harper!! How in the world are you going to decide what fabulous outfit to dress her in first? ;)

Hailey said...

I like Melissa too!
The hubs and I started liking her last night. She is our fav.

YOUR HAVING A BABY!!! YAYYYY!!!

Keep us updated!

Kayla said...

Aww, I just love that second to last sentence!!! So cute! I know this doesn't compare at all, but I've been saying to Kale "2 1/2 years!!" for a while now...and one day "We're getting married" and some day "You're my husband! and I'm your wife!!!" and someday-not anytime soon- "WE ARE HAVING A BABY!!!!" Just amazing :)

She'll be here soooo soon!!! YAY!

Meg said...

Kelly,

Holy smokes, I am just so thrilled for Harper's arrival (as I'm sure you are, too)!! This little girl is SO loved by you Scott, your families, your friends, and her entire internet fan club!! I have been praying for you daily and will continue to after she is born.

May God's blessings continue to pour down on you.

Love,
Meghann

Robyn Beele said...

Can't wait to see pictures of Harper!!

Melissa said...

Kelly,

I was praying for you last night that you would make it until Thursday!!! I cannot wait for the next update. I love the Hills as well, I knew I liked you! HA!

Hugs,
Melissa

Laura Ann said...

Lifting you up in prayer today. I am certain you will get the green light today when you go to the Dr. and little Harper will be here very soon.

Oh, just wait....your statement will change to "can you believe we have a baby". I still say that to Curtis all the time and Emma will be 19 months old tomm. It is amazing.

I sent your package off today. Sorry it has taken me so long.

Will continue to pray for you and a wonderful delivery.

I can not wait to see little Harper!

Madison Girl said...

Good Luck with Harper coming!! That is so exciting! I want Jillian to win!!!

Amanda said...

Thanks, Kelly! You had me cracking up about Melissa getting stuff monogrammed for Ty. I like her too from the old days of the DCC Making the Team. I resolved not to watch that show while I was pregnant. Wouldn't be so great for my self esteem.

Lauren Kelly said...

Awwww, Kelly, I was soooo hoping today would be the day!!!! I can’t wait to hear what comes out of the doctor’s appointment. Praying for you and love ya girl!!!

Stephanie said...

Just watched The Bachelor today. I too love me some Melissa. I liked her on DCC Making the Team on CMT. I was excited to see her on here because she seems like such a sweet girl!

I am praying and thinking of you during your "waiting time". I know it is hard, but enjoy your "you time". Put those feet up, watch your shows, and relax.

Harper will be here very soon! I know you can't wait to hold her, and we can't wait to see her lovely little baby face.

Elizabeth said...

I have been so excited about 2009 TV, especially The Bacehlor, American Idol and The Biggest Loser! Melissa is by far my fav on the bachelor and I completely agree with your comment on being friends with her. She is so cute! :)

Julie said...

I am crushed you didn't like 24!!! Just crushed. It is one of our favorite shows.

I completely forgot about Biggest Looser last night. We watched AI instead.

GET THAT BABY HERE!!!!

Vonda Axe said...

Kelly, I have to crack up every night to tell Jeremy that we are having a baby. He usually responds, ya think. You always get such good deals, and that dress off of e-bay is no exception.I believe your Dr. will say you are ready to have Harper and you will be sent to the hospital after your appt. I do not think it is possible for Harper to be born ugly. Can't wait for more updates.

jodi said...

Kelly - I have no idea how I found your blog, but I am on pins and needles waiting for the arrival of your beautiful little Harper (love the name, BTW)! Praying for you!

PoisonIvy068 said...

im glad that harper is all safe and nestled and healthy in your womb but i must say kelly..im getting a little anxious...i check everyday and hope to see.."SHE'S HERE!!" But God bless you and I hope you get some good news from the dr.

Traci said...

My gosh- you get so many messages- I don't even know if you will read this! :) I have been baby watching with you and everyone else and I don't even know you. I met Leigh Ann over blog-world and I also just moved to NWA. I just wanted you to know that I will be praying for you and Harper and your hubby, of course! Just know that your life will never be the same. I am really excited for y'all! :)

Julie said...

Praying for you & hoping baby Harper gets here soon!!! LOVE the name!!! :)