Wednesday, January 28, 2009

O HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR THE PICC LINE.........................Our prayers were answered above and beyond once again. Harper doesn't even need a PICC line!!!!! We got here this morning and the doctor had to do one test on her and then he said we could take her completely off the respirator and start feeding today!!!!! PRAISE MY JESUS!!!! The nurses were cheering - I was crying - it was just a great day! We didn't expect this for several more days!

(Get ready for a long stream of pictures from our wonderful day!)

Could I smile ANY bigger?????
They gave her a little dog that looked like Dawson and she loved it!
Daddy's little girl
They warned us she might not want to eat. Bigger babies who have been through what she has been through normally don't take to eating. NOT our girl - she's a Stamps. She gulped down her first bottle and was looking for more. So we gave her a 2nd one and that was gone in minutes!
We had a fan club! Our nurses are SO great! I'm going to miss them when we leave.
Harper just STARED at her daddy.
Daddy fed bottle #2
Somebody loves her flower head band
She's already such a happy, content baby.
I've changed a few diapers today
We've got a good eater on our hands!


We call her our "chunky monkey" and we just ADORE her!
She had her 2nd feeding at 5 and we are waiting to feed her again at 8. Tomorrow we start nursing!!!!

I prayed for this child and God has given me what I asked of Him
I Samuel 1:27

We recieved so many cards and wonderful packages and gifts today. If you have sent us something to the hospital - we are getting it! I'm working on thank yous but I want you to know we are SO appreciative of every thought and gift! The love we have been shown by the body of Christ is overwhelming!!!

P.S. I just wanted to say that I have not forgotten the prayer blog. I have been very distracted the last two weeks but I will begin updating again soon. Most likely when I get home - which we are thinking could possibly be the FIRST HALF of next week (if things continue so well!) Oh we can't wait to take Harper home!!!!!!!

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Linda said...

She is gorgeous! Praise the Lord you were able to hold and feed her. I am so glad she is getting better each day. I pray nursing goes well tomorrow.
Blessings,
Linda

StephieAnne said...

This blogger from Oregon is rejoicing along with you. PRAISE THE LORD! And, oh, how beautiful sweet Harper is!

bookishly reviews said...

oh what a great day!! she is just so beautiful kelly. that smile is so precious! praying that you all will get to go home early next week! God is so amazing!!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness!! the is adorable...I loved ALL the pictures. Congratulations!! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Praise God! He hears our prayers and answers! She is just so precious and absolutely beautiful!

Mandy said...

How wonderful! She is GORGEOUS. I love those pictures and you have me in tears! What a wonderful answer to all of the prayers! I know you will sleep well tonight!!

Melanie said...

Such WONDERFUL, beautiful news! I praise God along with you & am so happy for you all! Harper is a chunky monkey for sure and SOOOOO precious. Praying that she will be home in her sweet room very soon!

Michelle said...

She is so beautiful! I love her pretty flower bow, I think she likes it too! Praise God for the many blessing!! Take care!

Monica said...

Praise the good Lord! Harper is just precious.

Katie said...

How cute it she! I love being able to finally see her sweet face. And she is totally rockin' the flower head bands.

I also love the pic of you holding her with the nurses looking on in adoration.

Rejoicing with you and your wonderful news!

Katie in Houston

Her Preppiness said...

Such a blessing. What a great day!!!

Am said...

My eyes welled with tears seeing you hold your precious Harper.

Pigtails & Pearls said...

Kelly~
She is beautiful! I mean so beautiful!

Sandel said...

God is soo good! She is just perfectly beautiful. We will continue to pray for her continued good health.

I'm Kelli. said...

I'm so excited for you, Kelly! She's TOO cute!!!! I'm LOVING that headband! Wonderful news! and I can't WAIT for you to take her home!!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU!

Always Organizing said...

So wonderful! I am so happy for your family. Best, AO

Robyn said...

Oh my Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!I am so happy for you. She is gorgeous....thanks for sharing all the pics! Praises :)

Beth said...

I've only known of you for a couple of weeks but your good news has moved me to my soul. Bless you all ... BTW, she is beautiful. And so bright eyed!!!!

Leslie said...

This is such wonderful news. I can't imagine how happy you and Scott are feeling today!

Amanda May said...

Praise God...He is SO good!!
And Harper is ADORABLE! :)

Meredith said...

She is SO beautiful!! She looks like you. I am so excited to hear this wonderful news we've all been praying for in blog land. PTL!!

Andrew & Katie said...

I'm so glad everything is going well! Harper is so beautiful and It's so good to see you holding and feeding her!

Stephanie said...

Look how precious she is with that big flower!!! I almost couldn't see it cause my eyes were filled with tears of joy!

Frazzled said...

Praise my Jesus!! What a glorious day it is! The look on your faces is just priceless. May God continue to bless the three of you. He is doing a mighty work through this precious child!

Suzanne said...

SHe is so beautiful!!! I'm so happy and thankful that she is doing better. It's great to see you guys holding her!!

Always a Southern Girl said...

What a BLESSING. Our God is so good. Praise Jesus that Baby Harper is doing so well. I came upon your blog by accident from another blog I follow. I have been following you since the birth. What awesome Faith you have. My faith has been renewed as well. I am keeping the prayers flowing in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

MOMMY2VIN,
Kelly and Scott,
Praise God!! We are saying a big AMEN here in Syracuse! The prayers of many have been answered! God is sooooo good! What a wonderful day for you, Scott and Harper! She is beautiful and looks so happy despite everything she has been through! I LOVE YOUR SMILE too!!! We are praying you can go home soon and are so thankful for the miracles that God has done!
Danielle

Anonymous said...

PRAISE, PRAISE! Yay! I am so excited. Look at what God can do! So amazing. She is ADORABLE and looks so great with you and Scott. I pray nursing will go well tomorrow! Andie in NC

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Harper is just too cute! I love all of the pictures but the flower headband is my favorite! God is GOOD!!!!

Heather said...

What incredible news, an amazing blessing!

Allison said...

I am overwhelmed with joy for all of you. God is so good. What a testimony of God's faithfulness in answering prayers. Seeing you hold your baby girl was the best part of my day!!

Denise said...

Thank you Father! What an absolutely beautiful baby! Sweet blessings on all of you!

Katie said...

YEA!!!!!!!!

She is SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

I am so completely thrilled that she is off the vent and getting so much closer to going home. Praise Him!! I'm so glad she is eating good! I'll be praying that the nursing goes well, too!

Happy, happy, happy day!!!

Lauren said...

What wonderful news! I am so glad to see you all so happy and smiling! I can't wait for the next good update.

Kathy said...

wow, wow, wow!!!! Praise God! How sweet are those pics with you and your hubby just smiling from ear to ear! (ps. my babies were both chunky monkeys too and we love them that way!) =)

Love, Kathy

Brooke said...

wow!! what a blessing!!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Look at those pictures!!! I am thrilled for you all!!! Such a blessing to hold and feed your beautiful Harper! Congrats!

simplyafarmerswife said...

North Carolina is jumping up and down with tears rolling down her face!!!!

Praise the Lord!!!! We are so happy to hear that Harper is doing well and what great pictures of her with her mommy and daddy. Just where she belongs.

Love the hats!!!

kmc said...

Kelly I found your blog the day Harper was born and I cannot believe all you have been through. I am so happy that she is doing so well and seeing you hold her today was so exciting. I felt like I was holding my baby for the first time all over again. Many, many happy blessings and prayers for you all. What a beautiful girl and a beautiful mommy, and a blessed family. Congratulations!

Laura Ann said...

Look at her...she is perfect! Oh I bet you and Scott were the happiest 2 people on the face of the earth today. I am so happy for both of you. Praying ya'll get to go home soon.

Newlywed Next Door said...

You looks so strong, beautiful, and healthy! I am so happy for the whole Stamps family! I've been sharing Harper's story with my friends and talking about the power of prayer. God is so good!

Maranda said...

Yay Yay Yay!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy to hear the wonderful news today. Stay in Tulsa till all the ice in NWA goes away!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I am so glad for you! You are on the downhill slope! God is so good!

Mandy Gramkow said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good Job Jesus!

Brittany said...

Praise God! He answers prayer! Harper is beautiful! Just precious.

theoneaboutus said...

I am so so happy for you :) She is absolutely beautiful!! I'm so glad she didn't need a PICC and that she's eating well, that's wonderful! I was a NICU dietitian in my pre-mom life and that is not the norm at all.
What a sweet girl! No more edema, huh?

Michelle said...

I have just been CRYING while I sit here and read what a wonderful day you are having....tears of joy for you. She is going to be such a diva - she already love the flower headband. How fun was that!

Kelli said...

Look at Miss Harper being held by her parents. How sweet. She is a figher and protected by a wonder God! You're still in my prayers.

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

She looks like mommy! :)

Brett & Patti said...

What a miracle!! I was brought to tears to see you holding and feeding her. God is so good! She has great eye contact for such a little one. Looking forward to seeing you take your "chunky monkey" home!!

Melanie said...

Once again, I have to read your updates through the tears that are in my eyes! I am so happy for you guys, and I'm SOOOO glad Harper is doing so well! She is an absolutely gorgeous little girl and such a blessing from God.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm sitting here crying happy tears for you guys.

Harper is absolutely beautiful...and I am so thankful for her appetite!

I'm just so happy for her progress and that you're hearing words like "home" and "soon". YAY!

crittyjoy said...

The best news I have had all week! God ROCKS!

Your sweet Harper is so beautiful. And I have never seen two happier parents!

Yay!

Tracy's Porch said...

I got tears in my eyes when I logged on and saw you holding her. I know that was the most wonderful feeling in the world.

She is beyond precious!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I can't hardly type for crying tears of JOY!!!!!! I have waited to see you and Scott holding Harper. She is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!
I love the way she looks right at you when you are holding her. She knows who her precious Mom and Dad are. God is so good. So many prayers have been answered on Harper's behalf. What a blessing she is to you and to all of us who feel like she is "our little angel" too. Thanks for sharing her story with all of us who are your blog friends. Love & blessings from NC!

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Nicolle said...

I am so happy for you!!! This post and these pictures made me cry. Your news today is awesome!! :)

emily said...

WOW! She is just beautiful. I am sitting here in awe at the blessing and beauty that has come from the ashes of fear and sickness. Only a Redeemer King could do that.

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, kelly, she is gorgeous!!!! I can't believe how great she looks after this week she's been through. I LOVE the flower headband and she looks amazing. I can't believe she is in your arms! God is so good. We will keep praying and hope you get home soon! Stay warm and congrats.
sara

Julee Turner said...

PRAISE THE LORD ABOVE!!!!! I can't stop smiling looking at these pictures!!! I am so happy!!!! She is absolutely stunning with her big headband bow on! I will be praying for the nursing to go well. Hopefully since she liked her bottle she will be ok. Thanks for all the pictures! They have made my night!

Lea Ann said...

This is AWESOME!!!!! You and Scott look so happy! Our God is an awesome God...She is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! I was getting worried since there was no updates, this news is just AMAZING! Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Yay !!! Harper is just precious and that flower headband has got to be my favorite. I can only imagine that you and Scott are gonna be glowing all night long. GOD IS GOOD.... HE IS GOOD ALL THE TIME. Thanks for sharing all the pictures, Kendall (Austin,Texas)

BMB-The Mom said...

AMAZING! God is so good! I am jumping up and down and my husband is wondering what the heck I'm doing! I think this is my first comment on your blog but believe me I've been praying away for you guys all along! AMAZING!

Kate said...

Oh Kelly!! I have stalked your site all day looking for an update and it was well worth the wait. She is just BEAUTIFUL!!! The picture of her looking at her Daddy is priceless! I know you are beyong thrilled!!! God is SO good!!!

Sherry said...

God continues to come through! She is so beautiful. I know you are so anxious to get home and start your new life with your little sweetheart. We God's continued touch, it won't be long!

Jill said...

what a GREAT day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy for all of you, and am thanking God for He is GOOD!

she just looks like a living doll in her headband.

good luck tomorrow with the nursing...hoping it is a smooth transition.

Hailey said...

YAY Harper!
You are beautiful!

Fran said...

Oh my word Kelly! I can hardly see the keys on the keyboard. I'm just in such awe of God. Why should I be?? He is God and He is just blowing me away!!! You are grinning from ear to ear and she is truly just beautiful. I love her sweet face.

Always praying. Glory to God for the great things He does!!
I love ya,
Fran

Tasha said...

Tears are just flowing down my face! She is so beautiful!!!! Praise God for all he has done!!!!

Abbie said...

How amazing!!! I am so happy for you, your husband and that beautiful baby Harper! God truly works in wonderous ways!

Reflecting the Sparks said...

God is good! He is awesome. I have so waited on the day to see you and Scott holding your precious little one. God is amazing. Thank you so much for allowing me to watch along with so many others to observe God's miracles one after another in Harper's life. Praise you JESUS!

The Adams Family said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and have been praying extra hard for Harper the past few days. I have been checking your site all day to see if it was updated and was THRILLED about today's news!!! She is gorgeous! I am so happy for you and your family!

~Julie~

ReadyAim said...

Harper Unplugged! I LOVE IT!

Gosh, she is a cutie and you would never know what she's been through by looking at her. The joy on mommy and daddy's faces is priceless too.

Praising God for Harper's healing.

Jennifer said...

Kelly,
I was so happy to see this post. We have all been praying this day would come for you and Scott. PRAISE GOD!!! And Harper, she is just so precious. She looks absolutely adorable in her flower headband! Too cute.

God Bless you and your family,
~jennifer from NC (Charlotte)

Robin said...

I have tears in my eyes! Harper is adorable! She looked so tiny in her Daddy's arms and the pictures of you holding her are just precious! I'm on "cuteness" overload and I love it! Many, many blessings to you!

clkocher said...

Oh Kelly! I just gasped out loud when I saw the picture of you holding her!!1 Praise God!!!

She is so beautiful!!!!

taralynn819 said...

These are the photos we've been waiting for! And you've been longing to experience! Bond away!!!

Kelly said...

Oh Kelly I am SO glad to see that prayers are being answered and Harper is doing soooo good. I am truly amazed by your story and the ways that it has brought so many people closer to the Lord. What a special purpose he had planned for you. It is so awesome when God can use us for His glory! Harper is such a special baby girl! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Kelli said...

She is absolutely gorgeous Kelly! I cried reading the update tonight, tears of joy!

I can't wait to see pictures of her at HOME!

Melissa said...

God is Amazing. I was so excited when I opened and saw her so happy! She is truly a miracle and I am so glad that she is getting better every day!

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous girl you have on your hands! And oh praise the good Lord for this wonderful day. You look like you're on cloud nine holding your precious girl - yeah!!!!

Sonya said...

I am so excited to see you holding her! She is so gorgeous! What beautiful eyes she has! I'm praying that she keeps eating, nursing goes well, and that all of you are on your way home very soon!

Jenna said...

Kelly! You never fail to put tears in my eyes! Harper is GORGEOUS and I lvoe4 how excited you were to be holding your baby girl! And Harper looking at her Daddy... it just melts my heart! Praise God that Harper did not need that PICC line. I bet you are so thrilled to be nursing her tomorrow...I'm excited for you!
I'm still praying in Florida
Jenna

Thomas said...

Oh Kelly, She is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! She seems like she is going to be the sweetest baby ever! We are rejoicing with you and thanking Jesus. God is good.
Cora

Soni Henry said...

Praise Jesus! Thank you for hearing our prayers.... Kelly and Scott what a beautiful baby girl. And what a great day. Lifting you in prayer.

Jenny.Lee said...

She is so so beautiful! God truly is a God of miracles!

mommy4life said...

Congratulations. God is sooooo good! He is always faithful....

Terri and Bob said...

I have been following your story from the time that Harper was born. I am now so intrigued that I am sure I will feel like an aunt soon! She is so adorable and such a fighter!

Longmeadow Mama said...

What a miracle! And your strength and faith through all of this has been beyond inspiring. Thank you for how you've touched my life.
Harper is beautiful. I love the pictures of her smiling!
Continued love and prayers,
Another Kelli! (whose life verse happens to be Eph 3:20!)

Brittany scraper_b@yahoo.com said...

You don't know me but I have posted a couple of times since you had Harper. Just wanted to say that I don't think I have ever been so happy for someone I don't know as I am for you guys. You truly are a blessed family, and a wonderful example on how to have faith and keep standing on it in the time of trouble. You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful baby then Harper is. Thank you for not letting your faith be hindered. Still praying for you all!

Brittany in Indiana

Chris said...

Oh my! Those pictures of her staring at her Daddy are absolutely priceless. She looks so alert and content! What a blessing!
- Chris

ally said...

You have me in tears from all your sweet photos of your Harper! How wonderful to be able to hold her & feed her!

Beki said...

Harper is beautiful!! So happy for ya'll that she is doing so well! Praise be to God!!
(and no I don't think you could have smiled any bigger-such a happy time!!)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness she is so beautiful. I couldn't stop smiling while I was looking at the pictures. Love the ones where it looks like she is smiling. She is so happy to see her mommy and daddy. I know you both must be over the moon right now. I hope things continue to go well and she gets to go home home next week. Keeping you in my prayers. Stephanie in VA

Amanda said...

Praise God!!! This is your best post ever!!! Wow, no PICC line AND she's eating well. That's just such a miracle! Your daughter is so beautiful and so alert! she doesn't look ANYTHING like a baby who wasn't supposed to make it through the night just a week earlier. Oh my, I can't get over how great she looks! !!! Good luck nursing. I hope the hospital has a great lactation consultant to work with you. So proud of you for pumping during this difficult time. That's a lot of hard work, but you did it Mommy and your baby is thriving because of it. well, and a whole lot prayer :)

Cynthiaa said...

Praise God!!!

Jennifer said...

What wonderful news!!!! Praise God! We are still praying for a quick homecoming for you guys.

carol said...

OH MY!!!!!! Still crying, the pictures are absolutely georgous. I am soooo happy for you and Scott, grandparents, all the rest of the family. Praise The Lord!!!! Rest well all of you, sweet family of 3 :)

etta said...

What a beautiful daughter you have! You have such a blessed family. :)

Allison said...

She is absolutely adorable. I'm so glad she is doing so well! One of these days, you will back on these pictures, and this will seem like forever ago! Huge prayers and hugs!!

Jen said...

What a glorious sight to see her in 'yalls arms!!! God is soooo faithful!!!

Enjoy every sweet second!!!

Love and Prayer,
Jen

Candice said...

What an amazing miracle she is! She is so beautiful! I'm so excited for you to have gotten to hold and feed her. I'm still praying for all of you! Praise the Lord!

My name is Megan... said...

SHE IS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats on the wonderful news!! God is so good!! xoxo

Audrey said...

Kelly - Praise the Lord. I am so happy for you.

Audrey in Florida

MeganSloan said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you! She is so beautiful and I can't wait to see her in her own nursery and with all those cute baby clothes on. Glad to hear she's eating well and doing great!

Elyse Shirley said...

Crying tears of joy while praising God! Isn't it wonderful to hold and feed your own little baby?! Brings back so many memories of when I held my first born as she was in the NICU right after she was born. Harper is so pretty and happy! She is ready for life!
Much prayers that nursing goes well tomorrow
Elyse

Jacki said...

What a princess!!! Praise You Jesus!!!

jennifer said...

I have goosebumps looking at you holding her!! Thank the Lord for this day!! Still praying in Iowa!

Cindy said...

My jaw dropped when I went to your blog and saw you holding Harper! I'm so excited for you and your husband! What a little trooper and what a beautiful miracle Harper is!!!

Sharon said...

I had two students stop by after school today to see if there had been an update! They won't believe it when I show them the blog tomorrow. This has been such an awesome way to share Jesus with my students and they don't even realize I am doing it. I keep the blog up on my LCD projector so all my Child Development classes can read it each day.

Mary Avery said...

I about passed out when I saw that picture of her with no vent and you holding her!! I can't believe she was able to feed today!! How wonderful. When John Michael saw her picture he started waving away at her! They're going to be fast friends! We said, "Wave to Harper!" and he does! What a wonderful blessing.

Erin said...

I have tears in my eyes. Your family is giving so much hope and faith to many people. She gets prettier every day. Praise the Lord she didn't need the PICC line. You look so natural just holding her and feeding her. I know you are so excited. Hope tomorrow goes well.

Love,
Erin from Danville

Tate Family said...

Many goosebumps and tears of JOY! Praise Jesus!!!

Crazy About My Boys said...

Praise the Lord!! I got so excited when I read the title of your post. Then when I started reading it and looking at all of the wonderful pictures I got teary-eyed! What a wonderful day! Those pictures are priceless! I am so happy for you guys! Enjoy your baby girl and I will be praying the nursing goes well tomorrow!

wendy said...

I can't stop crying! She is so beautiful! I am so happy for you and your family! Hugs and prayers from Beaufort, South Carolina!
Love,
Wendy

Stephanie E said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! She is so pretty! We wont stop praying here in NH until she is home safe with you!

Love,
Stephanie and Dave Esposito

Sarah said...

Praise the Lord!!! Tears of joy are streaming down my face. It's so incredible not only to see her in your arms, but to see her eating from a bottle! Being a former NICU mommy, I know that is a HUGE step in getting to go home! I hope the nursing goes great tomorrow!
~Sarah

Heidi said...

What a difference a day makes!!! What an amazing day for you and your family. GO HARPER!! Wow, she looks awesome!

Kelley said...

She is beautiful! She looks so cute. I am so happy you got to hold and feed her. What a blessing today was.

Tammie F. said...

Have been praying since briefly after her birth when I saw the post on "Bring the Rain." I defy anyone to look at that beautiful, beautiful smiling baby and not break into a simply stupid grin. Her Mama's smile is pretty spectacular, too. What happy news at the end of a long day. God bless.

Julia said...

Kelly - what an awesome day!! These sweet photos brought tears to my eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it!!!I pray nursing goes well for you tomorrow.

THE GESSELLS said...

What a cute "chunky monkey" she is....that is what we call my baby girl too. Harper is just too precious. Thanks for sharing all the pictures. We continue to pray for little Harper and all those babies in the NICU.

Leanne said...

She is adorable! Praise God for all the progress. God is Good! Can't wait to see what you post tomorrow. Keep the pictures coming!

Nikki said...

We are rejoicing with you in Alabama! Harper is a Beauty! I'm so happy to see you and Scott so happy! God is so good!

Stacy Gibbs said...

Oh My Goodness! She is so adorable! She looks so much like you to me! :) Such a pretty girl! I'm so happy she is eating so well and I will pray tonight that nursing will go well! I'm sure she will do great! I can't say enough how beautiful and cute she is! I loved her reaction to the flower headband! So cute! I'm so glad ya'll had such a great day and I'm still praying!

~Stacy in Shreveport, LA

Jennifer said...

Oh Kelly! I just cried when I saw the pictures of your sweet baby! I have waited all day for an update! She is so beautiful! I cannot believe how alert and happy she looks. It has to be the precious flower headband!!:) It has been so amazing to pray for her and see those prayers answered! GOD IS GOOD! I can't wait for her to come home! I'm praying that nursing goes well tomorrow! Thank you for sharing these pictures!

Sue D said...

Thank you, Lord! I cried at the sight of you finally getting to hold your beautiful girl. How wonderful to see how she looks at you and her daddy, too. I will keep praying! Hope you can all go home early next week!

taralynn819 said...

Oh, and I just have to say how I LOVE her little rosy cheeks! Like little flowers!

♥charity said...

Praise the LORD...GOD is sooooooooooooooooooo GOOD!!! HARPER is BE-A-U-TIFUL!! She is a living testament to an awesome God who can and does answer the prayers of faithful people!!! I will continue to pray for her and your family!!!

Shal said...

She is so beautiful! Thank God for Harper! I am so happy for you all! I really see miracles happen! It's so wonderful!

Meredith said...

I am so happy for your family. What a blessing you received today. God has been with you through all of this. I can't tell you how often during the day I think about Harper and pray that she gets better. She is just beautiful! I am so thankful that you will get to experience all the joys of having a child. God Bless You!

Jessi said...

Kelly, what a sweet picture--a momma HOLDING her little princess--and Miss Harper is so very BEAUTIFUL! I just loved seeing those pics of her staring at her daddy and eating up a storm (and how exciting that everything is working just as it should and there is a need to change her diapers).

I'm so excited to read "home" and "next week"...can't wait to see how she loves her new living quarters.

Nancie said...

What an awesome praise report. The Lord has brought you and so many others through so much. Praise Him and all his mercy and grace.

Tammy said...

Kelly and Scott- I can just cry she is just so beautiful!!!! If I feel this way I can't even imagine how you all feel :) I am just sooo happy for you guys and I pray one day that I too will be able to have a child myself someday and I thank you for telling your story through this blog and allowing us a glimpse into your lives. Hugs and kisses to all of you!! Tam *ohio*

mittelmommy said...

Praise the Lord for another great day and that you got to hold her! I remember that being an extremely, overly exciting day! God is so good and I'm so glad to see all the glory going to Him! She's a cutie!
Chantae

Young Momma said...

Thank God!!! She's beautiful! I'm so happy for you all! :)

julie & joe said...

It's so wonderful to see you and Scott holding Harper! I am so glad she is improving so quickly now. The flower headband is beautiful on a beautiful baby girl. We are still praying for you. We have a little something but will wait to send it until you are home.

j3k said...

I am so happy for you and your family but most of all Harper! I have prayed the Rosary every night for you and your family. As I see these pictures tears are streaming down my face. I'm delighted with joy for you!!!

Hugs and Hearts

Marie

Candace said...

PRAISE GOD!!! PRAISE GOD!!! PRAISE GOD!!! Kelly, I am so happy, and literally am crying tears of joy for you! I remember the day that I first time that I held my precious Gracie after we were seperated in the hospital. I can feel your joy... and what precious pictures!!! Can't say it enough for you... Praise God!!

Michelle T. said...

God is so good! I found out about little Harper through a friend of mine on Facebook. I've never met you all before, but I am so anxious each day to see how little Harper is doing. I have two children of my own; a 3.5 yr old son and 6 mth old daughter.

I am so happy for you and your precious angel. She certainly is a gift from God! Blessings to you and your family.

Natalie said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!? Could she not be the cutest baby ever??!! It looks like she is trying to smile in that one picture - it's got to be the headband! SO ADORABLE!!

Kelly and Scott -- may the blessings continue to rain down on you. What a witness and testimony you are for everyone ... I am SO happy for you and pray that you all get to go home SOON!!!!

Love from Tampa,
Natalie

Sarah J. said...

Oh my goodness!! she is so beautiful! That fourth picture of her is just perfect! Praise the LORD! I can't imagine how wonderful today must have felt for you all.

SarahJ.

Anonymous said...

I cannot stop cying!!! I was SO happy to see her in yours and Scott's arms - I know this was an AWESOME day for both of you! Harper looks like a princess and I love her sweet face!
Lots of Love & Prayers!
Jennifer (Locust,NC)

Bethany said...

I just cried and cried tears of joy...she's beautiful, you are a beautiful family...thanks be to God!

Amber said...

This is such wonderful news! So happy for you guys. I just started following your blogs the day she was born, Love your writing. I know how you feel, my middle baby was born sick, with a lot of problems, but praise the lord he is 14 and very healthy now. Harper will be too! She is gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Hi this is a blog friend from PA. Oh my goodness praise God for he is good. Harper is so Beautiful! I love the pictures and I am so glad that everything is going so well!

With lots of Love and Prayers
Amanda

Aunt Jenn Creates said...

Oh Happy day indeed!!!! I cried tears of joy when I read your post. I am SO happy for you! She is SO beautiful! Glory be to God!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

I am so happy for you! She looks amazing! What a wonderful turn around. Enjoy every moment and I can't wait to see more adorable pictures!

Leigh Ann said...

She is so sweet,I bet she will be a great nurser! I've been waiting all day, I knew these would be precious shots! I can't imagine how you felt holding her and looking down at her. Well, I can imagine, but isn't it the sweetest thing on earth. I'm happy you are on a downhill slide of this trauma you guys have been through. I wish I could be there to give you my hugs and prayers in person, but for now, Happy Baby!

Joy said...

She is beautiful!! We are so glad that things are going so well!!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful daughter you have! She is such a cutie! What an amazing story sweet Harper has had since even before she was born. It takes my breath away to see what an AMAZING & WONDERFUL God we have! Constantly thinking & Praying for you and your family and all of the other NICU babies!
-Jessica

Karyn said...

I ran across this quote the other day and it made me think of your family: Faith is to beleive what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you beleive.
-St. Augustine
It is wonderful to hear Harper is doing so well.

Erica said...

I love the head band! Praise the Lord...that you are getting to feed your baby. How very excting!?!?! Continuing to pray for you, your family and your beautiful baby girl.

Anonymous said...

Well Praise the good Lord! I don't know you and ran across your blog accidentally. I am so glad I did. Your unwaivering faith has blessed me and caused me to realize how much I have to be thankful for. Your Harper is so beautiful. She is lucky to have Christian parents who believe in miracles!

Michelle said...

Kelly, I'm just flippin' out over here! I'm so excited that I can't even type! PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! PRAISE GOD! Could these pictures of Harper be any more cuter? She's already a pro at taking pictures (smilin' at the camera?), she knows that accessories make you feel better, and she loves her some food!Oh God bless that doll baby!

Ruthie said...

I told you I would be a blubbering mess on this day and I am! All I can say is "She's holding her, she's holding her... Thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus." I am overflowing with joy. These pictures are priceless and speak volumes! You can tell she is feeling so much better and that she ADORES her mommy and daddy! Her eyes simply sparkle. You and Scott look pleased as punch, as well you should. I just love her in that headband. Oh, I'm so excited!!! Sophia, my 4 y.o., is already in bed, but she is going to flip out when she sees these tomorrow! WOW - so overwhelmed for you all tonight!!! I'll be praying nursing goes really well. It could be frustrating at first, but stick with it and really commit it to prayer too! God cares for every detail, as well you know by now! Oh, just so thankful.

Ruthie :)

Anonymous said...

Praise God!! I have been praying for you guys since I heard about Harper. I was in your shoes about 15 months ago so I know what you have been going through. I am so happy for you guys and your miracle. she is gorgeous. love the bows.

whitney
south arkansas

Karyn said...

Hopefully Harper shall know how to spell believe!

||| laura frantz ||| said...

"when we leave...
Those words say it all. ALL glory and honor and praise be to the Father!

Ashlee said...

She's beautiful, Kelly! I'm so proud for y'all. I can't believe how fast everything is moving. That is great. God is good! I hope that we'll be able to get in touch with each other at some point -- I think about y'all all the time! You're still in my prayers!
ashlee
ashleemwood@gmail.com

jmwheels0 said...

I LOVE these pictures, they are SO cute, and I've been hoping to see them for a while. Bye.

clif, somer, vivian & bauer said...

there are no words, kelly...just tears of happiness!!! :)

The Russell Family said...

What a doll and what a specail fun day!! Still praying for you all!! Thank you for sharing your story with us!! God BLess!
Wendy

HisTreasuredPossession said...

Praise you Lord! I am beyond thrilled for you and the whole family. What an incredible marker in your faith walk! Raise that Ebeneezer, girl! Harper, you are loved beyond measure, not only by your Heavenly Father but hundreds of Thousand of people who've gotten to walk with your sweet mama and daddy in this journey. Precious girl, delight in Him for He's keeps Singing over you!! Rejoicing with you all!
rachel winn

Anonymous said...

This is such wonderful news! God is GREAT! I am so happy for you and your family!!

Heather in NC

Rachel said...

To God be the glory - great things He has done!

I'm tearing up over here in Texas. Blessings to all of you!

Jen said...

Praise God from whom all blessing flow!

Continuing to pray for you and your beautiful little girl!

Grace and peace,
Jen

Cari said...

I just got done today telling people that I just don't cry very much and how I wonder what's wrong with me...well happy tears are streaming down my face right now for you! She's so beautiful Kelly! I'm so hapy for you!!! Praise the Lord, for He is good!

Becky said...

I just started bawling when I saw the picture of you holding Harper. Was the joy in your heart not overwhelming! The picture of her looking at Scott is priceless!
It looks like to me she might have curly hair. Is anyone else thinking that?

I'm praying she will continue to get better and that you guys can get home early next week!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Yippee!!! So happy to see you holding your girl :)

Annette said...

OH HAPPY DAY!!!!!! MY GOODNESS SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I CAN'T GET OVER HOW ALERT SHE IS. SHE IS SO FOCUSED ON HER MOMMY AND DADDY!!!!!
PRAISE GOD!!!!

Leigh Ann said...

She is the most beautiful baby! I love all the pictures. It is so good to see you and Scott holding her. I love the way she is look at both of you. Precious!

Anonymous said...

Our God is GREAT!!!!!!!
Shonda
Oklahoma

Melissa Perkins said...

PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM!!!

I'm so happy for you and Scott and that little chunky monkey! She is adorable!

I'm sitting in the computer lab at school and really having to choke back the tears! This is great!

Elena said...

Kelly, I've been peeking in everyday but never commented because the comments are so many,I didnt want to add to the rest of them, but TODAY when I logged on I could not help it! she is the MOST Beautiful baby I have ever seen! She is very ready to be with you both. Her eyes are so locked unto you both. Praise the Lord!
"You shall worship the Lord your God, and I will bless your bread and your water: and I will take sickness away from among you" EXODUS 23:25
Kelly, I dancing with my son! and prasing the lord for your baby Harper!
The Warmest Wishes,
Elena From San Antonio, TX.

The Liebers said...

All i can say is Awesome, awesome, awesome!!

Jenn said...

Praise God! I've been praying every day for your sweet baby girl. I'm so glad she is improving every day and smiling from ear to ear right now! She is beautiful!

Tina said...

Oh sweet mercy, your precious baby girl is absolutely stunning.

Praise Jesus! Yay! Yay! Yay!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've shed a few tears reading this blog and looking at today's pictures. (And I've laughed out loud at the crazy headbands you're putting on her!). I'm so, so glad and grateful that she is doing well. She is beautiful and so are the looks of wonder on your faces as you're feeding her.

Laura said...

Praise God! What a wonderful post. Harper is beautiful and I couldn't be happier to go to your site and see you and your husband holding and feeding your precious child. May God continue to bless you all.

P.S. The second picture of her with her gorgeous headband looks like she is giving the peace sign, so sweet!

Laurie said...

This is your best blog post EVER! she is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Three under Three said...

I think she looks a lot like her momma!! I have been praying so much for your family. I can't be more happy for you.

Sarah said...

She's already smiling!!! She is absolutely gorgeous.
~from snowy Cincinnati

Juli said...

How awesome is He! Great and Mighty and wonderous in all that He does. She is such a beautiful little baby girl. I am so happy to see her doing so well, I've really been praying hard for her. Praise Jesus!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome day you all had today!! She is just beautiful! I know you were so happy to get your hands on her! God is so good all the time. I am so happy for you guys! I know you can't wait to bring that sweet baby girl home! Tell you mom and dad hello from us! Take care and by the hope I hope you are feeling better these days!!
Laura Colclasure

Anonymous said...

I checked last night and several times today, and I was SO hoping that the "delay" (I actually cannot believe you have ANY time to post :-) was because you two were holding that sweet baby! I got chills looking at those pics. We had a NICU scare with twins, and the pictures of precious Harper being held brought back memories!

What a beauty! I'm so thrilled for the whole Stamps family.

Praise the Lord for his goodness!

Cas said...

Yay! So glad she is doing well. What a beauty you have on your hands.

Beth said...

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! She is so alert and just looks content being in you and Scott's arms!!! :)

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

How wonderful that Harper is doing so well! She's beautiful, and the way she looks at the camera (or the person holding it) and smiling and obviously happy is just amazing. I'm sure this is such a joyful time for you, and I am rejoicing with you. God is faithful and good, and His love for His children is everlasting! Congratulations, Becky G.

Elaine said...

Praise the Lord. She is just precious.

chicks said...

I have been reading your blog for a while and have never commented. You have a precious little girl and I am so glad she is doing better! God is SO Good!!!

AKat said...

Kelli, I am praising the Lord with everyone else! Woohoo! Little Harper looks so...pink! Just going back a few days until today, she's just getting so much color and looking so healthy!
The pictures are incredible. She is PRECIOUS.
I know how excited and proud you guys must be!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Harper is so precious! She is beautiful. I think she looks like her mommy. Thank you for all the updates and allowing us to see Gods hand on this little ones life. It is priceless to see a miracle unfold. I am praying she nurses well and you get to be home soon!!

PreppyGirl said...

How precious! So good to see her happy and in your arms. Really puts the world in perspective. God bless you and your family. Thank you for sharing your story! It's truly inspiring.

Carrie said...

How amazing! Congrats and I'm so glad things are going well! God is good!

Gracie Beth said...

It brought tears to my eyes to see you and Scott finally getting to hold that beautiful baby! She is such a cutie and from the looks of it she has a sweet disposition too!

Sarah said...

~I've been waiting for so long to see a picture of you holding Harper! It almost made me cry tears of joy!!I can't wait to get married and have all my little girls in flowery dresses and headbands!

Our Family said...

She is so precious!!!! I am so thankful that Harper is doing well! It has been wonderful to pray each night for Harper with my two girls and then show them how God is answering their prayers with Harper's progress on your blog. Praise God for how many people have been touched by Harper in her short time on this earth.

Jess :) said...

Kelly,

Oh my goodness! I'm seriously going to start planning my trip to come see you guys!! I just can't get over how beautiful she is. By no means am I surprised ~ look at her mom and dad...I just can't even tell you how gorgeous I think she is. I love all of the pictures and could stare at them over and over!! In fact, I'm going to add them to my screensaver! :)

Awesome news and, YES, Praise the Lord 1 million times PLUS, for He is SO good!!! Love it, Love it, Love it!!! I just have chills and huge smiles!!

Love you so much and sending big hugs!!

Jess :)

P.S. Who would've known that today would already be the day that you could give her a great big hug and kiss from me!! Too special!!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog about 3 weeks ago. You are such an inspiration (and this is coming from a former LSU tiger) Love and many more prayers.

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