Friday, February 06, 2009

Big Girls Don't Cry

Harper is three weeks old today.

Scott's mom had this cute wreath made for us to hang when we brought Harper home (before she knew we would be going to the NICU) - so we hung it out today.
It's been a busy day - that sweet, happy baby who never cried, slept all the time, and didn't eat much? I'm not sure where she went. We woke up today (actually all of last night) with a baby who can't get enough food and screams bloody murder until she gets it. I feel like I've pretty much fed her non-stop all day. But when I get tired - I try to remember how thankful I am that she can scream and how thankful I am to be feeding her. It was only a few days ago when she had to fed through tubes and was not able to cry. Thank you God for a baby who just wants to eat!
We have been trying out all the baby stuff today - the swing, the bouncy seat, the pack and play. This was the only few minutes today that she slept.
I am so thankful that my mom is staying a few days with us to get us settled. She has been SOOOOOOOOO helpful. She went to wal-mart for us, cooked us this wonderful dinner, has helped me with Harper............we are so lucky to have her. Especially since she has been able to stay through all of this with Harper. We are lucky to have the support of all of our parents - we are thankful for them. And we know Harper loves them very much.

Harper and Dawson have not met yet. My dad is keeping him another week or so until we get settled in and then we'll bring him home. I'm glad - I need to get situated before I let the two of them meet. Besides, Dawson is loving the country life with his grandpa - we think he won't want to come home.

I better run check on baby............................................have a great weekend - love you all!


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Anonymous said...

So wonderful to see you all at home and doing well! Much love to you all!

Stacie
Los Angeles, CA

Amanda said...

I am so glad that things are going well! I've been wondering about you today! Hope you have a better night tonight! :-)

Annette said...

How sweet it is to have your little Harper home. Yes you will have lots of sleepless nights but I know you will enjoy every minute of it.

Beth in NC said...

The wreath is BEAUTIFUL -- not to compare with Harper though. I am so happy for you all. A crying hungry baby is a good thing. ;o)

Bless you!
Beth

JulieandRyan said...

I am so glad you are home with your baby girl! Enjoy your weekend :)

Sarah said...

Warms my heart to see you all at home :)realtri

Lil' Woman said...

I'm soo happy for you...it is a blessing I bet to finally have that precious girl home! :)

Donnetta said...

Big girls TOTALLY cry! There will definitely many days/nights of tears from both you AND her! Ahhh - the sweet life with a newborn. This too shall pass.

BTW - We just got out of the car from dinner where that song was on. I was still singing it when I opened my Dashboard and saw your blog title. Too funny!

StylishSuburban said...

So glad you all are getting settled into being home. Looks like Harper is enjoying all her fun baby stuff. Can't wait to see pictures of her in all her beautiful outfits, bows, and hats.

julie & joe said...

I'm glad that she likes the bouncy seat. The baby we fostered last summer hated the bouncy seat and the swing. I am so glad you are home. She is beautiful. An mothers are wonderful, aren't they. I have called my mom many times day and night when I needed help.

The Masseys said...

Yes, there will definitely be many a sleepless night, but you are right, it is absolutely something to be thankful for that she is HOME and eating so well. That's GREAT news.

The pictures of her in her home are wonderful. What great memories. And thank goodness for our moms who seem to know just what we need. :)

Glad to see you made it safely home. Hope tonight goes better!

Melissa said...

that's awesome that you guys are home!! Enjoy every moment as much as you can. The time passes SO quickly :)

Jess :) said...

Oh, Kelly!! You are in great company with my sister right now. They just brought their little guy home last night and he screamed and wanted to eat ALL night long, as well! So, Heather hasn't had much sleep and is totally loving having my mom out there right now. If only Auntie Jess could be out there too...I'd be completely thrilled. Oh well, just 5 more days and I'll be holding and meeting my sweet little nephew, Jorgen!! He and Harper would make such a cute little pair!! Wish they lived closer! :)

P.S. I have something on my blog for you...so when you have a chance, feel free to pop over and take a look. Please don't feel like you have to pass it on, but I just wanted you to know how much you mean to me and when I received the award today...you were the 1st person I wanted to pass it on to. If you've already gotten it, I am super sorry!!

Okay, I'll stop typing and I'm so excited that I'm so close to the top of the comments. Well, I guess probably not anymore since I've typed a book!!

Love you lots,
Jess :)

P.S. Please tell Harper I love her, as well!!

becky said...

Congratulations! I know its hard the first couple of months. Its all a blur. If your exclusively breastfeeding it will feel like you are nursing every 30 minutes. Build up that supply, hang in there, it does get easier!

Its so great you have family to help out! It really helps alot! Oh, my daughter also has that brown/pink polka dot sleeper! so cute!

dabi said...

im so happy to know that you're already home with Harper. : ) what a beautiful wreath too! thank you for sharing and for being such an inspiration to many. God's ways are truly higher than ours. have a happy weekend! : )

love,
Debbie Lim

MeganSloan said...

There's a lot for her to get used to now that you're home. I'm sure she'll be just fine! Especially now that you're home, you and hubby will be calmer, which I'm sure Harper can feel. Have fun trying out everything!

taralous said...

Ahh Kelly so glad to see ya'll home and happy! Aren't moms the best?!! Yup thats a healthy growing baby girl ready to eat all the time! I won't forget I felt like that for about a good 2 weeks! They grow lots at the beginning and seem to eat constantly! Hang in there and she is just precious! Still in my prayers! Blessings!

Tonya Ingram said...

I am just so thrilled that she is home and showing you what "normal" is all about, lol, in a good way. Your mom is the best!!!

Lisa said...

So blessed to see you all at home and I am sure you are enjoying it tremendously. Enjoy having your Mom around as I am sure you will...definitely take advantage of that and rest up because soon it will be all you and your hubby and as great as it is....it is also very tiring.

Congrats once again on your little miracle. She is truly a beautiful little girl.

~ Lisa

Amanda said...

Congratulations! That all means she is PERFECTLY NORMAL! =)

You will survive, and laugh about these first few days often!

Courtney said...

I'm praying for you and Scott as you transition into parenthood. The sleepless nights can be tough, but they pass by way too soon. Enjoy every moment with your hungry little princess!
Praying that God will quiet her with His love tonight.

The Five Pennies said...

There is no place like home..everything looks so wonderful and Harper....what a beauty. Continued prayer for all of you as you settle into your NEW life. Thank god for MOMS..a big HI to yours. I am also a MOM to two grown boys and NANA to two girls and two boys with another boy due April 5th! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story and faith.

Anonymous said...

It is so funny how they change once they come home. As a mother of 4 the last 2 being twins I know how demanding they are and if you are anything like me you do exactly what they want. I am assuming you are nursing so she is probably building up your milk suppy. I remember nursing for at least an hour. Cherish these moments b/c you will never get them back. Kuddos to Nonny. My mom seems just like her. Cooking, cleaning, taking care of the baby while I caught a cat nap. Enjoy Kelly you deserve every moment. Let everyone wait on you and do nothing but hold and feed that precious Harper.

Laura

Robin said...

Mama, she is just a growing little girl! Perfectly normal! :) Just remember, she is in a new place and will have to get used to her new surroundings, sounds, smells, and sights. My Dear son also spent 3 weeks in the NICU and did the exact same thing! It got better about 5 years later...lol J/K!
Congratulations and I wish you all the best!

Robin@http://alabamaslackermama.blogspot.com/

Kelli said...

SO glad you are home. Now the fun times REALLY begin. Enjoy that sweet blessing.

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

So glad you are home and all is well, or getting there :-) My kids are 1.5 years and 3 years and every once in a while, I miss those every couple hour a night feedings. Once in a while. :-) Enjoy it for now.

Collier Chronicles said...

So glad to see you home!
Our stay was 19 days. What they don't always tell you is while in the NICU they get their days and nights mixed up. Eventually that sweet soul will settle into her routine and you will be able to get some rest.

Anonymous said...

Harper is beautiful and we are just so thankful that she is doing well and you are home. Praise be to God - His mercies are new every day. My husband never liked it when I put bows on our daughter, so I had to show him the big bows on Harper!! :)
Karyn in Florida

Heather said...

So happy to see her home!!! LOL! When my baby was in the NICU he was on the perfect schedule of every 3-4 hrs. and once we got home that went straight out the window!! But I remember just being so happy that he was home that I didn't care how many times he got up! :D Congrats on having your sweet baby girl home!
Hugs and prayers,
Heather~ On the Homefront

Anonymous said...

I have been a stalker since the day Harper was born and have been praying like crazy the whole time! So very glad for you all that she is home. Just a suggestion on the Dawson front--we have two labs that are like children to us. We also have an 18 month old joy, Delaynee--who was shared with us by the Good Lord after 5 years of fertility issues. I was very worried about the three meeting. We had Delaynee sleep in two blankets during her first night in the hospital and then her Daddy, Craig, took them home for the dogs to sleep with the second night. By the time they met, they seemed to already know her--a few sniffs with Mom holding her and they were fast friends. Enjoy every minute--it goes by sooooo fast!

Kristin said...

Oh I just loved seeing her at home! Bless her little heart....she must've worked up a good appetite these past few weeks! Welcome to Mommyhood!! It will get easier, I promise! She'll get into more of a routine and then it won't seem like you're awake non-stop. I'm so glad you were able to post today. I was wondering how it was going at home with your precious little family.

God bless you, Kelly!

Randee said...

Scott , Kelly , Harper
My family & I'm so GLAD that everything went well as could be so far for ya'll last night. She sure does look so cute in her little swing set.

Alyssa said...

I remember when I came home from the hospital & my baby would NOT STOP CRYING.....I called the hospital thinking something was wrong with him. haha!

Lisa said...

I am sooo glad you are home. I made a post about your good news this morning!! Check it out.

Julia said...

I have a 4 month old who is exclusively breastfed and when he was super new and tiny I swear he ate all the time. It's great for building up your milk supply so don't worry that she's gonna go hungry just let her eat when she wants and you'll have lots of milk. Good luck with everything and I'm so happy for you that everything is going well now! Also, some slings work really great for nursing when you are out and about.

peggi said...

Hi. If you are still nursing, babies usually go through growth spurts at around 3 and 6 weeks. It seems like all they want to do is eat. In a few days you should have more milk and she will be happier. Make sure you eat enough protein, and snacks in the afternoon, also lots of water. It helps with milk production. You get so busy you forget to eat and your body needs it to make milk. I have also heard that babies who have been in ICU are used to a lot of noise, and when they come home it is too quiet. Try running a fan for white noise, or the radio. I hear it helps.

Congratulations on your homecoming. She is beautiful.

Miss Marnie said...

I have been following your story and am so glad to see you all home safe and doing well.

It is a good idea to try out all the different gadgets. I have five children and each of them loved and hated different things. I always knew when I found their favorite that is for sure.

Once you and Harper get into a routine of feeding, sleeping and playing things will seem much less hectic. Not that we are not grateful and blessed with every moment with our children.....but the less hectic ones are always certainly welcome!

Crystal said...

Good to hear she is doing so well! She is too sweet!

Lea Ann said...

So glad that you all finally home together. What an answer to prayers!

Anonymous said...

Kelly, slip a warm heating pad in her crib as soon as you take her out. Cover it up while you nurse her, then REMOVE it when you put her back in. If she is sleeping and full, that cozy residual warmth will insure that she does not awaken so easily. Oh, and do it all in the least amount of light you can--and with as little noise as possible! Hope it helps...Aunt Granny

Val, Mike and Brax said...

it's hard to believe she was even in the hospital--she looks so healthy! i'm glad she is ravenous, that is a GOOD thing! she's just gotta get used to the new routine... yall will get settled in soon. welcome to mommyhood!

Chelsea Case said...

Kelly! Congrats to y'all! I found this blog through another blog and have been checking EVERY day for updates! I prayed for Harper many times and Thank God she is so beautiful and happy!
I remember when my son (4.5) came home from the hospital! He didn't sleep for 3 weeks I SWEAR, LOL. Then I discovered the 'Miracle Blanket'! Google it! WE were SOOO happy! He slept 6.5 hours STRAIGHT the first time we wrapped him in it! Google it, LOL!
Sincerely, Chelsea Case

Tracy said...

My son was in the NICU for 10 weeks (born at 27 weeks), and he had an adjustment moving from the overstimulation of the NICU. He didn't like the lights off b/c he had NEVER experienced darkness in the NICU. So we used a night light the first few months. He also liked noise, so we kept the radio or CDs on low, especially while he slept.
I thought I'd post this in case it helps you all adjust with Harper. And I remember telling myself just how thankful I was for sleepless nights and a crying baby b/c we tried for so long for our son, and then he was born so early. I was thankful. And I know you are too. Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Cherish every moment, even the sleepless, crying baby ones. They go by very quickly. It seems like only yesterday that I brought my sweet baby girl home. She will soon be 18 and just left with her boyfriend who steals her from us as much as he can. Moms are so great, makes you really appreciate her now. Love and prayers to you.
Alabama Blog reader

ScrappinAway said...

Welcome to full blown Mommyville, wooohooo! Her swing is too cute. I hope you get some rest tonight!

I'm Kelli. said...

This is SO wonderful! I'm so glad you and your girl are home!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE y'all.

Jesse and Zach said...

I know you dont know me, but I started following your blog when you brother told my husband that Harper was in the hospital. (my husband works with your brother) I had my first baby in December so I know exactly what you are going through. They are such little miracles. I am so happy that God has blessed you with your little one. They do start to sleep more when they get a bit older. Good luck to you.... remember to sleep when she does...even if it is only for 20 minutes!

Tennille said...

Welcome Home!!!!!
You guys will have a wonderful time spoiling that precious Harper!! GOD is GOOD.

Please check us out sometime. You can see another child that is proof of the power of prayer!

-Tennille

Megan said...

Have a wonderful weekend! So happy you all are home.

Laura said...

Hi Kelly! I've been following Harper's story for quite a while - just wanted to tell you that my little one has the same swing AND same bouncy! I couldn't believe it when I saw! Too funny!

Enjoy her - she's so precious!! I'm so excited that you all are home! :)

becky said...

it almost feels like they DO something to them before they send them home!! but i felt the same way. i didn't care how much she screamed (b/c of reflux for her), i was just glad she COULD!! the sweetest sound. i hope you get some rest. oh--and just to prepare you (if you get to read this) i felt like i was supposed to be going back and forth to the NICU for weeks after we got her home b/c we were in such a routine!! it's like i had post traumatic NICU disorder lol!! hope that makes you laugh!

Kathy said...

Welcome to Motherhood!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Kathy :)

Laura said...

I know it has been a really long and emotional road for you all but I was so excited just seeing Harper settled at home, in her swing, just like I can imagine you have been dreaming about. She looks so cozy and content in these pics! I am just so happy for your family. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...sleep when you can! You have to take care of yourself almost as much as you have to take care of her.

pcb said...

What a blessing your new 'normal' is!

Kim said...

My daughter was also in the NICU for 3 weeks & the same thing happened to us. In the NICU, she never cried. As soon as we left the hospital, she let us know what she was capable of!

I second the commenter's advice who suggested the Miracle Blanket. Also, a similar product called "Snuggle Me". They both swaddle the baby really well & give them a sense of security.

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

So great that you are home with your precious baby girl! God is truly faithful and He has blessed you greatly! Congrats and take special care of that baby!

Heather said...

I have been praying and will continue to as you guys adjust to being home! It is REALLY hard at first, but it will get better! Harper looks so cute in her swing and bouncer!!! My mom stayed with us when we brought Connor home and was the same way...I couldn't have done it without her and cried my eyes out when she left. (She came back a week later for a couple more weeks!!!) Love you friend!

Taryn in NY said...

Welcome Home! I totally agree with the commenters saying to get the miracle blanket, the snuggle me, and the swaddle me. I think it will help. Also as she takes in her new surroundings and becomes more comfortable she'll relax. She was a big baby and she is playing catch up with all that eating!! God Bless her! My son was born healthy but I found around 8 weeks he really relaxed alot and cried so much less.

She is a beauty for sure!

XOXOXO

Pam said...

What a fantastic sight to see that gorgeous, healthy baby girl in her own home!

Have a glorious weekend,
Pam

Jilly said...

Welcome back home with healthy baby girl -- singing praises!

Kari said...

I am so glad to see that you are home!!! And, what a blessing your mom is!

Amy said...

I'm so happy to hear things have settled down for ya'll and you are now able to enjoy the blessing that the Lord has given to you. Hope things go well when Dawson comes home. I am sure it will!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Soo wonderful that things are going so well now!! I had a feeling she would discover her voice when she was comfie at home. :) Maybe it mean she will sleep all night?

RN and OSHP said...

Looks like someone else gave you this advice already but as I was reading your post I was thinking she is probably trying t get your body to make more milk. I always felt like as soon as I got into a routine they started wanting to feed more. Good Luck!!

Jenn said...

What a blessing to see that sweet baby at home! Praise God for answered prayers!
Blessings to you all!

Jenna said...

Oh how I love seeing that baby girl living it up in the comfort of her own home! Praying for you, my dear, as ya'll get adjusted to being back. And I am so glad your sweet momma is there to lend her services - send Nonny some love from us! :-) Thinking about ya'll and love ya'll!

Rose said...

Kelly, have you tried a miracle blanket? It saved our lives! My son was up constantly until I started feeding him every 2.5 hours, just to make sure that he got enough hindmilk, but Harper could also be in the midst of a growth spurt. Hang in there!

Fran said...

Just want you to know that I'm steady praying for y'all. She is the most beautiful thing. And, I promise ya'll won't completely lose it from lack of sleep!!! God will carry you.

Betsy said...

Welcome to motherhood, Kelly. :)It's so wonderful and so exhausting all at the same time! I remember being so head over heels in love with all my sweet babies, but at the same time just being utterly tired and drained. It's just how it goes. You really do have to keep reminding yourself how good it is just to know they are healthy and what a blessing it is just to have them!!! I'm so glad your mom is there. That helps so much! Hope you have a good night tonight! :)

Elaine said...

She is so precious...

Annemarie said...

Ah yes, normal newborn stuff....what a joy it is that you all are getting to experience it. An answer to prayer! I will pray now that you get some sleep. ;-)

~Annemarie

Anonymous said...

Praise God! I'm so happy to see y'all at home and adjusting 'normally!' :) I continue to pray for your family.

- Lauren Bowen - Arlington, VA

Dee said...

So glad that you are all at home at last -- hope today proved to be the jammie day you were looking forward to, particularly since the little miss decided to show you her stuff last night. That's ok, you all will settle in just fine. Still praying for your beautiful daughter and your family. Thank heavens her Grammie is there to help with the transition home.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ciao,
Dee Rasmussen
Wake Forest, NC

Keris said...

She is so precious, I could just squeeze her! As far as the sleeping (or lack thereof)--welcome to life with a girl. I have three of them and they don't like to sleep! They do LOOOOOOOVE their Mommas, though! Congrats on bringing her home.

Heather said...

So NORMAL for 1st time mommies to get their precious bundles (who were perfect angels in the hospital) home and then baby gets all settled and comfey, and lets you know who she really is! It's wonderful and exhausting at the same time! If she's feisty like this, then you know all is well and she's healthy and NORMAL!!! She's an angel!

by: Brian and Lacey McKay said...

Congrats on getting her home! Don't forget that she was in a noisy womb for 9 months and in a noisy hospital for 3 weeks, so keeping some noise going around the house will help her feel right at home. A loud fan worked wonders for our first baby. You can also buy cd's with nothing but white noise on them. Good luck! She is beautiful! What did she think of her adorable nursery?

Faithfully Yours said...

I am so glady you all are home and doing well. Your family has been in my family's prayers since we came across your blog. Have a great weekend and God Bless.

--Faith

Andrea said...

There are a lot of great helpful hints here. You will soon learn what works for Harper and you. Don't hesitate to let her sleep wherever she sleeps best. My son slept at night in the bouncy for the first 3 weeks. It is the only way I got 2 - 3 hrs at a time. We went through lots of batteries but it was well worth it. We will pray she settles in quickly. My baby was in NICU too and the noise factor does play a big role. Just keep praying and loving.

roadrunner201 said...

Ooooh, the three week growth spurt! I remember it well. (Of course, it was only 15 weeks ago!) Take heart in that this too shall pass. By 12 weeks my little man was sleeping 5-8 hour stretches at night.

Amanda said...

I am so glad that you are finally home and settling in. Having a baby at home changes your whole environment--for the better! Have fun with that sweet baby and start a "Mommy journal" about your baby because you think that you will remeber the little things forever, but sleep deprivation sets in and things run together!

Tami from SD said...

Now the fun begins! Even when they are screaming and hungry, there just isn't anything like life at home with a newborn, especially one as cute as Harper. I know all the books say rest when you can, but they're right. And isn't it wonderful to have this normal slice of life? You came so close to not having it. I'm so very thankful that Harper is with you, even if she's crying. Hugs to you all and God bless.

zanesmommy said...

So wonderful that you are home. Just a little note about the crying and not getting enough to eat. She is probably getting ready for a growth spurt and the fact that she is now working for her food instead of having it given to her by a tub. It makes for hungry baby. Enjoy every bit of that beautiful little angel!

duchess said...

Welcome to the routines of motherhood. It never stops - just changes. Enjoy.

Sarah~ said...

Beautiful Kelly~
Don't forget to change your "About Me" where it says you're waiting for your baby who will be here in January. She's really really here!!!! Give her a kiss for me. <3

Nina ~ Seminole, FL said...

Awwww...she is so precious...I know you are going to get lots of advice...but here is my 2 cents worth...when I brought my son Cade home from the hospital 7 yrs ago, the nurses kept telling me before we left how perfect he was how well he slept. We got that sweet boy home and all he did was cry and want to nurse...As soon as I put him in his crib he would sleep for 10 mins (maybe) and then scream (I had to keep reminding my self that for 5 yrs I prayed for this child and how long it took to get pregnant lol). He didn't like his crib, after being in the hospital tiny basinett, that also was positioned at any angle taht is what he liked. I put him in his swing or stroller and he slept like an angel...So for 3 weeks he slept in his stroller...morning noon and night. Also she could be going thru a growth spurt and finally really getting her appetite...Hope that helps you!

Annie Whitehurst said...

Congratulations on having Harper home, Kelly! I've been praying for you guys! I dont know if you've seen it or not, but there's a DVD called "The Happiest Baby on the Block" that tells ways to calm babies and help them sleep better. The best is swaddling... Both my babies loved it! It makes sense, they are so cramped and tight when they are in our tummys, and being swaddled tight is secure and safe to them...The Dr. on the movie is kind of strange, but his
"5 S's" strategies REALLY work! (they did for us, at least)...anyway, wanted to pass that along! Congrats, again! I cant wait to keep up with all of Harper's big milestones!

SueEllen in Dallas said...

It's so wonderful to see pictures of Harper at HOME! You three make a beautiful family.

MBM said...

I'm not sure if you are able to read all your comments but WELCOME HOME! I'm so happy for y'all. harper is right on track! Newborns sleep the days & nights away the first few weeks & then...all of a sudden, they discover, lungs!!! Both my 2 big 9 pound babies did the same thing. They are just hungry!! Or they want to be held. It's kind of neat when they "wake up" from what we called the "newborn haze"
Enjoy every minute!!

Cathy said...

The power of prayer...I am so glad your baby girl is home!

Annie said...

Wonderful, all at home. God is good and now you are enjoying your beautiful baby girl at home. She is a bless.

Have a great weekend.

The Allens said...

It is so good to see you home!

Elisha said...

Hey I dont know if you were starting to have the crying/not sleeping issues in the hospital...but maybe its all the change...shes used to the hospital and all the noises...try a white sound machine or something!? Just an idea :)

Audrey said...

Such a happy ending!! Even a crying baby....if you haven't, and you can browse the principals of The Happiest Baby on the Block it will save your life! Good luck, it'll be over before you know it!

Joanna said...

So happy to see ya'll home!

The Garners said...

I'm so glad you're at home, settling in! And how wonderful that your Mom can stay to help out--I know you're loving having her there! I remember HOW GOOD the meal tasted that my Mom made for us the night we brought Alexee home!!!

Why is it that babies act so sleepy and happy in the hospital, then they wake up as soon as they are brought through the doors of their own home!?!?! :) Both of ours did that, and I fully expect C to do it, too! You're so right though--what a blessing to have a baby that can cry and wants to eat!

mama24boys said...

I have been following your blog since sweet baby Harper was born. I have prayed for your precious baby girl nightly and am so glad that she is at home! God is good! Thank you for continuing to share your special story. I look forward to reading your new post each day. Children are such a joy. Harper is truly blessed to have such a loving family!

Tricia Moran said...

Hey Kelly - I am one of your new followers who has been praying for your gorgeous baby and am so glad to see you all home where you belong. If it's any consolation to you, my little girl did the same thing around three/four weeks and again around six/seven - it seemed like a growth spurt when she just got hungrier. I used to feel like I fed her all day, but it did pass. Also, she is adjusting (as are you) to different routines and environment. Remember, you have no staff support, so you are bound to feel overwhelmed at times. Just go with the flow, get all the help you can get (and take it) and rest when you can. It will all come together. You have all been through so much and need to take care of you too. I am praying for you guys every day and wishing for many beautiful moments to come.
(Found you from Angie's blog...) :)

Hang in there,
Tricia :)

Alicia said...

I am so glad to see ya'll home! What an awesome God we have! She is absolutely beautiful!!!

Lauren from Indiana said...

And THIS is what we all prayed for! I tell you, my week has been grody. Just awful. But this, this turned it around! It's a great week! So glad you are home!!!!

tara said...

Welcome home again! God bless you all!! thinking of you guys so much today!
btw- we just got that same boppy infant seat for the new baby last week! :)
love from maryland! -tara

Mab said...

Glad you all are home! Harper looks like she enjoying her new home already! :)
Congrats!

writing4612 said...

I guess you're experiencing the joys of motherhood. :)

Have fun! I'm so glad she's out of the hospital.

Erin said...

Where would we be without our moms. I thank God daily for both of my wonderful, Christian parents. I am so glad ya'll are able to be at home and try out all of your cute baby things. Hope you get some sleep tonight. But if you don't you probably will in about 18 years. Try to nap when she does, if she ever does. Thank God for your precious baby.

Love,
Erin from Danville

The Blog said...

So happy she is home!!!! She is beautiful.

Mine acted this way at 3 weeks to. She is going through a growth spurt. Expect another one at 3 months.. mine just went through that.

God bless you and your family!

Dana said...

Hang in there, Kelly! Sometimes that transition of bringing baby home can be hard, but it goes by so quickly! She looks so beautiful, too. Sometimes if they cry and cry and cry and don't want anything, they really just want to be put down and left alone. Don't feel bad if that happens, they get overstimulated just like we do. You're doing a great job!

P.S. One trick I learned with my 3rd baby- when she is nursing, pull her little chin down after she latches on, making sure that she is on well. When you have one that wants to eat all day long, you can get very sore very quickly. This helped eliminate that for me!

Michelle said...

How exciting to have her home!!! I bet this is all strange to her. She'll adjust. Have fun loving on her!!

Julie said...

It seems like is almost back to normal since you are blogging from home now!!!

Harper is so cute in that pink and brown outfit!

And I'm trying to figure out from the picture what your mom made. It looks good.

Katy said...

Very glad to hear it's going well. Don't worry about her wanting to eat all of the time, I swear my babies were pretty much wanting to nurse about every hour...sometimes every 30 min. It goes by so fast. Give that sweetheart some good kisses.

Elyse Shirley said...

So glad to hear that things are going well (except for being tired). Little Harper just wants to cuddle with mommy and make up for the times when she couldn't in the past three weeks. Take advantage of it. Soon she will be crawling all over the floor and to busy to stop and cuddle.:)I'll be praying for a more peaceful night tonight.
Elyse

Barb said...

Oh honey, welcome to normal parenthood...try to enjoy this roller coaster ride because she will grow up too fast.God bless....Barb

Elizabeth said...

My little girl did the same thing....at the hospital everything was perfect, then she had colic for 2 months! Harper is so pretty! She doesn't look like a newborn baby. She is so big and healthy looking. Take care,Elizabeth

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Jesse said...

You truly are so blessed! Have Grandparents take an active roll is so wonderful!

Kathy said...

WELCOME HOME!!!! I do not know what happened but all 3 of my babies slept great in the hospital and once they were home the turned into little hoot owls!!! They do sleep through the night.....eventually. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, how happy and joyful I am to finally see you at your own home with the blessing of Harper Brown Stamps! In January, I was so excited for her arrival, that when it came time for delivery, and with the surprise, which only the Lord knew about, I could not wait for all the January posts that preceeded with you, in your p.j.'s talking all about being a new mommy. Well, here it is...February, and now you finally get to be in P.J.'s for the entire month! PTL!!! May the Lord bless you and keep you...in this month...and for the many, many months to come, as you are filled with the JOY of the LORD and HIS promises of HIS WORD, to have this little darling, HBS, in your presence. Have the time of your life!!!!

Love you...and I have not even met you.

--Your sister in Christ!

Shelby said...

Hang in there girl! That is a big baby girl you have and she is going to want to eat a lot - now that she has Mama's milk all to herself - and no tubes. She will settle in. Meanwhile, get you a comfy spot and sit down and feed her! There will be plenty of time for housework and such later!! Enjoy, enjoy having her home!! Blessings!!

Martha in California said...

Harper looks so peaceful napping.
When she screams bloody murder just look at it from her perspective, an IV isn't very tasty. :-) She becomes more adorable every time you post a picture of her. Welcome home!!

Judy said...

Dearest Kelly! My daughter Shannon and I have been keeping up with you and your little angel. God Is So Good! Harper is such a little doll. That little punkin' is going to change ya'lls entire life, as you can already tell.

Blessings to your sweet baby!
Judy

Melissa said...

She is beautiful! I'm so happy for you and your family. God is GOOD!

Mandi said...

I'm just SO glad to be getting reports from you at home!!!

The bouncy seat and swing were the only two places D would sleep those first few weeks. It sounds like Harper may have similar sleeping preferences. :)

Hold and love on that sweet baby every second you can!

Niki said...

So glad ya'll are home! Have a great weekend:)

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

She is making up for lost time.
Enjoy your pretty little princess.
I love her pictures with her pretty new things.

Alison said...

WELCOME HOME! It looks like you guys will be eating well with your mom there. Aren't you just loving it? Hang in there. She'll start sleeping before too long.
Alison

Cindy said...

I'm so glad y'all are home! I swear my 2 woke up when they got home. They slept and never cried in the hospital, but we got home and they awoke! Both of them would only sleep in their carseat carriers for the longest time as well.
Glad your mom is there. It's so wonderful to have help during the transition.

Rach said...

Hang in there! It won't be like this forever.....just for a little while. Sweet sweet Harper....don't forget to give Mommy a break every now and then. ;) Hope you have a smoother night tonight and great weekend with her!

Audrey said...

THere's nothing like it huh!?!?! SO glad you are home and Harper looks just adorable!

Roxanne said...

She sounds like a perfectly normal baby to me. Cries a lot. Nurses non-stop. She's good.

Michele K said...

Congrats on being home! Sounds like sweet Harper has hit the three week growth spurt. Hang in there, this too shall pass. She's absolutely beautiful.

Mommy Moreno said...

Sounds like the 3 week growth spurt?? How fun!! Thank you for being such a clear reminder of God's presence. Your girl is absolutely precious!

Georgia's blog said...

Harper is beautiful and what a blessing!!! She is probably having a growth spurt, it usually happens at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and
6 months. She will want to "eat" all the time. Your "journey" has been a blessing to watch. I look forward to seeing the plans God has for that precious girl of yours!

Blessings to your sweet family!
Georgia
www.easysite.com/fulenwiderfamily

Amanda said...

Oh Kelly! Its so exciting trying out all that new stuff! Its like going to an amusement park for the first time, trying to figure out what is her favorite ride:) Sounds like she is in a growth spurt! And trying to get milk production going:) It will be a time when you must ask for help in order to get sleep, a shower, and food! But it sounds like you have a wonderful support team with grandmas and daddy around:) Love the pictures:)
AmandaRose

Tammy518 said...

Awww...a typical day home with your sweet baby. As far as the crying, my mom used to always remind me of something her sister (my dearly departed aunt) used to always say: If a baby doesn't cry, there's something wrong with it. I know you all are loving being home together. God bless Grandma for staying and helping you settle in. Hugs to you all!

Jennifer C said...

Congratulations on being home with sweet baby Harper!! She looks just like a baby doll in her going home outfit! How wonderful to see pictures of her at home!!!!!!!!!

Amber said...

So glad you all are adjusting well! She is just so cute.

And hey, I have that same table and chairs!!

Allikaye's Mama said...

yay! Welcome home...Stamps!!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

so glad you all are home!

Daughter of The KING said...

Welcome to parent-hood! God is good, all the time and I praise Him for the answer to prayer. Praying for joy and health for your family. Blessings
~Betty
Manitoba Canada

Tyler's Mom said...

Congrats on bringing your sweet baby girl home!!! I have been following your blog for a bit over a month now. I agree with the above comments...The Miracle Blanket is no joke. We used it for almost 6 months with our daughter and it was amazing!!! It works like a charm and ensures a better night of sleep for you, your hubby and sweet Harper. Oh and our little Tyler Grace slept in her swing for the first 6 weeks we were home. Just do what works for Harper.

Congrats again, welcome home and enjoy every single moment!!! I know you've heard it a thousand times but it really does go quickly. My baby is 17 months and I still vividly remember the day we brought her home!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer! I just love the brown/pink combination, don't you? She looks great, and enjoy that cuddle time. They grow too fast!

Taylor said...

I know you feel so much better being at home than in that hospital! And bless your tired heart...I completely understand and I can honestly say that it WILL get better! She'll figure things out before long and you guys will settle into a happy routine! Good luck with everything!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home, Harper!

Just a suggestion on a wonderful book for the fussy first few weeks - Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp. Basis is that babies need 12 more weeks to fully develop ( a 4th trimester) so in those weeks, try to mimic to womb...swaddle snugly, make shushing noises, sway/swing her, let her suck on a paci (has she tried this? she could be soothing on your breast instead), and place her on her side to calm her down ...always when supervising.
Anyway, I thought those tricks worked...my 1st born was super fussy at week 5-6. Good luck and ENJOY your precious bundle. She is so alert and adorable...hardly looks like a newborn at all!

Anonymous said...

Also - the Aden & Anais muslin swaddling blankets are so wonderful too...big squares of the softest cotten. babycenter and Land of nod both sell them. I also agree with keeping a fan on in her room...she is most definitely used to LOUD surroundings. And running a fan in the nursery is always a good idea, according to recent research...it decreases the chances of sids by 75%.

The Carpenters said...

Yes, be thankful for that crying, hungry baby! :) Journeys like you've been through really put those "everyday baby moments" into a new light, don't they? :)

Vanessa said...

What a blessing that sweet, baby Harper is home. So happy for you and your precious family. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Sarah said...

Kelly ~ How exciting to see pictures of Harper AT HOME! Rejoicing with you! And so thankful that you have your mom there, too. Don't know what I would do without my mom's help after each of my kids were born.

What you wrote sounded so familiar to me. When we were in the hospital with our first, Hannah, Josh told the nurse, "She is such a good baby. She hardly cries at all." The nurse looked at him like, "Just wait." Sure enough...AS SOON as we got home, that 'never cries baby' let us know what it was really like to have a newborn.

I know that you are cherishing every minute. We are so happy for you & Scott!

Mommy of a miracle said...

I am so happy for you all that she is finally home!

Kari said...

I'm glad to see that you guys are home. I understand the quite baby at the hospital and the one who wants to eat and seems to be awake! Although we did not have an extended stay at the hospital we were there for 3 days post c-section and she was as quite as could be except for when she wanted to eat. We come home and she was up all night! It gets better though promise. Eventually 5 hours of consecutive sleep is wonderful! God bless! She is beautiful.

Kate said...

Enjoy every moment--even the 2am moments. She's precious.

Following Him said...

She will adjust soon and life will be great with Harper home :)
~Elyse~

Becki Francy said...

So glad Harper is doing well....she will get the hang of it soon.....keep the good attitude, and yes - your mom is a blessing. I don't know what I would have done without my mom....Tulsa misses Harper!

Angie said...

YAY! I am so happy that Harper has made it home! I can't help but repeat "there's no place like home, there's no place like home." Best of luck in the coming months!

Anonymous said...

Kelli-
So glad you are home with that sweet baby girl!! And don't worry, you are not the only mom to wonder where your sweet smiley girl went after you got home. It happens to a lot of people. We also couldn't believe our daughter who didn't make a peep in the hospital kept us up ALL night the first night home. I guess it doesn't matter whether you bring them home on day 2 or day 21, they have to show you who is boss! You both will get into your groove eventually. Much love to your precious family. Can wait to see her in the sparkly headbands!

Robin Most

creative gal said...

Amazing! Love the wreath!!

Heather said...

She really is a cute baby, and she looks just like you! So glad you made home safe and hope most of the ice is gone. Still praying for y'all as you adjust. I love the wreath!!

Sara Campbell said...

Ahhhh, the bliss of a 'boring' day, huh? Some days, after kids have been sick...or Ross out of town...or a school crisis....I get a nice ol' boring day at home and thank Jesus for it! I know after your ordeal you'll always appreciate normal days. Kelly, I just send hugs thru the computer and want to tell you that you came thru with flying colors. You stood firm in your testimony for Him and let His glory shine thru. Well done. I am amazed at the connections of my other friends who heard about Harper. A friend who lived in Ankara and is now in Texas had a blog friend who came to see you in the hospital. The Christian circle really is small. Well, she is just a doll. We've all fallen in love with her! I've had a baby or two that turned into a Jekyl and Hyde when we got home from the hospital. She'll settle down soon when she finds a new routine. So so happy for you and proud of you. I am proud to call you my friend!

Tiffany said...

There's no place like HOME!!! I bet you feel so blessed to be at home with this precious little one. We are so thrilled that you are at home enjoying EVERY MINUTE with her. We'll continue to pray for her immunity, sleep schedule and appetite :).
Love,
Tiffany (California)

Tristan said...

YES..thank you Jesus..for a baby that cries!

Brenda and Richard Sessions said...

Hi Little Miss Harper....
So glad that your home and enjoying all the comforts of home too! You sure look cute in your new swing and bouncer.
Tell Momma, Daddy, and Nonny that we love them and everyone is still in our prayers.
The Sessions Families

Julie in Iowa said...

Kelly - she's beautiful! Didn't you know the nurses put the batteries in the baby on the day they send you home - doesn't matter if it's 3 days or 3 weeks. :-) ENJOY this time because before you know it she'll be walking and talking.

Kristen said...

What a darling wreath! That is such a fun idea to announce that baby is HERE! Don't worry - Harper will get her routine down soon. She might have "travel lag" from changing states you know! :) It takes a few days and soon you will have some naptime when she does (and longer than a few minutes!) She looks so tiny and cute in that swing. Glad your mom is there to help, that alone can be such a lifesaver!

L y s h a said...

So happy for yall!

KristiJ said...

Of course, little girl's got her energy back and she knows she is in her domain now! :) It's always a little challenging the first days at home until everyone falls into a "schedule" of some sort. You are so right though, all of those exhausting days and nights are so worth it when you have a precious little baby to love on!

What a great mom you have! Sounds like she will be such a huge help to you all!

Congrats again on bringing Harper home!!

sweethomealagirl said...

so glad you are HOME! FWIW, we always found the first night or two home were the toughest - not that we didn't have long nights after that, but the first one is a special kind of hard ;)

craftymamaof4 said...

It is so wonderful to hear that you are home! Harper is so precious. I have been tweeting your story and praying for you :) Congratulations on your beautiful family.
PS I LOVE all of Harpers hats I wish my daughter was so little again, she is 11. Time flies, cherish every moment.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I'm sure you've had plenty of advice but I'll go ahead and add my 2 cents. Sounds like she's having a growth spurt. That means she wants to eat constantly. It's a good thing. For her and for your milk supply. BUT (and this is coming from a woman on her 4th infant) it's ok to let someone else give her a bottle while you get some sleep or a good cry. Or both. = ) You are in survival mode now. The first 6 weeks are the hardest. I promise it will get easier!! :) Unsolicited advice finished.

Angela said...

It's funny normally they are great in the hospital and the first night home is the worst!!! It will get better! At least that is how it was with both of my boys! I think they have to get used to new surroundings and a new routine but that is just my view!

Jenn said...

It is sooo awesome to see pics of home!!! Little Harper is trying to catch up on lost time of nursing with mommy. Enjoy it now...time flies by so quickly. When I finished nursing my fourth it saddened me to know that was it.

Still praying for y'all,
Jenn

Simply Complex said...

I'm sure it is good to be home. Enjoy the time and try to get some sleep. Somehow the little ones know when they are home and decide that a good cry is, well, good. Every hour... But at least she has those healthy lungs back!

Cali Girl said...

there's no place like home sweet home. :)

Beth said...

Take a peek over at my blog, Kelly. My grand-daughter was born on January 10th and I flew to help my daughter for a week...they have two german sheppies who adapted well to baby. I blogged about it.

It will take a week or so for a new schedule to take hold for all of you, but it will happen. Nursing often will build your milk supply (which is a good thing!)

Settle in momma. Its all good!

Brittany said...

What a blessing for you guys to be home! I glad the day went well...and she looks SO cute in her ner "toys"! I am glad to hear that she has such a great hunger! Soon you guys will be adjusted! Yay!

Tiffany said...

What a day to celebrate! Praise God for loving family to lift us up and take care of things when we are going through the fires. Harper is amazing and our Lord is so faithful! Congratulations to you Kelly and your family. I pray for Happy HEALTHY days ahead for you all.

Anonymous said...

So glad you have your baby girl home! It is definitely a challenge getting into a routine with a newborn! My little girl was up 24/7 when we brought her home and only slept if we were holding her! It wears on you, for sure. I found that making a big distinction between day and night time (lowering lights, turning off TV and lowering voices, etc.) helped a lot. It calmed her down. Also, use a sound machine to help her sleep! It's just an adjustment for everyone involved. And like many others said, it will go too fast, so remind yourself of that when you are worn down. Congrats again!! :)
Marissa

MommyRachelle said...

Welcome home Harper! I'll ditto a previous commenter: the activity, appetite, and new found attitude are all God's way of showing you she is perfectly normal. Though she'll be 100% uniquely Harper in personality and looks in no time. Yes, the sleepless nights are hard (working on 23 weeks of them here), but so worth it to have your precious baby healthy and happy and close. Wishing you continued blessings!

"Mommy Rachelle"

Becky said...

Sometimes those first few days at home are rough. The nice baby you met in the hospital becomes possessed or something! She looks great! I love the wreath! Mom's are sometimes just who 'mom' needs most aren't they? I am sure grandma is enjoying every minute.

Shal said...

So happy she's home where she belongs! I love all the pictures!

Make sure to take tons of pictures of Dawson meeting her! I bet they will LOVE each other!!

The wreath is beautiful! I love it!

Jennifer said...

My kids all seemed to "wake up" from the peaceful newborn state at about three weeks. Don't worry, Miss Harper is trying to figure things out, too!

There's nothing like a mother's help!

So happy things are good and you're home.

Jules said...

How fabulous to hear that she is screaming - must be a sign of her good, healthy lungs!

Staci said...

I wanted to share with you that babies go through growth spurts at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months. They last a few days and it will seem like they eat 24/7. I wish someone would have told me this info when my twins were babies.
Harper is beautiful and I love the wreath.

Lisa-Cinti,Ohio said...

I am so happy to see you are home!

As far as where did your sleeping quiet baby girl go, NO you didnt leave that personality at the NICU. I was a NICU nurse for 13 years and have heard this same thing from many parents. It seems its just too quiet at home- the thing you were wanting the peace and quiet of your home, is sometimes too quiet for the baby that has spent some time in there. They tried music in their room or a small tv on quietly. Some used the background noise of a box type fan, some even used those sound machines! I thought I would pass on what some other NICU parents have used in the years past, hopefully you will find something to help you.

I am so happy to hear she is wanting to eat so much! She is beautiful.

Lisa

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

Congratulations!

Lindse94 said...

My guy spent 15 days in the NICU, slept like a champ and never cried. I thought great he will be on a three hour feeding schedule. HA! He was up every hour, but I was just so happy to have him home it didn't matter. Everything is just easier without wires!

Colleen said...

It is so great seeing these pictures being made at home instead of the hospital! I am so glad your Mom is there to help too.


Harper is adjusting to new surroundings and all of the new things in her life. She will settle in and settle down soon.

Can't wait for new pictures and updates!

lizziefitz said...

Kelly, You have the best attitude! You always seem to look on the bright side of things. You are a terrific role model. Keep up the super work. Kisses to Harper!:)Elizabeth

Marc and Charity said...

So glad y'all are home. Looks like from what I can see, you are doing great! I remember our first acting like that just after one week in the NICU, we got her home and she was a different baby! Ha. It all settles down soon though. Praying for you!

Trish said...

How wonderful that your mom is able to stay with you! What a blessing.

Hang in there with the on-demand nursings. It is so trying and tiring at first, but after a bit she'll settle into a schedule and rhythm and you'll be so happy you stuck it out. But I remember how crazy it is at first - you literally feel like you are starting a nursing session as soon as you've ended one.

Good luck and God Bless!

tam7777 said...

I was up every 2 hrs. when I brought my son home. Just enjoy they do not stay little long.

Epec said...

Kelly, I have been following Harper from the beginning, praying that each day would get better. I have 4 beautiful healthy children, and they are a handful, but I thankful everyday that they are who they are, and they make me who I am. Hang in there, as she adjusts it will get easier, and take all the help you can get!God Bless all of you, and she is absolutely beautiful.

Tina said...

Oh do I remember the day we brought our boys home.I always thought that it was very bright at the hospital and very noisy. They were hooked to so many monitors and they always were making noise. Levi didn't like the night at all and I often wondered if it was because I had his room too dark? They go through so much when they start off needing so much help that I feel they are finally letting go and making there way and to let us know they are okay! It sounds like you are figuring things out and I am so glad you are home. It does get better.
Tina
Indiana

Kari Lynn said...

Welcome home!

Christy said...

glad to hear she is getting around to her normal self... she is wanting to eat and letting you know that she is alive and healthy! ha, funny how we want them to be loud when they are not, and quiet when they are loud! :) I am so happy you guys are home and have continued to pray that the Lord would give you the strength to make it through the first couple months of being a mommy, it's hard, tiring, but the best thing all at once! She is absolutely so gorgeous... sweet sweet child. God bless, and by the way, you look amazing for just having had a child.

your blogger friend,
christy

Roan said...

Kelly, I will echo the others and say that a new baby that cries to be held or nurse constantly is very normal, and the time goes by very quickly! Really, it does! My advice to new mothers is to hold, rock, sway, bounce, nurse, etc. your precious baby. Let her sleep in the swing, bouncy seat, a snugli, her carseat, whereever! Just enjoy this time!
Love,
Mama to 5 precious blessings!

Rebecca (Sam's wife) said...

congratulations! you have a normal baby!! glad thing are going so well!! she is so cute! glad you get to be home b/c there is no place like home!

Beverly said...

Kelly- I've been following your blog since Harper was born (from the link Amanda put on Baby Bangs asking for prayer for you)but this is my first "comment". I have been SO blessed to pray for Harper and you and Scott throughout her remarkable recovery and have praised God for every wonderful answer to prayer. I have oohed and aahed over every picture of your incredibly gorgeous daughter (and when she was critical, ran to my computer first thing every morning to see if there were any updates). You did such a great job keeping us informed! You did an even greater job of displaying what genuine trust in God looks like in a believer! I have come to love your dad's blog almost as much as yours (I guess because I'm nearer your parent's age - GRIN). I know your mom and dad must be SO proud of you.

May I say, WAY TO GO, Nonny. You're the best kind of grandmother. You are taking care of the chores so your daughter and son-in-law can take care of their baby. I KNEW you'd have that kind of wisdom!

Unending blessings to you all!

Ms. Elaine said...

I have watched Harper's progess by linking to you from another blog. My husband is from Arkansas so I felt an immediate attachment. If you haven't figured out already, sometimes a nursed baby will be hungry all day one day. There is nothing to worry about they are just needing to increase your milk supply. Make sure you are getting rest and plenty of fluids. This happens around 4 weeks and then at 6 weeks and if I remember it will happen about 3 months. Remember as you start feeling better you forget to rest! It is great to see all is well and you are home.

Southern Savvy said...

Awww...it's so special that y'all are back home! Yes, my baby girl (now 6 months) let us know what she was capable of as soon as we got home! It will get better though! Y'all just have to learn how to survive on no sleep for the next two to three months and then you'll slowly get a little more rest! Enjoy your weekend!

Stephanie said...

You officially have a normal baby now!!!! Isn't it great? :) Keeping you all in my prayers!

Tickled Pink Talk said...

Oh my, I remember bringing my first hone and the same thing happened! I think he nursed for about 24 hours straight! I was a wreck, but found out later he was just trying to build up my milk supply.
SO glad your mom can be with you. There is nothing like having your mom around to help, especially when there is a new baby in the house!
Continue to enjoy settling in and playing with all your baby gear. :)

~Gabi

Anonymous said...

Kelly, Baby Harper is a little doll baby! It's so wonderful that she has such a great appetite.. That's fantastic!

Your Mom is so sweet to stay with you for awhile. It means ever so much!

I'm so glad that everything is going well, and that Baby Harper is loving being at home with her family!

Take care now...

Blessings,
~Lynn/OKC (Oklahoma City)

Tim, Cody, and Egan said...

:) I think our first night home we tried out every possible contraption to get Egan to sleep. It took us probably two weeks to reverse his day-night confusion.

Harper is such a beautiful little girly girl even if she's given up sleeping...

Our prayers are still with you. These first few tough weeks will go quickly. God had been so faithful.

Try sending one of those little hats home with your dad for Dawson to smell. It did wonders for Bailey getting used to baby smell and being gentle with things that smelled like baby smell...

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