Thursday, February 19, 2009

Picture-less Post

I'm doing something I NEVER do - a post with no pictures! GASP!

Today was a day where Harper just didn't sleep at all and I was trying to get a lot done around the house so there was just no time for posting. I promise I'll be back tomorrow with lots of pictures.

In the meantime - a lot of you have been asking me questions in your comments and I'm not good about getting around to each of you to answer them but I thought I would open up one post to any question you might have. About where I get Harper's bows and clothes to blogging questions to spiritual questions - whatever you have. And then I'll take the top 10-20 questions and answer them for you.

So fire away.

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132 comments:

julie & joe said...

No Pictures! I really do enjoy them but I totally understand needing to get things done. I will be in a whirl tomorrow trying to make the living room presentable for the Parents as Teachers visits at 9 am. Thank goodness out parent educator was a childhood friend......now if I can only get my little one to sleep....he keeps telling me he is not going night night.
I love Harpers bows. We checked out the selection at Belly BUttons the other day when we took Aaron for Valentine photos.....too bad my nieces are too big for the bows!

Heather said...

So how did you become "blog famous"! LOL!! There are so many blogs, how did so many find yours? And yes, where do you get her bows and headbands?

Dana said...

Are you going back to work?

Hillary said...

Kelly, is it true your favoreite foods are corn dogs, egss, and oyster casserole? I am sure H will love them too. :)

Hillary said...

eggs...oops!

Heather said...

your parents seem FABULOUS, but was it hard growing up as a preacher's daughter?
Also - is your Dog going to get to come home or now permanently living with your parents?

Pierce Family Happenings said...

Kelly,
Glad to see you all are settling in at home-Miss Harper is keeping you busy busy though! ;) She is a beautiful girl and all of her outfits are just too cute! OK, my totally shallow question, what did you think about Jason sending Jillian home on Monday? Shocker! And...do you think that this is really going to be the most dramatic final episode in Bachelor history in 2 weeks or are they blowing smoke? ;) Told you it was shallow! And I am so sorry if you have already addressed The Bachelor in an earlier post. I haven't gotten to have much "blog" time lately bc things have been busy at work. Anyway, I'm rambling now. This is my burning question. ;) Oh yes, and what does Harper think of her daily fashion shows? :)
Anne in TN

Jilly said...

What was the turning point for your blog to go from blog lurkers to lots of blog commenters? Too, what were the results from Harper's recent MRI regarding the lining of her brain?

BeckyMuller said...

How did you choose Harper's name?? It is SOOOOOO precious!!

Good Gals Inc said...

How was your pregnancy?? Also, where did ya'll decide on the name Harper. It's adorable!

Heather said...

Jilly put it so much better than me, that is what I was trying to get at!!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Kelly, where you do like to shop for YOU?! You always look so put together and chic. I love your style! Please share! :-)

MissingAlabama said...

This is the most important question :). I know it is early on in the season, but who do you think could win American Idol this year?? I hope you've been able to keep up because you certainly have more important things going on besides watching TV shows! Harper is beautiful and i'm so happy the Lord is continuing to bless you and your family!!

Laura said...

Are you going back to work or will you be a stay at home mom? I am a SAHM and I love it. I have a 8 month old daughter. Harper is just precious and I love reading your blog!

Nursery Rymthes said...

Kelly,
It always seems like the days when you are trying to get so much completed the little ones are the busiest. My husband told me to take pride in simply getting my mothering done and not to worry so much about my nice little list that I love to check off. I feel so blessed to "follow your blog." Your faith is awesome. My whole family has been praying for you guys!

Kelly

tickled pink said...

When will Harper be able to go out into the real world and show off how cute she is? Will you be going back to work or become a SAHM? Question posts are fun!

KST said...

Just wanted to say hi, I ran across your blog somehow today, and looked back at some of your earlier posts. I just wanted to say that Harper's nursery is by far the cutest I have ever seen..I have never seen zebra baby stuff its adorable. What does Harper have that she can't be around people? I'm glad to see you say she is getting better, and I will put her on my lifegroup's prayer list.

Tristan said...

Kelly,

I just simply adore you..because You appreciate Harper so much. I have a HARD time here lately with people that don't appreciate their little blessings.

I was wondering What was the process of you falling in love with the name Harper Brown?

It is sooo adorable by the way!

Blessings, Tristan

Stephanie said...

No pictures? Oh no...I just might have to find another blog to check out...:) Just kidding..you could never chase us away!!!!!

I love Harpers headbands..I've been looking for the thicker ones but haven't had great luck in finding them. So I am very interested in finding out where you find those!!! yay..i love the question answer posts :) Hope Harper sleeps well tonight and you are able to get some rest.

Sandys2girls said...

Hi Kelly,
Is harper named after someone in your family? What color hair and eyes does it appear she will have?
She's precious!!
Love from Va,
Sandy

Allison said...

Kelly - Love reading your blog. I do have one questions but you may not be ready to answer it and/or it may not be something you want to share. BUT...I just wondered if you were planning on writing down the events of Harper's birth and what happened during delivery for you. I just wondered - not that you have to share any of that. I realize that it was something very painful and extremely personal. But, since you asked...I had just wondered.

Also, I would love for my house to look so put together like yours. Any good ideas on where to start? I just don't have a good eye for things, but want to learn to decorate well.

Thanks!! :)

Sarah said...

Random question here - Am I the only one having trouble leaving a comment for the M&M give away? I can't get the comment box to show more than 1/4-1/2 of it and then I can't see any of the verification letters, so I can't enter! Obviously I am a person who loves chocolate!!! :)

The B's said...

I thought I left a comment but apparently it didn't post. I want to know where you got the day bed in Harpers room. I love it...it would be perfect for Emma's "big girl bed" in a few months!!!

Tberri said...

Hi Kelly,
I was so looking forward to seeing Harper's pictures for today! She is the cutest thing! I have a baby girl that will be 9 in May.... so hard to believe. I know you are having fun dressing her in all of her pretty clothes.
Don't you feel funny about sharing the pictures.... you deserve your show off time!
I love keeping up with your blog and will continue to keep Harper in my prayers.

mommyof2sons said...

I have a friend with a one year old daughter named Harper also. Cute name. It was her maiden name.


I love the brown blanket that someone sent you when you were at the hospital. She sent one to you and one to your mom with your names on them. Does the person who made these have a website?

Love the pictures of Harper!!

Nykki said...

You mean we dont get to see sweet Harper's face? Hopefully tomorrow!

My question: I have seen you reference infertility several times, but with all the back-reading I still haven't been able to find your story. So what is your infertility story?
I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was younger and my husband and I are putting it all in God's hands. We know that it could take many months or years to conceive, and it is such a blessing to see the way God has blessed ya'll.

TheLuckyMrsT.com

Tberri said...

OH my.... my baby will be 10 in May!!!!!! Heaven help me!

Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light said...

Seriously, girl, I hope you know you don't have to apologize to us!!! And, to take the pressure off a bit, I'm not gonna even ask a question....I'm just gonna sit back and read everyone else's questions, and of course, wait to see what you have to say!

Still praying for that precious girl, btw!!! I am soooo happy that I found you here!

Mandy Riester said...

Dear Kelly,
I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago, just in time to pray for sweet beautiful Harper. Praise the LORD! I'm so glad to read that she is doing so well and I will continue to pray for her and your family. I loved reading your blog because I went to John Brown and I actually worked at the Razorback games my senior year (2005-2006)! They should warn newcomers about that whole "calling the hogs" thing!
Anyway I decided I needed to comment on all the blogs I read so here I am!
Mandy

Amy S said...

have you ever heard of uppercase living ? YOU WOULD LOVE IT for HARPER!!! email me if interested. amy.stamm@insightbb.com would love to tell you all about it.
thanks

Amanda said...

Kelly,

I am 9 months pregnant and LOVED your idea of giving the nurses gifts. What did you put in their gift bags? I would love to do something like that and need suggestions! Thanks!

megan said...

This is the first time I have commented on your blog. I found your blog through "bring the rain"-around the time Harper was born. She is truly beautiful. I was curious if they ever determined what was wrong with Harper at birth?

McFarland Family said...

HI Kelly,
Im a newby to your blog. Came across it via mckmama. Haper is the cutest thing ever!!! I was wondering about blogher? How do you get setup with it and what is the benefit of it. Also, I see that you are a backelor watcher..LOVE IT!!! I do a little write up recap each week if you want to hop on over and check it out.www.kltfamily.blogspot.com
glad to see everyone to getting in a routine and Miss Harper is sleeping a little for you...ALWAYS nice:)

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The Bounds Family said...

Someone has already asked this but, please tell us where you get your clothes and how you always look so cute and in style???

Andi said...

I just love reading your blog...oh and feel free to check out the bows I make and anyone else who would like to...
www.addwaterthencraft.blogspot.com

P.S.
Harper is absolutely beautiful!

Susan said...

i am due in May with a girl! Where did you find baby bedding? and, do you have any decorating tips?

The Coble's said...

Kellie-
I just love following your blog. You are absolutely contagious, and such a wonderful witness to Gods love and grace. We live in the same town so I am hoping that one day we will run into one another at the local Wal-Mart. I am so happy that Harper is doing well.

I wish I had posted 10 post ago, but if you get the chance will you explain your blog advertising program? And if it is beneficial for you?

Take care,
Laura

Marla Taviano said...

I asked my publisher to send you a book. Did you get it? :)

By the time Harper's 2, you should have a free moment to read it. :)

Love and hugs!!

Jaclyn said...

I have 3 questions:

1)If this is too personal, just ignore! I am wondering what you were diagnosed with as a cause for IF? I just recently came across your blog (and I will admit that I have read through several of your previous posts). You are SUCH an encouragement!

2) When and how did you tell family and friends about your IF? I am strugling with how/when to tell them. Only a few close friends know about our issues, and it's kind of akward to bring up with some family members. But at the same time I really think they should know so they can pray with us.

3) Are there any blog groups about IF that you found helpful/encouraging?

Thanks!

Melissa Perkins said...

Hmm... Questions..
Where do you shop? I want to start wearing more dresses, but am on a tight budget! I need advice and you always look so cute!

What have you found to be some "cant live without it" baby items?

Will you go back to work? If so, how long will you be taking off?

tara said...

first- sorry harper didn't sleep much for you today. :(
i would love to know some of your favorite ebay/etsy sellers for harper's adorable monogramed dresses and onesies.
i promise to let you off the hook for no pictures today, if you promise to come over and visit our blog tomorrow..... we find out BOY or GIRL!!!!!!!!!! :)
have a wonderful night! i pray for a good nights sleep for you and harper! ;) i know i won't be able to sleep. ha!
tara from maryland

Twice as Nice said...

Hi Kelly, I was just wondering how does a baby get pneumonia in the womb? I've never heard of it. Especially since you weren't ill yourself.

And Harper is one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen. She's a doll baby!!

Tim said...

Question.

Why would you do a post without showing us pics of that beautiful child of God's?

Wow that was a good one if i do say so myself.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

JamesnBec said...

Hi Kelly, Sorry mine is a little shallow as well. I am also a fan of clothes, jewellery and shoes, oh yeah and bags!! I really like the style you put together. What would you think are the most important style tips you could put together?
Soooo happy your all doing well!
Thanks really enjoy reading!!
Bec Harper

Jen Resendez said...

Where did you get Harper's bedding for her crib? I have been a follower for quite some time and read almost everyday and hope that this questions was not answered in a post that I just forgot about!

By the way, Harper is such a precious baby girl! She is seriously a beautiful baby and her outfits are the most ADORABLE thing ever! I hope I can dress my baby as cute as you dress Harper. I fall in love with EVERY outfit she has!

Kristin Raikes said...

I would like to know more about blogher as well...I've seen it on many blogs and am curious.

Thanks for the beautiful testimony of your family and faith for Jesus!

Julee Turner said...

I want to know how you have gone this long without Dawson?! I can't leave Romeo for one night!! When is he coming back to meet Harper?

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

My question is Do you plan on trying for more children, or will Harper be an only child.?

Jayce Tohline said...

Kelly,
I love your blog sight. Harper is beautiful - your family is as well! You dress her sooo cute, and yourself. Just darling! Well, I have SCRIPTURE CARDS FOR PARENTS on a little key ring that is very easy to carry in your purse or use when you are nursing that i would like to send you. If you would contact me at diane@tohline.com and tell me where to send them - i would like to bless you with these.
Diane

Trudy said...

Darn, no cute little Harper picture tonight. I took my 3 daughters to Sonic today after school since it reached 70 degrees. I tried a vanilla diet coke slush on your good recommendation - surprisingly delicious :)

I came to your site after seeing a "pray for Harper" button. So my question is "why was Harper so sick?" She had fluid in her lungs, correct? She was a full-term baby? I checked back one time but couldn't find where you may have mentioned it. (if that's too nosey, you can ignore)

Trudy said...

Sorry, it's me again. Just read that she was definitely a full term baby :) and that she had pneumonia. Wondering how she got it in utero? What a miracle she is!

Jacquie said...

Oh, I miss seeing Harper today... but I've got something to look forward to tomorrow!

It sounds like life is beginning to have a schedule and routine at the Stamps house, though. It takes a while to get adjusted, doesn't it?

Have a great Friday with the little lass.

Joy said...

Delurking to say I cannot believe someone anonymously told you that they hope this doesn't become a baby blog! I LOVE your blog because of Harper. I have no clue what your blog was before since I found your blog after Harper was born. Anyway, my 2 cents- your blog is just fine!

My question- do you have nursery pictures that I missed somewhere? I saw the FABULOUS changing table/dresser your dad made (!!!) and I could kind of see the wall color. MORE!!!

Ella Claire's Mommy said...

Oh, Kelly! I do have a few random questions for you!
#1 - Where did you get your Christmas card designed/made...scrapblog?

#2 - Although you are in no way ready to explore this at the moment, I was wondering if you will try for another baby?

#3 - What kind of camera do you have?

#4 - What dishes did you make up to freeze...or what are your favorites to freeze?

#5 - Ohh, did you get a "push present?" You deserve a big one for pushing out a 10-pounder! I had a "cut with love" present for my 10-pounder...a mommy necklace.

Now go give that baby a kiss! Thanks for blessing my life!
Lacy

Whitney said...

Kelly,
I have been following your blog ever since you have been pregnant with Harper. I found it through one of my friend’s blogs. I just want to say though what an amazing heart you have. You make a wonderful mom. Harper is so precious in all her cute bows and outfits. It is totally ok that you dress her up and take pictures. I do that as well so my parents and in-laws can see just how cute she looks in her little outfits that she is growing out of so fast. I live in Texas but am from Springdale, AR. I truly miss living there but my husband’s job brought us to Texas. Moving to Texas has truly been a blessing in disguise, but it’s just so encouraging to find a blog who lives in Northwest Arkansas. You mention places in your blog I know and it truly makes my day when I read it.
Ok, I just wrote a whole story to really not ask you a question, but to introduce myself and tell you how encouraging you are. Maybe one of these days I’ll run into you while I’m visiting my family, still praying for your precious family.

blessedmomto7 said...

How many children do you think you will have?

Robyn said...

Oh good-questions!! First, are you going back to work? I haven't heard you mention it even during pregnancy but could have missed it because I just found your blog during Harper's birth and haven't read your entire blog. Ok I am saying this out of pure honesty...you are one person I would love to meet in real life. I live in Texarkana and I really get a lot of things you do and say. You seem like a really neat person. Anyway...one more question, are your parents really as awesome as they seem? Not a fair question but really they both seem like fairytale parents and grandparents. Count your blessings!

Veronica said...

Your faith is inspiring. Harper is so very blessed to have a Mommy like you!

How did your infertility, pregnancy journey and Harper being so sick after birth affect your relationship with the Lord?

Amanda Spain said...

Hey Kel!

From previous post, we have seen Harper's room, the living room, and the kitchen....which i adore! My favorite are the cabinets:) What does the rest of your home look like? If you have time one day..lol...please post pictures!

Robyn said...

Ok one more -can't believe I forgot this one. I know you and your family are not ones to lay blame, that is NOT what I mean, I am always just curious to learn how and why things happen, especially if they can be prevented in the future. Ok was the fact that they let you go over and have a near 10 pound baby the reason she had fluid in her lungs? You know doctors really should have caught that she would have been that big right? It may be an old wives tale but I had heard that over 40 weeks causes trouble, etc, etc. Anyway, just curious why it might have happened, other than the fact that it was all in HIS plan. LOVE THIS BLOG!

Finley Family Fun said...

Yes, how did you get your blog so well read and decorated and how do you put multiple pics on?
Of course, i have to know about the bows and headbands? My baby girl is almost 7 weeks and she needs bows and head bands to fit her tiny head.

Crystal said...

Hey, this is the first time that I have commented on your page. I can't wait to check in with you each day. I read where you said you went thru infertiltiy and I was wondering how long you tried and what the problem was. I went thru 5 1/2 years of infertility myself due to PCOS. I did get pregnant not once but twice!! My daughter just turned 5 and my little boy will be 3 in May. Congrats on Harper, she is beautiful and I love her name.

crystalrutland.blogspot.com

valued embellishments said...

It seems like i've read the same question over and over lol.

I have two..

One is will you share your story about when yall fount out yall was expecting?

And second, I have a few things for Harper, where can I send them too? :)

Janine said...

A question I have for you is when does Harper get to go outside the house? I hope you two are holding up good being home a lot. I bet you are pretty happy to be home with her though instead of in the hospital. I love your blog and please tell me about Blogher also! thanks!
Janine

Penny Malley said...

Bows and clothes??? ;)

Justine said...

Are you going back to work? How did your blog get so famous? Is your doggy home yet?
Glad to see you home with Harper! She's a doll. Also wanted to say that the name Harper was a front runner for us too. We ended up with Isabelle though. :)

Yarnmomma said...

Kelly,

I wanted to ask you about your spiritual strength.. I am so glad I found your blog and without a doubt I believe I found it at just the right time for the right reason.. You and precious Harper is the reason I have drawn closer to god. You gave me strength and faith to go on in my own struggle. I just think you are awesome and a wonderful inspiration.

Stephanie in Mo.

Jennifer said...

You are so sweet to let us ask you questions. I love stuff like this!!

1. Will Harper have a sibling?

2. Do you have a system that you use for your prayer time? I know you are praying for soooo many people, especially for women to get pregnant, so I was wondering if you pray for certain ones each day, or if you have certain list you follow. Basically, how do you organize your prayer life??

Looking forward to hearing your answers to some of the questions??

Linda said...

I have a question! Someone gave you a necklace that is either tear drop or oval shape, and it says Harper's mommy on it. You wore it a lot while you were in the hospital. Do you know where they bought it or ordered it? I would love to get one for my daughter who is expecting my first grand baby. Thanks for your help!

Vickie said...

As a NICU nurse, I would love to hear what Harper's nurses did right and/or wrong. How did they bless you? I ask to help me do my best job for the families I care for.

Thanks!

Rachel www.jackandcoledesigns.com said...

Hi Kelly!

No question here.. I wanted to know where I could mail a gift for Harper? I have something adorable for her!! Thanks!

Donna said...

Hi Kelly,I miss my daily Harper picture! What a darling she is. I read all the other questions and no one has asked this and you may not want to answer but.. are y'all doing ok financially? I know how expensive 20 days in the NICU can be. Any medical treatmemt is out of sight. I had one chemo treatment that was over $10,000!! I read on another blog that you said to give donations to the Ronald McDonald House in Harper's name and I will gladly do that, but am still worried about you. Insurance will only cover so much. You have blessed my life so much, it would be a small thing to help with medical expenses.
What would you do if all the Blogger Aunts showed up at your house to see Harper? The line would circle the town! I don't think any child has had this much attention. Great things are in store for her.
Keeping you in my heart in GA.
Donna

Spicy Magnolia said...

Hi, Kelly! No real question except that I'm so curious from one new mommy to the next as to what you're learning, what your day looks like, how you are feeling (emotionally and physically), what are prayer requests you have, what your day looks like, and how you get a post in everyday... :) :) I hope you are doing well. Happy 1:30 a.m. feeding to you (maybe you're up too??)!

PaisleyJade said...

I do love your blog... and also David Crowder and Jesus! Looking forward to following along...

Jessica Latshaw said...

Hi! Love the name Harper. How did you and your husband come up with it for your sweet daughter?

glam R baby said...

Ok...one questions for you!! Where can I mail a gift for Miss Harper?? Thanks so much!! XOXO ♥

www.glamrbaby.com

Kristin Stegent said...

Why do you love Jesus so much? What's your personal story with Him? :)

Aubs said...

Ok! So i could probably list 10-20 questions of my own but i won't! My two questions are....

*Will you be going back to work or staying home full time with Harper?

And

*How did you and your blog become so famous??

Hope you are having a fabulous day!

Michele said...

How did you come to know the Lord?

Mary said...

Hey Kelly!! I hope you can get some rest today! i was wondering...are you going back to work or are you staying at home with Harper? I hope you have a great day!!
-Mary

Mary said...

My question is about your cute hair--always looks cute no matter if you are at work, a party, the hospital, or in labor. HOW DO YOU DO IT? What are your style staples?

Lyndsey said...

I would love to hear the story of how you and the hubby met. I know it was a blind date but a girl needs details! How it came about, how it went - any awkward or funny first date stories, when you knew he was the one. I just love all that mushy stuff!

Much Love!
Lyndsey

Amanda said...

I miss seeing the super adorable Harper today!
I have two questions. First, if you don't mind, I would like to hear your birth story, if you don't mind sharing. Second, are you returning to work and what will Harper do while you are at work?

Kara said...

I have enjoyed keeping up with your blog over the last month and I am super curious- how in the world are you going to keep up with all your comments you receive & the prayer blog? As a Mommy myself who stays at home I am curious how you are going to "do it all"- even though you think you are busy now- it will only get busier as little Harper goes mobile and gets more active. I guess I'd like to know your game plan and any secret advice for finding time without taking away time from your precious daughter.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for taking time to read each comment and question.

Alyson said...

A couple silly questions!!!!

1. What color lipstick did you wear in the hospital before you went into labor? My life won't be complete until I find the *perfect* lipstick!!!

2. What was in the nurses gift bags? I am having a baby in June and would love some ideas!!!

3. Did you enjoy being pregnant?

Such a fun post! Looking forward to the answers!!!

Kayce said...

How did you become such a famous blogger? It seems like every. single. blog. I go to is a follower of your blog. Probably because it's so awesome, right? = )

Julie said...

This may have already been asked....How do you balance blogging, emails, facebook, your husband, housework, and most importantly a daily quiet time without the first 3 consuming all your time? Can you tell us some practical things you do? Something we could try to implement ourselves. Do you do it while you watch TV? And now, you have a baby!! :)

Thanks Kelly! I love you!
Julie

new mom in law said...

I had several questions, but it looks like they have all been asked. Can't wait to read the answers!!

angela

Sarah said...

OK, I've got a silly question that I don't think has been asked yet....

We're northern transplants (i.e. Michigan fans) to NWA. Our kids have become Razorback fanatics since our move down here. They call "piggyback" rides Razorback rides! They know how to call the Hogs better than I do! LOL!

Many posts back, I think it was you who posted the difference between southern and northern female football fans. As I'm sitting here at work in my Michigan hoodie sweatshirt (for casual Friday) and tennis shoes. I know I DEFINITELY fall into the Northern Girl category.

So my question.... how do I raise my 4 year old to be a respectable southern football fan!? (or basketball, etc). She's already more of a girly-girl than I'll ever be! And I'm quite sure I'm holding her back (she came home from the hospital 4 years ago with Baby Jordan's and a basketball -- not a cute little dress). :)

So happy that you're all home and doing well. Our prayers are continuing for sweet Harper... prayers for an iron-clad immune system so you can all get out and enjoy the spring weather when it finally gets here!

Sarah

AEO said...

I just put a question in yesterday's post, but I'll ask again so that you can stay organized! Always a hard task for a busy new mom!

What is your favorite daily devotional book? Do you know of any good devotionals that are sent daily to your email? I would love something like that!!

Julia said...

Here is a question for you...how are you finding time to be a Mom and blog? I'm finding it hard to blog once a week! I need to blog more. You are so good about keeping yours updated. How do you do it?

Leigh Ann said...

How is nursing going? And, can I please have Harper??? :)

alexandrea said...

do you have a moby wrap? these are great for holding them closet to yu and it give you your hands back

Life in Oh-me-ha said...

kelly, I am Mary Katherine Milam's sister and having been praying for ua'll continuously but I just wanted you to know (what I knwo youalready know) Harper is JUST beautiful!!! Her daddy is gonna be beating the guys off with a stick!!!!

Alison said...

I don't have any questions but figured this would be a great time to delurk and say that I also love your blog. Specifically I appreciate your ability to communicate your faith! And my entire family appreciates you for the cake ball recipe!

Cali Girl said...

Are you going to update your "About Me" section? It still says you have "one furry child"...LOL.

Love your blog and the links you provide for other sick babies to pray for.

Enjoy your moments with Harper. It goes by so quickly. My baby will be 16 this year. Doesn't seem possible.

Linda said...

Did the doctors ever say what caused Harpers breathing problems? I don't think I ever caught the reason on your blog. Just curious...

Sue said...

I love your blog and love seeing the miracle right there in your arms! My question:
Have you thought about writing a book that tells of your journey from infertility until today? Look at the number of people who have prayed for Harper. If each of us buy a copy you could be a
"Stay At Home Mom" with out any problem! Think about it.

Laura said...

Since you have such a wonderful model in Harper, I wanted to turn you on to my friend's handmade hair clips http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5119253. I have two boys so I only get to indulge my friends with girls with these as gifts.

How's nursing going? Nursing a NICU baby is a huge challenge - what would your advice be to other mothers out there to ensure success?

UAB mom said...

Kelly,
I have really enjoyed reading your blog and I love the headbands and bows for Harper. My daughter was born with no hair so we had to dress her in pink all the time so people wouldn't call her a boy. So question one is where do you get all her bows and question two is...the pediatric nurse in me is curious as to what happened. what type of infection made harper so sick? Your story and faith have really made me look at my own faith and re-examine. Thank you for your story, you have helped bring me closer to God and learn to trust Him more when things get tough!

Erin

LauraBeth said...

Hi Kelly! I miss the pics of Harper, but TOTALLY get you on needing some time to rest! Also, I have a few questions I'd like to submit:

1) I LOVE your style. Where do you find cute clothes, what are your must-have items, and what kind of style would *you* say that you have?

2) Are you going to write a book or take on speaking engagements when Harper gets a little older? Through Harper's health issues came a wonderful ministry opportunity, and I don't think God's quite through with you yet!

3) How did your blog get so famous? I know when Harper was born, you called on everyone you knew to pray for her, but WOW what a response! God showed up big time, didn't he?

Brent and Kelli Hooyer said...

Where did you get your blog background? I'm just starting to blog, and I have a lot to learn.

eafollman said...

Are you going to do a post about Harper's birth story? Or did you already do it and I just missed it? :)

Deen Family said...

Where did you purchase the onesie with the bow and Harper's name on it? I'm 8 months pregnant and would LOVE one for my little girl.

Lori said...

When is Dawson coming home? Or is home at your parents now?

Amy said...

A chance for questions?!?!? How I wish I knew you personally so you could impart all of your knowledge on me! :) Before I'd mentioned that you'd inspired me to start blogging... Well, I've tried but.... YIKES! How do I customize my blog, how do I add buttons, where do I go for blog help, etc.??? Where did you learn everything you know?

Thanks, Kelly!

Amy

Snow White said...

Are you planning on staying home with Harper?

Kristina said...

Hey! I just started making bows. Check them out at kksbowtique.blogspot.com

No questions here, but I will be excited to see the answers to everyone else's

Beth said...

Hi Kelly! Sure missed lil Harper's pic today. I've been following your blog for a little over a month now...Harper was born 6 days after my grand-daughter, so its fun to watch both of these little ones as they grow and change. Just wanted to wish you a great day!

Lauren said...

Given everything you've experienced recently, what would you say to someone who says there is no God?

How would you witness to them?

Amy said...

When you were dealing with infertility how did you stay relaxed and faithful? I am feeling so overwhelmed with stress, there isn't a day I don't think about getting pregnant.

Amy C

DSusic said...

I have read alot of everyones questions so far and I have some of the same so I won't bother repeating them, but I do want to share a little encouragment. I know that you've already made it over your infertility battle, but I am just still so amazed by God. My friend and her husband ablsolutely loved children and tried and tried to get pregnant, but they weren't able so they went to the Dr to check and see if something was wrong. The Dr. told her that it would be impossible for them to concieve. There was no way that it would be able to happen. So they came to church one day and asked for prayer because there hearts were breaking. Our church surrounded them with prayers for months and what do you know, our God is so faithful! They became pregnant with a little girl.(no complications whatsoever) :) And the greatest part is that the just recently had there third child! Isn't God good!

Beverly said...

I have loved following your family and rejoice with you in Harper's joining you at home!! What was the results of Harper's MRI? Do we still need to praying about this?

Dana Jae (and Eliza too!) said...

I am dieing to know where you get all of Harper's cute momgrammed clothing. Especially the little number she wore in her Feb. 12 "Photo Shoot" post. I have two little girly girls, and I am in love with Harper's wardrobe!!!

Elizabeth said...

No question...just laughing histarically when I see you'll answer the top 10 or 20 and you received over 100...good luck! :)

Jenny said...

No pictures! LOL! My daughter would let me play dress up with her.

I've been following Harper's story and was wondering what exactly happened to Harper at birth? I figured it was meconium aspiration, but didn't know for sure.

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Becky said...

I too wonder when Dawson will be rejoining your family.

I have noticed the interest that you and many of your friends have with monogramed gifts. I was sharing your blog and all Harper's cute clothing/accessories with my very practical daughters and they asked, 'How do they pass on all those personalized things?' They share theirs with family, church family, and a local woman's shelter. What do you plan to do as Harper outgrows her wardrobe?

Shannon C said...

Where did you get Harper's name?

What meals did you freeze before going to the hospital?

What are the results of Harper's MRI?

What are your favorite Etsy shops?

What are some must haves for baby?

Do you have a sling?

Are you breastfeeding? Any tips?

purpledogmommy said...

Curious to know if you'll have more children? Harper would be a wonderful big sister, I bet...:) If so, will you wait a few years or try soon?

TAFTY5 said...

Please don't stop posting pictures of that sweet baby! We all love hearing about her and seeing her darling outfits!

Here is my question -
What is your opinion on the Mom with octuplets?
You gotta have an opinion! HA! ;0)

Amanda said...

What do you wish your parents knew about raising a daughter in the parsonage? I have two girls, and am the wife of a pastor to youth and young adults at a church of about 800. My girls are known around the church, and know their way around at ages 3 1/2 and 1! How can I protect them from the fish bowl effect (perfection expected, right?!)?

How do you pass on clothes that are monogrammed? My 2nd daughter has almost all hand-me-down clothes!

What's your favorite places to shop online?

What is the origin of Harper's name?

Are you going back to work or staying home now?

What are your "can't skip a day without reading" blogs?

How are you handling staying at home all of the time? Are you going crazy? Can your friends come see you?

Michelle said...

Gack no pictures of your little princess.If people *bloggers* want to send something do they usually e-mail you?

Ashley said...

My husband and I have been struggling with unexplained infertility for 2 years now. We just recently had our first IUI and are praying that it worked! How do you decide how far to go in your infertility treatments? When do you step back and realize that God may have other plans for you? These are questions we have had; I was wondering how you and your husband felt about them.

Melissa and Sean said...

I do need to know where you get her bows. I am expecting twin boy and girl in March and I need some serious bows for our sweet girl! Hope all is well!!

The Hickmans said...

Kelly, will you please read the new post on my blog and be in prayer for our family. Thank you.

Heather said...

Kelly- You got lots of fun questions, it looks like! I want to know where you get Harper's bows, accessories, clothes, too! Especially the monogram stuff!!!
Glad you had a productive day at home!! I miss the pics, but I know they will be back....cuter than ever!

Sarah said...

I was finally able to leave a comment and enter the chocolate contest! My screen is still messed up and I can't see the whole comment box, but I managed to get it to work. Now hopefully I win some chocolate! :)

The Haymans said...

Kind of dumb question...how do you get your blog set up for three columns? I just did my paperwork for BlogHer and I want to have another column for ads.

LisaShaw said...

No pressure to post photos or posts. Do it as you can. Your priority is your sweet baby girl, your hubby and you and of course the LORD. We'll wait on you for when time permits.

Love you much and so glad Harper is doing so well.

ladybug said...

Please pray for this family and their newborn. I was asked to share it with others who pray.

http://patriceandmattwilliams.blogspot.com/