Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Do you see what I see?

So many of you wrote me last night and this morning to see what I thought about the MOST DRAMATIC Bachelor finale ever. Well - I couldn't answer ya'll because I was outnumbered 2-1 at my house last night. My mom was here and she and Scott wanted to watch "24" and think the Bachelor is nonsense (which it is but I still love it). So of course I cheated and found out what happened before I actually finally watched it this afternoon. I think you can all guess what I think. I think Big Mama wrote a great post on it today.
So Nonny came over yesterday to help watch Harper while I went to a few appointments. I hit up my annual trip to the eye doctor today. Does anyone HATE the eye doctor besides me? (Not the doctor personally because mine is SO nice). I always feel like I'm taking the SAT and I'm flunking. I'm blind as a bat so it stresses me out when I take my contacts out and I have to answer "is this one better or this one?" or "what is the smallest row of letters you can read" and I can barely even see the chart. I always start sweating and feel so nervous. Then I had my post partum follow up visit which basically amounted to me visiting with my doctor and nurse. We are all a little sad because I've seen them once a month (or once a week) for the last almost 2 years and now I won't see them again for a long while. Is that crazy? ha!

Harper enjoyed spending a little time with Nonny. Hillary - this outfit is for you!!! :-)
(Her hair isn't red - it just looks like it in this picture and her eyes are still dark blue.....the jury is still out on what color they will stay).
You have all been wondering and I have an announcement - the GREAT reunion 2009 between us and Dawson will finally be happening on Friday! I will let you know how it goes. I have a feeling we are going to have to put Dawson on prozac because he will be so depressed. He has been having such a good time living in the country with my parents. He runs loose in the woods, chases deer (and apparently eats their poop but I'm trying very hard to pretend that never happened) and is excited to eat dog food (I hope my vet isn't reading this but he mostly eats people food here and turns his nose up at dog food but maybe he is finally trained correctly) ha! If you want to see how much fun he has been having - you can look at my dad's blog.
And finally - before I had Harper, I made a bunch of meals and froze them for us to eat later. I made a recipe I had never had before to try something new. It turned out REALLY good so I posted the recipe on my recipe blog. It's Swiss stuffing chicken. And it tastes great after being frozen for weeks. Try it out! YUM!

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110 comments:

Kelsey said...

Wow! I am so impressed with how prepared you were at making meals before you had Harper! I have a hard time even making a few meals a year for my family.

The Stain Family said...

Yay! LOVE me some make-ahead meals...thanks! I've always disliked those eye exams too...sometimes it's just too hard to tell which is better or worse! :) Glad to hear Dawson will be reuniting with ya'll and so happy the fam is doing well.

Kelly said...

That's the sweetest cupcake I've ever seen! Yep, Dawson just may need some doggie Prozac after his good ol' country livin'. I'm sure he'll be happy to see y'all!

Glad you and your sweet family are doing so well. I'm enjoying reading your blog every day.

Bethany said...

OMG I was going crazy with the bachelor last night. We had a nice conversation about it on facebook and it was so funny, I posted it on my blog. You'll have to check it out. LOL

http://thebalsisfamily.blogspot.com/2009/03/facebook.html

Nicki and Mathis said...

i know exactly what you mean about the eye doctor!! glad i'm not alone!!!

Someone Being Me said...

Harper is such a doll! You ake me so jealous that I am having another boy. I will have to get my bow fix by looking at her pictures. I noticed that she still seems to be suffering from some of that baby ezcema. I know you got a million suggestions when you asked last week but I just wanted to throw in my 2 cents in case nothing else works. My son had the same issue and we switched to Gentle Naturals Baby Ezcema Wash, Gentle Naturals Cradle Cap shampoo and their Ezcema baby lotion. They come in a teal blue bottle with Winnie the Poo characters on them. They is quite a bit more expensive than the other brands of baby stuff but it worked like magic for us. We have been using them on him for 2 years and a little bit goes a long way. May I also use this opportunity to give a shout out for Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash cream? That stuff is a miracle on earth. Ok, all done.

Tristan said...

Wow. that cupcake outfit...THE SWEETEST THING! Breaks my heart the little beauty is having that acne :(

Law Wife said...

You must be so excited to meet your sweet dog, and for him to meet Harper! I know I would be! :)

Kelli said...

I could eat Harper with a spoon. I know you enjoyed getting out even if it was to the doctor. Can't wait to try out the new recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Justin and Jenn said...

I love Harper's bow! And YEA for puppy & Harper meeting for the first time! I'm sure he'll be very protective of cute little Harper

Mary said...

I completely get how attached you are to your Dr. and the nurse(s). They have been right there during the most trying/exciting times in your life! I feel like they are part of the family by the time the baby is born! I hear you on the eye doctor too. They aren't mean about it but they DO set you up to fail once your contacts are out. I tell myself, "This is all to help me..." but it still feels like you're getting bad news every time. The new recipe sounds great!

Ally said...

What a beautiful baby girl! A previous commenter said something about excema...My 20 month old is finally finished with his, we switched to Aveeno baby wash & aveeno baby lotion, worked like magic on his skin!

I dont like eye exams much either. I think I'll definetly try that recipe out, heading over to your recipe blog now! =)

Lea Ann said...

I hate going to the eye doctor!! Harper is just as beautiful as ever.

Donna said...

HI Kelly,
I can't believe there aren't 200 messages before mine. I agree, the eye dr. is stressful. Is no.1 or no.2 better? Gee, I can't see well enough to tell! So I have put that little trip off for a while. Can't wait 'til Dawson see Miss Harper! Have the camera ready. He may get real possessive and guard her. My dog used to sleep under the crib guarding my son. I know you enjoyed having your Mom stay for a few days. Aren't nonnies wonderful! Harper is getting prettier every day.Wish I could hug her, so you will have to do it for me. No great burden there.
Keeping you in my heart in GA.
Donna

Betsy said...

Mmmm...that chicken sounds yummy! I didn't watch The Batchelor either, but I heard all about the drama from my girls! I was looking at Harper's picture and it looks like her eyes are still blue! Yay for that! (I know you were hoping they would stay blue! She's such a cutie pie whatever her eye color is!!!

Mandi said...

Such a sweet little cupcake! I could just eat her up!!!

Megan's Infertility said...

Awwww...she is just so sweet! I love all her little headbands!

Krystyna Lizabeth. said...

I hate the eye doctors too!... I might not be legally blind without my contacts but I sure feel that way!

I also just want to tell you that your blog and Harpers story really made me embrace God again. My mom recently died in the summer of cancer and I am only 18. My littlest brother is 10. So after that, my relationship with God was pretty shaky. Harper just made me see the true side of God and prayer and really makes me appreciate the workings of God again.


oh. and Harper just has the most adorable outfits and the cutest little face.

AshleighWilson said...

I too agree about the doctor relationship. I actually saw mine today, and had to take my mom with me so I could show him my 2 1/2 year old twins and 4 1/2 year old. He was such a part of our lives too, and actually delivered my sister and I AND my husband. So he is extra special if you ask me. Harper is just precious by the way, I don't know if I have ever actually told you that or just myself everyday.

Ashleigh

Alyssa said...

I was wondering where Dawson was haha
That chicken looks delicious!

julie & joe said...

I hate going to the eye doctor too. I can't see a thing without my contacts! My eye doctor is super nice. I babysat his kids when I was in college so I have known him forever!

Love the cupcake onesie.

Having cabin fever here. My little guy is sick and has been home for three days...tomorrow will make 4 but he developed a fever last night and still has one tonight and he is so sad :( His nose is stuffed up and he told me that it's not working.

Julie H. Schaal said...

i have made that chicken before-it is good!

Keesha said...

That is so funny...I always try to "win" the eye chart game. And-the eye doctor and the dentist are tied for my least favorite appointments to go to. The eye pressure thing when they blow that air into your eye-ugh!

Fran said...

Let me just say "stupid bachelor!" I cant believe I wasted all that time. Ugh.

Also, that sweet Harper is ADORABLE!!! And, I completely understand about the DR thing. They become family to us.

Love you much. Always praying~
Fran

Dana said...

Is it just me, or does Harper have red hair and blue eyes? She is so pretty! Also, we really do have friends that had to put their dog on an anti-depressant when they brought their baby home. He was completely spoiled before and has been crazy ever since (it's been almost 5 years!). It might be best just to treat him like your dad does! You can always try the Dog Whisperer too if he does get a little nutty. HA!

Jen and Jared said...

Ok... HA! I HATE going to the eye doctor. I feel the same way, like I'm flunking a test. My vision is ridiculously bad too... I try to find ways around going as much as I can. :)

Harper is a doll! I love the pictures you post of her... she is just precious!

Jen Averitt

Rebecca said...

I am right there with you at the eye doctor! They apparently never look at my chart because they always have me take off my contacts and read the smallest line. And my response is always "uh, I can't even see the E"! I'm glad I'm not the only one!! Haha

Ashlee said...

Girl, I just can't get over how much we have in common. No, I'm not some weirdo stalker, but it's just strange. I also HATE the eye doctor. I can't walk straight without my contacts (you know how it is!) and to top it off, my doc has to dilate my eyes EVERY TIME I go and look at my retina with this light that feels like it's blinding me instead of helping me not go blind. Anyway... I hope you got a good report. I have to go also in the next few weeks.
I can't believe the bachelor either, and I too (like Big Mama) was disappointed in Brothers and Sisters' "shocking death." Whatever!

Stephanie said...

I just love Harpers onesie!!!! She's adorable whatever she's wearing though. I know that it did you some good to get out of the house for alittle while today..sometimes it doesn't take much to make a difference. I was screaming at my televisin last night when the Bachelor was on..oh my I just can't believe he did that. There's another hour of After The Final Rose on tonight at 10.

Cherry Tree Lane said...

I have used several of your other recipes, and this is next on the list! Thanks Kelly!

capperson said...

aww I love her cuppycake outfit!! too cute!!

AKat said...

Kelly, that's one fear I have after our baby's born in April...our precious Pug! I hope Dawson has an easy adjustment so it gives me encouragement!

Amber said...

I saw that others had already left advice about the baby eczema, but I am going to also...milk of magnesia, smoothed on her face wherever it is, then let it dry until bathtime...it soothes the itch. (and helps it heal) my youngest had it when he was a baby, we used baby phisoderm to wash him in, then put milk of magnesia on him at bedtime...it seemed to really help...by the way, she is a gorgeous child! I love her outfits!

wife.mom.nurse said...

oh girl, I can soooooo relate, my hubby would keep me from the bachelor so he could watch 24... It's just not right!!!!

kksweet04 said...

I can't believe it--I made the same thing for dinner (and I had never made the recipe before either)!! Except, my recipe is a little different. I made mine with shredded mozzarella, you use a 1/4 cup of water instead of cooking wine and no melted butter. Yours might have tasted better :) My husband and I enjoyed it! Harper looks so SWEET in her cupcake outfit!!

Blessings,
Kristy Sweet

Colette said...

Oh Kelly I was totally shaking with excitement reading this post, which probably isn't appropriate for 2.41AM but anyway...

I totally hate the eye doctor. Really, really hate it. I put it off for as long as possible because I just find it sooooo embarassing being asked to read the chart when I can basically see NOTHING! Like even the top letters are blurry for me. Oh such mega cringe.

I am so excited to hear Dawson is coming home. So, so excited. I guarantee he'll be all over you.

Brandy said...

My daughter is 8 months old now, and I still miss my doctor and his WONDERFUL OB nurse.

Since I had a tubal ligation after Lola was born I won't be needing her services anymore, which makes me sad (however, not sad enough to regret my decision to have a tubal. My body does not like being pregnant. 'Nuff said.)

I found your blog via a prayer request for Harper, and I am so glad I did. Keep your chin up. It all gets easier. You and that precious baby will find your own way through this twisty-turny maze of motherhood.

Jacquie said...

Yep, that Bachelor was the most DRAMATIC ever. What a strange ordeal.

I love Harper's cupcake shirt!!

Rikki said...

I agree with Big Mama! I might just write ABC aswell. I'd really like to flick Jason in the nose.

fmattso said...

I hate the eye doctor too! That little air puff machine is the worst thing ever invented! Harper is getting so big! i love the smiles! I didn't watch the bachelor but watched the after show on the internet this morning! All I can say is WOW!I bet Dawson will love Harper! My dog pretends he doesn't like our grand daughter but he sleeps right by her crib when she comes to stay with us! Have a great night!

Angela said...

This cracked me up b/c the eye doctor makes me nervous too like the wrong answers will make them hurt me or something. Dr: Is this one better than this one? Me: Umm.... Dr: Which one is better? Or is one just smaller and darker than the other? Me: Ummm.... So stressful!

Laura said...

I was SOOO sad when I had my last post-birth visit with my doc, too! I just loved her to death and the thought of not seeing her anymore made me so sad!

Verna said...

I had one eye doctor who hated me and kept telling me to quit that. I wasn't doing anything, yet he kept saying it over and over.
At a visit to a different eye doctor the next time when I told him he laughed and said, he probably said that cause your right eye is looking out the side instead of out the front.
I didn't know that at that time, I just knew they had to put prizm in my lens to make one eye come up the other down and make them both focus out front. Having very sensitive eyes I cannot wear contacts. So whenever I get bumped or a child head butts me, I am in big trouble if they hit my glasses. It sends one of my eyes into a jumping fit. And without my glasses I'm not blind, but do see double. So I can relate to you not liking eye exams.
But, I have learned our eyes are very precious. We all need to take good care of them!

April said...

I've been following your blog since you had Harper and I've read your previous posts. It took me a long time, but I feel like I know you even though you have know idea who I am! I actually know a few people you know. It's a small world! I look forward to viewing updates on Harper. She is so sweet! I've wondered when you will be reunited with Dawson! It's been a long time since you've seen him and I'm sure your ready for him to meet the new member of the fam! :)

Makila said...

Kelly,
I don't think it's weird that you'll miss your OB office. I get really sad when I go to my post partum appointment. Especially when I hear a mom in the next room listening to the baby's heartbeat. :(

Also. I prepared meals before my Lydia was born and it was SO nice. I really had meals covered (after our Sunday School brought meals) for 6 weeks! So lovely.

Gwen said...

I just had to stop by and tell you how precious Harper is. I've been a stalker (and also praying for you all) since she was born. She is absolutely adorable and I giggle with every bow photo!!! Congrats again.

Katie Kordsmeier said...

Oh I totally missed my ObGyn after giving birth! In fact, I had 3 babies in 3 years so we got very acquainted, but I did promise him after this last baby that I would not be back for an entire year, and he said, in a told ya so sort of voice, "You're going to miss me..." I guess the withdrawals aren't all that uncommon! Did you feel a little shy when you went back for this appointment? I did! It was like we had gotten to know each other so well that I was embarrassed for him to see me naked! How crazy is that!?!

Stephanie said...

So funny that you wrote about the eye doctor. I wrote a blog post on the same subject about a month ago.

Let me just tell you that Harper is the cutest little cupcake!

Just Me said...

I love the way you described the eye doctor...I never really thought of it that way, but it really is pretty nerve-wracking when you really don't know if number one or number two is better. Yep, I'm one of those who can't see "the big E" either...I suppose I should count my blessings that contacts/glasses corrects the problem though.

I have made your "poppyseed chicken" recipe a couple times...and it is DELICIOUS! I am excited to try the Swiss stuffing chicken :o)

Take care.

Ashley said...

The eye doctor is so stressful. I put it off as long as possible. This time, they gave me a new set of contact lenses, and they really aren't working for me, but I keep wearing the painful lenses because I don't want to go back. I'll get around to it in a week or two, I just have to get the willpower to do it :)

Lynn said...

I always hate the air puffy test. I always jump because they never warn me!
And if I were you...no doggie kisses! For a very long while!
Know that I'm continuing to pray!
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
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Nicole said...

In most of your pictures, Harper has pretty dark eyes. But in the last picture of this entry, her eyes look extremely blue... What color are her eyes??

Allie said...

I totally miss my OBGYN. My son is turning 1 in a few weeks, and I absolutely ADORED my Dr. I'm going for my yearly in May, and I feel like it's been too long since I've seen him. Would it be weird if I hugged my Dr when I got there? lol.

KinaBolina said...

I love going to the eye doctor because I always leave being able to see better than when I went in because my vision progressively worsens every year. Sad, but true.

That chicken looks so yummers. And wonder of wonders...I had no clue you had a recipe blog!!! I'm so excited!

xoxo KB

Lisa said...

That cupcake onesie is abso-freaking adorable! :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Ugh. I hate going to the eye doctor as well, for the reasons you mentioned. I have to make an appointment and I've been putting it off!
Your chicken looks delicious.
It is a let down when all of the prenatal visits are over.

Donna said...

Kelly, I just saw Dawson's movie on your Dad's blog, and I had to laugh. He is a born again dog. I hope you have a fenced back yard so he can run around and pretend to be in the country.Also, Harper's bow is so cute with her cupcake shirt. One of Shannon's? I ordered a bow from her after you put a link on your blog.Very cute stuff. I'm looking forward to the reunion photos with Dawson!
Keeping you in my heart in GA,
Donna

Harris Family said...

Oh poor Dawson is in for the shock of his life just like little Sophie is in a about a week!!! It breaks my heart! Oh the Bachelor...don't get me started!!! When am I going to quit watching?!?! I, like you, am addicted to reality TV and I take it a little too seriously!

Joyce said...

Harper has such a great wardrobe but I have to say this one is my favorite so far. Especially with the bow...maybe its the colors. They are her. The whole thing is too precious.

And, wow, I'm also impressed at your make ahead meal planning!
Have a great day and good luck with your pup-he will probably feel like we do when we come off of a vacation : )

Sara Campbell said...

Kelly, I seriously went thru a mini depression after each baby b/c I couldn't go see my ob/gyn after that. It is so WEIRD but I 100% identify. Hey, I sent you something via a guy who was traveling back to the US. I couldn't find the address you sent me way back when, but I sent it to Scott Stamps in Fayettevilleand found an address on whitepages.com. I sure hope there aren't 2 Scott Stamps!!!!! If so, do you know him? Could you ask the other Scott for your gift?! ha ha. Maybe you got it, but I didn't have a ton of confidence in the fella I sent it with. :) Just checking if you got it, but NO thank you note allowed. Just kiss that baby, that's enough for me.

Stacia Howard said...

Harper is a doll! I just wanted to pass along this info, my baby girl has some bad skin problems and the only thing that has helped her is this lotion called dermacil. Try it! Harper's skin will clear right up and be baby smooth & soft again!

Lauren Kelly said...

I, for one, was shocked by the bachelor. Glad Harper enjoyed time with her Nonny :o) Love ya'll :o)

duchess said...

So, what did you think about Jason (the jerk)??
Glad to hear that Dawson's coming home.

Rebekah said...

Funny thing I didn't see the Bachelor... but my husband came home from work and informed of everything that happened. I couldn't help but laugh. I love freeze ahead meals. I think I'm gonna have to try the Swiss Chicken

Rachel H. said...

The recipe looks great! I'm going to have to try it. And SO cool that you were planning ahead like that! :)

Brittany said...

Harper is too sweet!! And the recipe looks great! I am also BLIND AS A BAT, as they say, and I hate going to the eye doc too! When I don't have my contacts in...I can't even see the BIG E! They just put up black and white lines and say are these horizontal or vertical! ha! Told you it's bad!
And I am not even going to waste my time on telling you what I think about Jason! Enough said! I was sooooo disappointed! :-(

I have been praying for the families that you posted....that is such a great idea. Thank you.

Hillary said...

KELLY....I LOVE THE LITTLE CUPCAKE!!!!! She looks so cute!!!!
That recipe has been a staple recipe with me for the last couple of years. Isn't it great?!?!?

Brandi said...

The Bachelor was crazy! Your "plan ahead" meal looks so delicious. I am going to have to try it.

Lucky in Love said...

I feel the same way about the eye dr. My least favorite part is when they make me take out my contacts and then wait in the room alone for the dr. to come in. They have magazines...but dude...I can't see a thing. This year I got so bored that I tried to read one and I had to hold it so close to my face...I quickly flung it onto the counter when I heard the dr. coming... :)

kim_brough said...

I went to your dad's blog and have the follwing observations.
1. It is soooo stinking cute the way your dad talks about waking up thinking about Harper. It makes me wonder if my dad does the same thing about my nephew. I bet he does.
2. I also love that he followed your dog around with a camera so you could see what he's doing.
3. It make me chuckle that you live in Flippin' Arkansas!

Mandy said...

I'm a bit jealous of all Harper's adorable cute girl things. I have 2 little boys who I adore, but they just aren't quite as much fun to dress! I'll get my girl one day though. We want to adopt from China.
I made and froze meals before both my boys were born. They are a great help and the recipe looks great!

I haven't commented in a while, but I just wanted to let you know I was still reading and checkin up on you and Harper. I am so happy for you and your miracle!

McFarland Family said...

Hey Kelly,
Harper is so cute. Love the big momma bows:) Glad you get away for a little...even if it was to the doc. You meals look so yummy I think I will hope on over to your recipe blog for some new ideas. I feel the same way as Big Momma. You check out my thoughts at www.kltfamily.blogspot.com. I am so mad at the show and they too have lost a loyal watcher

Jennifer said...

Did you see that Molly was wearing a BUMPIT at the "After the Final Rose" ceremony on monday? I blogged about it.

ninesandquines said...

You're going to have to either move to the country or get Dawson another buddy to play with! I watched the video on your dad's blog and it looks like he's one happy pup!!!! And that Harper is just TOO adorable for words!!!!!

Michele said...

I so love that little cupcake..I wish I lived closer so I could visit and maybe babysit...it's so hard when they get older (mine are 20 and 18).

Can't wait to see how Dawson does...sounds like he has it made at your parents house!

Hugz,
Michele

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Kelly I love your blog! Your daughter is just precious and reminds us all what is important in life!

I just wanted to let you know that even though people say all the time that they are "legally blind", that term actually means that you can't see the "big E" with your BEST correction on (glasses or contacts). I am an eye doctor and work with people all the time who really are legally blind, and feel the way you do without your contacts in all the time, every day. So I just wanted to remind everyone to count their blessings that something as simple as glasses or contacts can help them see the world beautifully- that is not the case for everyone!

And I am so sad that you all hate going to the eye doctor so much- eeek I hope my patients don't feel the same way!

Jenna said...

Sweetest cupcake ever!!!!

Melissa and Sean said...

Harper's bow with her cupcake onesie is just adorable. I will be using my bows in my baby's hair in a week!!!! I am so glad to see that she is doing so well. She is so beautiful.

I did watch the Bachelor and I am just shocked about how Jason broke it off with Melissa. I felt so bad for her, but I know that he needed to follow his heart. Poor Dallas girl!

miss shortcake said...

Making meals ahead of time sounds like a great idea - and that swiss chicken looks AAMAZING!

Suzie said...

I am laughing hysterically about what you said about the eye doctor....that is how I feel too!! I take out my contacts and I think OMG I can't see a thing. And then if I give the wrong answers he is going to give me a wrong prescription for new lenses....LOL. Glad I am not the only one!!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Oh no Kelly don't worry I wasn't offended! It's just that I hear everyday "I'm legally blind" from people who have really great vision once they put their glasses or contacts on! I can't see the chart without my contacts in either, so I know how frustrating it is... can you imagine not being able to see the chart EVER (or anything- a book, your family, your baby!) even with contacts or glasses? I see people who truly are legally blind and so I just feel badly when the term gets tossed around- how anyone who truly is legally blind would love to have vision like yours or mine. Stepping off my soapbox now... PSA over :)

Chari said...

What a cute cupcake :-)
The chicken sounds yummy! I'll have to try it.

Jenny said...

Love the cupcake, that is so cute. I hope your dog adjusts back to city life:)

I already posted about the recipe in your other blog, but I am definately going to have to try that.

CAC muffin said...

yes I too hate going to the eye doctor and I too am blind as a bat (or worse)
I love harpers hats and bows- man she's just too dang cute!!!!

Erin McGraw said...

I totally get dreading the eye doctor. I am always stressed out when they say" Is 1 or 2 better, it 2 or 3 better" I don't know what's better, isn't that why I am here. I always feel like they are leading my answers as well. Oh well, at least I only have to go once a year. Glad your meal turned out great, you are super prepared

Gene and Annie said...

I am pretty sure that I am legally blind too! I have the same exact experience when I go to the eye doctor. It really does feel like you are about to do your SATS!

BRiehl said...

I feel so stressed at the eye doctor, too!!!! I always feel like I'm flunking or that he'll think I'm lying about which one is better. I also hate when they turn out the lights and hover around you with that light and you can see your veins illuminated. I always feel like I need my husband to supervise because it is the "pre-kiss" position. Ew. I get the heebies just thinking about it!

My name is Megan... said...

I cannot believe what is going on the with bachelor!! I too hate the eye doctor..so, I've not been in years..I probably should condsidering at night I think signs are moving animals, haha. That chicken looks yummie and we have the same plates! Hope you are having a good day!! xoxo

Brooke said...

I won't even get started on the Bachelor. Grr! That is all I have to say. :)

Also, thank you SO much for posting about Gracie. They had MANY hits on their blog and I am sure many of them are thanks to you. My life has been forever changed because of her.

The Simmons Family said...

Are you so thrilled that Jillian is the next bachelorette??!! I knew it!

Thanks for posting about Owen in your previous post and also for our dear heart sister Gracie! SShe's going to be Owen's little angel as well as all his other friends as he fights for his new heart.

TBRKO said...

The Bachelor...yikes. I see his point, but I think he's kind of flake for dumping her on national television.
Thanks for more recipes. As a mother of four, I am always looking for new ideas!

RR Mama said...

Kelly,
I have been lurking every day since Harper was born. Your story is truly a testimony of how wonderful God is. Harper is such a beautiful baby. And she has an amazing family. I am so glad you are enjoying being a mother! I'm even impressed you thought to cook dinners and freeze them. When our first was born, Hubs went where ever I wanted for dinner and brought it home. After our second child, my dad came and stayed with us and cooked. He is a great cook! I really wanted to thank you for sharing this journey with us! You are a blessing to more people than you know!

yours truly... said...

You have made my day because now I know what I'm making for dinner tonight!! :) Harper is so precious, what a wonderful blessing to your sweet family! I've enjoyed being able to follow your journey!

Katie said...

Look at your little cuppy-cake! Precious as always!! Don't you just love those little creases around her wrists?? It's so funny you mentioned the color of her hair, because in the first picture with your momma, I was thinking that their hair looks exactly the same color! I saw the video your daddy posted the other day with Dawson tearin' through the woods. He looked like a cotton tumbleweed out there. Eating...deer...poop...Kelly! That is so funny. I have never had a dog so all things dog are foreign to me...I'm dying laughing at that! I cannot wait to hear what he thinks of his new sister! ;o) Now, I'm off to check out the recipe... Have a great day, Kelly...and kisses to Harper...right on her wrist creases, hehe! ;o)

Kayla Hewitt said...

Hi, Kelly! I've been reading for a little while but have never commented, although I've been praying for sweet little Harper. What a doll!

Anyway, I just had to laugh when you were talking about the eye doctor. I feel the same way! Often, I can't tell a difference between the two choices he gives me, so I'll pause for a long time and then say, "Uhhh...two?" Sometimes the doctor even asks, "Are you sure?" which makes me feel like such a dummy. I've even gotten up to, "Which is better, 13 or 14?" I think that's how long it takes for him to realize that I'm never going to get it "right." :)

Jaime said...

I had not watched any of this season on the bachelor until Monday night. My husband, who thinks it is a ridiculous show and I'm inclinced to agree, watched it with me. We had a blast because we made up our own lines. What if the bachelor had a "keepin it real" version? In our version, when they got back from commericial break, the bachelor would have scratches all over his face, a bloody lip and black eye because Melissa wasn't having all that nonsense! :)

I just started reading your blog a couple of weeks ago. I am glad Harper is home and healthy. As a former NICU nurse, I have prayed many a prayers for little lives hanging in the balance. But thankfully, God is a good God! I look forward to reading more about Harper as she grows.

ScrappinAway said...

I have been gone for a couple weeks and realized how much I missed reading your blog! I don't mind the eye doc, but I hate the dentist and that electric toothbrush...like nails on a chalkboard to me!

I usually don't watch the bachelor but did watch the finally and felt sooo bad for Melissa and thought Jason came across as a wimp!

As always I love seeing Harper's outfit of the day...you have inspired me to do the same, going to start tomorrow!

Becky said...

Thanks for your prayers Kelly, we are definately at a crossroads right now. Harper looks so cute in her little bows! And that dish looks so good...even after it's been frozen, you would never know it! Much love, Becky

Krista said...

I hate going to the eye dr., too. I'm in graduate school and have a 4.o and I feel like an eye exam is harder than any other test I've taken in my life. What if I say the wrong lens is sharper? Blurrier? Will they think I have some eye problems? And seriously, I CANNOT READ THE EYE CHART without contacts. It's so stressful. Ugh. I'm sl glad I'm not the only one who detests it!

R said...

i can relate. i went through withdrawals from seeing my OB after each child i had. so we've just kept on having them! ha! number 3 is due may 8. :0) but i think the novelty has worn off, and i'm ready to go back to seeing my doc just once a year. :0)

Always a Southern Girl said...

Thanks for the great recipe idea! I am always looking for new recipes. Harper is looking cuter everyday!
God Bless You, Renee

ps. My mom and sister are looking for a place to relocate too, in the Chicago area. They are currently living down south. Please pray for them as they try to follow God's leading! Thanks so much!

Tasha said...

Okay,so I really hesitate to even ask this because the last thing I want to do is offend you or hurt your feelings.But I am going to ask so her it goes.What is the deal with the size of Harper's hair bows?Is this a southern thing?I am in Indiana and I don't recall ever seeing a baby with a bow like this.Now please don't get me wrong.I think that they are adorable(but then again she could make a paper bag look adorable).I guess I am just a curious yankee!I am so glad that she is continuing to do so well!

Heather said...

Kelly, Harper is a beautiful girl with such a special story. I have a little one, Jack, who is 9 weeks old today. He had the same type of rash it looks like Harper has. He did have the infant acne that looked just like acne...but also had a rash that I thought was more acne, but turned out to be "cradle cap gone bad." Our pedi said to use Selsun Blue shampoo (mix 1 capful shampoo and one capful water), 2 X a week and brush, brush, brush his hair. She also gave us an Rx for U-Cort, a hydrocortisone cream that we used for a week. Jack's skin looked like a baby's again the next day!!! We have discovered that his skin is very sensitive and when he gets hot or doesn't agree with the fabric of whatever the person holding him was wearing, we see some redness and irritation at times...so, like you, I have learned to keep things cool here and drape a soft cotton blankie if fabric is hot or "itchy." Sorry so long, but did want to share...Harper's story illustrates how amazing medicine is, but more importantly how amazing the Lord is! He is our healer, and he does work everything to his good. Psalm 139 tells us our days are planned for us. With this start, can you just imaging what wonderful plans God has for Harper to minister to others in the future! Blessings from South Louisiana

L2L said...

If you are into the meal freezing method, Don't Panic Dinner is in the Freezer, is a must have. These recipes are not only easy to make but sooooo good and they have a great variety. I'm hoping they make a squel!!!!!( Oh yeah, I joined the Cary Hairbow club and I love the first bow, CJ got.

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Heather said...

Life is going to be great for all of you when Dawson returns. You don't need to worry about a thing. He will love that sweet baby girl and protect her beyond anything you could have imagined. I think you'll be surprised at how well he will adjust to life with Harper. Do not be anxious! By the way, I just posted yesterday about our Bichon Frise, Charlie, and one of my readers suggested you should read it for encouragement. Also, I just watched you Dad's videos...that Dawson needs to come visit us in Mississippi...Charlie would love it!

Mary said...

I don't know how I found your blog, jumping from someones I assume and I love how candid you are. I wanted to thank you I made tonight for my family the delicious chicken dish. I even copied the whole plate....green beans and all. All my kids loved it! Next week I'm making the wild rice shrimp casserole....don't you just love a new recipe :)

Barb said...

Barb M. says:

If you signed up for a reality show wouldn’t you expect the ending to be on? I mean really……………………. I don’t understand all the fuss. Everyone that signed the contract to be on the show did it of their own free will and they are all adults over 21. ABC is running a business………do you really expect them to not air a show that has sent the airwaves to such a high frenzied level of buzz?

Melissa put herself on National TV. Jason didn’t do it. ABC didn’t do it. How many other people on the show have been embarasssed? How about every guy that was on bended knee proposing & being turned down? We have seen other contestants embarrassed by stuff…………….how mortified was Jason when he was on bended knee proposing to Deanna? Why did Deanna let it go that far? Why did she let him stay on his knee so long before she finally told him…….he wasn’t the one? Her response when Jason asked that question? “I guess I got caught up in the moment”. What about when Charlie was turned down by Trista? Think he was embarrassed? How about when Jenn got 2 proposals. How many times have there been double proposals? How would you like to be the one on bended knee being turned down? Do you think they are hurt & embarrassed? I don’t see why this is any different from hurt & embarrassment to any other signee of the show. Every season someone gets hurt & hurt bad. Melissa put herself on National TV. She signed up to do the whole show & not “part” of the show. Melissa is responsible for being on National TV…..she’s responsible for being hurt on National TV. No one did it “to” her……..she signed up freely & knew that anything could happen.

One of the great things about reality shows is that it is so raw. All reality shows are for the shock factor because people are people. They make mistakes, they do stupid stuff etc. I’m sure that alot of the people on reality shows would just love to be able to pick what airs on them. That’s not part of the deal. Melissa showed up for the “after show”………….I have to believe that she was under contract to do so………..she knew it was over before she came out…….look at her face. Why did she come to the “after show”? Probably because she had to legally. Same for Jason.

Shaila Creekmore said...

I did the same thing before my second son was born. I spent 4 days cooking and freezing and my husband thought I was crazy. But he was appreciative later when we had good meals on the table night after night. I was already used to batch cooking and freezing baby food, so it was just like that but skipping the pureeing step (he also appreciated that). I've joked with my friends that I should make a cookbook of meals to cook and freeze.

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

HA! I went through withdrawal from my doc too -- at the six week appt I almost cried, I was so happy to see her. I saw her SO MUCH the last six weeks of my pregnancy, it was hard not to see her smiling face all the time after I had him. I totally get it -- I love my doc and always will -- she was a part of the most glorious moments of my life.