Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luck of the Irish

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the Stamps!
It was Harper and Dawson's LUCKY day because they both had to go to the doctor for shots!
and LUCKY for me - I got to take both of them.
Harper was NOT happy to be at the doctor but her pediatrician calmed her right down and she just smiled and cooed for him. She got a really good report. She's 12 lbs now and in the 75% percentile for both weight and height so she's just a normal girl! She is right on step if not ahead on all development milestones so that is a huge praise!
(P.S. Ya'll are funny - I DO think our pediatrician is single!! I'm just saying..........................) :-)

Dawson got his annual shots today and he did really good. He was just happy to go for a ride!
Yesterday and today have been GORGEOUS spring days! Yesterday Harper and Dawson and I got out and took TWO walks and in between we went for a ride around town. We were all very happy and loved it. Is Harper a cool chick in her shades or what???
She slept most of today so we didn't go for a walk but hopefully we can get back out tomorrow.
I just love this little dress - I couldn't wait for her to wear it!

Here are some prayer requests for ya'll to lift up tonight........
1. Little Lillian needing a heart transplant
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/03/16/8773226.html#/news/canada/2009/03/17/pf-8774766.html
2. Sweet baby just passed away - had Trisomy 13 - pray for his family and offer them encouragement if you have time.
http://evanandrew.wordpress.com/
3. Isabella has mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which is fatal in infants.
www.jenmagee.blogspot.com
4. Austin Dale, newborn in AL, is having seizures caused by bleeding of the brain - please pray.
5. Darren and Charity delivered triplets at 24 1/2 weeks - one did not make it - the other two are in the NICU.
6. Rebekah is due to arrive this summer and will need heart surgery
http://rebekahgraceellis.blogspot.com/2009/03/rebekah-grace.html

And last - there is a silent auction going on at this site to help bring their very special baby home that they are adopting - go visit it and win!

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109 comments:

alyssa said...

awww!! i love dr foster!! all of my kids go to him!!

Alicia said...

I love that outfit too. It is too cute!

*~! megs !~* said...

How cute are ya'll!! Hope ya'll are enjoying the weather! I know we're enjoying ours!

capperson said...

She is soo cute in them sunglasses and I love the outfit!!
Dawson is soo cute going for his little car ride :)
I have one that loves to go riding if she heres the word go or bye and the other one will run from the car because he came to me from nc all the way to ga, that broke him of car rides.

Andolicious said...

What a great picture of you and your family dressed in green! You always dress Harper up so cute and she's a doll in those sunglasses! The weather in East TN has been soo nice too. Glad you and Harper have been able to enjoy it! :)

Tara said...

Oh good golly those glasses are precious! Yay for good checkups and beautiful weather! The last two days here have been gorgeous and outside is where we are! Kiddos just love it outside :)

Kristy said...

Oh my! I love that dress and those glasses!! How sweet!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Now those glasses are just too too cute!!!! I love the green outfits too...Your doctor looks so nice~

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness! Harper is too cute in that dress! Miss Bentley had to go get a shot today as well. Poor babies!

I will be praying. Thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

Kelly, thank you for sharing with us all of these families that need prayer. My heart just breaks for these sick babies.

Harper looks adorable in that dress and that pic of the 3 of you is just great! Enjoy your evening.

Frances said...

What a beautiful family!

Our Family said...

Oh my goodness you guys are so cute all in green. Love the glasses Harper your looking ready for summer. Can't wait myself time to start taking the girls outside for fresh air.

Jess :) said...

Could your family be any CUTER?! Ok, I'll just answer that one for you...so you don't have to feel like you need to respond..."NO!!!! There is NO possible way you 3 (I mean, 4) could be ANY more adorable!!! :)

I'll be praying for those you posted about. I did know about baby Evan and how incredibly sad.
Thank you for keeping us updated!

♥Love you♥

Jenn said...

That dress of Harpers is cute, but her in the sunglasses is even cuter! Happy St. Patty's day. We are going for our 2 month shots tomorrow and are very nervous!

Jenn said...

That baby is so stinkin' cute!

jellaan said...

Thanks for the prayer request for Darren and Charity! Unfortunately their little girl, Miley Jane, passed away Monday night. She had a Grade 4 Intravesticular Hemmorage in her brain last week. Ty Michael continues to be a fighter and is doing pretty well. Darren, Charity and baby Ty can use lots of prayers!! They have a long road ahead!

On a happier note, little Harper is so cute in her little Irish dress!!

Britni and Justin said...

Such a cute family pic! LOVE the sunglasses!
I will be praying for those families!!!

Crystal Mason said...

She is absolutely ADORABLE! Aww. I love the way you dress her so cute. And the family picture is gorgeous. LOVE THOSE GLASSES! Styling she is.. Happy St Patty's Day!

Katie L said...

I love, love, love that dress!! And, the sunglasses. Harper always brings a smile to my face!

Suzette said...

Seriously, you have the cutest family! I LOVE the shades! She is such a doll baby! Is this weather not absolutely PERFECT!!!

Mommy of a Wild Child said...

I have been following your blog for some time now. Your family is so precious! She is such a cutie!

Shell said...

What cute pictures! I am glad Harper got a good report from the doctor. That is a praise!

Heather said...

What a precious family you have! You all look great! Love Harper's dress, she is dressed to a Tee as always! Happy st. patty's day to you too!

jlhonse said...

You're littl Harper is just the cutest thing! I look forward to seeing her sweet face and pretty outfits everyday!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

She just gets cuter everyday!

The B's said...

Kelly!!! Harper is just TOOO cute!!! I love her sweet little face. :)

Liz and Garth said...

Harper is just too cute. I could gobble her up! :-)

Kelli said...

Precious baby girl!!!!!!

I wanna smooch her cheeks!

Following Him said...

Harper is so cute....and adorable too :)
~Elyse~

Brittany said...

OH MY GOODNESS! That last picture is ADORABLE! I mean, look at that face, is she not an angel or what?!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

p.s. the sunglasses - priceless!

Mandi said...

We got our green on, too! Harper's pediatrician looks like he knows what he's doing...so sweet!

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

Adorable!! And you look great!

avbernat said...

Green never looked so good!

I'm loving the Harper Monogrammed dress... It's too cute... Also loving the tres tres chic sunglasses. She makes fashion look so easy, but I'm sure we all have YOU to thank for that.

NICU babies seem to always know when they're going to the doctor's, it must be the smell... But hey if I had a cute doctor grinning at me like that I'd smile too! *chuckles*

Prayers on full force for those families!

Laura said...

This was a GREAT post, Kelly! I enjoyed seeing a pic of the fam all decked out in their GREEN!

Jennifer said...

Y'all are too cute in your green! You look great, Kelly!!! I love, love the sunglasses! I think Brody might need a pair. Well, a blue pair! He doesnt really know what to think about that bright sun when we go walking.

And I'm so glad Harper is doing so well and is right where she needs to be!

Betsy said...

Your pediatrician seems really nice and Harper is total cuteness!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy St. Patty's Day! Harper looks adorable - and the pediatrician ain't bad either...just sayin'. ha!

Laurie said...

Love the dress!

Gracie Beth said...

Your family looks lovely in green! I love the picture of Harper in the sunglasses. Also, thank you so much for posting the list of families in need of prayers!

BLC :o said...

Aweeee! Such a cute post!!!! Xoxo-BLC

Mandi said...

LOVE those glasses! She's definitely stylin'. And dare I say her pediatrician's profile is cute:)

mrosev14 said...

You guys look like this cute little Irish family. I love love love Harper's beautiful dress!! She is definitely a cool girl in her scrubs. Thank you for posting the families that need prayer requests, they will all be in my prayers tonight.

mrosev14 said...

Oh and P.S.-your pediatrician looks mighty cute!

Beth said...

Love, love, love todays post! So cute! Hope Harper is settling in and not so fussy and hungry! :-)

http://bethandbruce.blogspot.com

ilovemy2bichons said...

Hi Kelly- The pictures of Harper are absolutely adorable. I hope you don't mind me mentioning this but I wanted to send you a link to some research on Bichon health and new vaccine protocols. http://www.bichonhealth.org/Health.asp
My friend is the health chair for the Bichon Club of America and they strongly advise, along with the American Animal Hospital Assn against getting annual vaccinations. There are updated vaccine protocols on the above website. There is recent research showing vaccines lasting 7+ years. Overvaccination can cause lots of health issues including allergies, diabetes, autoimmune issues, etc. We do titer testing on our 2 bichons and haven't had to vaccinate them for the past few years because they still have immunity shown in the titer test. Just wanted to pass along this info. Many vets still continue with the annual vaccines even though it is widely known that the core vaccines are good for at least 3 years because it generates a lot of revenue for them.

Linda said...

Looks like none of the Stamps family got pinched today. How cute all in the green and the sunglasses are so sweet. I will add those families to the list to pray for .
Blessings,
Linda

Honea Household said...

I love the picture of Harper with her Doctor! How cute! And the dress is adorable, I might add...

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

I love the picture of Harper and her doctor. He must be great--he looks like he loves babies! It's so great to watch her growing like gangbusters! Enjoy these days, they go too fast!

Alison said...

Harper looks so cute with her shades on!!! :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! You all look so cute in your green, especially sweet Harper in her adorable dress! Glad she had a good doctor visit. Praise God that she is doing so well. Love & blessings from NC!

Nancy said...

Thank you everyone for your prayers for baby Rebekah. We so appreciate your support and encouragement!

Nancy (Rebekah's Mommy)
www.rebekahgraceellis@blogspot.com

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Ahhhhhhhh I am so in love with ya'lls St patty's day family pic! It is soooo cute!!!!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Another super cute outfit on a super cute girl! Where oh where is the "way cute headband or bow or flower"????? This is the first time I've seen her head un-adorned in weeks. Hee hee hee..... I used to put giant bows on my daughter too and loved every single minute of those days!

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

awwe..she is too cute! Love the picture of dawson too, he is back to his happy self.
You look wonderful!
Thanks for the smile.

Staci said...

The Stamps look gorgeous in all their green. Love Harper's shades. She is such a diva! I swear she is getting prettier every day. Hope you had a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Donna said...

I laughed out loud when I saw the picture of Harper in the sunglasses! What a hoot!. Glad you are having her wear them to protect her eyes. Y'all are adorable in your green. Happy ST. Patty's to you.
Keeping you in my heart in GA.
Donna

tickledpink said...

What a great family photo, and Harper looks so cute in that adorable dress! I love the pink sunglasses on her! I'm glad y'all got to get out in this beautiful weather!

weltyc said...

She is so gorgeous Kelly. Her glasses are beyond precious. What a wonderful report from the doctor too! Praise God. She is such and angel.
Praying for the others, God is capable of immeasurable things! :)
Catrina in Oregon

Kelly said...

Happy 2 months to your precious little dear, Kelly!

Love her Trumpette maryjanes - both of my daughters had them! Libby just got her own box since her big sister had the same pleasure. :o)

Have a great week, mama!

Kari said...

I look forward to your picture updates of Harper! She is beautiful and always dressed soo cute!! I love that outfit, as well. And, who doesn't love a baby in sunglasses!!?!? I am soo happy to hear that she is doing so great! God sure does answer prayer for His children!!

Kristin said...

Dawson just looks too cute and Harper is super stylin' in her shades! What precious little ones you have!!

Vashti said...

Harper gets scrummier every time i see a photo of her! What a FANTASTIC report from the Doc! She really is a testimony of God's amazing power and love. I love the photo of her and the Doc, He looks like a great guy, and he's pretty cute! Haha! No wonder she is smiling at him so much.
Have a wondreful day.

kenzieeelo said...

hi kelly!! i love your blog. it's so fun to see lil miss harper in all her cute outfits each day! lol.

on a side note - i was wondering if you could please pray for my friend Jeff, who has been missing for a month but was found dead on monday. . . for the full story, his mom made a website, http://missingjeffjulian.shutterfly.com/

i'd appreciate the prayers as this is such a difficult time for us. thanks so much, and God Bless!!

sincerely,
mackenzie martin

Lynn said...

Oh what a list today! Heartbreaking! I HATE the trisomies...all of them.
Did I know you knew Renee? Or did someone just give you her site? She's an amazing lady!
Praying!
Isaiah 26:2-3 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Sara Campbell said...

Kelly, you look great!

Joyce said...

Those glasses...too adorable!

Katie said...

Oh, I love her little dress! She's such a cute little thing! She looks so soft and round in that picture with her pediatrician...just makes ya want to kiss her all over, I'm sure!! So glad y'all got to get out and take some walks. Doesn't that feel soooo good to get outside?! And a girl's gotta wear shades when the sun's always shining on her! ;o)

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful doctor it looks like you have!

Love the pic of all three of you...so cute!

Sara F. said...

Truly, your blog has brought me closer to my faith. Mostly in the simple way of praying. Thank you for the reminders of the power of prayer!
I would swear that Harper gets cuter every day! I have two boys and I'm a definitely feeling the need for a baby girl after seeing all the adorable outfits and hairbows Miss Harper is sporting!

MELISSA said...

i love harpers sunglasses! too cute!

Avery & Hailey said...

Harper is sooooooooo cute!!! I love her facial expressions!!

Becky said...

Kelly, If you have contact with the couple that delivered the triplets, could you direct them to the Triplet Connection? There is a bereaved forum where they can get support. Also, there are a couple of families who have delivered at 24 w so know the steps that the NICU tango can take. They do have a very long road.

Thanks for adding the Creative Blogs on. Maybe they were not missing like I thought. Love them!

I am very excited. My daughter, who had a miscarriage is expecting. Praying.

HappyascanB said...

Harper is so precious! Love the dress! And the shades ~ Hollywood in the makin'!!!

Courtney said...

YAY! she is so cute! thanks for posting about the silent auction.renee is a friend of mine in real life and she is a wonderful person and will be so grateful! sorry for no caps...baby in my other arm...i am sure you understand.

Mom of 3 and bride-to-be! said...

She is by far, the cutest little thing i've ever laid eyes on! (And I have 3 gorgeous boys!!)

Truly a miracle baby!!
Thank you so much for sharing her with all of us.

Always in my prayers,
C.

Hillary said...

Lover her outfit! She could have been in my wedding! Wait...technically she was in my wedding.
And all the girls at work love the shades!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

Harper is one stylish girl! How adorable...she is just beautiful Kelly! I can't wait to see the dresses you have ready for her for the summer!!

Crystal said...

Cute family St. Patty's Day pic!

Harper's doc looks a bit like a bald Jim Carrey from the side..LOL! Great news about her report!

Kim H. said...

The sunglasses made me smile this morning! You guys are so adorable... and I'm glad that everyone did well getting their shots. :-)

CAMoore said...

Harper is getting so big! Love that green and zebra dress! Makes me want a little girl!!!!!!

You look great! It took me a lot longer to lose all my baby weight! You did great!!

Ann said...

Your family is beautiful!!!! Thanks for the past weeks of unbeleivable inspiration as you dealt with your trials!!! You have truly inspired me with your faith!

cadence1228 said...

Kelly - thanks for adding the prayer requests for those strong families! You are such a wonderful, selfless person!
And...where did you get that super cute dress Harper has on?!
LOVE IT!!

nichole said...

Oh my gosh - LOVE LOVE LOVE the sunglasses. She is too cute. Dawson is looking like he loves the car ride.

Rench Family said...

Kelly - I love your blog. I have 3 little girls, love affordable fashion and love, love, love Sonic. Harper pictures are the highlight of the day. Glad that she is so healthy!

Jennifer

Amy said...

Great pics... She is TOO cute!

The sleeping was probably becuase of the shots. My daughter did the same thing after her 2 month shots. Every time after that though, she was fine.

Amy

The Timbs Clan said...

Hey Kelly I was wondering we are still pretty new to this area(Bentonville) and I have had a real hard time finding a DR for my children so I was wondering what group do you use?????

ScrappinAway said...

I love it that you got Harper to wear sunglasses, too cool!

Brittany said...

Love that cute little green dress!

Also, I found another site to add to your shopping sites. I heard about it on Access Hollywood. I'm putting a link to a page that you might enjoy!

Check it out ladies! I'm still figuring out how to use it, but it has GREAT deals on there!

http://www.hautelook.com/catalog?e=559

Laura said...

Hey Kelly - great to hear Harper is doing so well!!! A couple quick notes - I am a child passenger safety technician - I know that picture of H in her car seat was when you were going for a walk, but I just wanted to mention in passing that the harness is too loose for riding in the car - to determine if your harness is tight enough, you perform the pinch test at the collarbone - basically if you can pinch the webbing together horizontally, you need to tighten things up a bit more until you cannot make that pinch.

I wonder if you would also mention the fundraiser that we are running right now for the foundation - details are here - http://bombedier.blogspot.com/2009/03/spring-car-seat-raffle-for-kyle-david.html. The Kyle David Miller Foundation donates high weight capacity harnessing car seats to low income families across North America - we have been able to assist approx 500 families since our inception in December 2006. Thank you so much!!!

Caroline said...

I love Harpers sunglasses! TO CUTE!!! AWWWW~ you guys are such a cute family! love the green!~ Happy saint patricks day!!

charlene said...

I'm sure you have heard about Red Envelope Day on March 31 but in case you haven't check out my blog for informtion. You have so many readers I thought if you wanted to mention it on your blog we could get this message out

Chari said...

I love the glasses!

charlene said...

P.S. Your baby is just beautiful. I can't wait to check and she what she is wearing each day.

Whitney said...

Kelly, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this comment. But I'm new to the whole blogging thing, so please forgive me if it isn't. Anyways, I wanted to ask you and all of your faithfull followers to please pray for my fiance's niece, Kaitlin. Kaitlin is the most precious little fourth grade girl who, up until about a year ago, was active and extremely atheletic. Now, a year later and after being diagnosed with a very rare form of lou gehrig's disease, Kaitlin is confined to a wheel chair and has a hard time even speaking. It's broken all of our hearts. And yet, Kaitlin, the one who is actually suffering from the disease, remains happy and in love with life. Please, please pray for Kailin and her family. God can and does work miracles! Thank you!!!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I just love Harper's St Paddy's Day outfit, so precious! And she is one cool chick in her shades!

Thanks you for sharing these prayer requests! They will all be on my mind and in my prayers!

writing4612 said...

Cute pics!

Ms. Salti said...

Love the cute green dress and the pink sunglasses. She's such a diva! Oh, and you're pediatrician is really gorgeous. Maybe if I'm ever out your way you could introduce me?

Krista Lynn said...

Seriously.... so precious! I love her in her cute little shades! She's rockin' out! =) And her green dress w/the little zebra print bows, adorable!!! I just want to give her a hug! Ah!

I'm glad to hear she's doing so well & that she's healthy as ever! YAY!!! Enjoy the sunshine! Our God is so good!!! Amen!

~Krista

Melanie said...

Kelly,
So fun to keep up with you and yours. We are also in beautiful NWA and lovin' this weather - although is does make me want to NOT be so pale. Oh well. Love that Harper's has such an amazing testimony already:) Thank you for continually reaching out to others in need of prayer - it is just how the body of Christ should act. Finally, love that you mentioned your pediatrician - ours too, and we love him! We have 3, expecting our 4th, and he is terrific with each of them. Take care of yourself! Melanie

Jenna said...

Oh I just the family picture!! Ya'll all look so good in your green. Although I have a feeling I would not have been able to resist pinching H's little cheeks if I had come across ya'll - green or no green. That girl is irresistible!

Glad everyone got a good report from their doctors! And FYI, marrying me off to nice, AR peditrician is a great way to have me move to your town. I'm just saying. :-)

Lucky in Love said...

Look at her in her sunglasses!!

meL said...

So cute. All of u wearing green for St Patricks :) Harper is sooo cute :).

Misty Rice-Baniewicz said...

LOL actually I was thinking that the dr and Harper had the same profile......LOL


She is adorable.

Karyn said...

WOW! Cute parents, cute baby girl, cute dog and a cute doctor! Y'all are too much!

Kathy said...

Prayed for you and Harper when she was born and so great to check back in once in a while and see how absolutely BEAUTIFUL your growing, healthy baby girl is!!!! Praise God who gives to us abundantly beyond all we could ask or imagine!!!

Lindsee Lou said...

Harper is way too cool in those shades.

And, I am laughing so hard because before I even saw your comment about the doctor, my first thought was, "Is he single?" Cutie. And totally kidding. Well, kinda! :)

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

:) I'm sorry I haven't commented on this until now! I've had it saved in my reader until I had time to sit and breathe. Thank you SO much for posting about Kellsey's auction! You've helped a LOT!!!

I love the green family picture! You all look so cute! :)

Jenny said...

Love the sunglasses and the outfit:) Your dog is so cute, I used to have one that looked just like him.

Kasey Hunt said...

Her outfit is adorable!! I checked your blog when Harper was still in the hospital. So wonderful to see her home with Mom and Dad!!! Blessings from Kalamazoo, MI 49004