Monday, June 08, 2009

Mama's Got a Brand New Bag

So thanks for all of your answers on yesterday's survey. I'm always interested to hear from other moms and what is going on! I was shocked and amazed to realize that almost all of you put your babies in their rooms right away!!!! You might encourage me to do it a little earlier. She really is sleeping good these days and I hate to have her move away from me. I was thinking I would just keep her in there until she is ready for college. ha! But maybe we will go for 5 months??? That's just around the corner.
I've also nixed the idea of the jumperoo. I know most of you like it - but I really don't want another big thing around the house and I know my baby - she just wants her momma or a walk in her stroller. And you know what - I'm okay with that. ha!

I told ya'll I would share my diaper bags with you. I think this is kind of fun. I had looked at and dreamed of all kinds of diaper bags before I got pregnant - not thinking anyone would give me one. I was given several and I love them all - I switch them out all the time. This pink and brown one was made by a lady in my parent's church - I think it's just adorable.
A sweet girl in my church, Sammy, made me this one. She makes diaper bags and sells them - if you are interested you could let me know! (when I put my e-mail back up - ha!) I think it's so cute! She also works in the nursery so I know she will be loving on my Harper!
I got this bag in the hospital along with a whole bunch of monogrammed gifts. I am TOTALLY embarrassed because I have not figured out how to send a thank you for this. I didn't have an address - just a web site and I wasn't sure if the web site made the gifts that these 2 sweet ladies sent me or if it was actually their site. So Aimee Bolton and Stephanie Herman - thank you SOOOOOOO much. I would love to send you an actual thank you (and an apology for the ridiculous lateness of it) if you would like to send me your addresses or leave your e-mails on this post.
(There may be a few more out there who somehow never got my thank yous - if you never heard from me - please let me know. We were SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO blessed by so many of you at the hospital and I don't have to tell you that I was pretty scatterbrained during that time so it would have been easy for me to mess up).
A sweet girl, Andrea, from my parent's church made me this Razorback bag. I don't have to tell you how much I love it. Even though Harper will most likely NOT be making her Razorback debut at the football games this year - I will still carry this bag during football season!
(I don't have to explain why taking an 8 month old baby to a hot, loud, crowded, 4 hour football game is a horrible idea (for us at least)) ha!
And my Aunt Linda gave me this Buddha bag for my birthday and I absolutely LOVE it. It's so big and roomy that on days where I want to be a little more stylish - I just stuff diapers and wipes and bibs and burp cloths in it and it doubles as a diaper bag! ha! I was also given SEVERAL other small bags (mostly monogrammed) that I don't use for diaper bags but I have kinds of other uses for them!
I had to show ya'll this. On the tour of homes - it became very apparent to me how Plain Jane my guest room is so I decided to frame a picture of Harper to hang over the bed. After all - our only guests are her grandparents so they will appreciate it. I love huge chunky gold frames and I thought this picture came out awesome in black and white (I took it!!). We got it done today (while frames were 1/2 off). Now I just have to get Scott to hang it for me. I'll show a picture once it's hung! (It's 16 x 20 - big! I had it printed on-line at www.winkflash.com)
And here is the little monkey girl.......I swear she is about ready to start crawling. She really tries. I also think her hair almost looks blond in this picture - we think all her new hair coming in (what little there is) is blond. She is SO her daddy's daughter.

Who likes Gilmore Girls?? For 2 years I have been DVR'ing that show every day (the re-runs) and I've watched the first 6 seasons twice now. And today they are finally beginning the 7th season and I'm so excited. I've been wondering what happened. (I never watched the show on the original go around).

165 comments:

julie & joe said...

The 7th season of GG was pretty good. I had never watched until 5 years ago when I switched jobs and began working from home. I got caught up in the re-runs and had to start watching the current episodes.

I love the picture in the gold frame.

Katie said...

Harper is getting more and more adorable by the day!

lizroberts said...

Love the bags, love the new photo, love the pic of your wanting-to-crawl-so-bad monkey! Oh, and I'm totally a Gilmore Girl! My hubby thought that watching it made me dumb....he would always say "Quick, what's 2 + 2?" Silly boy!!!

Brunch at Saks said...

Gorgeous frame and photo of Harper! Also, I love the stylish bag at the end!
xo

Kristin said...

Your bags are all so cute and I LOVE the framed picture of Harper! She looks like such a big girl, getting ready to crawl.....what a little miracle!

Mandi said...

What a great assortment of bags! Harper is SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!

The Garners said...

That is a beautiful picture of Harper that you took for the guest room!!!

Your office tours inspired me to START TRYING to de-junk our office. There's NO way I could have posted a picture of it. Most of it is Lane's stuff, so am (patiently) waiting for him to get in the mood to clean and organize (good luck to me on that one). But at least I started. I only had a chance to look at a few of the offices, but both yours and your Mom's made me want to make ours into a pleasant space to work in! :)

Your diaper bags are all so cute! (Just curious, is "Andrea" Bryan B's wife Andrea??? I think she sews, but I'm not sure. Just wondering!) :) So many cute ideas!

mrosev14 said...

The bags are cute, but I am so excited about Gilmore Girls! Thanks for the FYI.

jaime said...

I have every season of Gilmore Girls on DVD and when we had expanded cable (cut it out a few months ago when we moved), I still watched the re-runs whenever they were on. I love the show and absolutely love Lorelai :)

mattmatt11788 said...

Those are presh!

Megan said...

Love the bags and picture of Harper! Adorable!!!

Ashlee McCrary said...

OMG i LOVE gilmore girls!! i've been watching every day too on dvr from abc family & i was so excited today when season 7 started! you're gonna love it! season 6 & 7 were my fav! i still think they should do a movie about where they're all at now. lol
such cute diaper bags you have there!
love the new pics of harper as always!

Heather said...

I LOVE that picture of Harper in that frame! It is gorgeous!
And I missed the survey....but I didn't move Connor to his room until 3 months...and Avery Kate may stay in our room forever!! :)
It's a sweet time and it is sad to have them move across the house! I know it has to happen, but I say do it whenever you want to and don't feel rushed!

Laurie said...

These H pictures are soooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rhilborn said...

I got into Gilmore Girls in the last 2 years of the show and I still watch the re-runs. The 7th season is good but it is a little disappointing. They were not sure if the show would continue beyond the 7th season during the taping so I think that shows. But, you'll still love most of it, enjoy!

Audra Kelly said...

Love the bags and the pictures of Harper! Too cute!

teasinglydiverse said...

I have all the seasons of GG on DVD and they light up my life :) They're my go-to "cheer me up" thing to slide into the DVD player on a lousy day. You just can't watch that show and stay down!

Vera said...

Harper is getting so big!!! On the whole room thing, I know I said I put MY kids in their own room at 8 weeks because we slept better that way, but do what works for you! I say, don't mess with a good thing, and if she's sleeping well and everyone's happy just keep her where she is :) Cute bags! I'm partial to the Hogs one myself :)

Rikki said...

Um...LOVE LOVE LOVE the Razorback bag...and yes, you could even say I am a little jealous! I would LOVE one of those!!! =) Lovin the picture!

Nikki said...

You and Miss Harper have some great bags! I love the picture of her in that frame...so pretty.

Love the Gilmore Girls, I watched it in re-runs after I had my son.

Brittany and Charlie said...

I love how the picture turned out. Super cute! I enjoy Gilmore Girls as well via re runs. I never watched it on the first go round. I own all the seasons now. Enjoy:)

Living for Him said...

Hey Kelly,
Just wanted to say your precious baby girl is adorable! She seems to get even cuter every.single.day! How is that even possible?!?!

And... GILMORE GIRLS IS THE BEST! When, if God so provides, I have children, I SOOO want to be a Lorelai. She loves loves loves her daughter, and is not afraid to share her mistakes... besides some of the things she overlooks, and her obvious lack of the God-fearing attitude we should all possess... I think you are going to be just like her! Only better! Because you would NOT overlook the things Lorelai does, and you DO have an incredible passion for Our Sweet Jesus. WAY TO GO! I'm So excited to see you and Harper's relationship play out... so exciting! :)

Lindsay Willman said...

I love the Gilmore Girls!!

Anyways, just wanted to say that I'm glad you decided against the jumparoo. Today in class, we read research that supports tummy time for babies around Harper's age. A jumparoo would develop her leg muscles before she was ready to use them, and encourage early walking. She needs to have the tummy time to strengthen the core muscles. Just trying to help, not sound preachy.

Harper's so adorable and you have such a beautiful family.

Jenn Prather said...

That picture turned out SO good. HOw big is it and where did you take it to have it blown up??? I have a ton of Addies to get done but need good quality b.c I want some big ones!

Heather said...

I love how that picture turned out! Great frame too! I adore that paisley diaper bag!! I love it!

Brittney Galloway said...

I love Gilmore Girls, and am insisting that we bring them on DVD with us as my husband and I move overseas! My favorite thing about the show, is how realistic the characters are, and how they grow and change with time!

Mara said...

Don't worry about the sleeping arrangements, go with your mommy instinct. That will always be what is best for Harper.

Also, I agree with all the big bulky baby gear. Our daughter loved the bouncer that hangs from a doorway at the age. It was perfect for a change of pace and strengthening her leg muscles.

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Melissa said...

Kelly--Love the show Gilmore Girls! I own every season! I think you will be a little surprised by the 7th season!

Jillian said...

Gilmore girls was my FAVORITE show ever!! However I did not like the last episode, it was really disappointing!! The show ended without much warning so I think that is why it wasn't good!! I love that show though!! Miss it!!

Brandy said...

Just wondering-you have said that Harper is kind of high maintenance, and that she really likes to be held a lot. Have you ever heard of a Moby wrap? It was absolutely a life saver for me. I wore my little girl (she is almost one) around the house, shopping, and everywhere when she was H's age. I was able to clean house, cook (just not over the stove), walk, etc. with her in it. They are pretty pricey to buy, but you can make one yourself-just buy six yards of jersey fabric and cut it in half long ways (it is too wide), then you have two. Then go to this website :http://www.peppermint.com/moby-wrap-instructions.html for instructions for wearing her. I still my little girl now, when it is more convenient than the stroller. They can ride until they hit 35 lbs, and you can carry them a zillion different ways. This is totally just a suggestion, just thought it might help. :)

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

my best friend;s last name is gilmore so we call her gilmore girl lol!! harper gets cuter every single day. and i love all your diaper bags.

Janet Lea said...

SUPER cute diaper bags!!!

Makila said...

Kelly,
Love the bags! So cute. :) All of them.

I LOVE Gilmore Girls. Love it. I have all seasons on dvd. Since you didn't want season 7 in "real" time, keep an open mind when you watch it. When the 7th season was filmed, the cast themselves didn't know if there would be a season 8. (There were big negotiations on contracts and the WB wanting Gilmore Girls around for another season) SOOOooo....they filmed season 7 finale, which also ended up being the series finale.

So I feel like they could have ended the whole series better but overall it was okay. I felt like I wanted more.

Don't get me wrong, I still love it.

Hope I didn't confuse you. Can't wait to hear what you think of it! :)

A mom and one princess said...

All of those diaper bags are adorable! And that pic of Harper is just GORGEOUS!! She is soooo pretty!

Sonya said...

I LOVE Gilmore Girls. It is my all time favorite TV show. I wanted to name my DD Lorelai but my husband said no. POO!! But we did end up naming her Lauren which is the chick who plays Lorelai's name in real life. :)

Jessica said...

Love your diaper bags. I just wrote a blog post about mine beacause I love love love it soooo much. Check it out if you have time!
http://and3makes5.blogspot.com/2009/05/favorite-things-friday.html

Jeanie Gray said...

I LOVE the framed photo of Harper. It will make any room beautiful!

Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite shows. I was so excited when ABC Family started advertising that they were home to a "whole new" season--I got my hopes up that they were making an 8th. I think they should make a movie!

The Pelhams said...

LOVED Gilmore Girls!!! Watched it from the start never missed an episode and am so sad that it is no longer on!! I miss my Gilmore Girls fix along with 7th Heaven, Veronica Mars, and Everwood. All from the CW and all not on anymore! :( I do watch One Tree Hill and 90210 now on the CW. You will love the 7th season, such a great season!! Enjoy!

Cari said...

I am not a child expert what so ever but you mentioned that Harper would be having surgery on her foot at 6 months so you may want to hold off on putting her in her own bed until after her surgery. You seem to be as tender hearted as I am and you will want to baby her like crazy after her procedure and will want to watch her 24-7 and I would hate to see you have "re-train" her after she recovers. Just a thought. Again I am no expert and a mother of one so I maybe totally off. :) Harper is precious!!!

Shell said...

Harper is such a cutie! I love the diaper bags. I watched Gilmore Girls every week when it was on. I was so sad that it went off the air.

Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer said...

My daughter is now 4 1/2 and though she sleeps in her room I sleep in there with her.

number17cherrytreelane said...

I love the GG. I think that one of my favorite parts are the "Gilmore-isms". They come in the DVD packs and i think that you can also find them online. Its documentation of all the fun pop-culture references they make! Love it!

Robyn said...

love the Gilmore Girls too!

Taylor said...

Oh my gosh! Look at her lifting her head like a big girl!! She will be crawling before you know it..and then the funny REALLY begins!!

She's just precious and I love all the diaper bags!!

Courtney said...

I love all your bags! The picture of Harper is too cute, I am sure the guest will love to have her hanging in their room!

Katie said...

I must be in the minority because my daughter slept in our room until she was 6 months old. There was no reason for it because she slept through the night from 6 wks but I loved to hear her little grunts and baby noises and hear her cooing when she woke up in the morning and peep at her and see her smiling face. I wouldnt change that time for anything.

My son didnt sleep through the night until 15 months and I kept him in with us for longer than 6 mos because I didnt want to have to keep traipsing across the house to him because I was sooo tired already!!

Each to their own. If everyone's happy still then I would do what feels right to you. These are precious times, they grow up so fast dont feel you have to rush :o)

Katie :o) (Texas)

Fran said...

All I ever carry is the Big Buddha bag...i get so many compliments on it. I've ordered them online and then got my latest one in Dillards somewhere. Go figure.

Darling pix. She can't possibly get any cuter!!!

Hugs,
Fran

Jenny said...

Cute baby and cute bags!

My favorite diaper bag was the JuJuBe Be Smart.

Ashley said...

I love Gilmore Girls, and was so sad when they never showed season 7, so I bought it on Amazon. It's good, but I wish there was a season 8! Definitely a tear jerker kind of season.

How's your Crystal Light diet going???

You made me realize I need to get good pics up, too. We have tons of people coming for our wedding next month, and I don't want my walls to be Plain Jane, either. (The pic of Harper framed turned out great! Can't wait to see it hung!)

Always a Southern Girl said...

Love the diaper bags!! That's a really cute picture of Harper too.

Julie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE GG! I finally got my hubby hooked on them too.

And you're not alone w/ the jumper/activity center. We didn't want one but got one from an Aunt so had to keep it. Our baby only used it 2-3 months and was over it. Now I have to find someone to give it to!

Julie

Jill said...

first of all, i loved gilmore girls and miss that show!! every now and then i could even get my husband to watch it with me :)

second, i loved having my babies in my room with me. they slept right next to my bed and i loved watching them sleep and being right there...both of mine slept through the night early and i still liked having them close. we finally moved them out when my husband got tired of watching movies with me in bed on closed captioning :) both of my kids were ready to move to their own rooms, but i cried...

and while i loved my jumper, i don't know from the way you have described harper that she would be into it, and you're right...they make the biggest toys for such little babies!! the one thing i loved was putting the jumper in my bathroom doorway so the kids could jump while i put my makeup on. other than that, it basically was just another big toy to store and it scratched up the top of our door frame.

graspthelove said...

AAAAHHHH GILMORE GIRLS! :-) My step-daughter and I bought the DVD set of every season and we have watched every episode I don't know how many times. We are praying for an update movie or something. And I sing the theme song to my baby Belle and she thinks I'm crazy! :-)

Have you ever used a sling? Although Pip loves his saucer he too loves to be held by mama. I don't know what I'd do without my sling. You've never mentioned one so I was wondering if you've tried them. We have both the moby wrap and a ring sling. I love them both but the moby is better for longer periods of time.

rae said...

Harper is too cute!!

Ruthie said...

Good 'ol Gilmore Girls! I have seen all of them, and watched them all while they were on. The 7th season is especially special to me, not so much because I adored the story line (b/c frankly, I didn't love all the choices the writers made), but a good friend of mine and I started having a "date" every Tuesday. We would watch GG and than talk for hours afterwards. It was so great. We still miss that weekly Mom date SO much!

Harper is SO cute. Good job on taking that B&W photo that you framed - totally adorable!

Riley moved into his crib around 5 months, I think. He mostly slept in bed with us until then. My husband was ready to be done with that though! :) I have the monitor right by his bed though, and the other one right by me, so at any time I can listen to his breathing pattern. :)

I had an exersaucer (similar to a jumperoo) for my daughter, and she did love it, but with Riley we didn't/don't have either, and he's fine! I appreciate not having another giant thing to take up room too.

Cute diaper bags!

Ruthie

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I never had a jumperoo and my kids managed just fine! ;)

Kelly, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gilmore Girls. It's my most favorite show EVER.

And I love your bags...all of them!

Maryellen said...

I was planning on commenting anyway on how cute all your bags are and how sweet your pictures of Harper are...then you asked the question about Gilmore Girls.

Answer: I LOVE that show!!! I won't spoil the 7th season for you but I will say I was sooooo sad when it ended.

Martini's @ Five said...

Harper would so win the cutest baby contest!!!

And I love the bags! I am addicted to purses so I am sure once I have kids I will have more diaper bags than neccesary!

Jen

Amberdawn said...

Ok, I am seriously in love with the Razorback diaper bag!! Does she sell those on the side? I got to represent!! :) If you find out, please let me know! *when you get the time of course! :)

Amber

Tara G. said...

I love gold frames- for a while after I got married I began to doubt because it seemed everyone chose silver or platinum. I'm glad I stuck with it (besides the tiny fact that changing out framed artwork would be ludicrous!). Your bags are so cute! I was so excited to be giving up my diaper bag and was looking forward to getting a cute purse when I found out #3 was on the way. She's way better than a purse! :)

Nico Blue said...

Great bags! Love the one your Aunt gave you. Great pictures too!

I miss Gilmore Girls. I remember having Girlmore Girls and Dawson's Creek watching nights at college. Those were the days...sigh!

Barclay Kathryn said...

I LOVED that show. The dialog between mother and daughter was SO funny, I was so sad when it ended.

Rhonda Rae said...

U no if u want to try a jumper but dont want a bulky big one you should try a jonny jump up. It goes on a door frame tucks away almost any wear and only coat 20 dollars at wal-mart I love mine

Kay Bratt said...

Hi Kelly,

I found your blog by accident and I love to see that you post a little bit of honesty. [or a lot!] So many blogs today only highlight the 'fairy tale' part of life that I get frustrated with it all. My life has been heaped with struggle but I overcame it all and was rewarded with an amazing gift of helping children-- one day I may post some of my history that leads up to 'who I am'...you have given me some courage!

annalee said...

hooray for fabulous bags, beautiful framed photo, and GILMORE GIRLS!
i borrowed all 7 seasons and watched the complete series between december and february of last year. i love the show anyway, but it is also way nostalgic to me now since i watched it during my last weeks of pregnancy through adelaide's first couple of months. just hearing the theme song makes me feel like it's time to nurse, haha.

Kylie said...

I love love love love LOVE Gilmore Girls! I was a bit disappointed in the final season unfortunately. But, I'm so glad you get to see the end. How sad that you've been hanging all this time! I still try to watch daily on ABC family, that is if both kids are sleeping!!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the pic you took and framed! It looks so professional, but I'm sure cost much less!:)

My roomie, suite mates and I used to watch Gilmore Girls re-runs every evening in college. We also watched the new seasons. I love that show! Anytime I watch it I think about OBU.

Granna said...

I love Gilmore Girls. I have 3 daughters and my youngest and I watched it together. So I was happy when my middle daughter decided to name my first granddaughter Lorelai! (Seen in my profile picture.)We get lots of positive comments about her name. Beautiful picture of Harper in the frame!
Donna in Texas

MeganSloan said...

I like the Gilmore Girls! I have a friend who owns them all on DVD and I really want to borrow them because I watched them on TV and I don't know what happened after the last episode (most recent one to me) because they went back to the beginning! I HATE that!

I LOVE the black and white photo! Such a good idea to have in your guest room. And I'm so jealous of all your bags. We have a generic Eddie Bauer bag from Target. I love that it has room for so much, but it's still so plain. I have nothing personalized except one little blanket. Maybe some day!!

Melissa Miller said...

I do see cute little Miss Blondie. How pretty! :)

The picture you framed is stunning.
I think each set of grandparents may try to take that one home. LOL!

Cherit said...

Love the Gilmore Girls!! A friend has all the seasons on dvd, so I was able to watch them that way!!

The Kelly's said...

I've never left a comment, but I've been reading your blog since you had Harper. I meant to comment on your last post, but never took the time. I have an 11 month old and she stayed in our room until she was 4 months old. I didn't even want to move her out then, but my husband told me it was time. I hated not having her close. I can see her room from my bed, but it still seems so far. I still get up and check on her 2-3 times a night. I know what you're going through. I lay my hand on her each night and pray for God's protection on my sweet girl. Good luck with the "move" whenever you decide to do it.

SAS said...

I love Gilmore Girls!!! :)

becca said...

Kelly I just watched episode 1. I'm so excited to FINALLY be seeing the end. I sort of know what happens in the end, but none of the 'in between.'
And don't feel a bit bad about wanting to keep your baby with you. As you know, I am not one who believes you start teaching them independence as soon as they are out of the womb. It is not independent babies we need to strive for... it is when they are older and with people who are NOT their momma that we need them to be confident, secure, and independent little people. And THAT I can say with assurance of all of mine.
Above all, you do what your heart says, regardless of all the advice (including mine, except that one. ha).

Stephanie said...

Speaking about Gilmore Girls is like speaking to my heart. LOVE that show. I have the whole series on DVD, and I watch it almost every day, even though I have seen them over and over. I won't start saying lines because I will never stop. ha!

That picture of Harper is precious. It will look beautiful in your guest room.

And good job on making your own choices on what you think is best for you and your girl! Doesn't matter what we say. You're the momma. (Just for the record, I agree with you about both the jumper and keeping her with you, but again, it doesn't matter!)

Tristan said...

WOW.
I love them all!!!

I am probably the craziest GG's fan ever..lol..I've watched all 7 seasons once a year..plus the re-runs..HAHAHAHAHA!!

Elisha said...

OMGOSH. I loved Gilmore Girls and I missed most of the 7th season...So you know what Im going to be watching! So exciting. I was going to suggest to you ...not sure if they still sell them but you can buy those jolly jumpers that hang from a door frame...They take up literally no room...and my kids LOVED IT. I had bought the rainforest jumperoo for my youngest and he could have cared less- he was much more interested in the Jolly Jumper.which was 1/8 the price. Figure that.lol. And Im thinking they were about 5 months old when I started putting them in there. And better late than never...I kept my oldest in his own room from about a week old... the middle boy was in his room by a couple months old... and my youngest slept with us for about 6 months....Its soooo much easier on Mamma that way!Good luck on whatever you try!

Elissa said...

I don't think I have ever left a comment on here, gasp! I read your blog every day, it is just so fun! Harper is growing so quickly, what a miracle babe she is, huh?

I LOVED Gilmore Girls and was devastated when the show ended. SO horrible. It is seriously the last non-reality show I ever got into. I have to be honest and say I wasn't thrilled with the very end, but I still love the show and need to buy me the DVDs!!

Happiness Is... said...

That picture of Harper for the guest room is just gorgeous! So pretty! It looks professional! How big is it?

M.E. said...

I love Gilmore Girls, too! I, too, have been tivoing it for about last 2 years and always noticed that it ended with season 6!! So excited that they are FINALLY running season 7! What is really funny is that I actually own all the seasons on dvd, except season3!! I have to watch it every night before falling asleep.
Did you catch that backstage special that ran on Friday? It was from 2004, but was neat to see the actors.

Mama Notes said...

Cute bags! I love Gilmore Girls too!

Jessica said...

Girl, I was at Hobby Lobby in Fayetteville framing something today with my momma! : ) What size in your picture?? Looks big!

Maggie said...

What a sweetie!

BTW-I loved your idea for touring houses, but I didn't have time to do all of them. Is there anyway to put the links to each of your posts after you click the house button? That way if I get a little more organized (hopefully I'm not the only one) I can go back and tour. Maybe there are others who would like to do the same. That way all the links would be in one spot. Just thought I'd ask.

Christa said...

Love the framed picture of Harper...too cute!

Heather said...

Hi Kelly,
I think you've told us before but what kind of camera do you have? It takes amazing pictures. If you have time, let me know, but I understand how overwhelmed you must be with all your questions.
Thanks,
Heather
heatherleighlee@hotmail.com

KK said...

I love GG! I think I am one of the few who actually loved Logan. And since I don't have any relationship with my mother, I am forever fascinate my Lorelli and Rory type relationships.

Charla (SHar-la) said...

Just had to let you know...you have an award from me on my blog!

Just'N Angel said...

Love the beautiful pic over the bed. Looks like Harper is quickly going to be on her way around your home! The Gilmore Girls is a great show! I love the fast banter throughout; although I admit, it sometimes makes me have a headache! Great post.

Kristen said...

Love gilmore girls! I can't believe you were able to go this long without finishing the series. I got sucked in and ended up buying the last season on DVD. I miss Lorelai and Rory! Have fun with Season 7!

Kristi said...

Ok, that is so funny! I just started doing the GG thing too, and I'm season 7 also. It's good to know it's on TV now because I'm going to Tivo it instead of renting!! :o)

Holly said...

You have a lot of diaper bags! :) I just have one-a Vera Bradley I got 1/2 off and I really like it. I did make my way through several though at the beginning til my one now. They were still in great condition so I gave them to my women's center. That framed pic of Harper is awesome!! And big!! lol

Jenny said...

I LOVE your collection of diaper bags...and that picture of Harper is ADORABLE!!!!!

P said...

Oh my goodness. I watch Gilmore Girls like it's nobody's business!! I love that show :)

LOVE that picture too, by the way!

And all of the diaper bags are gorgeous!

Glad you're all doing well!

Life with Erin said...

Gilmore girls is such an addicting show! All the seasons are great, the 7th has some slower episodes but is still good!

Harper's diaper bags are all so cute!

lovelyjubblylondon said...

Love the framed picture! I'm sure it will look amazing!

I am a GG lover through and through. Whenever a rerun is on I make sure to watch it. I hope to be blessed with a daughter some day and hope to have the same sort of mother daughter relationship.

Lianna Knight said...

NOT that you need another bag :) But I will be hosting a Thirty One online party soon and I'd love to invite you, if you are interested! They have the cutest items and are SO SO cheap. Look over at my blog and check out the cute things they have...and of course EVERYTHING can be monogrammed. I am in SO much trouble because I want EVERYTHING :)

Candy said...

Just discovered you thru 2nd Time Around...I want to join the 'Show us where you live' meme.
What a sweet family you have and I look forward to reading more about your world. I caught a word as I was scanning down your page...infertility, I rode that train for 12 years until our Samuel--ask of the Lord--arrived. I'm sure we could talk for hours about that journey and what the Lord taught us along the way.

Got to run but I'll be back.
Candy

The Eyre Family said...

I lOve GG...so does my hubby...shhhhh!! ;0)
I know you reach alot of people through your site and maybe this is not the place to ask for prayers but there is a family whose little girl was hit by a drunk driver while playing in their front yard. She has overcome so much so far but also has a long road ahead.
Here is their site:
http://www.avalopez.blogspot.com/

And...if this wasn't where I should post this..sorry! I wasn't sure!

abi said...

The black and white picture is great! And I love Gilmore Girls...guilty pleasure that I watch when I get a chance...

NovelTeaMommy said...

My sister and I have been HUGE GG fans since the beginning. I had the first 6 seasons on DVD, and then your fav. store Wal-Mart had S7 on sale for 14.99 at Christmas. I had it in my hand and was purchasing it before my MIL could turn around to see what the fuss was about ; )

And, if you are as hooked as we are, Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello (sp?) does hold out hope for creator Amy Sherman-Palladino to do a TV movie so that the series ends the way she imagined it would when she was still running the show. Yep, a true GG stalker here.

Robyn said...

I was suprised to read you won't be getting a jumper....I predict you will try one out at a friend's house and cave in. They really do benefit from varying stimulating activites and works on those leg muscles. I agree with no more big things around the house...just wait...the baby doll strollers, play kitchens, ride on toys...it will all be coming soon.

Such a great picture you took of Miss Harper!

Fullers1006 said...

I love all of your diaper bags! She is just such a cutie!

The Wrights said...

I love Gilmore Girls! I missed most of the 7th season so I am excited about watching it in re-runs too.

I love the diaper bags and Harper is adorable!

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Jamie said...

Your bags are so cute! I am jealous, my diaper bag is literally falling apart and I just have the one! I wish I had thought to look into monogrammed stuff when I was pregnant with my daughter. She has a pink stuffed elephant with her name on the ear but that's about it!

Well, I've never been a Gilmore Girls fan but I agree, it's the best watching shows after they're already on DVD!

Craig and Kristy said...

loved Gilmore Girls. watched it every time it came on. i was devastated when they took it off the air.

Tracy and Andy Yates said...

I love Gilmore Girls! I have almost every season on DVD! Sometimes my husband tells me that I speak in "Lorelai"!

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I love the Gilmore Girls-I hated that they took they show off. It was so much fun to watch all the relationships grow!

Kim H. said...

I was a HUGE Gilmore Girls nut... I loved that show... I blubbered like a baby during the last show. It was weird - I've never reacted like that to the end of a show or movie, but I just sobbed and sobbed...and I don't think that it was even sad - I was just so overwhelmed that the story was ending.

Leigh said...

I love the Gilmore Girls! I cried like a baby when the show ended. You will love season 7. I am holding out hope for a movie someday! I have all of the DVD's of all the seasons and I watch them a lot! So much so I thought about packing them and putting them away because I realized Lorelai is not a real person! HA! ENJOY!

Julia said...

Hey! Well, we put Asher in his room the day we got back from the hospital, and at bedtime it's been in the crib, lights out, door closed. He hasn't complained, and Hayden hooked up the video baby monitor to the ceiling, so we can see what he's doing all the time. I love looking at the monitor and seeing that he's flipped over on his back and it just laying in his crib, watching his mobile, and just enjoying his little self :) I'm sure Harper will do fine!

I'm so jealous of the Razorbacks bag! I need a Bama one for this fall!!!

Amy said...

Love the picture! Your home your home tour has gotten me motivated as well. We moved six months ago and have been remodeling, ugh! But now I'm ready to start hanging things on the wall. I didn't comment on sleep because people think we're nuts! Our kiddos slept with us or in our room for over a year, four of them! (not at the same time:))We never had issues transitioning them. I say to each his own when it comes to sleeping arrangements. You know what works for you and your family. Harper maybe ready to move at five months, it may be eight months. You can't really pick a date, it will just seem like the right time when it gets here. Love the bags! My husband is a little tired of my bag obsession! ;)

KK said...

Oh what a beautiful picture of a beautiful baby. Thanks so much for sharing.
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Law Wife said...

Gilmore Girls!!! I really wish Rory and Dean would get back together. :) Sometimes I have to remind myself they are fictional characters. Haha!

Courtney, Jeff, & Ayla said...

i did the exact same with the gg! i can't wait to watch my dvr. :) i too have a little mommy's girl. mine's just 8 weeks though...

Aimee said...

kelly- i couldn't help but laugh when my sister called to tell me you mentioned me in your blog. Stephanie and I are so happy you were able to use the gifts we sent. While a thank you is not necessary, I am happy to send you our addresses. You took your email down and I wasn't sure if this comment was posted immediately, so I'll just post this and you can respond when you have time (b/c you have so much of it, I'm sure! ha.)

Kait said...

Love, love, love all your bags! Hubby always complains that I have too many bags/purses, but really, can a girl have too many? :)

Harper is beautiful, and I love that frame :) What a great find!

Kevin and Cami said...

Haha! I am watching the 7th season right now. That is so funny. I have always loved Gilmore Girls. When I was in middle school my dad had back surgery and we watched 7th Heaven and Gilmore Girls together all the time because he had a hard time getting out of bed. I love love love the show.

Chelsa said...

love the picture in the gold frame!
i too love GG!

Julie said...

I L-O-V-E the framed picture of Harper!!! Perfect!!!

I think my favorite bag so far is the paisley. For some reason I'm into paisley print!

I just cannot believe Harper is about to crawl!! UGGHH!! She will be in college before I will ever get to see her!

McGlaughlin Family said...

Love the GG, so wished it was still going, but I do watch the re-runs!
Love your bags, I had so many with my girl, and then had two boys, and I also had a lot with them too:)
Have a great day,
Sweet Blessings~
Haley

Murry Mayhem said...

Love the bags...I had 3! So much fun to change them out and mix things up!

As for GG...I am a die-hard fan! I watched them when they were on air, and also dvr them daily! My daughter and I watch them together...and I love their honesty. It always lifts my spirits when I see their crazy antics!

kmlcs2000 said...

Gilmore Girls...oh how I love that show! I have all 7 seasons on DVD and have watched all about 6 times in the last two years. Living on my own, I use GG as "background noise." I've watched them so much I know exactly what's happening so I can walk in and out of the room, catch up on email, even talk on the phone and not feel the need to "rewind." They are my constant home companions! You know, having real people talking as opposed to playing just music is so much nicer. I am starting to think it's time I get another show on DVD though, so GG can get a break! Love the huge photo of Harper!

Amy said...

Kelly,
I had a jumperoo. Landrey liked it for 1.5 seconds and wanted me to hold. And still does (20 months old).
And I left all three of my kids in my room until 8 months old. I would have left them longer if my husband hadn't pushed me to move them.
God Bless you! I love your blog.

Amy Reyes

Nadia said...

totally unrelated question, but maybe someone knows the answer..where did the april rose blog go? it shows on my blog reader list thingy an update at 9:36 last night and now it's vanished...was it a scam like others said? I tried really hard not to believe that, but when it vanishes like that..makes you wonder?!!

Krista said...

Three babies later, and I still have never found the perfect diaper bag. Better luck to you! Love those Gilmore Girls. Season 7 is the only season I haven't bought on DVD. I need to! Ha!

Audra said...

Gilmore Girls is sustaining me right now while I have no cable. I have all 7 seasons on dvd. You'll love season 7.

Catherine said...

Yay for Gilmore Girls! I have seasons 1-4 on DVD, and have seen all the rest too either live or by downloading. I have seen the episodes from season 1-6 at least twice, if not three or four times. I only watched season 7 once since I thought it was not as good. My husband has seen every episode almost as many times as I have :)

Becky said...

I love the picture you had framed-it looks great! And all the diaper bags are so awesome! I think Bonnie wants a Vera Bradley one so I may get that for her :)

The Daltons said...

I too was very excited about Gilmore Girls Season 7 airing. My husband and I love that show for some reason. I came across your blog from a friends and now I just adore you and Harper. What a precious family!

Ra said...

My daughter and I love Gilmore Girls and sing the theme song (duet style)together every time it comes on. Kiss your sweet baby for us.

sjm4him said...

Love the pics of Harper, esp. the first one. I'm sure the 16x20 pic is going to be stunning in the guest room. The diaper bags are so fun! It's hard to say which is my fave! :)

Ginny said...

Does anyone know what happened to the blog http://www.littleoneapril.blogspot.com/
???

Her daughter was born the other day with trisomy 13 and she was getting awful e-mails saying she was making it all up, people photoshopping her newborns pictures, etc...Now the website is gone!! I know she had tons of followers. Kelly, if you find out another website to get updates please post!!!

Lauren said...

LOVE the Ggirls! I can't wait to see what happens for the 7th season.
PS - YOUR GIRL IS PRECIOUS!

Cody Jean said...

I LOVED Gilmore Girls!!! We have all the seasons on DVD. I didn't start watching until the 2nd or 3rd season, but I had great fun catching up on DVD!

Dustin & Kate said...

Harper is so gorgeous!

On a completely different note - I would love to hear your take on the whole Little April Rose blog scam. I originally went to this (fake) blog through a link on your blog. It seemed totally legitimate to me too. Just wondering what your thoughts are on the whole matter!

Love your blog and how REAL you seem to be! Kind of scary that someone can make a fake blog so believable!

Lori Wilson said...

I love love love Gilmore Girls! I have 4 seasons on dvd and I watch it and always wish I could live in Stars Hollow! lol.

Robin said...

I LOVE gilmore girls! I'm sure I've seen every episode at least 5 times (except for the last season) and I've been so excited all weekend that it started yesterday!

Harper is precious! Caleb missed hanging out with her in the nursery Sunday, maybe next week!

CB said...

Harper is most definitely one of THE cutest baby girls I've seen. LOVE those two smiling pictures especially with those two little pearlies:). I greatly enjoy seeing her pictures each day!

CB said...

or maybe that was her tongue glistening? At first it looked like two little bottom teeth!

~Brown's Blessings~ said...

I know you said "no", but the jumperoo is a mommy must. It was the best $60 buck I have ever spent in my life. That was the only break I got in a day to put him down, other wise he had to be held 24/7. Even if he only sat in it for 10minutes, that was time I could use both my hands at once... a 10minute break to a mommy, is like an hour to anyone else. It strengthened his back and legs for walking and crawling. The person who invented the jumperoo is truely heaven sent!!! However, everyone always has an opinion, I've learned to tell people that, "I do what works." If keeping Harper in your room is working for you, so be it. My child ate ice cream at 4am, sometimes you just do what works rather it is right or wrong.

keelysherer said...

Kelly - i have been reading your blog since harper was in the hospital and I just love it! Harper is just a doll!

i have a question about the print you got done at winkflash - was your print in a high resolution format for you to be able to print it that big without looking grainy?? if not how did you get it done?!? i would like to get my wedding pictures printed and would love one that big for our bedroom wall but since they were just take with regular cameras (i didnt have a professional photographer) it recomends only printing up to a 5x7...any help you might have would be great!

THANKS!!!

Keely

my email address is:
keely dot sherer at roystonlaw dot com

Sarah said...

those bags are ADORABLE!!

balmingilead said...

By the way, I missed your Sunday survey, but let me just encourage you that you'll know what is best for Harper regarding her bed. If you aren't ready, and she's sleeping pretty good anyway, then keep her in your room for a bit longer.
I kept both my babies in our room until around six-seven months. Of course, they still like to come in our room some nights(they are now almost 3 and 19 months)...and you know, I am pretty ok with that. (My husband may beg to differ, but I think he secretly doesn't mind most nights.) They won't be small for very long.
Someone may have already told you this - just know that I get what you are saying, and we've all been there and it's ok...do what works for you.
Amy@balmingilead.typepad.com

Penny said...

OH I love GilMore Girls; that was me and my sister's fav. show every Tuesday nite.

The Andrews said...

I love the bags and the picture!!! So precious!!!

I tried to put a comment up yesterday, but my computer freaked out in the middle and I didn't have time to rewrite it, but I thought I'd try and encourage you today. I kept my son in our room until he was about 6 months old because his room was across the house and I didn't like it being so far (just like you guys). My husband would have liked to move him long before, but we all survived just fine. :-) To help ease my mind we got a video monitor and it is so great! You may have one already, but if you do I missed that post. :-) I have to warn you it's a bit addictive, but it totally helps you with the transition. My son did fine with the bedroom transition, and thanks to the video monitor, so did I. :-) He's a very light sleeper so peeking in is not the best option for us. With the monitor I can check on him until my heart is content to make sure his blankets aren't over his face before I go to bed, see what he's doing when I hear him kicking around in the morning, etc. without running the risk of disturbing him. I hope this helps! :-)

Betsy Smith said...

Okay so this is totally unrelated to your post today but I just found your blog yesterday and have been spending the last 24 hours reading all your old posts. I struggled with infertility for 7 years and now have two beautiful children. A 5 yr old girl and a 3 1 /2 yr old boy. God is sooooo good.
The other thing we have in common is that when my little boy was born he spent 12 days in the NICU due to a pneumothorax (tear in his lung) and double pneumonia. Reading your story has brought back so many memories. And again I have to say God is soooooo Good!
I Love Harper she is a sweet pea, but I gotta tell you if I don't start getting some work done instead of reading this thing I am gonna be in a ton of trouble. HA!

Farris Family said...

Kelly,

Our baby girl will be 7mo. on the 17th and she is still in her pack n play in our room! Don't feel bad!!!! Enjoy your baby!!!!! Eve

Alyssa said...

You have absolutely, without a doubt, got the prettiest little girl ever :)

cara said...

Kelly, Harper is such a doll! I love seeing her pictures :) My baby is 9 months old this week and for some reason, Harper reminds me of my Sadie a little bit, when you post things about her.

As for the rooms/sleeping...Sadie still sleeps in our room! She is now in a crib in our room, but all my babies have slept with us, then in our rooms until 12ish months. A lot longer than many people do it, but it's okay! I will actually pull her into bed with me at night some nights just because I miss her (and she's only a few feet away! c'mon!) but she's sleeping better in her bed now than with me and my husband. But she's my baby, and I just like being close to her...my other kids are 6, 4 & 2, and they all sleep fine on their own, although a few random nights/month one of the middle 2 will come in and sleep with us for whatever reason. My oldest never does, and I miss him doing it, as you know, they grow too fast! So do what you want, sleep with her in your room until you're ready to move her.

As for the jumperoo, we've never had one. We did have a johnny-jump-up, and some of my babies liked it, others didn't. Baby gear gets used for such a short amount of time anyway, put your money toward something else! Like more cute clothes...My baby right now hates to be contained in anything, which gets a little tricky when we're outside because she likes to eat anything she can, but inside I put some gates up and let her go wherever she wants.

You are an awesome mama, and I love reading about your updates in my down time, which is usually late late at night! From a mama up here in alaska :)

~Nicole~ said...

I love all those bags! I find out tomorrow if we are having ANOTHER boy or if God has blessed us with a baby girl! I can't wait!!! I know I will really become a shop-a-holic if it's a girl! :) And the last pic of Harper is so cute - you can see her little toofies in her mouth! Love it!

Melody Uptain said...

Love the bags and the picture. What a great idea! by the way, those little monogrammed bags will be perfect for Harper to carry panties in when she is a 'big girl' and potty training. You probably don't want to think about that right now. Just a thought for one day.

Michelle Cearley said...

You might want to revisit the jumperoo idea once Harper is mobile and rolling or crawling. Then, you will never get anything done unless she is "contained." My daughter didn't start liking hers until she was 6-7 months old, and then she loved, loved it until she was around 16 months old. She was done with the exersaucer by 9 months and the swing by 10 months, so that freed up lots of space with the larger equipment. All I had left in the house was the jumperoo. I've loved the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo which is freestanding with lights/music/toys.

Michelle Cearley said...

According to reliable bloggers, it appears they feel the April Rose blog was a hoax. You can see a post regarding this on Angie (Bring the Rain) or Jennifer's (Stellan's mom) blogs.

Debi said...

Harper just gets cuter by the day.

Those bags are precious, they sure don't look like those old fashion ones I had to use when my children were babies. :)

Ashly said...

I L-O-V-E the G-Girls. I watched them every week during their run (even switching my BUNCO night from Tuesdays to watch). It really was/is the only show that I ever truly loved. I now own the whole collection (thanks to my husband). I fall asleep to it EVERY night.... I must say... I feel even closer to you now. First we had our babies in the NICU in common & now this!!!!!!

Bob and Becky said...

Love, love, love Gilmore Girls! I watched them when they were new. Have all the seasons on DVD and still DVR them on tv. Pretty ridiculous huh. My 19 month old daughter sings and dances when she hears the music:) I tell her we are like the Gilmore Girls except we have a Daddy around:) Enjoy them

Angie said...

My little boy started sleeping in the nursery at 4 months and to my shock, he sleeps so much better in a room by himself. I agree with the bulky jumper...but I will say there is one that securly attaches to a door frame and he LOVED it!!! And it's really good for making their legs strong. Plus, you can take it with you when you travel and it works wonder when you want to take a bath and they need to be occupied, you can just hang it in the bathroom.

The B's said...

I LOVE the Buddha bag!! I, all the time, stuff diapers and things in my bag for Emma. I always opted for the "purse like" diaper bags. Love them. All of your diaper bags are cute. And I definitely love GG...always been a fav. I love your blog background but I can't easily read what you have written. I have to highlight it...can you go back and change??? Or...maybe something is messed up with my computer??

Kari said...

Oh! I love gilmore girls!! I was soo sad when it ended! I have all the seasons on dvd and have watched it a few times all the way through! Also, love all the bags! They are too cute!

ctdeyo said...

Oh, I LOVED Gilmore Girls! I started watching it when I was in college, and it reminded me so much of my mother and me. It's been awhile since it ended, so I don't exactly remember what happens; just wanted to plug the show!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

never bought jumperoos - I just didn't think they looked safe (I have 3 little ones)

and my kids have slept with us / for a long time - until they are toddlers - we co-sleep - my little one is going to be 3 here in a couple of weeks and we just bought her a bed last week. My 5 year old starts out in her room and ends up in our bed each night or the toddler bed - which is next to my side of the bed in our room. My son, 7, still asks to sleep with us and LOVES to, but he pretty much has been on his own for the past year.

Our theory on this sleeping thing is this: the children are young / little for such a short time - I have the rest of my life to sleep, they will only be this small and wanting me for just this small space of time. I can deal with this!!

Plus, I just dont' sleep very well if my kids are not in my room!!

ilovepink said...

Hi! Harper is just precious! Our baby is 4 mos and still in oure room. Our oldest stayed in our room until she was 10 mos old! I loved every min of it. They groe up too fast! I hope you received the princess parking sign I sent to the hospital. We have one in our garage. I think it is soooo cute!

Cote de Texas said...

kelly - I nursed my baby girl - in my bed from day one - it was just so easy. she nursed all night long and i slept with my top off. tmi i know, but you do what you want and not worry about it. my baby slept with me until she was 12!!! we used to have so much fun just laying in bed, talking late at night. she is an only child and she just wanted to be me and her day and the dogs instead of being alone. she eventually decided she wanted to be in her own room- on her own, on her own time. she is now 18 and is the most independent girl, totally mature, and totally close to me and her dad. there's nothing wrong with sleeping together - it can be wonderful if that is what your child needs. mine did. she never cried, she never had to worry about me not being there for her. this made her independent instead of needy. a needy child is one who can't depend on her parents. my child knew we were always always always there for her. good luck. she's an absolute doll. and also - she was an in vitro baby - God's miracle - and I was 37 when she was born!

Amanda said...

I'm catching up on my blogging after being on vacation for two weeks and perked up when I read about Gilmore Girls. I like you never watched the show originally, but have been addicted to it on ABC Family for years now. I was wondering if they were EVER going to show the 7th season. I am so excited they are finally going to include them. Yahoo! I LOVE that show. Thanks for that update. And Miss Harper is absolutely ADORABLE!