Monday, August 03, 2009

Six and A Half Months

We had Harper's 6 month appointment a couple of weeks late today
We have a tall girl on our hands!
She was 27 inches long (90th percentile)
Weighed 16 lbs and 8 oz (50th percentile)
Her head is 17.5 inches (90th percentile)
She got her shots and did so good - she barely even cried. Everything else looked great and she is right where she should be. I'm so thankful for my sweet girl!

Scott told me that when she's older and has to have shots - we would buy her ice cream or a barbie doll. ha! I told him that might be creating a hypochondriac who fakes being sick to get rewards. ha! But of course I'm sure I will get her a treat. Since she couldn't have a treat today - I got one for myself - hey - shots are hard on the momma! I went to get a Pina Colada slush at Sonic and get this. The girl said "Do you want to add strawberry and make it a MIAMI VICE?" How funny is that. WELL - of course I did. So now I'm really going to throw your sonics for a loop if you all go out and try to order Miami Vice's. ha! (BUT It sure was good!)
(I don't drink so I didn't realize that was a name of a drink. I thought the Sonic kids just made it up). ha!
Do any of you watch "Army Wives" on Lifetime? I have watched the last two seasons but this year it has been so much better. The story lines this year have been really good and heart warming. The part with General Holden and Emmalyn made me cry (if you know what I'm talking about).

P.S. I just have to add something. One of you sweet bloggers left a comment and said I had it all together and I wish you could hear me laughing. Actually I WISH you could have seen me today at the doctor when I went to pay and couldn't find my wallet (it's always something every day- my phone, my keys, my wallet) so I had to drag Harper outside in the 95 degree weather in that heavy car seat and search my car and then realized I had been at the mall this morning and might have left it there so I called the one store I bought something in and they didn't have it so I drug Harper outside once more and searched my car and finally found it in her stroller basket (after spending many minutes panicking over cancelling cards and having to tell Scott that I truly was crazy) and then having to go back in and explain to the woman at the checkout desk. I was so CHAWED and SWEATY. ha! I'm a HUGE mess of a mom. (And don't get me started about yesterday when I was feeding Harper and she proceeded to poop all over me and her......)
There is probably nothing more humbling than being a mom. :-)

167 comments:

Alyssa said...

Army Wives is one of my all time favorite shows! It's so good! I was the same way as Harper when I was a baby, tall! She's beautiful as ever!

Christa said...

Love the pictures...Harper is a cutie! Glad her doctor's appt. went well!! And a Miami Vice sounds gooood!!

MyStyles said...

Harpers outfit is soooo cute. Glad to hear she is doing well. :)

Army Wives seems to be a good show. But I haven't been into it. I do like lifetime though!

Hunter Scott's Mommy! said...

I love Army Wives--it hits so close to home because I'm a Marine wife (different, but the same). Yay for Harper! My son is a month older and is in the 99th percentile for height, so we've got tall babies together!!!

LuLu said...

SO cute:) Do you remember where her outfit came from that she's wearing in these pics?? I am in need of a girl baby gift and I'm thinking that will be perfect!

Melissa Miller said...

So cute in the pink bow! I'm glad she is doing so well.
I'm going to try a slush very soon. Yum! :)

The Dimino's said...

Harper is such a cutie pie!!! My little boy is 1 month younger than Harper and I think he is about 28 inches!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Katie said...

You dress Harper so cute! I love her little monogrammed outfit.

I struggled to get my Sonic to make me a pina coloda slushie, so I think the whole Miami Vice might REALLY throw them for a loop! Sounds yummy though.

Hailey said...

I love Army Wives, I agree this season has been much better then the previous two.

Kristi J said...

I've never seen the show before, but that is a photo of the cast (above)? The guys don't look like any Army men my dh served with. Now, I realize this is just a staged photo shoot, but c'mon. They look way too preppy GQ and their hair styles are too long. Military men definitely have a certain something in the hot department, but I don't know, the male characters look like they could have been better cast. Oh Hollywood!

But that is just my little opinion and I don't watch the show. lol

Jenna said...

CANNOT HANDLE THE GINGHAM CUTENESS (NOT TO MENTION BOW/SMILE/MONOGRAM). MUST CLICK OUT OF WINDOW BEFORE HEART EXPLODES. BE BACK TOMORROW. SEND MY LOVE TO THE H-BABE.

:-)

Bryan and Ashlan said...

The Miami Vice is such a great idea. It's genius!! I can't wait for Sonic Happy Hour tomorrow. I'm sure my Sonic will think I'm crazy. I'll just tell them Kelly sent me. :)

Joy said...

Your daughter is beautiful :)

We are also a faithful Army Wives watcher :)

Kati said...

1st time commenter...long time reader!

I'm expecting my first in 4 short weeks!

LOVE Army Wives...and that part made me cry as well, and made my husband just laugh. I thought it was just the pregnancy hormones, but I guess not! Makes me feel better I'm not the only one! =)

Suzie said...

Harper is such a DOLL!!

I LOVE ARMY WIVES! I've watched it since season 1, i agree this season has a great story line.
And yes i cried like a baby when Emmalynn and General Holden! LOVE IT!

The Gypsy Mama said...

No, she CANNOT be that cute! I mean, for real, she is just eat em up, want to nibble her toes and squeeze her cheeks to adorable for words. I don't comment often, but those pics just demand a compliment. And let me offer one to the mama as well - I think you are something pretty special to take so much time praying over others and lifting their stories up. Something pretty special indeed.

HUGS to your cutie,
Lisa-Jo

amy said...

Oh, I had a Miami Vice of the alcoholic variety in Mexico a couple of months ago. It was at an all-inclusive resort so the drinks were really small, not much alcohol but so yummy. I always have the cherry limeaid at sonic but i will try the non-alcohlic Miami Vice next time, thanks for the tip. Cheers!

SaRaHrUtH said...

Kelly,
I know that you have a heart for single girls..I am a single girl myself & would like to share with you what I read daily to encourage myself...maybe you could share it with your readers!! Thanks for everything you share with us!!
-Sarah Parnell
Believe and Be Satisfied
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone. To have a deep relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclucively. But God to the Christian, says no, not until you are satisfied and fulfilled and content with living, loved by me alone with giving yourself totally and reservedly to me, to have an intensely personal and unique relationship with me alone. I love you my child, and until you discover only in me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with me- exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any other desires or longings. I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow me to give you the most thrilling plan existing- one that you cannot imagine. I want you to have the best. Please let me bring it to you: you just have to keep watching me, expecting the greatest things. Keep that satisfaction knowing that I AM. Keep learning and listening to the things I tell you: and you must wait.

Don't be anxious, and don't worry. Don't look around at the things others have gotten or that I have given them. Don't look at the things you think you want. Just keep looking off and away up to me, or you will miss what I have to show you. And then when you're ready I'll suprise you with a love far more wonderful than any you would ever dream. You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready, you have to wait. I am working this very minute to have both of you ready at the same time. And until you are both satisfied exclusively with the life I've prepared for you through me, you won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with me, and this perfect love.

And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty and perfection and love that I offer you with Myself. I love you utterly. I am God Almighty, believe and be satisfied.

noahandlylasmommi said...

She is just too cute. Now I am craving Sonic, thank you very much ;)

The Garners said...

She looks so cute!! Those healthy reports at their visits are always such a blessing!

Jess :) said...

Miss Harper...who is certain to be Miss Harper the Heartbreaker someday!! I just love her!

And I LOVE Army Wives!! I watched every episode and totally agree with you about this season. My eyes sure weren't dry either. I'm wondering if they're going to keep the girl...sorry, can't spell her name?! :) You know what I mean, though!

Caroline said...

Miami Vice's are sooo good. I want one now!!!

Michelle said...

Harper looks SOOO ADORABLE!!!
Army wives is my favorite show and yes, this is the best season. Last night with the General and Emalyn made me cry too!

~Nicole~ said...

i <3 army wives! i have watched every season and this one is the best for sure! it brings me to tears dang near every episode!

Laura said...

As an army wife, you can pretty much bet I watch Army Wives. ;) The scene with Emmalyn and her father made me sap up! I agree - this season has been a lot better...I wasn't a huge fan of last season.

Kris said...

First of all, I love your blog! You are such an inspiration to me. Second of all, Harper is adorable and growin' like a weed!!! Third of all, I LOVE Army Wives. I was engaged to an Army man (he called it off...we won't go there) so it sucked me in from the beginning! This season is a real tear jerker! I think I've cried at some point during every episode this season! :)

leslie ruth said...

Love, love, love, love, LOOOOOOVE Army Wives! I have so thoroughly enjoyed it this season and I've really appreciated how they're not afraid to dive into the messy stuff of marriages. So good!

Aubrey said...

I love Army Wives. I can hardly wait for Sunday nights to watch it. Harper is so cute. I bet it's really hard on you when she has to get shots but at least there's Miami Vices to make everything better.

Michelle said...

Great pictures! Love Army Wives!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Love all the cute pix of Harper. She is such a smiley baby. Hey you have to stop telling me about all these yummy drinks at Sonic. I don't have any Sonic's by me and you have me really craving a Miami Vice (ha-ha)

Amanda Mae said...

Harper, as usual, is soo adorable!! Oh, and I LOVE Army Wives and yes, I cried too with the General Holden/Emmalyn part. Honestly, she and Amanda look like they could be Claudia Joy's daughters for real! Great show!!

Grecia said...

So stinkin' cute!!! I love her outfit..and the fact that even her paci matches! You are such a great mom and have so got-it-together!!
I had to go to 3 Sonics before I found one that would make the Pina Coloda...don't know if I'll try my luck with Miami Vice. That might mean I'd have to drive out of state for it HA HA!

Walker Family said...

Hi Kelly! I'm a long time lurker--I've been reading since Harper was first born. She's absolutely adorable and has the sweetest smile!

I wanted to let you know that reading your blog is so uplifting. Today was kind of a bad day, and then I came on here and it was definitely a bright spot. Thanks for that!

Also, I'm a stay at home mom of two precious children (a boy and a girl who are 1 and 3 years old) and I live in Kansas City. We're trying for our third baby and it has taken nine months so far. It's a painful process, even though we have two blessings already. I'm certainly gaining some empathy for all the women out there struggling to have their first baby! I know you had a difficult journey before you got pregnant with Harper, and I'm starting to get a glimpse of that in my own life!

Anyhow, keep up the great blogging Kelly!

Your sister in Christ,
Sarah

Steph said...

I LOVE Army Wives!! I have NOT missed an episode yet. My sister is married to an Army Soldier and she has told me many times that the show is so real and realistic.

Harper is just to cute, glad she did good on her shots today!! Her little outfit is really cute!!

Diana...aka...MeMe said...

Harper is precious... love the show Army Wives too!

Betsy said...

Those pictures of Harper are PRECIOUS!! She IS a tall girl. Laura and Lindy just went for their college physicals and they are in the bottom 3% of height and weight for girls their age. They have always been like that...super short and tiny. They would give anything for some height like Harper has!

Sonya said...

I LOVE Sonic!!!!!!!!

Kathleen Ward said...

Yes, my hubby and I watch Army Wives every Sunday night on the couch together! We have done that since the very first episode, and I think he really likes the show too! I think Michael and Claudia Joy are the cutest couple ever. I just wish they would stop putting so many affairs into the story line.

jenn said...

ARMY WIVES is my fav!!
i agree about this year being the best one yet :)

harper is so cute :o)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a lil doll!

Megan said...

I love how Harper's pacis match her outfits! Love all of your posts, whether you have something personal to share or are just updating us on your baby girl!

And this Southerner loves your Sonic drink recommendations - the Houston Sonic's going to be hearing about Miami Vice if they haven't already!

newmanfamily said...

Have to say Army Wives is one of my favorite shows!! That being said, as an Army wife, it is so not my life. It is funny but most of my Army wife friends are just now fessing up to watching it. It is like we are all embarrased that we watch something that doesn't accurately portray our lives. But what show does I guess?
Lori

The Panke's said...

I love Army Wives!!! I have a tall girl too always in the 95th percentile or higher. Buying clothes for her is hard, they are always too big in the waist to make up for the length:)

Courtney said...

I LOVE Army Wives, I have watched it since the start. I like that it is Sunday nights because it gives me something to look forward to instead of dreading the upcoming work week. Love the pictures of Harper!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Harper looks like a little present in that bow! How cute. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great week.

Charla

Sallie said...

Tell us again what is in the PIna Colada slush...? My Sonic didn't have that. Can I ask them to make it..?

YOu know...important things! Ha!

Kelsey said...

I love Army Wives, I am glad that it is on during the summer to give me something to look forward to watch since nothing else is on..now that the bachelorette is over, of course. Harper is so precious, happy that she is not as fussy.

Stacy said...

Harper gets more adorable every day! My son, Jackson is in the 90th percentile for his height and head too! haha!

I LOVE Army wives!! I was just talking to my mom about Emmalin and the General today. I also loved it when Frank rode up on the bike to get Denise!!

Stacy

Tara G. said...

Seriously, it's just a pleasure to hear the joy you are having as a mother! She is a cutie!

Rob and Amy said...

Please tell!!!! Where is her outfit from?!?!?!?!? PRECIOUS!

Holly Bailey said...

I do love Army Wives mostly because my husband is a Captain in the Army and it is so nice to see a show that sort of shows the struggles we go through. The relationships between the ladies and Roland is a tad weird just due to the difference in all of their husband's ranks. I have no issue with hanging out with anybody but that is not the norm. I have to be honest and say that I cried during the General Holden and Evelyn situation. You may have addressed this earlier in one of your blogs, but do you own an embroidery machine? If so, which one do you have?

Holly Bailey (www.theadventuresofthebaileyfamily.blogspot.com)
P.S. I am the crazy lady who told you I knew Robin from T Bar M.

Patrice said...

Amen to that last sentence, sister. Amen!

autumn23 said...

I love Army wives. I have watched it from the start! Another good show is 'Make it or Break it' on ABC family. Now, its a teenage show but I love it!
Your post made me laugh & smile. Harper gets cuter everyday!

Janee said...

I love Army Wives! While I loved the daddy/ daughter moment with emmalin, I also loved when frank drove up on the motorcycle!!

Melody Forest McKee said...

Harper is so cute! I wanted to tell you how great it is to read your encouraging words. After almost 2 years (and 1 miscarriage) of trying, we finally got pregnant. We are having our baby girl, Harper Reese, at the end of October!

KAC said...

I LOVE LOVE Army Wives!! I haven't seen the past two weeks, but this season has been great and I think I'm going to watch it on my dvr now!

Rebecca (Sam's wife) said...

i am so there...been pooped on, can't find things...i just don't even tell sam, just give him a look and he knows i can't find something..it is pretty funny...not!

Rona's Home Page said...

I enjoy watching "Army Wives" also. I usually catch it online or on Wednesdays.

seejenneat said...

I LOVE army wives!!! That scene made me burst into tears today. I was just hoping no one would walk in on my sobbing over a tv show haha!

Rory said...

I like Army Wives too! Hey, did you know the Sonics in Fayetteville have Razorback collectors cups? We got 3 of them and I'm gonna get some more. Does the one you go to have them?

dawnmramsey said...

I love Army Wives! I agree with you that this season has been so much better. It truly touched my heart when Emmalyn and Haline (sp) were spending time together; so amazing she had so much anger on the outside yet was so full of love towards Haline.

I don't know if it's even possible, but Harper gets more cute every day!

Misty said...

Ca-UUUTE! Can Harper be anymore adorable? Love those pics, and that outfit is so stinkin' cute!

ralliea said...

I have many days like that. The other day we had friends over for a BBQ. I was holding my 4 month old son on my lap. All of a sudden I felt something warm on my pants. I realized it was my son peeing on me. His diaper leaked through. Yikes! Then today, he had 3 outfit changes, he spit up formula on the first one and pooped on the second one. Being a mom sure does keep you humble. But as you know, it is worth every minute of it.

Myra said...

Kelly, I just love you! You have made me feel SO much better about the craziness that I experience EVERY DAY! I never used to lose anything, but now it's either (like you said) wallet, keys, cellphone and sometimes the paci or sunglasses too! I sure hope that each child doesn't take this many brain cells or I'm gonna be in trouble! Ha!

And as always, Harper is delightful!

Lauren said...

Army Wives is a show that my husband and I both enjoy (although, you'd be hard pressed to get him to admit it!)

I was holding back the tears last night because of the father/daughter talk. We're both beginning to really dislike Mark Gordon, because his name is the first thing we see at the end of every episode!

CurlyKates said...

i LOVE army wives. i've become obsessed this summer. it is such a fun show. harper is such a cutie! i love reading about her :) im a huge fan of sonic too...maybe i'll ask them to create something new for me too :)

Amber said...

I love Sonic Slushes, the only problem i have is that i always end up wearing them home.I think its some one ^ up above telling me I really don't need it. Maybe one day I will get the hint, but I doubt it! Harper IS Gorgeous by the way!

Melissa said...

I have tall, skinny, big-headed babies too....but usually the height is off the chart.
Harper is perfect & beautiful!

Please pray for Annie... www.fordsbigbluehouse.blogspot.com

Claire said...

When I was little, my pediatrician's office was right next door to an ice cream parlor called Spankie's. We went there whenever we went to the doctor. It was fun! I think your Sonic trip REALLY came from the search for your wallet...THAT would have stressed me out!

The Wendt Family said...

Harper is way to cute for words. I'm also a dedicated Army Wives watcher as I'm an army wife myself. It's really the first show that's realistic and potrays is in a decent light, and includes all the stuff we deal with.

Katie said...

You crack me up and make me feel so much better about being human! :) The "chawed" comment is hilarious. I ate at Denny's with my son last week, got up to the counter, and realized my debit card was in the bag I take to the pool...AT HOME! I had no other form of payment, either. I had to leave my driver's license and watch with the girl until I came back. I was mortified. I love Army Wives and agree it's SO good this year. I watch it with my mother-in-law and we get Starbucks every Sunday while my wonderful hubby puts my son to bed. We both bawled at the General Holden/Emalynn scene. :)

Jennifer said...

I will have to remember to watch Army Wives. I have thought it looked pretty good before, but I never caught it. I will have to add it to my dvr.

Rikki said...

I have such HUGE babies!!!! Lauren weighed 17 lbs at her 4 months checkup!!!! Oh my gosh! She is bigger than Harper and Harper is 2 months older than her! She was also 26 1/2 inches at 4 months. Someone came to the church nursery yesterday and said to Lauren, "So, how's the skim milk working for you?" Isn't that hilarious?? I can't help it that my breast milk is fatty...geez!! Loving Harper's outfit in these pictures!

Cynthia Jill Photography said...

Too cute!!

Heather said...

I am cracking up because we have all been there on the humbling journey of Motherhood!!!
Glad Harper is A-OK!!!

Life with Ash and Ave said...

Your little Harper is so adorable! I am happy to hear that another person loves Army Wives. My husband thought I was crazy watching it, but now I have him addicted! Thanks for sharing!

meganalyce6 said...

I love Army Wives!! I just got hooked on it this season, but it is fantastic. I have also been loving Drop Dead Diva that is on right before it. It is pretty good too.

The Fillmores said...

On Army Wives there is someone named Emmalyn? Our daughter's name is Emmalynn and my husband and I have never heard anyone else named that...how weird! P.S. I should watch Army Wives since I AM one!

Grami's girls said...

Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your kids! Just wait until you wander around and around a parking lot looking for your car and you are just fixing to have someone call the police to report your car has been stolen...then they ask you..what door did you come in???...there is more than ONE door to this store????..ha!

Meagan said...

I'm so glad you get pooped on, too! And you've got me going to Sonic all the time. I had a Diet Cherry Limeade for the first time since high school and it was so good that I keep going back! Maybe I'll have to get adventurous with my drinks.

Carla said...

Harper looks precious in that little outfit! I agree with Scott, treats are must once she is old enough. I do them for my 4 year old and will for London too. I always got a toy when I got shots as a kid. I would get strep throat several times a year when I was little, even though I had my tonsils out, and HATED being gagged while they swiped the back of my throat as much as I hated the shot that followed. My parents called it being "Poked and Choked". I got a toy for each of them. So if I just had to have a shot for whatever reason, I got one toy, but if I had to get poked and CHOKED then I got TWO toys! haha! I'm not a hypochondriac and HATE going to the doctor. I never tried to go any extra times as a kid either.

Donna said...

Hi Kelly, I can't find my wallet, or the directions to knit something I had 5 minutes ago, or the phone no. I wrote down and all my kids are grown!! So I have no excuses! We have all been pooped on at the most embarassing moments. I never thought I would wear white again. But This too Shall Pass....
Keeping you in my heart in GA.
Donna
ps. Harper is adorable, as usual.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I had to laugh about being pooped on! As Moms, we have all been pooped on or thrown up on many, many times. That just comes with the territory, doesn't it? I wouldn't trade it for the world. Harper is precious as always. I can't believe how old she is already. Where does the time get to? Have a great week. Love & blessings from NC!

Jacquie said...

I cried during that scene on Army Wives last night too. So, so sweet!

I think EVERY mother goes through the stuff you did with your wallet today. It comes with the territory.

I wish someone could get Harper to smile every once in a while! Ha!

Instant Family of 4 said...

All of our "not so together" moments as moms make for great stories later though....

When I took my twin boys in to the pediatricians office a couple of months ago a friend went with me. She was holding my son Alex and I was holding my son Ben in the waiting room ....when they called our name I grabbed the diaper bag, and Ben and stood up and turned to follow the nurse and managed to clonk my poor little Alex in the head with my massive diaper bag....I felt like the most horrible and crazy mom ever....

rae said...

Harper is so cute!

Gayla said...

wow, i almost feel bad to add a comment, you have so many to read already!

just wanted to say your baby is just beautiful, and i LOVE her name, too!

congrats on a successful & healthy 6 month checkup!

Nancy said...

Right there with you girl.. I start my car to warm it up & then go inside to find my keys. :)
Precious pictures.

Sabrina C. said...

Hi Kelly...I read your blog every day. Harper is so adorable and I think you are doing a great job with her. I agree with your husband about the treats. Not expensive..just small treats. Our daughter has had to go through so many procedures that are painful and it is not fair. Start small...a sucker, gum, icecream. She deserves it with all the pain she has to go through. Oh and by the way "HURRAY...MOM GOT POOPED ON...IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU GOT IT!" Just wait till you are holding her and she throws up in your hair...I have been there an experinced it. It's comes with the territory. If you want to check out our daughters caringbridge site...go to www.caringbridge.org , then type in: mackensiegracecarter for the site name. Your a great mom and I am sure Harper know that...she shows it with her smiles.

Stephanie said...

Well, my favorite treat to give my 2 girls when they go to the Dr. office for shots, sickness or anything else is a SONIC SLUSH!! There is one right by the office so we always swing in there! It sure makes you feel better!

Sheridith...Mom to Peeps said...

Been there.. DONE THAT! All of it.. and don't forget the POOP explosions, ugh.. hahaha! You are doing awesome... lovin the bows! My Chloe is about the same size but she's 9 months!

I wanted to make a note.. on the post... you know the one.. I have little ones and a big one.. it's over in the blink of an eye so don't ever feel like you need to apologize to ME.. you should spend ALL your time with that beautiful girl!

etta said...

I miss Sonic :(

We used to go to Sonic once a week in college. The day we moved to IL in 2008, the hubs suggested we get sonic the next day. Much to our dismay, the closest Sonic is 45 minutes away. We come up with reasons every few weeks to go to that town so we can have Sonic!

Jennifer T said...

you are too funny! poop story = hilarious!!

Transparent Mama said...

She is just beautiful and I am dying over that bow. I am hopping by via blog hop and nearly fell over when I saw how many followers you have. I haven't seen that many on anyone's blog. Whew-ee girl- you must be doing something right.

Bethany said...

It's been a while since I stopped by your blog and WOW! has Harper grown. What a cutie. I loved the PS. Every Mom (except the ones I've never heard of) has been there done that. Just wait for the fun of Harper telling Daddy all the crazy stuff for you. :)

Andy and Wendy Ingram said...

Yes, I am right there with you as far as motherhood being humbling, yet wonderful. Thankfully, a number of years back into this wonderful parenting journey we learned and realized we no longer have to have it all together. Trying to have it together, with kids who have it all together gets exhausting! What a relief to know God is so big! We have two middle school age and one who is 8 and I continually see God's grace in our journey and I am learning to enjoy the journey God has for us no matter what it looks like along the way. His grace is sufficient for me and power made perfect in my weakness, so I will delight and boast in my weakness along the way!

listenforsilence said...

I LOVE Army Wives and...I cried too...I thought it was just because I'm pregnant and emotional, so I am glad to know that I am not alone! Love reading your blog, Kelly!

April said...

Hi Kelly! I am a new fan of your blog ... Miss Harper is simply adorable!! How sweet!!
I am a huge Army Wives fan ... have never missed an episode since day one!
Very awesome blog you have here ... so inspiring! Thanks!! xoxo

Jen said...

Hi!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in a long time, but I have been gone a lot this summer.

Harper is just so cute!! I love the outfit and the bow in her hair. Thank you as always for sharing her with all of us.

I promise I will get back to my regular commenting soon. I have been reading everyday however!

Channa said...

Love Army Wives. My aunt and I watch it every week and then talk to eachother about it. We also really like Drop Dead Diva!

KK said...

Oh I love Army Wives too! And you make me so jealous when you talk about Sonic...I've never even seen one!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

yeah, and just wait until she can talk and she says something that really humbles you in public. Oh what fun that is!! Lol

Blessings,
LMM

Following HIM said...

Every single smile from Harper MELTS my heart...totally! I definatly CRIED like a baby when Michael and his daughter made up on Army Wives. Thhat was one of my favorite moments of the show's time!
~Elyse

tickledpink said...

Harper always looks precious! My Mother use to treat me after shots with ice cream, cookies from a local bakery and sometimes something bigger if it was really bad. I LOVE Army Wives! I got so emotional when Michael and Emmalyn finally made up! I look forward to that show every Sunday!

amw said...

Aww, Harper is such a pretty girl!! Don't worry, I lose something ever day...and it's usually my keys or wallet! My mind is so on my son having everything he needs I forget what I need to start the car :) Also I am OBSESSED with Army Wives. The part with Emmilyn and Michael made me cry too...and I thought is was so sweet and romantic when Frank showed up on the motorcycle ;)

Anita said...

Hey Kelly, I just wanted to say that I really appreciated your little "PS" comment at the end of this post. It's so encouraging to know that we all do have our moments... and it can be easy to read other mom's blogs & think they have it "all together" but really, nobody is prefect! Blessings to your family & sweet little Harper as she recovers from her shots ~ I never liked having to take our boys for them either.

B. Cooley said...

Harper is absolutely beautiful as always. She looks like such a joy! I just wanted to say that i have been following your blog for quite a few months and i am just so touched by your heart. I can see (from afar) that you care about so many of God's children. Your prayer blog touches so many lives. It has encouraged me to look around and pray and also to be so thankful for what i do have. Thank you!

Our Curly Girls said...

Kelly,

Each time I think about Harper's journey beginning in the NICU last January and seeing her now with her beautiful and animated smile, I think WOW....our God IS amazing! Makes my heart swell!

Enjoy your gift from above...Harper is precious. I am loving the big bows and have forwarded the pics onto my mom (ha!).

I am in the crazy club, too. At least 1-2x a week, I will get into my van WITH keys in hand and somehow lose them before I am belted in and ready to go. I scurry around the car and have the girls on the floor searching for them...it is an annoying sickness that you just have to weather through. It gets worse at 40, so brace yourself! LOL!

Have a great week!

xo,

Shannon

Kat said...

Harper is so precious! I love the big bow, her darling outfit and her huge, happy smile!

Lauren Kelly said...

She is getting cuter and cuter every day!!!! :)

Aubs said...

Indeed being a mommy is so very humbling and the reasons for it change over the years!

I DO watch Army Wives and love it! As a military wife myself it is fun to laugh about the very unrealistic parts and to smile and cry about the parts that are VERY realistic and hit home! And as a woman in general i have to agree that the story lines this season have been great!

Mommyto3K's said...

What sweetness. Love the pics of Harper. Girl, chawed and all...you've still got it together:-)

Julia said...

HAHAHAHAHAH CHAWED!!! I hope you know I laughed OUT LOUD in my cubicle!!!!! You're hilarious! You really do seem to be so well put together, but as a Southern girl, I KNOW that is an important quality in life!!!

To quote Truvy: "I don’t trust anybody that does their own hair. I don’t think it’s normal." ;)

sjm4him said...

Harper just keeps getting cuter, if that's even possible. LOVE the outfit she's got on in the pics! :) You are a great Mom!

Robyn said...

Kelly- no one can have it all together all the time. I can so relate. I am 35 on my 3rd girl but listening to all your stories puts me right back to when I had my first(I was 29) and was trying to figure it all out. love seeing pics of Harper-she's adorable

Maddy said...

can you please reply to my email?

Jessica said...

She is such a cutie! Don't worry about those mommy brain moments. It seems like I am having them more often every day, but then again having an almost two year old and being 9 months pregnant does ware on you a little bit! :D

Don't be too CHAWED! lol It happens to the best of us!

Stacey said...

Army Wives...Do I watch Army Wives, you ask. My 2 kids and husband all know that on Sunday night this momma is busy with her show. I know what you mean about the scene between General Holden and Emmalyn. I cried too.

Crystal said...

Army Wives is my favorite show. I am SO glad that Frank and Denise are working things out and that Michael and Emmalyn are back to normal again. :)

JTRBedenbaugh said...

I absolutely love the show Army Wives. I also love watching it and recognizing places from my home state where its filmed. I tried to order a Pina Colada slush last week from Sonic and they had no idea what it was and was trying to ask me what was in it, I had no idea. My daughter is addicted to "Flushies" and has to have a blue one after swimming lessons.

Kandi West said...

Cracking up that Scott thinks Harper is going to need a treat after shots. I've got Lowrey and Annie counting down the years until age 11, which is when they know is when they get shots next. No treats for them...just buck up and take it. I'm so mean.
I love the recent pictures of Harper...wish you would bring her down to the Rock and see us!
Love the story about the lost wallet and the poop. That's how I was with Lowrey...I remember not being able to figure out how even how to put her carrier in a basket at Target the first time we went shopping and forgetting to take diapers with me one time and her having a huge blow-out somewhere and there was nothing I could do but run for the house. I was a huge mess for a while. And it was summer and I seemed to just ooze sweat constantly. We both did.

Mama G said...

I love Army Wives this season!! I cried at that part too...so sweet! ;)

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Ok, I am obsessed with the outfit that H has on in these pictures. Dear Lord, she is a doll!!!! You are so right, there is NOTHING more humbling than being a Mommy...every aspect of it!

Kayla said...

i absolutely love army wives & yes i cried like a baby as well during that part of the show..

Mab said...

love Army Wives too! huge fan.
And yes, I boo-hooed with the Emmylyn and Gen. Holden talk...so sweet!

speaking of sweet, harper is just the sweetest! love the pics always!
arlene

Angel said...

you are a great mom and I am so glad to hear that you are backing off the computer a little to spend more time with Harper and Scott. You are a Godly wife and mother and an inspiration to many!

Kathryn said...

Oh Kelly.....you are not a HUGE mess of a mom........you're just a mom. We all have those days where we think we're going crazy and it's absolutely normal.

I was cracking up reading you story about being chawed and sweaty and just lost it when I got to the poop part. It's those everyday things that make you the AWESOME mom that you are.

I'm glad Harper's appointment went so well.

Thanks so much for sharing your lives with me. You've encouraged me to start my own blog, I'm just stuck on find the perfect name for it.

Kathy

Megan said...

I LOVE me some Army Wives!

alseats said...

My little one had her 2 month shots a few weeks ago, and I cried more than she did! I had to get myself to the nearest Starbucks right after as a reward! ;)

Amy said...

I LOVE Army Wives... and HATE shots. I think I cried as much as my baby girl when she recently got her 2 month shots and did the same with my son. You're so right, there's nothing more humbling than being a mom. Always love reading your blog!

Heather said...

I LOVE Army Wives! And I must agree with you, this season is the best by far.

Katie said...

Yes, I love Army Wives!! I liked the Emmalyn/Michael story line too! And I agree with you that this season is the best!!

Williams Family said...

I LOVE Army Wives. It is one of my favorite shows. I have lost by debit card sooo many times because I will use it and just throw in my console or purse. My husband just does not understand how I can not keep up with it!

I have made my little girl addicted to Sonic. The only craving I had with her was Cherry Limeaides. This summer as a treat after daycare I would go to Sonic. She loves their sweet tea (my southern belle). Now whenever we are out running errands, she ask if we can go by Sonic and get a sweet tea with a straw. She will be 3 in October. The girl knows what is good! Watch out, Harper will be asking to go to Sonic before long.

Erin said...

I haven't watched Army Wives, but I may have to start. I have heard great things about it. Love the outfit that Harper is in today. Taking them to get shots does not get any easier but my little one seems to cry less now. Hope you have a good one!

erika said...

Kelly you make me miss the south and all things southern every day!!! I need sonic now!!! They are allegedly building one within 20 minutes of my house and I can't wait!!! This Miami Vice business sounds yummy! And yes, I agree, there is nothing more humbling than being a mommy. That is for sure! As a mommy I will even get into a maternity swim suit at 9 months pregnant to take my little angel to the pool to play :) Now that is humbling (and maybe a little scary too?!)

Maire said...

What a big, beautiful girl!! I so miss dressing my wee girls in all the cute outfits, my oldest daughter says I traumatized her for life,ha! Harper has her Mommy's beautiful laughing eyes!

The Trendy Couple said...

Army Wives is the best show on right now! I LOVE IT! This season is much better than others!

Jessica said...

I totally know what you mean about feeling a little crazy when you think you lost something. The other day I took all 3 of my girls school shopping and you should have seen me digging through my stuff looking for the keys. I was in 100 degree heat with my girls in the parking lot looking, while my oldest daughter was holding the baby and making sure the other sister wasn't running in the street. I felt like a mess!

Cathy said...

Just a quick comment to tell you that I think Harper has to be one of the prettiest babies that I have ever seen. She is just a doll!
Cathy

Ashley said...

Army Wives is definitely one of my favorite shows ever. I know hardly anybody who watches it though so I can't talk to anybody about it but I totally agree - the story lines this year are so good!

Loved the Emmalin and dad scene too! And I love the way they are dealing with the mess between Frank and Denise.

Summer said...

We finally have a Sonic open in the area & I was so excited to get a Pina Colada Slushie and guess what they didn't have that flavor... I had to settle for a Blue Coconut one instead... Harper is the cutetest... Where did ya get that outfit??? I would love to have one like that for my little girl. Oh and welcome to motherhood, everyone has experiences like you did at the Dr. today and if they tell ya they didn't ya know they are lying... Ha! Ha! Ha!

Frazzled said...

OH my! I LOVE Army Wives. I was finally able two watch Sunday's episode yesterday ... I soooo cried too! It was beautiful! I have to agree that each season keeps getting better and better!

Oh, and Harper is pretty darn cute!!

Laura said...

Hey Kelly!

My name is Laura and I am a friend and co-worker of Emilie (Mimi's Making Memories) and have been praying for and following your blog for months now, but have never posted a comment before. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog and I can relate so much to all of your experiences as a new mommy, as I have an 8 month old son named Ryder. Thankyou for keeping me laughing and HAPPY 6 Months to HARPER!!

-Laura

Chris said...

Visiting from Veronica's blog. You have an awesome blog! Could Razorback (in your about me section)be Arkansas Razorbacks? I live in Arkansas, but my heart is in Texas and family!

Love your blog! And Beautiful Daughter!

Lori said...

Funny I read that post about being pooped on and scroll down and see Harpers adorable grin, like she thinks it's funny. Even tho it's a previous post I still thought that.

Andrea said...

Ditto on the "not having it all together" thing. My first daughter was always clean and pristine and perfectly dressed. Til the second daughter came along. Now #1 often has a dirty shirt (unless we're going out I make an effort then) and messy hair. #2 is ALWAYS pooping in the middle of a feed, up her back and on both of us. When they say how good breast feeding is, they never mention the multiple daily explosions that come along with it. HA...ahhh good times guys....good times.

I've only watched Army Wifes a few times but I always thought it was good, just never have the time to get into it, or remember to tivo it.


Andrea
Mom of 2 year old and 4 month old girls.

Grecia said...

I'm glad that my comment gave you a good laugh....and then your response gave us a good laugh!! That's all the more reason that you do have it all-to-together! Even with days with that, you're still smiling, laughing and loving on sweet Harper! Yes, Motherhood is humbling, but there is not a better job on this earth!!
Keep on sharing your funny stories...believe me, we've all been there and done that!! (and Harper will love reading them one day...she will have different reactions througout the years..first embarassment that her mom would do such a thing...but then one day she will so appreciate them bc she's in the same situations)

Charon Benton said...

Oh girl! I love me some Army Wives! My favorite part was when General Holden and Emmalynn (sp?) finally broke down the barrier!!

The Mrs. said...

I found your blog through my friend Sarah's, and I just wanted to say I'm a faithful follower of Army Wives! I love it so much. I'm an Air Force wife, and they do a great job of accurately depicting military life. Great show! :) Love your blog, too. :)

Laura White Photography said...

GIRL! My mom and I are ADDICTED to Army Wives! I LOVE it! I know exactly what you mean about the scene with the General and Emmalynn. What's funny is my dad happend to be watching it with us this week, and I looked over and saw him wiping away tears during that scene! So sweet!!!!

Your story about loosing your wallet at the doctor's office is an all to familiar scene for me too! Just wait until you have that happen to you while you have a two and five year old running in opposite directions because they can see you are disctracted and they think they can get away with something! AAAHHHHHHH!!! Not my most gracious moment by far, but it's all part of being a mommy and I wouldn't trade these days for ANYTHING!!!

God Bless you girl!

P.S. Don't you think it would be great if we could start a blog all about Army Wives!!! I'm sure there are LOTS of other girls who'd join in! Then we could all chat about the show! Just something to think about!!!

Courtney said...

Kelly,
My husband and I own and operate 7 Sonic's in Alabama. I have NEVER HEARD of a Miami Vice or a Pina Colada slush. (not since we discontinued the PC flavor years ago). You are in a really good developed market. Oklahoma & Arkansas are light years ahead of us "developing markets". I'll have to tell our crews! And I'll have to try it myself!!!
Love the pics! Harper is getting so big!

Tracy Yates said...

Kelly,
I am not even a momma, and I lose things all the time! I went to check out at a store yesterday and realized I had left my wallet at my parents' and had to call to get the information I needed to check out! I love Army Wives as well! I am so glad that Frank and Denise got back together, and that Emmalin and her dad finally got to talk it out! BTW---Less than 30 days till SEC football! I know you must be excited!

Haley said...

I LOVE Army Wives- probably since I have been one for the last 4 years :) But it is an amazing show! And your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!! I love your reading your blog :)

Lori B. said...

Kelly, she has such a sweet smile! What a doll!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I haven't watched Army Wives yet. I think I need to start after reading the comments about how great it is.

I just love the second picture of Harper's happy little face:)

CourtneyC said...

Army Wives is probably my favorite show. I am really missing it since my husband and I have decided to take a break from tv and no longer have cable. Emmalynn is one of our favorite girl's names.

Hannah said...

My little girl is one day older than Harper and I found the same little dress for $2, but hers is pink! I love the pictures of the girls in the matching outfits, they are all so cute! Oh and the word CHAWED cracks me up everthing time you say it!

Sharon said...

When our kids were younger we started the 'if you get poked by a needle, it's an automatic chocolate shake' rule. That has become one of the best crazy rules I ever came up with as a mom of 4. My kids were never anxious about well checks. Once my youngest was even upset when he went to the dr. and didn't get a shot. Even my 16yo was excited recently that she got to get a chocolate shake after getting shots for her mission trip to Venezuela.

Danielle Banks said...

So after reading this post I have determined that you and I are a lot alike! This past Friday at my baby's 6 mos. appointment, I too was not able to find my wallet. I realized I had not put it in the diaper bag which I normally do. It was extremely hot that day so I asked nicely if they could just bill me for the visit(which is their normal procedue) they told me NO (It was not the normal sweet girls at the front desk). So I too drug my sweet Avery out into the HOT weather to find my wallet, but thankfully my was an easy find in my purse in the back seat.

Yesterday we had our first MAJOR blowout. I thought we had had blowouts before, but oh no yesterday did us in. Let's just say things were coming out of the diaper from every angle and clothes had to be washed immediately, TWICE!!!

And Army Wives, LOVE IT!!! I have watched every season. I love that their season runs in the summer and gives us something good to watch. Not only did I have tears in my eyes during the General Holdne and Emmalyn part, but so did my hubby.

I guess i have taken enough of your comment space!!!

Elle Squared said...

LOVE Army Wives! Have watched it since the first episode!

And I love the fact that you just posted that moment in time about being a mom. Makes me feel better about becoming a parent in the near days (Hours? A week? Babies have their own schedules, I suppose, and I'm already past my due date!)

Jealous about Sonic! (We don't have those out here in California...)

Julia said...

i think i told you this before but Harper is the same age as my boy! (born Jan 13). i think we should hook them up. you can see pics of him here (www.sweetaspunkinpie.blogspot.com)

:) have a blessed day!

Carey said...

Harper is so cute! Love the huge bow. =)

ninesandquines said...

army wives - bawled my EYES out when michael and emmalyn had their "moment" the other night. and frank and denice had me teary eyed too....i agree that this year is MUCH better....and look at how grown up your little girl is getting :-)

Lil' Woman said...

Yay for Harper..
I love how honestly you blog...a pleasure to read! : )

Cinde said...

My 11 year old has to get shots for middle school today. I told her I'd buy her ice cream afterwards! And then told her that when I was little I would get a Barbie doll (or some Barbie accessory) whenever I had to get a shot or dental work! Scott has the right idea!

Mrs. McB said...

I love Army Wives also! Great show!!!

Suzanne said...

Sorry, I am laughing so hard at your P.S. I feel I must tell you it all continues on even after they turn eighteen and move out. I think I'm either just tired out or don't care about organized and I know I never had control! Lol
BTW:my kids know one smile or "please mom" and they still get their way.