Monday, February 20, 2012

Our Sweet Harpie Girl

 Thank you all for the overwhelming amount of kind words & well wishes on Harper's birth! It has been amazing reading all of your comments.. especially in the wee hours of the night during feedings. The last few days have been so much more amazing than I ever could have imagined. I did end up having a c-section, which ended up being an incredible experience & was nothing like what I had built up in my mind. I can't wait to share the details.

Here are just a few pictures to share. I loved the countless hours of laying in bed with Harper on my chest like this in the hospital. 


She is such a sweet, happy baby who loves to sleep. 


 One of our first pictures as a family of three.


I am excited to continue blogging, to share pictures of Harper's nursery, her birth story & all of the things I have learned along the way. My blog definitely seems now like the perfect place to share my thoughts... especially since my hormones are out of control these days! 

Harper started fussing the other night while we were eating dinner. We put her in her swing for the first time, and her little eyes just lit up looking at the bird mobile hanging from it & hearing the music. My eyes filled with tears and all I could say was "she's so cute....she's soo cute..." over and over again as I started to sob. Then she got the hiccups. Which totally put me over the edge. I thought I was going to rip a stitch, I was crying so hard, just overwhelmed with how adorable she is and how I miss feeling her hiccups in my belly and how much I just love her to death. My husband sent me to time out on the couch so I could calm down :)


We are so blessed & thank God so much for this sweet little girl.

122 comments:

  1. She is adorable! I'm glad to hear you'll continue blogging!! Enjoy this time with your little one, yall make a cite little family of 3!

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  2. Congrats again on your beautiful baby girl! She is so cute and adorable. I love reading your blog and am so excited that you have decided to continue after your delivery. Best of wishes!

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  4. Harper is absolutely beautiful! & I am so glad you're all home safe and sound. I can't wait to continue reading your blog and seeing her grow! <3

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  5. That is so beautiful. Very happy for you and your new family! I'm so glad you will continue your blog! It's so entertaining :) My husband and I don't have babies yet so I love following along and getting an idea of what to expect. Congratulations again on your beautiful family and this amazing time in your lives. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. We call our Harper "Harpy", too, except he'd a boy. :-). Congrats. The fun is just beginning.

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  7. Congratulations on your baby girl! She is beautiful!

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  8. She is a beauty! And the hormones after birth are definitely rough. It does get better, I promise. Enjoy this time with your sweet little girl. Congrats!

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  9. aww, she is so precious, congratulations! I love her name :)

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  10. Congrats! She's gorgeous, and this is only the beginning of your love affair with her!

    Ps- you look wonderful!

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  11. She is TOO cute!! Your family picture is perfect!

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  12. Oh my gosh, she's seriously perfect! What incredible little features :)

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  13. That is absolutely so precious! I know I will be such a basket case when my little one comes!

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  14. So sweet! Thanks for sharing your joy with us.

    (I also love seeing your water tumbler in the background of the family photo, ha!)

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  15. You sound like me...crying because my new baby is so cute! Congrats!!!

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  16. She is adorable & that family pic is beautiful!!

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  17. Congrats!! She is so stinkin' cute!! I love the grey hat with the big flower! Can't wait to see more pictures of your beautiful family! :)

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  18. Your little Harper is adorable...And girl the hormones will never be the same. I was never a big sap about things and now the most ridiculous things will send me over the edge. I get so mad at myself because I feel like a crazy woman. I sure hope you will incorporate that stinkin' cute chalkboard into Harper's monthly pictures, but I am sure you already have that covered:) Congrats on your sweet girl! Girls are the best and so much fun!!

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  19. So sweet. I too have had those moments where I break down and cry over my son's cuteness and sweet little spirit. Motherhood truly is amazing!

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  20. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Enjoy every second ~ it goes way too fast!

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  21. I have been following your blog for a few weeks now. I just love how creative your chalkboards are! My husband and I plan on ttc soon and I can't wait to try out the boards for myself! Harper is absolutely gorgeous (and the name is on our top 5 list too!). I'm so excited to hear more about your experiences as a mommy! Congratulations =)

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  22. She's absolutely adorable! :) Sweetest little peach.

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  23. She is PRECIOUS! You look great! I've enjoyed following your pregnancy and look forward to following your new adventures in parenthood!

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  24. Congrats! So happy you and baby are healthy. I've been silently following you for months and Harper is just gorgeous! You have such a cute little family now!

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  25. It keeps getting better and better too! Our daughter is 18 months and talking up a storm. She cracks us up! Enjoy this sweet time. They sure grow up quickly. She's a doll.

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  26. She is so precious!!! I've enjoyed reading about your journey through pregnancy and I can't wait to continue reading about your adventures in motherhood :)

    Congratulations!

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  27. She is beyond perfect! I am happy to see her safe arrival! Those first few weeks after birth is so overwhelming! In a really good wouldn't change it type of way!!

    Love all the photos! anxious to read your birth story!

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  28. What an angel! Congratulations on your new beginning as a mother and your husband on being a father. You guys look very happy and God bless you!

    BTW I'm a new reader on your blog :)

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  29. My goodness she is a DOLL. I love the name, Harper & Lana are actually two of my recent favorites! I'm glad your delivery went well & I can't wait to hear more about it all

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  30. Awww this gets me so excited to have my baby in just 1 month and 24 days :)! Harper is beautiful! Congratulations again. Y'all are such a beautiful family!

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  31. She is beautiful! Congratulations! There is nothing like being a mommy. Enjoy this time, and make sure to take care of yourself. It is truly the best.

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  32. She is like the perfect mix of you two! So cute, I'm so happy for you guys!

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  33. Congrats!! She is adorable! :)

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  34. I've (silently) followed you since the beginning all the way from Australia and I am so excited to see your little girl! She is so beautiful and you make a gorgeous little family. Congratualtions!!!

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  35. what a sweet family picture. congrats again on a beautiful daughter :)

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  36. Sh's so perfect, what a wonderful and lovely family you have.
    I have to say congratulations to you both again!

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  37. She's a perfect little girl and you look more beautiful then ever!

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  38. What a beautiful little baby you have! Congratulations on her birth

    Your hormones will go crazy for a little while, I used to just cry at the drop of a hat for absolutely no reason. Just go with it and cry to your hearts content!

    Hope you enjoy these first days as a Mummy, they go too fast.

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  39. She is so adorable and you are too cute and funny! You had me laughing that you got sent to a hysterical emotional time out by your husband. My husband is always amazed at how emotional I get, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to terrify him when I'm pregnant or have a baby!
    Anyway, I'm so happy your c-section went well and I look so forward to seeing the nursery and hearing the birth story! Congrats again!

    Natalie
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  40. Harper is absolutely gorgeous and you look fabulous and glowing!! You certainly have the mommy glow! I am so happy for you and your husband.. Harper is going to be loved more than she can ever imagine. Thank you for your sharing your pregnancy stories with all of us. I sincerely look forward to reading all about your birth experience and the little life of Harper Eve. Best wishes and love to you and your family!

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  41. She is such a gorgeous little girl! I just love that cap!
    Congrats again and enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!
    Can't wait to hear your birth story and see pics of Harper's room. :)

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  42. Congratulations! She is a beauty for sure! Enjoy this time!

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  43. She is so beautiful! What a gorgeous, happy family!

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  44. Oh I'm so glad your going to continue to blog about your journey as a mama. Harper is beautiful & yes you are truly indeed blessed. :-)
    The hormones will get better, I promise!!
    Enjoy your sweet girl!
    Kelly

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  45. she is beautiful and such a beautiful family photo! i remember sitting in the hospital crying while both my boys were sleeping because it hit me how much i really loved this little baby boy!

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  46. She is BEYOND beautiful!!

    I know exactly what you mean! I used to HATE that feeling of "burning" from laughing or crying too hard after my c-section! The crazy hormones will calm down! Enjoy time with your precious girl! :)

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  47. She is beautiful. And I totally get the crying from just looking at your baby in the beginning!!! Sometimes I look at my "baby" (who is now 2 1/2... how did that happen?!) and get teary eyed still.
    Congratulations... you have a beautiful family!

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  48. Harper is such a pretty little lady. I'm so excited to hear that you'll continue blogging, I look forward to hearing about your adventures! :)

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  49. She is so precious!! Congrats and I'm so happy yall have been able to get settled in at home!! :)

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  50. She is such a beautiful, gorgeous, perfect little lady!! So glad that your c-section turned out well. I had one as well and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I look forward to continue reading about your adventures as a new mommy! There's nothing like it!

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  51. So exciting! Enjoy every single, little moment. There are times it seems like a blur because they grow SO FAST. It's now that you realize how powerful love is and how you will do absolutely anything for that beautiful baby girl in your arms. Never have I known love like I have with my baby girl. She's gorgeous. Can't wait to catch your updates. Sleep. Love. Kiss. Snuggle. Nurture. That's your job now, Momma!!!

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  52. She is absolutely beautiful and perfect!!! Can't wait to hear more and more and more details!! :)

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  53. Congrats Jessica!!! I found your blog through Pinterest, which means you're now famous. :) I have enjoyed your weekly posts. You crack me up with how you say things. (It reminds me of me) Maybe we were bff's in another life. Congrats, again.

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  54. Beautiful, I can't wait to to see the nursery and hear the story of her birth. Congrats!

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  55. wow, so beautiful and amazing. i remember all of those same break down sobbing moments. the emotions come in like a tidal wave and you'll never forget this feeling because its all wrapped up in your new little love. its so special.

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  56. Harper is seriously PERFECT looking! Not a mark or scratch on her! You and your husband look great as well, glad the C-Section went well! Can't wait to hear all about your experience, keep the pictures coming. LOVE her hat too by the way, mind sharing where you got it from?!

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  57. She is darling and that grey hat is to die for. Hoping for a speedy recovery and that you continue to soak up every precious moment.

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  58. Your first family pic is adorable, look how awake your sweet girl is!

    I love how you describe your overwhelming love for your baby girl. I can't wait for my little bean to get here so I can experience that too.

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  59. awww yeah! Such a perfect little girl! congrats to you and your hubby love! xoxo

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  60. She's such a stunning little beauty! I'm so happy you're going to share your journey on the blog, I can't wait to see what this little itty bitty does as she gets older! All the best (and take all the naps you can!!!!)! xo

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  61. Ahh what a doll! Where is that grey hat from -- it's SO cute!

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  62. She is beautiful! Harper is a great name as well!! Like others have said, its just begun...the ride is awesome!

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  63. ADORABLE! awe, i totally have been there. i also had a c-section and it was a GREAT experience. the recovery is hard but you will do great. i remember being SO overwhelmed with my baby's cuteness to the point of tears as well- and also missing her hiccups- my baby girl in the belly had the hiccups ALL OF THE TIME! missing the baby IN the belly goes away eventually. enjoy your little girl and you are right she is so, soooo cute!

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  64. First off, let me just say CONGRATULATIONS!!! She's gorgeous! I can't wait to hear more about her. :) I see you've already started decorating the baby. haha Where did you get that totally adorable hat??

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  65. LOL, I remember those first few days with all of my babies. (7 to be exact) Enjoy it while you can because it won't last. She is soooo beautiful. I look forward to reading all about your first experience with Motherhood!!!

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  66. I've been following your blog through your pregnancy. You are just the cutest momma ever! Love your style, your posts, your chalkboard! So many awesome ideas! Congratulations on Harper. She is BEAUTIFUL!! God bless you and your family of three :)

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  67. This makes me sooooo excited to meet my little one in August!!! She is soooooo beautiful and I can only hope I look half as good as you!!! Congrats again and prayers for you guys!!!!

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  68. Beautiful! I teared up while reading your post. BEAUTIFUL. I can't stress on that enough. :) Welcome to Mommyhood!

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  69. what a beautiful family! my little girl is 8 weeks old today and all of these moments you described seem like just yesterday! soak everything up, it really does fly by!

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  70. She is beautiful!! I had to giggle at the "time out" your husband sent you to...so familiar from when my son was born. Enjoy all the cuddles from her, feeling her breath on your neck, and listening to all her sounds she makes! Congrats mama!

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  71. Hi Jessisca,
    Just wanted to add my congratulations to all the others that you have received via your blog. I have enjoyed following your story as my daughter is due in just over 2 weeks and I'm so excited about becoming a grandma.

    You look amazing and Harper is so pretty, I'm looking forward to your continuing story.

    Take care, much love from Sue in the UK.

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  72. Congratulations and many blessings sent to you as you begin your beautiful adventure! Little girls are AHHHHHmazing!

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  73. She is beautiful! Congrats again on your new family, I was excited to see a new post! I am also having a girl in May and your blog has been such a treat to read!

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  74. Congrats, she is a doll!!! I'm having a girl in May and I can not wait! It's been fun reading your blog through your pregnancy and now I'm excited to see your updates on lil Harper!

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  75. Just reading this makes my eyes well up! She is an unbelievably beautiful baby and I can't wait to hear your amazing stories. And smart hubby for the time out!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

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  76. You two make such cute babies! I'm so glad to hear you're going to share your stories on the blog :-) Looking forward to having my own in the future hopefully I'll learn some things!

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  77. So precious! I have followed your blog after finding it in pinterest. Love it and am so happy for your sweet little family! Congratulations :)

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  78. That fam picture of the three of you is just too perfect.. you look amazing!!! So glad the C-went well and I hope your Hubs didn't faint like mine did :) hahaha... glad to hear you all are home, healthy and happy :) She's just darling.

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  79. She is just precious and beautiful! Congratulations! Can't wait for your upcoming posts.

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  80. Be sure to write a post about what was in your hospital bag and your must haves!

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  81. yay I am so excited for you! She is just perfect! And her skin is so beautiful! Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  82. Apparently I'm a basket case too because reading about you crying made me do it! I had no idea she was here until a few minutes ago. Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful. I love the rosette hat. So, so cute!

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  83. Congratulations on your little arrival! She is one of the most adorable babies I have ever seen (and I have seen loads)!! I have been reading your blog ever since I found it on Pinterest a few months back and am so excited for you! Your attitude your entire pregnancy was so positive and gives me hope that my future pregnancies will be as joyous and memorable. Thank you for sharing such a big part of your life!

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  84. She is beautifull!! Yall look so happy as a family of 3, anyday for me to have my baby girl now, I just cant wait to feel the way your feeling again :) So excited your going to continue to blog yay :D have a blessed week!!!!!

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  85. My lil guy was born one month ago today. I started crying too in the hospital when he got the hiccups. I missed it happening in my tummy and it was just crazy to think that's what my lil guy was doing in there! I cried a lot just because I was so happy :)

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  86. Congratulations, she is absolutely beautiful! I found your blog on Pinterest and once I saw how close our due dates are (I'm due the 25th...still no baby yet though) I've been following along. My husband jokingly calls you my "pregnant twin" because our due dates, cravings, weight gain etc. have been so similar month by month. Also, we don't know if we are having a boy or a girl so we are excited to see if us having the same signs means that we are having a girl too...so we will just have to wait and see when baby comes if "similar signs" actually means anything. Congrats again, enjoy your sweet baby!

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  87. So sweet and yes its def all about the small moments. I am glad your recovery is going well.

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  88. Oh this is just the sweetest of sweet posts. You are positively glowing...like the best you've ever looked! And she is beyond precious. Can't wait to read all about her birth story and see her nursery! So happy for you! xo

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  89. She's beautiful and you look great!

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  90. Hi, I'm a new reader. Congratulations!! Harper is beautiful. Enjoy her! My daughter is almost 2 now, it goes too fast. I miss those days when she would lay on my chest/belly all still. Ha. I loved your pregnancy photos by the way, such a neat idea!

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  91. I have loved reading your blog and can totally relate to the crazy out of control hormones as I had my baby two weeks ago. As many have said it does get better this second week I have cried less and less and smiled and rejoyced more and more at the beautiful gift God gave me!

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  92. She is absolutely stunning and SO blessed to have a mother like you xoxo

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  93. She is beautiful! Best wishes!

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  94. She us adorbs! Congratulations!! I had a friend whose baby was born on the 13th, and I was way more excited about yours! Hehe! Congratulations!

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  95. So sweet! I am due at the end of August and can't wait for these moments! Congrats and get some rest when you can.

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  96. I'm so, so happy for you... CONGRATS! Harper is beautiful and so clearly very loved. I hope you got back to enjoying her immediately after we hung up the phone on her birthday :) Wishing the three of you all the best!

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  97. How precious!!! Congrats!

    xoxo, ashley

    justmeandtex.blogspot.com

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  98. Glad to hear you all are doing well!

    Fair warning: those roller coasters of emotion? That undying love? It sticks around! Enjoy!!

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  99. love this, love her, love you!! need to meet this sweet baby Harper!!

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  100. so cute, congratulations! So looking forward to reading more ...

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  101. She is so cute! Congrats again to you both....LOVE the name. Happy birthday, Harper :)

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  102. absolutely adorable. congrats to you both!

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  103. Where did you get that adorable grey hat with the flower on it? She's beautiful!

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  104. I can't wait to hear more about your beautiful family! You guys make me want to be in your shoes!

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  105. I just happened upon your blog (due to a pin of your uh-mazing chalkboard on pinterest) and I just have to say you were the most adorable pregnant woman I have ever seen! Seriously. I hope to look half as good as you did whenever I make a baby. Your partying vs. pregnancy chart made me laugh out loud.. I can totally relate (to the partying half that is). And btw your baby girl is gorgeous.. congrats!

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  106. Congratulations! She is beautiful!
    I've enjoyed reading your blog throughout your pregnancy. Motherhood is such a life-changing and fulfilling blessing. I am a new mother myself, and my baby boy brings such sheer joy to my every day.
    I can very much relate to the spontaneous postpartum crying and sobbing spells. They will go away, though. It took about 2 1/2 weeks for me, and then the tears disappeared like magic :)

    Take care and best wishes!

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  107. She is a doll!!! I absolutely love your blog & I love your chalkboard idea. I just found out I am about 4 weeks pregnant, so I am very excited. & love reading your blog about all the things I have to look forward to!

    Best wishes to you & your family :)

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  108. Congrats! Glad everyone is doing great. and Just relax and have fun.

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  109. So I am asking this to a bunch of pregnant bloggers that I follow because I am trying to gather information.
    How did you announce to your family that you were pregnant?
    Thanks so much and congrats again!

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  110. Congratulations! She looks like a sweetie. I'm so excited you're going to keep blogging--I've loved reading your posts. You have such fun style and I love that you love holidays too! It's been fun to read something written by a happy person with a positive attitude. :)

    I just heard "I Saw God Today" by George Strait on the radio. I immediately thought of you-- (my sisters would call me crazy if I told them that since I don't actually know you haha). You need to listen to it!

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  111. She is adorable. I have been following you since I found you on pinterest (along with several of my friends). I wanted to thank you for being so honest and open with your post as I just found out I am 8 wks pregnant and I have read every post to see what is going to happen at the weeks ahead. Thanks for posting about the humidifier it has definately helped me and I just started reading the girlfriends guide book;). I would love to hear some of the best baby products u just cant live without (obviously a little later once u have time to test things out) Thanks again for your post!

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  112. Congrats on your beautiful baby! I adore the name Harper! I have only been following your blog for a few weeks and i look forward to your posts in the future!!

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  113. I love love love Harpers grey hat!! Where did you get it from?? Love reading your blog, im 26 weeks along now and have enjoyed reading your blog and comparing it with my pregnancy. Cant wait for more to come

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  114. Congratulations Mom.. She is absolutely adorable!

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  115. Congrats! She is so pretty and I love the name Harper. Your stories crack me up-I love reading your blog. Keep them coming! :)

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  116. it has been so fun watching you on this journey!!! congrats on the little one!

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