Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Harper Arrives!

She is here! Miss Harper Grace made a grand entrance on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1:09 PM after 20 minutes of pushing. Yes, it was fast. Yes, it was painful. Yes, I would do it again in a heartbeat.

At 8 lbs and 21 inches, this little bundle of joy stole our hearts right from the start. She's already a daddy's girl, following his voice, staring at his face when he talks to her. Nothing makes me happier than watching my husband hold her and watching her eyes light up.

We stayed for two nights in the hospital and then came home where the dogs greeted us in the kitchen. Madeline doesn't seem to be too bothered by the addition. Cole, on the other hand is still very curious and maybe a tad protective over this little girl. 

She was a great sleeper her first week home. Going into week two, all predictable patterns have been erased. We continue to spend our days figuring each other out.

Harper has a healthy appetite. Once I started nursing, she gained 9 ounces in two days.

Some of my favorite pictures are of her yawning. Why does a baby's yawn make me smile? It's just so darn cute!

Mommy's angel with red hair and blue eyes just like her daddy. She also has his feet (poor baby), those are NOT my toes...all Jim's!!

Happy girl! Happy momma! Very happy family!


  1. YAY!!!! She is just beautiful! When things settle down, I want to come visit and bring you guys a baby meal :)

    1. Thanks Stephanie, I would love to see you!

  2. I am so unbelievably happy for you, Mandy!! She's just adorable. And 20 minutes of pushing? I sincerely hope that'll be the case for me, too :)

  3. Precious. Congratulations for you and your family.

  4. Loving these photos! Keep sharing them and I can't wait to come visit again

  5. Congrats, what a beautiful little blessing!!!

  6. Harper Grace and I share the same birthday! Welcome to the world baby girl :)

  7. So happy for you and Jim. Congrats! She's a doll!!!

  8. Congratulations Jim and Mandy on the birth of your little girl! I haven't been online in a while and just checked your site out. Your daughter is beautiful! We are expecting our second little miracle in December.

  9. I've haven't been on the blogs FOREVER, and here you went and had a baby! And she was born on my birthday, Pearl Harbor day! Congratulations! She is beautiful!
    Jaime from Jaime and Jen Dish


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