Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bath time

I couldn’t wait to give Kendall a REAL bath after her umbilical cord fell off.  Sponge baths just weren’t as fun.  She really has started to enjoy bath time and really likes to have her hair washed. It almost looks as if she will have curly hair when her hair is wet. We will see!  She does not like to be cold however, so I quickly wrap her up to keep her warm.  Here are a few pictures of her just relaxing her tub.Kendall Harper 114 Kendall Harper 112

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Some of my favorites

I am definitely not a professional photographer but I am trying to capture as much of Kendall as I can while she is still our “little” baby. Here are some pictures from two different cameras and my cell phone.  She’s so sweet, we just love her to pieces!

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Happy birthday Uncle Adam

We hope you have a great birthday celebration! Can’t wait to go out to dinner with you!imageLove,

Ryan, Lindsey and Kendall

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hanging out with Daddy

Ryan loves to snuggle with Kendall and play with her while she kicks around on the blanket.  She smiles pretty for him when he kisses her on her chin and it makes daddy melt.  He has even gotten pretty good at changing diapers, wet and dirty ones. Good job daddy!dad and me

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Stork’s visit

When Jack was born, one of Michelle’s friends gave her the gift of a stork’s visit, which was the baby’s footprints on a ceramic plate. I wanted the same thing for Kendall so Aunt Michelle gave us the same gift. We were able to get Kendall’s footprints the day she was born and I am so happy we have this memory. Thanks Aunt Michelle!Kendall Harper 078Kendall Harper 079

Trying out a bottle

Ryan fed Kendall a bottle tonight. It was our second time trying out a bottle, first for Ryan.  She did so good and we hope to incorporate daddy feeding her each night at her 7 o’clock feeding. Kendall Harper 121

Monday, January 25, 2010


Kendall was the topic of conversation for many days leading up to her debut. Once she arrived, we had so many friends that wanted to meet her. We are so thankful for all of our friends and family and all the love they have for Kendall. She is a lucky baby! Thank you to everyone for coming to visit!Kendall Harper 039Grandma came to visit two days in a row…she was off of work.Kendall Harper 042Jana and Rylin brought Mommy her favorite cookies. Mmm, white chocolate macadamia nut.Kendall Harper 019Stryker was so happy to meet Kendall.Kendall Harper 020Savannah came to visit with her parents (Jonas & Stephanie) and brother, Anthony.Kendall Harper 049Kim and Taylor (Kim made yummy meatloaf for Mom and Dad)Kendall Harper 044Stephanie came to visit and brought Bubba Gump’s for dinner for Mom and DadKendall Harper 045Aunt Karena is so in love with you Kendall Harper 047Lisa always gets to hold you while you are sleeping.Kendall Harper 054Grandpa came to visit too! He loves  to hold you and look at you. Kendall Harper 107Unlce Adam came up for a visit after he got back from his Florida Keys tripKendall Harper 099Becca, mommy’s old roommate, was so excited to see you and hold you! lindyandkendallLindy loves to sing to you when she visits.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sleeping Beauty

Kendall has really enjoyed her Moses basket and even likes to be swaddled, however sometimes I don’t do it tight enough and she manages to sneak her arms out. She rolls to the side already although I’m sure it’s just a reflex but she sure does like to sleep that way. However she is comfortable is fine with mommy and daddy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2 week well check

Kendall checked out healthy as can be and the doctor was very happy with her growth and development. She is now 9 pounds 8 ounces and 21 1/2 inches. We are very happy with the pediatrician we have chosen, Dr. Jennifer Nordby and she was so good with Kendall. She was very thorough and gentle and took her time answering all of my “new mom” questions. The next visit will include shots, I don’t think I am looking forward to that one.   


                                                                                  Weight: 9 pounds 8 ounces - 90th percentile

                                                                                         Height: 21 1/2 inches - 90th percentile

                                                                           Head circumference: 36 centimeters - 50th percentile

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New addition

With Kendall’s arrival, a few family members were able to add new titles to their name. Michelle was able to become an AUNT and Mark is an UNCLE for the first time. My nephew Jack, now has a cousin and  Adam is an uncle again! We are excited to add a grandchild to my parents and Ryan’s parents growing list. Randy and Mollie have another niece and Sullivan and Emory have another cousin. I can’t wait to one day, have Kendall be a big sister!proud grandparents 2proud grandparentsKendall Harper 004Kendall Harper 072jackandkendall Kendall Harper 056

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

One week old

It’s hard to believe a week has already come and gone. Everyone keeps telling me how fast time flies but I don’t want our baby to grow too fast! I love being home with her and just looking at her makes my heart melt. I thank God everyday that we were chosen to be her parents! Your daddy and I love you sweet girl, so very much!Kendall Harper 034

6 days old

Kendall Harper 023Your mommy and daddy love you so much baby girl!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The day after

Well, night one in the hospital was quite rough. We didn’t get moved to our SEMI-private room from labor and delivery until almost 1 o’clock in the morning. The hospital was completely full so we had to share a room with another post partum couple but only for one night. I think that mom and dad were trying to compete with each other to see who could snore the loudest. Needless to say we didn’t get much sleep and it wasn’t because of Kendall. We were able to move to a private room around noon and it was such a relief. We had a few family visitors today which was nice and relaxing. Sorry, Grandma, Aunt Michelle, Granddaddy and Lindy, we forgot to get pictures with all of you but there is plenty of time for picture taking.Kendall Harper 006Grandpa loves you!Kendall Harper 007Uncle Adam was so excited to be an uncle again.Kendall Harper 008Great Aunt Debbie was happy to meet you.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

She’s here!

After a long day at the hospital, Kendall arrived at 10:29pm. She weighed in at 8lb 12oz and was 20 inches long. I was able to handle about an hour and a half or so of contractions and then I asked for the EPIDURAL. Once the epidural was placed at 12:30 pm, I was a happy camper. We had visitors throughout the day which made the time fly by. Thanks to Aunt Michelle for capturing all these precious pictures.before kendalkissbefore kendall 2mom and dadclose up 2little feet

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And here we go…

Today is the day! We are off to the hospital for a scheduled induction to meet little Miss Kendall Harper. It is 5:30 in the morning and we are due to be at the hospital at 6:00 am. We are so excited and cannot wait to become parents! Ryan and I both slept great through the night and are now ready for the fun to begin! One last picture before we go. Kendall Harper 001