Tuesday, March 9, 2010


OK, so I think we have established that I am not the most consistent blogger:) Sorry for not updating, but today is a big milestone.........28 weeks= start of the 3rd trimester!! I cannot believe how fast it has flown by and that she will be here in 12 weeks (hopefully)! So, to catch you up: we have decided on a name for sure....HARPER LYNN BRADSHAW. Harper is estimated to be between 2 and 2.5 pounds and about 15 inches long so far. I spoke too soon last post about her movements. I guess she is a late bloomer, because she is now up flipping around most hours of the day. But I'm not complaining...I love it:) I had my glucose test for gestational diabetes at 26 weeks, and was so relieved to find out I passed. We began registering today at Babies R us...talk about stressful! How many types of bottles and pacifiers can there be??? And they are ALL supposed to be the "best" for your baby. So, any mom's out there that would like to enlighten me on useful products...I would appreciate it! These last 12 weeks are going to fly by! We start childbirth classes soon, have four showers, and I hopefully find time to graduate somewhere in there.
Harper's room is well on its way! My mom has started on the bedding, Nick has almost finished her furniture, and her closet continues to fill. Here are some pictures of what has been going on around here.

This is the dresser/changing table that Nick built for her still in progress.
My extremely talented neighbor, Abilgail, did a metallic finish on it that looks amazing (pictures don't do it justice!)

Almost finished! All it needs is the door and doorknob put on.
This is a lamp that I bought and I added the lace to make it a little more feminine.
So, here is Me and Harper at 28 weeks! We have really grown since last picture:)
Sorry about the awkward picture, but Nick was not home to take it and I was impatient.
This is a picture of Abby and Jovi on our snow day a couple of weeks ago. The girls loved it...but Jovi refused to sit down in the snow.

Thanks for checking in on us, I am for real going to try to do better about updates! We love you all!

Nick, Rachel, and Harper


  1. yay!!!! you look so cute!!! love all the new pics of the furniture. you guys did a great job!! you are almost there!!! crazy!!!

  2. Baby product info: Diaper Champ is great b/c you can use regular trash bags. We use the Playtex Drop Ins & Wide Vent Air bottles; Carter has yet to have collic or reflux. He wouldn't take the Playtex Orthodontic paci, so we use the Avent one that is almost identical to the Soothies that the hospital gives out. I've heard Pampers were designed for girls; I use Parent's Choice diapers for daycare b/c they're required to change the baby every 2 hours so why spend over $20 a month for daycare diapers when I can spend $14. Boudreaux's butt paste is the best (my pharmacist dad recommends); Carter has had only 1 or 2 diaper rashes in his life due to using this stuff. Just another piece of info, you don't have to bathe newborns everyday or every other day until they start going out in public/daycare. Using lotion on the head everyday keeps the cradle cap away. Hope this helps!

  3. Lil' Harper is getting big!! PS props to you on the creativity for her room. Also--I had no idea you had a blog!! I was on the phone with Whit tonight, and when I told her I was writing a blog post, she mentioned that you have a blog too. I'll be a regular reader now! :)