For those of you wondering how the baby’s been doing – great is an understatement. Despite getting more sick and being pretty fatigued the last month, I must keep reminding myself that being sick and tired is a “good” sign. I went in today for a routine visit – all I could do was proudly smile as the baby decided to kick the moment the doctor put the doppler down to check the heartbeat. The doctor claimed that’s the hardest he’s been kicked in a while. Well, I certainly can attest to the fact that baby Kern is definitely a kicker. He’s been very active the last few weeks, so much so that you can see him kick at times just by watching my belly. I’m sure it won’t be long and I’ll really feel like E.T.’s growing inside. And if you’re wondering where the pictures are at, sorry, none to show this time – but you can expect to see 3D pictures at the end of the month!
Help name the baby!
As the days grow closer to the baby’s arrival, we’re definitely beginning to make one of the toughest decisions – naming the baby! A few months ago Jason and Hope began looking at girl names and now we’re learning that boy names are just so much more challenging to come up with. But we do have a few ideas, and we’re leaning towards a few of our favorites but we’re still eager to stumble upon the perfect name in the upcoming months. A handful of you were generous enough to offer some suggestions back in May, to include some fun names that relate to design or typography. Though it’s tough to ignore that our last name “Kern” is a pretty well known term in typography – we’re not so sure we want to torture the poor kid thinking he has to be a designer when he grows up, though I’m still interested (and enjoying) seeing all of these ideas!
So feel free to send some name ideas our way, however, we are keeping in mind these few things when brainstorming names:
- We obviously would love a name that would go well with Hope. I have yet to find the perfect name for a boy that does just that.
- Initials are important too. We’d prefer for it not to spell anything that might end up resulting in jokes. It should be obvious, but as much as we might like some names, we’re totally against having all three initials “k”.
- It has to go well with “Kern”.
You can expect that the name will be the one thing we probably won’t share until the baby is born. Honestly, though we’re leaning towards a couple of names – we’d rather be 100% decided before sharing this decision. With Hope we didn’t make this final decision until a few hours before I went to the hospital on the night I had her.
Remember, it’s Kern not corn
Again we love to be humored, and our friend Shanna sure did just that this week during her visit to Orlando. If you’ve got a bit of a southern twang you might just think our name is “corn”, eh? Shanna reminded us that we could name the baby: Pop Kern, Kettle Kern, or even Jimmy Crack Kern. Despite being in tears laughing…the baby will definitely NOT be named any of the above. But again, we love the humor!
We think you all might just have better ideas than we do – so humor or excite us with your name ideas!