Finally – the news you've been waiting for

kern-boy.jpgI’ve finally been able to free up time this week, and honestly, you’ve in suspense long enough…

It’s a boy!

I won’t lie, I’ve suspected it for several weeks now – and have even joked about how this pregnancy must be that much more challenging than what I experienced with Hope because it’s a boy. Well, it’s now been confirmed. The ultrasound technician instantly said as she took this photo, “Well, there’s no doubt, it’s a boy.”

I felt a bit bad afterwards because Hope who was in the room the entire time was sad because she really wanted a little sister and instantly told us she didn’t want a brother anymore. Since I’ve been pregnant she has let us know one week she hopes we have a girl and the next week a boy, but I’d say the last month she’s had her heart set on a little girl. In fact she even sat down with Jason one day and decided on a list of girl names. We definitely don’t have any boy names picked out yet. Any ideas?

babykern-16-1.jpgAs far as the baby, he’s doing great. Though I’ve been losing weight, this little stinker is growing like a weed. If you can’t tell – just look at the size of that belly! You may remember from the last update that the purpose of this ultrasound was actually to monitor how things were going after a few concerns. The great news is that all the bleeding found near the baby is gone and though I still have placenta previa, they’ve said that it’s now marginal – which indicates it’s showing signs that it may move upwards which would take the complication of placenta previa away. Unfortunately that means I’m still on light duty for another four weeks. So much for taking this little one spinning at the Y before it’s born. So, we’ll go in again in about a month for yet another ultrasound to check on this and so they can take a closer look at the baby.

Okay, I hope you all enjoy the news – and for those who weren’t too happy with the suspense, I do apologize but this week really has been super busy. Besides, if I wanted to be really mean I could have just waited to find out again, like we did with Hope. But I’m thankful that now we know we need to “think blue”.

Oh, and if you’re interested in seeing more photos of the baby you can check them out in the set in flickr.

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May 10, 2007 - 2:08 pm

Barbara Peterson - Congratulations – even if you don’t name him Don’t but it sounds better all the time. You only have to say one word when he’s misbehaving. “Don’t, don’t!”

May 10, 2007 - 2:29 pm

Colette Ruff - Congrats mom. Happy Mother’s day!

May 10, 2007 - 2:29 pm

Jessi VanPelt - okay…boy names…is Peace a boy name? I’m sure Hope will get over the
I-wanted-a-sister thing soon and come up with something! Congrats! I guess now you’ll have to buy clothes that aren’t pink, Amanda!

May 10, 2007 - 2:41 pm

Phyllis Hanson - Hey do we get to vote on names? If so, I vote for Otto Kern- get it, auto kern? Oh, hell, I just crack myself up sometimes. ;o)

I’m glad things are going well and tell Hope it’s better it’s a boy- this way she won’t have to share her Barbies.


May 10, 2007 - 3:56 pm

Meg Grove-Curtiss - Yeah! We need more boys in the world! HA!
…they are a “challenge”…

May 10, 2007 - 4:07 pm

Efrain Lugo - I like Otto Kern :)

You can also choose Moe Kern … get it More Kern hahahaha…

Lemme see you have Hope …. you can try Chance or Ace.

Hope that helps :)


May 10, 2007 - 4:45 pm

Kenny Roy - ‘Hogan’ – means youth
kinda goes with Hope, not sure if you think that’s cheezy or not

May 10, 2007 - 5:13 pm

kristy pennino - congrats! we’ll have brainstorm and come up with some cool typographic names sometime!

May 10, 2007 - 5:22 pm

Sharyn - Hi Kern Family!

Congrats on thinking blue! Boys are sweet and Hope will think so too. I vote for Jason with a middle name from Mommy’s side of male relatives.

Happy Mom’s Day Amanda! Hugs, Sharyn & family

May 10, 2007 - 6:27 pm

John Sousa - Yeah!!! The suspense is over. Wow, a boy. Congrats. Just be careful when you have to change diapers. Boys have better aim :) Whatever you name him should start with a “J”. J names are the best. Joshua, Jacob, Jordan. Jackson, Jeremiah (I love that name, but Diana said no), James. See, endless possibilities.

Ooh! I have lots of clothes that are too small for Josiah, lemme know if you you’re interested in them. Congrats, again.

May 10, 2007 - 7:39 pm

Kurt J - You know what I’ll just make it easy on you, just call him Kurt, he’ll be original since almost nobody has that name so he’ll be cool in school :)

Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2007 - 8:33 pm

Lora S - Congratulations Amanda! I knew it was going to be a boy! Boys have been coming around lately!

How about Noah? Oooh … I bet Jason is ecstatic!

May 10, 2007 - 10:00 pm

Nando - Aaw!! Congratulations, Amanda! I’m so glad for you.

This is so cool, he’s going to have an older sister to watch out for him.

Again, congrats & I wish you guys the best!!

p.s. Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2007 - 11:19 pm

perfectdecember - YAY!!!!!!!
Daria and I are so happy for you and Jason (and Hope too!)

May 10, 2007 - 11:28 pm

Faye E. - Congratulations! “Big sister” can help educate and entertain!!!!

May 11, 2007 - 12:02 am

K. Simari - Ha! I knew it! Dont worry about Hope, because my bff had the same issue with her daughter, but later in her pregnancy she was more accepting and couldnt wait to have a baby brother. he is here now and she adores him! I think there is a same age difference my friends daughter is 4 / almost 5.
some name i like are,
good luck in chosing a name, maybe when Hope comes around she will have some ideas for names :)

May 11, 2007 - 7:52 am

Phyllis - Okay, Kristy- game on.

How about.

Franklin? Franklin Gothic Kern

or perhaps

Beau? Beau Doni Kern

No? Then maybe

Cal? Cal Edonia Kern

and last but not least

Bernhard? Bernhard Em (as in Modern) Kern.

I’m all out…

Amanda and Jason, feel free to use any of these names that suit your fancy. ha!

May 11, 2007 - 9:32 am

Angela Scarlato - Oh my gosh, that’s so cool! Congratulations!

May 11, 2007 - 9:32 am

kristy pennino - tracken kern
justen kern
tyte kern

(and to play off of the noah thing):

noah whento kern


May 11, 2007 - 2:01 pm

Phyllis - You forgot Les Kern.

We’re such geeks! ;o)

May 11, 2007 - 7:28 pm

Amanda Kern - Oh my, these name ideas are hilarious. Sorry but to fill in everyone who isn’t a designer – “kern” is actually a design term relating to typography – I’ll let you guys who are curious where all these hilarious crazy names are coming from read about it here:

Definitely keep the names coming…

And yes, we are all excited, though Jason actually admits he was hoping for a girl. Now of course he’s very proud be having a little boy too. He made sure he got a second opinion from the doctor on the ultrasound to make sure the tech read it right – but as you can see – there’s no doubt at all.

May 12, 2007 - 3:21 pm

Janice Lewis - CONGRATS! You are going to have so much fun!

May 12, 2007 - 8:34 pm

Rick & Barb - I knew it!! CONGRATS to you all!! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!! Tell Jason and Hope we said Hi!!

May 13, 2007 - 2:11 pm

Jason - Amanda, have you decided on a name yet? I have always been drawn to Jona, Tray or Austin.

May 19, 2007 - 11:03 pm

Lisa - Hey Amanda,
Congrats on the baby boy!!! Baby boys are GREAT!! Well a boys name that I like is Jayce. I picked Kaitlynn’s name from this website if that helps you any.

July 2, 2007 - 7:06 pm

Another update + help name the baby! « Random Thoughts - [...] 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 [...]

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