Monthly Archives: October 2007

Sharing a few videos

We thought we’d share a few videos with you all. It’s been cute watching Hope and Jaylen the first ten days since he was born. Hopefully this helps those of you who live further away and aren’t able to see the two of them that often. Hope Introduces Jaylen Nathaniel (October 14, 2007) Hope spells […]

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October 22, 2007 - 8:29 pm

barbarapeterson - adorable. I know you are enjoying your family time – stay off that computer!

October 22, 2007 - 11:12 pm

Starla - That is soooooooo precious!!!!!! I loved it!! I laughed out loud!!! I love you guys!!! I am soooooooo happy for you!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

October 23, 2007 - 2:04 am

Tanya - LOVE THEM! They were all so funny! Hope looks like a natural feeding Jaylen!

October 23, 2007 - 2:32 am

Kenny Roy - These are great!! You have such a fun and wonderful family!

October 23, 2007 - 7:26 am

Phyllis Hanson - Can’t help but smile when watching these. I think though as the last video indicates- this baby has pushed Hope over the edge… ;o)

October 23, 2007 - 8:34 pm

Tanya - hi guys i loved the video i think you should put the last one on afv = americas funny videos!

love: ashley

October 23, 2007 - 9:32 pm

Mandy Bee - I think I’m going to have nightmares of Hope’s giant face!! ;)

Those were so funny! Thanks for sharing! :)

October 24, 2007 - 4:51 pm

Joanna Aton - glad to see Jaylen is doing so much better! Hope is such a natural with the baby!

October 24, 2007 - 9:20 pm

Holly Smith - haha! I definitely think Hope has a future in movie-making :) and gotta love the one of you on the computer…priceless!

October 25, 2007 - 1:43 am

K Simari - awwwww. look at her!! that is the cutest thing ever! that is so funny how he got you on the computer.
Hope is so adorable helping take care of him. it is so sweet!!

A blessing in disguise

I never would have imagined I’d spend five days of the last week since having Jaylen in the hospital. In fact, the first two nights home with the little guy went really well and we presumed he was doing just fine, that is until we went in to the routine doctor’s visit. Originally we thought […]

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October 18, 2007 - 7:33 pm

Mandy Bee - Poor baby. I’m so glad everything is alright. I couldn’t even imagine how hard it would be to go through all of that. Definitely a blessing in disguise.

PS – Jaylen is so CUTE. I usually don’t say things like that about babies. ;)

October 18, 2007 - 8:28 pm

Aunt Deb - Oh Amanda – he is just beautiful – I love the picture of him and Jason doing the high five. So glad that everything checked out fine and yes we should all count our blessings.

October 18, 2007 - 9:23 pm

Phyllis - CAN’T even begin to imagine going through all that- I cried when they took blood from Savannah when she was a baby…

Glad everything is well now. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

October 18, 2007 - 10:32 pm

Catherine - He is such a little man…able to deal with so much so soon…no wonder he looks like such an old soul…


October 18, 2007 - 10:44 pm

Patrick - So cute!! So glad he’s doing fine!!


October 18, 2007 - 11:41 pm

Kesha - wow!He is so handsome!

October 19, 2007 - 2:20 am

k. simari - that is so heart breaking to see him with all those things in his arms. :,(
thank god everything is ok. the pictures are so adorable. father and son. its so precious.

October 19, 2007 - 8:42 am

Colette - You have been blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby boy.

October 22, 2007 - 4:45 pm

Angela - Wow! I’m glad he is doing great and healthy. What beautiful pictures.

October 26, 2007 - 12:20 am

Moraima - I am glad to hear everything turned out OK.


October 30, 2007 - 8:15 am

Aunt Becky - Jaylen is a beautiful baby, and I am so thankful that he is healthy and nothing was seriously wrong. I pray that each day with him will unfold in joy and delight as you watch him grow. May God bless you all with favor, grace, and love!

Finally – he's here!

The last few weeks have seemed to last forever, so we’re thrilled to announce that our baby boy has finally arrived! So, can you please finally tell us his name? Jaylen Nathaniel Kern. And how’d you pick the name? We’ve had the name Jaylen picked since before we had Hope when we were deciding on […]

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October 14, 2007 - 2:38 pm

barbarapeterson - He’s beautiful. What a wonderful family you are blessed with! Congratulations

October 14, 2007 - 4:00 pm

DAMARIS DEGEN - Congratulations…and now, the fun begins :)

October 14, 2007 - 6:05 pm

Colette - Congrats my friend! You and the baby look great! Did you have a natural birth and how long were you in labor? Usually the second child comes faster than the first. I am so glad both are healthy. Get some rest and I will see you at the wedding on Jan 1, 08

October 14, 2007 - 6:13 pm

Starla - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! He is soooooooooooooooo adorable :) We are so happy for all of you!!!! I can’t wait to hold him :) Hope a big sister WOW!!!!!!!!!! :)

October 14, 2007 - 7:00 pm

Amanda Kern - Thanks!

@ Colette
I wouldn’t quite say natural – I definitely had a lot of help from the good ol’ epidural. Unfortunately they had to redo the epidural halfway through labor, which I think was about 6 1/2 hrs – ad a whopping 2 pushes…

October 14, 2007 - 8:09 pm

kristy pennino - …and happy birthday to you, too!!

October 14, 2007 - 9:01 pm

Tyson - Congrats Amanda, that’s amazing news and I am very happy for you!

October 14, 2007 - 9:03 pm

Lorena - Congratulationssssss

sooo cute the baby… really really cute and adorable…

God bless you…

Happy birthday too :D

October 14, 2007 - 9:21 pm

Wendy Johnson - Congrats on the baby Amanda. Hope looks like a helpful and loving big-sister with her new baby brother!

Have a wonderful 6 weeks off. We miss you at school!

Warmest Regards,
Wendy and Morgan Johnson

October 14, 2007 - 10:00 pm

Angela Scarlato - I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!

October 14, 2007 - 10:05 pm

Lora - CONGRATULATIONS AMANDA! Wow! It seems like yesterday I got the email that you were pregnant. He is adorable! :-)

October 14, 2007 - 10:06 pm

Holly Smith - CONGRATS AMANDA!!! (and happy birthday to you too!) He’s absolutely beautiful, and I love the name! but even BETTER…he shares a birthday with ME! haha :) get lots of rest and enjoy the time off!

October 14, 2007 - 11:41 pm

k. simari - awww! Amanda he is precious! i really like the name you chose its not a very common name, i love that. I was looking at the photos and Hope really looks happy. She is going to really have great time with her baby brother, it looks like she is already showing that she is protective, just by her body language in holding him. I think it is the sweetest thing ever! God bless you and your family, and Hope would be the best one to know, that you indeed are a good mommy. :) :) :)

October 15, 2007 - 12:03 am

Jonathan - Gratz! Thats awsome!! I’m very glad everything went well :D

October 15, 2007 - 7:45 am

Candace Crowe - My congratulations to a wonderful mom, dad, and sister!!! Life is indeed very full of the amazing wonders of God. Keep going the distance.

Much love and admiration,


October 15, 2007 - 10:11 am

Daissy - …where to begin, there are so many good things happening for you and your family, I so happy to hear that you all doing fine:)
Happy B-day to both of you and congratulations for being so strong for your family.

Note for Jaylen: Welcome to this side of the world kido! Enjoy:)

Note for Hope: Make mommy proud and teach your brother all your artistic talents, you guys will make a great creative team!

Last note: Don’t forget that I’ll be here if you need me:)


October 15, 2007 - 10:15 am

Kenny Roy - Congratulations!! I can’t wait to meet him!!

October 15, 2007 - 10:29 am

Cameron Moll - Congrats to both of you!

October 15, 2007 - 11:55 am

aida - Dear Kern Family,
Congratulations on your new gift!!!!Enjoy every little minute, second because as some of us know, time flies by.
See you soon!!!

October 15, 2007 - 12:33 pm

Kimberley Klein - Congratulations Amanda!

October 15, 2007 - 3:30 pm

Lisa - Congrats Amanda! He is so adorable!! Hope will make a GREAT BIG SISTER!!

October 15, 2007 - 7:04 pm

big rick - congrats!!!!

he’s gonna get all the ladies :)

October 15, 2007 - 7:15 pm

Adam Dill - Congratulations on the growing family :)

October 15, 2007 - 9:59 pm

Mandy Bee - Yay! Finally! :D


October 20, 2007 - 4:16 pm

Nejha - Congrats Amanda! he’s adorable

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