Saturday, May 25, 2013

37 Weeks & Full Term

Baby could come safely at any point and my doctor would no longer try to stop labor if it started on its own. Hooray! Of course, I am in no way anticipating that this little lady will come early. Her sister was late and was forcefully evicted for health reasons. The doctor said I'm 30% effaced...I could stay that way for weeks and I DID with Chloe! So I don't put a whole lot of stock in that information. Long story short? G2 is still cooking.

37 weeks w/ G2

37 weeks with G2

I had a final ultrasound last Friday. She is taking her practice breaths which is a good sign her lungs are ready and she is happy. We are walking 3 miles a day to try and get things moving. At best? It might encourage G2 to make her grand entrance a few days sooner. At worst? I'll be in great shape for another 17 hour labor (let's hope it's not that long). I may or may not have mowed the yard last week and I may or may not be dancing with Chloe in the living room on a daily basis. haha. 

Squishy Face...looks a lot like Chloe did. Curious to see how it plays out.

Chloe had a door hanger similar to this one when she was born. It was made by my brother's best friend's wife. (Is that confusing?) I made this one so G2 will have one because I love it so much. Do you see that we have a name now? Finally! 

hospital door announcement

Mark had narrowed his list down to about 3 that he liked (Avery, Harper & Mackenzie). He told me to pick and this is my favorite. We used the traditional spelling. I like that we will have somebody else in the house that has a long name that can be shortened. Mark doesn't understand that reasoning, but his name is only four letters long. Ha. Chloe is already calling her Kenzie and Mark prefers the nickname, MJ.

The middle name, Jewel, is so special to us. I feel compelled to share. My Grandpa was one of my favorite people (really one of everybody's favorite) and his mom (my great grandma, 'PA') had Jewel for a middle name. But wait, there's more!...Mark's Granddad was adopted and his birth surname was Jewell. When he was adopted, an 'L' was removed and 'Jewel' became his middle name. Mark's dad is a 'junior' and carries the same name. So little miss is going to share a middle name with not one, but 3 family members. For such an unusual name, I'm surprised it shows up in both of our families. I would have made it her first name, but Mark wasn't too sure about that and we couldn't really find a middle name that supported Jewel as a first name. 


  1. Kim, You did your PAPA a great joy. He is smiling in Heaven. I am so happy for the choice you and Mark made. I am sure Chloe will take good care of her little angel and you will help her ONCE IN A WHILE. Glad you don't have much more weeks to go. My prayers are with you and so is my Joy. I love you and am waiting for the good news. LOVE, GRANDMA LIGHT.

  2. we are waiting for the good news! all the best


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