kinsley’s timeline

We found out on October 21st that we were pregnant, and are expecting baby H’s arrival in the first week of July.

From the first day of my last period (September 24th) our due date is calculated to be July 1st. At our first ultrasound, baby H measured three days small, making a more accurate date for July 4th.

At 10 weeks I began taking pregnancy photos to document changes in each week.

Our baby’s heart beat on December 10th (11 weeks) was 159 beats per minute. This was at a visit to the emergency room due to bleeding at work. I was put on bedrest for 7 days.

At our second appointment on December 15th (11 weeks, 6 days) we were printed our first set of ultrasound photos.

On December 27th (13 weeks, 4 days) our baby’s heart beat was 166 beats per minute.

I announced the pregnancy publicly one week later on January 3rd (14 weeks 4 days).

We announced our baby name choices, one for a girl and one for a boy (middle names to be announced later).

Our baby’s heart beat on January 18th (16 weeks, 5 days) was 153 beats per minute. On this day we found out the sex of our baby and gave it to my mom in an envelope.

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We bought nursery furniture and started our first projects in early February.

The halfway mark (20 weeks) for baby H is February 11th.

Our anatomy scan was February 15th (20 weeks, 5 days). At this appointment we learned that our baby is completely healthy, and measuring spot on according to my due date. We also received the gender in an envelope.

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The baby’s gender was announced on February 19th (my 23rd birthday) at our gender reveal party.


It’s a Girl!

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Our next ultrasound is at 36 weeks, and is scheduled for May 30th.
Our baby shower will be held on Saturday June 10th and I will be 37 weeks then.
We are scheduled for 5 classes at the hospital during May and June.
We are seeing the doctor every week now.
Baby Kinsley June’s arrival is anticipated on or before July 1st.

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We had our 36 week ultrasound appointment on the 30th of May, during which we found out that Kinsley only had a 2 vessel cord, which is sometimes associated with congenital and/or chromosomal defects. The doctors did not believe that there would be any problems at birth because of perfect ultrasounds leading up to finding the 2 vessel cord, however, they scheduled non stress tests (NST) for each of the following weekly appointments.

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June 7- NST #1. Passed with flying colors, Kinsley’s heart rate looked great. She was very comfortable in there.

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June 10, 2017- A perfect day filled with baby shower shenanigans.

June 16- NST #2, passed again. Baby Kinsley still very comfortable.

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June 20- Induction date set for the evening of June 26th at 5pm.

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My last pregnancy photo: 39 Weeks, 1 day.

Week 15 Vs Week 39:

Weeks 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35


June 25, 2017
7:37 pm
6lbs, 11oz
19.5 in


Kinsley was born at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey, Michigan. She was born with a congenital defect called Tracheoesophageal Fistula/Esophageal Atresia. As a result, she was taken to the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan for emergency surgery. She remained in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 6 1/2 weeks before being discharged and coming home for the first time since birth.


One Month Old


Leaving the NICU
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan


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