June 26, 2008

Countdown...and a Contest!

I've been pretty bad about updating on anything pregnancy related for a while...we've been very busy with more home improvements, getting ready for this little girl, and chasing after a VERY active 17 month old!

We're converting our garage into a "multi-purpose" room for a laundry closet, computer room/play area, and an extra place to sleep.

Here's some proof of the boys hard at work:

He loves "helping" Daddy.

What would a girl do without a couple of "handymen" like these?

How does this brilliant man know how to do everything?

And this little mister is going to learn it all from his Daddy...what a happy wife he'll have one day!

Most of you know what the plan is for McKlayne's birth, but for those of you who don't, my due date is July 7th. Due to my complications with delivering Asher, Dr. Davis didn't want her to get "too big" (he didn't want me to have another 8 lb baby) so he scheduled my induction for July 3rd...the ONLY day we were hoping that she wouldn't come!

July 3rd is our 3rd Anniversary and, selfishly, we're not too excited about having to share it! When we were picking a wedding date, we chose this one, so that we would always have the 4th off to be able to go away for the evening of our anniversary if we wanted. But, that's all that Dr. Davis' and the hospital's schedule would allow. So, we're keeping this date and praying that she comes before then!

Which is very possible! I went in today and was 75% effaced and almost a full 3 cm. dilated! He said she "looked to be" about 6 1/2-7 lbs...but how much can they really tell from poking around on your belly? Dr. Davis said he'd "probably see me this weekend" since he's on call and would be surpised if I lasted until next Thursday.

Isn't that what every pregnant lady wants to hear? We shall see! I could sit like this for another week!

(Pic taken tonight, in my 39th Week!)

On to the fun part...leave a comment with your guess to when you think McKlayne will be born (the date...even if you don't think she's coming until the 3rd) and her measurements (height & weight.)

My guess is Saturday, June 28th; 7 lbs 4 oz; 20 inches long.
Charlie's is Sunday, June 29th; 7 lbs 8 oz.; 19 1/2 inches long.

No matter what, a week from today I will have a baby girl...this is still so hard to believe! I can't wait to meet this crazy girl who's been kicking around in me so much lately!


The Montalbos said...


6/28, 6lbs. 14oz., 19in.

praying for a safe delivery and healthy baby no matter the weight or date!

cate said...

let's see.
Sunday. 7lb. 12 oz.

brent, leighann & cole said...

Monday, June 30th. That's B's birthday! :) 7lbs 1oz. and 18.5 inches long.

I am hoping Cole comes a little early too! We shall see!

I hope all goes smoothly and looking forward to meeting her.

Claire Bellington said...

Congratulations Kirby! It's almost here! I say...
Monday June 30, 6lbs. 12oz. 19in

Garratts said...

Sorry Kirby but I think July 3rd

7 pounds 1 oz.


Anonymous said...

Based on recent activity and such...

Saturday, 7/28, 7 lbs 1 oz, 19 1/2 inches.

Can't wait for my sweet d-i-l to be here :)

Courtney said...

Those pictures are so cute of the boys working! And I loved the Father's Day post :)

We are thinking...July 1st 7lbs. 4oz., 20in.

Good luck to yall and we are praying for a safe, easy, and healthy delivery whenever she decides to come!

Jennifer :) said...

You would think I had known you forever (or at least have met!)because I'm so excited for y'all! I'm voting for Sunday, but I'm not going to even attempt baby weight guessing! :)

Hope everything goes smoothly and that y'all get to keep your anniversary for just the two of you! (I don't think you're selfish--I totally understand what you're saying!) ;)

marylou & duane said...

july 3rd, 7lbs even. we can't wait!!!

Hendrick Family said...

You're not in labor right now are you?

Because if you are and you haven't called, I'm going to be mad at you and yell at you like the lady in the HEB parking lot.

I think tomorrow (Sunday). I think this little girl will be 7 lbs. 4 ounces. 21 inches long.

Love you and your belly contents...


The Kramer Family said...

Well, I didn't see a deadline on the voting so hopefully I'll be a winner!

My guess is 6/30, 7 lbs. 4 oz., 20 inches.

I have clothes for McKlayne, my friend! I will bring them to you.

Can't wait to meet her.
Love ya!

Robyn said...

Hey Apel Family,

Whenever she comes, we are praying for a safe and healthy delivery.

Much love to you all!
Robyn and Joel

The Vann's said...

Just wanted to wish you good luck on your delivery! We will be thinking about you and praying for you and that baby girl!


Jessica, Jeff and Logan said...

I give you a one-day window from the anniversary... July 2nd.
I say 7 lbs 2oz
(7-2 on 7-2) I'm weird like that with numbers!
Best of luck... can't wait to hear all about it! That girl's gonna be surrounded by love!

Anonymous said...

you are precious.
and asher is beyond adorable.

i don't know if your girl is born yet or not...but im awaiting the pictures!

congrats kirby and charlie!

miss you!

The Houstons said...

hmmmm...unless she's already come and Im just out of the loop...Im guessing July 1 7pounds 7 ounces:) Can't wait to get the news!!!!!

Pop said...

7lbs 1oz @8am

The Montalbos said...

That's what I get for guessing so early!

Next time (Hear that?) I'll wait till the margin is smaller so I have a better chance.

Hmmm... might have to up the birth weight.

SO SAD. No pearls for McKlayne. :(

The Currie Family said...

Well I know I am late on the guessing...but I have not had computer access so it's not my fault!

July 2nd 7lbs, 19in

I actually was going to guess 7lbs 2oz but didn't want to be the same as Jess!!

Praying for everything to go smoothly. love ya!

Anonymous said...

1) I hope your baby comes out soon.

2) Your house seems cool and I still haven't been to the "new" one (now that you've been there for a year or so. Sara and I want to visit when the baby settles down.

3) Don't you think that Asher is playing a little close to that high powered nail gun? Just don't want CPS reading through your blog and knocking on your door any time soon!

Can't wait to see the new one!

Jennifer Bacak said...

I'm praying for you today! You're having a baby today! Yippee!!!!

Kristina Gardner said...

July 3rd, 7lb, 2 oz. 20 inches
We'll be praying for you!

The Duty's said...

Okay, so I know the baby's coming today, but I'll say:

6 lbs, 8 oz.

That baby couldn't be that big with that tiny belly of yours. Praying for a speedy delivery and recovery!