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My Kelocity Baby: 19 Weeks January 13, 2012

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These past couple of weeks have been fun because the bump has definitely arrived!! I waited nearly five months for this! That’s the one thing I didn’t know about pregnancy going into this is that it wouldn’t be til half-way through that I would look outwardly pregnant. I always assumed people enjoyed 8-9 months of bump-ness, but it isn’t so.


How I’m Feeling: I feel awesome! I notice that I’m able to stay up longer at night and I’m not ready to face-plant into my pillow at 7pm every night anymore. I have been going on some super long walks (4-8 miles!!) this week, and even ran for a couple of blocks too. Running feels a little strange to me, like too much is wiggling around in there. But my walks have been really rewarding and leave me catching my breath at the end, so I think my body appreciates the cardio.

And this week I started to feel the baby kick!!! It’s such a strange feeling! I love the little thud, thud, thuds inside. They are becoming more frequent. Baby seems to be most active between 10a and 12p, right when I’m settling into work.

Irving and I went out to lunch this week and for dessert, he suggested we split a cookie. I told him no because I was splitting it with the baby. HAHA I mean really, taking cookies from a pregnant lady? Shame, Shame. Clearly the baby liked it because it was moving around all afternoon after that!!


Weeks along: 19 Weeks

Pounds Gained:  7.5 lbs Total

Pregnancy Woes:

  • Heartburn. It’s manageable for sure, but still lingering just enough to annoy me.
  • Restless sleep. I haven’t been able to get a solid 8 hours of sleep in weeks. I toss and turn all night long and nothing seems comfortable. I’m too hot, too cold… my hips are sore, I’m thirsty… I have to pee…. AGAIN! You get the idea.
  • Dealing with Health Insurance. We haven’t even had the baby yet and the bills are already coming in. I’m SO lucky that almost 100% of it all will be covered, but the paperwork is so confusing and frustrating to deal with!
  • Bloody Noses. I’ve had two so far. I hear it’s pretty common because of the increase of blood in your body. They are not fun though. Especially at work. Ick!
  • Snoogle. It’s love/hate. I LOVE my snoogle to help me fall asleep… but if I wake up (which I do!) and it’s still there, I have to kick it to the curb because it gets in my way.
  • Memory Loss. Seriously. I can’t remember ANYTHING anymore! It’s getting bad. Baby Brain is a very very real thing. =)

Pregnancy Loves:

  • Food Cravings: Red Grapefruit! I’ve been eating those Grapefruit Cups from Costco like it’s my job. So good!!
  • Baby Kicks! I think they’re starting to finally get more consistent. I love the little movements inside.
  • Prenatal Yoga. I had my second class this week and fell in love all over again. It’s a small class (only four people last time!) We spent the first 15 minutes or so talking about how we’re feeling, which hospital we’ll deliver at and did a little Q&A with our teacher. So informative. It’s awesome to hear how everyone else is doing too.
  • Snoogle…. only to fall asleep though (see above!)
  • Reading birth stories and following other pregnant bloggers online!


Items we got for the baby:

Goal for this week:

  • Take a decent Bump picture – Yep, still on my to-do list
  • Fly to Boston and visit Buy Buy Baby with my mom!
  • Order the Baby Bargains Book!

Next Appointment: This week I have two! My regular OB and the big 2nd Trimester Ultrasound


Just a little more than half-way to go!! Can’t wait to meet the little one!

Our biggest challenge now is converting THIS into a nursery:

It will be no easy task, but we’ve already cleaned out a ton of stuff. We’re getting there! We’re hoping to be ready to paint by April! Time is starting to tick by a bit faster now! We can’t wait!


5 Responses to “My Kelocity Baby: 19 Weeks”

  1. So exciting and you look so adorable!!! Halfway there now, right? I loved the end of the teen weeks and the twenties. I got my best workouts in then and slept the best too. I love feeling the thuds from inside. it has got to be the weirdest feeling though 🙂

  2. Danielle Says:

    Clearly I need to check your blog more often. Wow, congratulations! That’s so exciting. You look great and so happy.
    I haven’t made the blog annoucement yet, but I’m 8 weeks pregnant. So so nervous. I can’t believe I’m actually going to be a mom.

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    • Melissa Says:

      I’m so excited for you. Seriously over the moon. I love reading your updates. I forgot about baby brain… now that I remember though, I remember hating it. And my hips. They always hurt. I’m trying to get together a list of the top 5 pieces of advice I’d give new moms.
      Sounds you got the second semester oasis though. A nice calm before the storm. And I remember the first little baby kicks. Enjoy them, because in a couple of months they get annoying and painful.
      Are you finding out the sex? Are you settling on names? AH I’m just so excited

    • Kelocity Says:

      Hi! I love your comments. lol They make me so excited!!!! Another Castle Baby! Whoo Hoo! Yes, please make that top five advice list. I’m so lucky to have so many great mamas around. I’ll need all the advice I can get!

      We’re not going to find out the sex. We’re looking forward to the surprise of it. =)

      Hope to see you soon!!!!!!!

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