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Crickets April 8, 2013

Filed under: Home — Kelocity @ 11:25 am

I know, I know. There have been crickets around Kelocity lately. I hear this has made a couple of Aunties pretty upset. Sorry for the absence! Truth is, it has been a quiet week with nothing too exciting to report on. Irving actually took Adele to San Francisco to visit Grandma this weekend…. which gave me THREE whole days to myself at home! I know, crazy right! It’s the longest I’ve ever gone without seeing Adele! Of course, I missed her like crazzzzzy, but it was also nice to get a ton done around the house too. I took full advantage and enjoyed a nice weekend of productivity and fun.

So while Adele was busy playing with Grandma (and Great-Grandma!), eating Chinese Food, Climbing up stairs (!!!!) and babbling to anyone who will listen, here’s what I was up to:

  • Finished sorting, retouching, labeling and archiving close to 30,000 photos and consolidated all of our digital media (photos, videos, documents) from 2 desktop computers, 1 laptop computer, 2 external drives, multiple thumb drives, multiple SD cards, emailed files and 3 cell phones
  • Scanned a pile of documents and then shred the actual paper copies.
  • Listened to my pretty fantastic pandora station that includes One Republic, Less than Jake, Blink 182, Coldplay, Greenday and Pitbull. It even played me some old school Verve Pipe and a few other hits from 1997. Awesome.
  • I slept in til 9am every day and didn’t make the bed once (don’t tell Irving).
  • Cleaned out my dresser drawers
  • Cleaned out my Bathroom drawers (I’m a beauty product hoarder, remember?)
  • Met a few other mamas at a dive bar on Saturday night. We stayed out til Midnight! Can’t remember the last time I did that! I wore a little black dress, makeup, jewelry and heels. It was awesome.
  • Yesterday, I met a friend and we swam at our local pool for an hour. I think we did 1,000 yards total. I love swimming, I have to do it more often. An awesome workout indeed.
  • After my swim, I immediately drove to Sports Authority to buy a new pair of goggles. (And now after looking them up on Amazon, I realize I overpaid by $7. Doh!)
  • Picked up takeout from Panera (my favorite!)
  • Went for a walk
  • Did my weekly Grocery trip
  • Drove to the mall, walked around for an hour and realized I didn’t really need anything.
  • Got a massage in the mall. Don’t judge, it was awesome.

So yea, it was a great weekend, but now I’m ready to snuggle Adele for a few hours. I missed her (and, oh yea, my husband) like crazy. But I’m glad they had fun!

What would you do if you had 48 hours to yourself?

 

A girl can dream… August 2, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Home — Kelocity @ 4:33 am
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We already know how much Adele loves to have big hotel king-sized beds all to herself (As exhibited in Palm Springs and Avila Beach!) But it seems the theory has also been tested and proven here in our own home as well!
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Complete with her own kid-sized pillow too!
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Sweet dreams, darling.
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Note: Baby was 100% supervised, no pillow suffocation risk, promise!

 

Day in the Life of a 6-Week Old Baby July 22, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Happy,Home — Kelocity @ 5:58 am
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I love when people do ‘Day in the Life’ posts, so I decided to do one too! Let me take you (hour by hour) into my world for a day.

Friday, July 20, 2012

6a – After sleeping for NINE hours, I hear little baby squeaks coming through the monitor. When enter Adele’s room, she is awake and waiting for me!
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I unswaddle the sleeping beauty and get excited to see the “Great Morning Stretch” (my favorite!)
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Hands up!

Accompanied by a giant smile! I don’t mind getting up at 6am when I get greeted with this! So cute!
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After giving her lots of kisses, it’s time to eat! After that, she’s perfectly full and content.
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She gives me lots of coos to tell me how happy she is.
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Then it’s time for a diaper and outfit change!
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And we sing The Wheels on the Bus and laugh at each other for a few minutes.
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6:30a –Adele plays on the playmat and I sit next to her and pump (I’m trying to build my supply!)
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7a – She continues to play and giggle while I eat a Cinnamon Roll next to her.
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When she gets bored with the mat, it’s TUMMY TIME!
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Is there anything in the world cuter than little baby bums?
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7:30a – I hold Adele for a little while until her eyelids begin to droop. Perfect time to strap her in the carseat and take off on a run!
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Today marks my return back to running! I did day 1 of the ‘Couch to 5K’ program. It included 1-minute running and then 90 seconds of walking. We did that together for a half-hour before it started to get hot out. Adele slept the whole way! Apparently she likes when mama runs! Whoo hooo!
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8a – When we get back home, Adele is still sleeping in the stroller so I do the dishes and clean up the kitchen from the night before.
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8:30a – I take her 6-week photos and play with her on the rug for a bit. She loves her lamby!
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Hi mom!
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Mom doesn’t stop snapping photos until she sees a smile. Adele is catching on. =)
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9a – Time to eat again! This time with a pumped bottle!
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I switched from the Calma nipples to a regular nipple for this feeding and she did SO much better than before. I think we figured it out! Good job, baby girl! She downed 5 ounces in like 8 minutes!
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Dad wakes up and gets some cuddle time with her. Awee! She loves her daddy!
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9:30a – Pump again while baby sleeps in the Mamaroo.
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10a – I jump in the shower while Irving is on duty. Then we continue to clean up the house together. (I feel like that’s all we do! There’s always something to put away!) Adele is still sleeping. I make a smoothie for Breakfast #2.
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11a – I pump again!  (every two hours!)

11:30a – Irving feeds Adele with a bottle, she does great!
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I run to CVS to fight with the Pharmacist for the THIRD TIME this week. (Bottom line: My insurance company paid $43,000 for me to have a baby… and is DENYING my $20 birth control pills… SERIOUSLY?! Don’t even get me started!)

12p – Irving and I have leftover Chili for lunch (courtesy of our friend, Erin! Thank you!)

1p – We load up the car with all the errands we have to run this week!
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Actually, Irving loads up the car… me and Adele read a book together in the meantime.
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2p – I nurse Adele and head out to run some errands. First stop: The Library! I think the sole reason I wanted to have kids was to bring them to the library. I am SO excited for her to someday pick out her own books to read each week! But this time, she just slept. haha
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We also ran to do the Recylcing and pick up a few things at Babies R’ Us. (Diaper Genie Refills are on sale this week, people! Exciting stuff!)

4:30p – Return home, nurse the baby. Walk around singing songs to her. She LOVES it, obviously.
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5p – Pump while Adele cries on the playmat. It’s only 10 minutes, patience, my love! After that, I hold her while I eat some pizza.

5:30p – Adele goes down for a nap….

6p – Just kidding, she just wants to be held apparently. I put her in the Moby so I can get some things done.
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7p – She is hungry again. Time to Eat!
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Feed me mom!

8p – I tried to entertain her, but all she wants to do is eat again! After this, she can’t keep her eyes open. Despite trying to keep her awake, it’s time for bed for the night.

She slept from 8p-4a (Eight Hours!) At 4am, I fed her again and she went back to sleep til 7:30a! And now the cycle starts all over again!

 

The Nursery Tour May 25, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Home — Kelocity @ 6:03 pm
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Our place is only two bedrooms and for six years, we’ve enjoyed having a large office we could both hang out in.
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But when we found out we were having a baby, we got to work transforming it into something the baby could hang out in too! And now, it’s finally done and we are so in love with our new space.

BEFORE:
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DURING:
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AFTER:
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We can’t even believe it’s the same room. We love the bright sage walls, the big open floor and the cute little deer!
When you walk into the room, to the left is a closet (half baby/half storage), some shelves and the crib.
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To the right of the crib is the changing table/dresser.
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All stocked and ready to go! (The teacher of our Newborn Class recommended using Viva Paper Towels and water instead of wipes to avoid diaper rash… so we’re going to give that a try!)
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Inside the drawers are all the cute baby clothes, socks and blankets. I am not sure if I like how it’s organized yet, I’m sure that will be a work in progress.
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The Diaper Genie and extra diapers are to the right of the changing table.
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Next to that, is the matching lamp. We switched out the bulb to be dimmable so we can turn it on at night without waking the baby.
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Right under the window is the pull-out sofa for sleepy parents and guests.
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And the right side of the room is what’s left of our ‘office’. Paired down to one desk and one shelf. (Used to be two HUGE L-Shaped desks and four sets of shelves!)
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We still have our printer and some computer parts that spilled over onto the baby’s book shelf, but for now, it still works.
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The only thing left to do in the room is hang some decorations above the crib/changing table. It looks a little bare at the moment, but I have big plans. I’ll unveil as soon as it’s done!
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For the first 2-3 months, the baby will be sleeping in our room in a pack & play.
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Also stocked with diapers and wipes!
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Technically, we have 15 days until the due date, but my doctor doesn’t think I’ll make it that long. We’ll see!!!

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To see our time lapse video of the office transformation, click here!

 

Out with the Old…. May 16, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Home — Kelocity @ 8:12 am
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OUT WITH THE OLD…..
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IN WITH THE NEW!
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One of the many life changes that comes with having a baby I guess.

 

The Baby Room Time Lapse March 28, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Home — Kelocity @ 8:56 am
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This past weekend, we put the baby’s room all together. Now all the furniture is in place and it feels so real!
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The baby’s room will also double as our home office, so the challenge was making it still feel like a nursery, while still being functional for us too. We are SO happy with how it came out.
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Here’s a little time lapse video we made to document how it all came together! Enjoy!

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The Other Brand March 22, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Food,Happy,Home — Kelocity @ 9:41 pm
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You know how in the old battery commercials, the Energizer Bunny keeps going and going and the other brand starts strong, but fizzles out? I totally feel like the other brand lately. I wake up refreshed, go strong all day, run around like a crazy person getting things done and then 9:15pm hits and I just slam into a wall. I’m not complaining though because I really do feel great all day long.
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Why yes…. those are green walls you see behind me!!!
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Hubby has been working extra hard this week to paint the room and get it ready for the baby!
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Baby says: I love you, daddy!!!

Full baby room reveal next week sometime when it’s all put together, but I am so in love with it.
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Tonight’s agenda:
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All that’s left on the list is ‘fold laundry’ and that’s only because it’s still in the dryer. Hope I can stay up long enough to wait for it!

But laundry is boring, let’s talk about my icecream!
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Banana Soft Serve
-Bananas (frozen)
-1 TB Peanut Butter
-1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

Blend all in a food processor til creamy. Garnish with  fresh strawberries. Enjoy.

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Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!!!

 

 
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