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Like Mother, Like Daughter February 23, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Family — Kelocity @ 1:00 pm
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In addition to my baby book and photo albums, my mom also saved her little pregnancy journal from when she was pregnant with me. I never knew she had it until I started asking her all kinds of questions about her experience (um, she had three kids without drugs… she’s crazy).

Lots of fun stuff in there. She documented her fears about miscarriage, her questions for the doctor and the first time the baby (me!) kicked. It was also interesting to learn that I was expected to arrive a month after I actually did.

She also referred to me as “The Little Guy” which I think is hilarious. Apparently they thought I was a boy.

Oh, and then there is this little detail.. she only gained 23 pounds during the entire pregnancy… whaaa???? I’ve already gained about 14 and I still have four months to go. Yikes!

I don’t think she kept a journal like this when she was pregnant with my two sisters. Since I’m the oldest, I must have been keeping her too busy to do so. (Sorry Mikaela and Laurie!) But I’m sure someday they will find this book useful as well. It’s been fun to “share” this journey with my mom in a way through her own writing.

In the back of the book is a fun “guide to pregnancy”. It’s funny how many things have changed over the years.

I’ve been keeping a journal as well. I write in it a few times a month and write letters to the baby and share my thoughts and experiences. Maybe he or she will be interested to read it someday. It helps me feel more connected to the baby as well. Getting excited to meet him or her!!


My Kelocity Baby: 24 Weeks February 19, 2012

Filed under: Baby,Lake Tahoe — Kelocity @ 5:44 am
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Wow, this week went by fast. 24 weeks makes me about 6 months pregnant! SIX! That is a little surreal to me. I forget sometimes that I’m pregnant until I see my reflection in a mirror and I’m like “OMG WHAT HAPPENED!” Baby is growing strong in there! We had an appointment this week and everything is looking great! Baby’s heart rate was 155. Hard to believe I have less than four months left til D-Day! (Delivery Day!)

How I’m feeling: Still feeling awesome. I’m definitely moving a bit slower than usual, but I actually feel fantastic. I’m starting to feel more connected with the baby now and I find myself talking to him/her sometimes. The baby also loves to dance on my bladder and when I try to gently move it out of the way, it kicks back in protest. And my, how the kicks have gotten stronger lately! Sometimes they take me by surprise. What a wonderful feeling though.

I’ve also started to feel a little anxious in the past week or two. Just general nerves about how life will change once the baby comes. Will I be a good mom? Will I know how to hold the baby? Will I still be able to be myself and do the things I love to do? My pregnancy book says these emotions creep up in the second trimester, so I know it’s all normal. =)

Weeks along:
24 Weeks (about six months!)

Pounds Gained:   13.3 lbs Total  
Pregnancy Woes:

  • A little bit of round ligament pain this week, but it’s just a reminder to slow down a bit and put my feet up.

Pregnancy Loves:

  • Mall Pretzels (had one last weekend, terrible, I know, but so so so good!)
  • Not getting Migraines. I had two small ones in the first trimester, but have been migraine free for four months. This is SUCH a blessing to me.


Items we got for the baby:

  • Closet Organizer – Feels so great to have a place to put all of the baby’s things!
  • For valentine’s day, I found this and gave it to Irving. Seriously, how cute!
    It says Wild About Daddy.  I couldn’t resist.

Goal for this week:

  • Go to Lake Tahoe (we’re already here!) My doctor called me her hero for agreeing to an 8-hour car ride while 6 months pregnant. But it was pretty easy and SO worth it!

Next Appointment: I have my 1-hour glucose test in two weeks! (gross)

Highlights of the Week:

  • Getting Baby Closet Organizer
  • We had an appointment this week and that’s always fun when things are looking good!
  • Valentine’s Day! Such a fun night out. I loved spending time with Irving, just the two of us. We savored it.

Special thanks to rockstar friend, Erica for taking my pictures this week!!! Thank you!!

Previous Baby Updates:
17.5 Weeks
19 Weeks
20 Weeks
21 Weeks
22 Weeks
23 Weeks


My Kelocity Baby: 20 Weeks January 21, 2012

Filed under: Baby — Kelocity @ 9:05 am
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Half Way There!!!!! Hard to believe that my pregnancy is already half over!!! I’m not sure how that happened. At first I was convinced it was going by so slow and now I can see time starting to pick up. It’s crazy to think that in five short months I’ll have a baby in my arms! We’re both giddy with excitement.


How I’m Feeling: I still feel wonderful, but I am noticing I’m starting to slow down a bit. The jetlag from last week’s cross-country flight took me a few extra days to recover. And carrying two small bags around during the trip left me feeling like I lifted weights at the gym. I notice my belly is starting to feel heavy too. And it’s beginning to get in my way; I actually walked into a wall this week because I forgot how much it’s sticking out now! My pre-pregnancy shirts are now becoming unacceptable, they are just a wee bit too short. I had been mixing my maternity wardrobe with some pieces of regular clothes I already had, but my choices are becoming smaller and smaller. I love the bump though. I love that strangers are beginning to notice and more people are giving me nice comments about it. People keep telling me these are the best weeks of pregnancy, so I’m really trying to enjoy every second and soak it all in.


Weeks along: 20 Weeks

Pounds Gained: 9 lbs Total

8 Weeks IMG_1130b

Pregnancy Woes:

  • Heartburn. It’s getting worse. Why? Why? Luckily Tums is still saving the day (and night).
  • Back and hip aches. I’m starting to get adjusted to the aches and pains, yoga is definitely helping.
  • That it’s already half over! How did that happen?!

Pregnancy Loves:

  • Food Cravings: Red Grapefruit (still). This craving is hanging on strong. I have to go back to Costco to get more this weekend! Mmmm!
  • Baby Kicks! They never get old.
  • The Visible Bump. It’s here!


Items we got for the baby:

Goal for this week:

  • Research a Car Seat and Stroller.

Appointment Summary: I had my OB appointment on Thursday and everything looks great! The heartbeat was right on target and the baby is measuring right where it should be! Yesterday was my big 2nd trimester ultrasound! We were able to see the baby moving around in there! It was pretty amazing to witness and I got a little teary-eyed watching it! Its heart was beating strong and he/she was practicing swallowing which is great for development.

Right now, my little baby weighs 12 ounces!

We are not going to find out the sex of the baby until he/she is born so we were happy that nothing was revealed to us. I kind of feel bad calling the baby “it” all the time, but I’m sure he/she will forgive me someday. =)

Fun fact: I was reading my mom’s little journal that she kept when she was pregnant with me and she referred to be as “the little guy”. HA!


Highlights of the Week:

  • Going back home and seeing my family and some friends.
  • Seeing the baby at our Ultrasound appointment
  • Learning that our 2nd Trimester tests came back negative

Check out this 4D picture we got this week too! The baby has its cute little hand up next to its cheek!! Aweee!!!


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