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My Kelocity Baby: 32 Weeks April 14, 2012

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It appears the 3rd trimester is a roller coaster of good weeks and bad weeks. This week I felt fantastic. I had lots of energy, zero aches and pains, minimal heartburn and I’m just plain happy. I am so in love with my bump and I’m really enjoying this adventure.
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Today, Irving’s sister EJ and her wife, Sarah, were visiting and we ventured down to Venice Beach. They wanted to see the ocean and the boardwalk, but I was like ‘Photoshooooot!’. I can’t wait to explore LA all over again once the baby arrives.
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How I’m feeling: I feel wonderful. I’m so thankful for my relatively uneventful and enjoyable pregnancy. Now that I’m in the final 8 weeks, I’ve become even more grateful for the chance to become a mother. I love my little one so fiercely and I just can’t wait to kiss that little baby forehead for the first time.
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Weeks along: 32 Weeks
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Pounds Gained:  15.8 lbs Total
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Pregnancy Woes:

  • Hot Flashes! Where did those come from. I’m always putting the AC on in the car now. And I ask people all day long “Is it hot in here, or is it just me?” It’s ALWAYS just me. haha Even down by the beach this morning I was a little warm even though it was only 55* out!
  • Charlie Horses. My calf muscles seize up a few times in the night and I have to get out of bed to stretch them out.
  • I’m prettttty sure my belly button has officially popped out.

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Pregnancy Loves:

  • Feeling the baby move inside. I can tell that he/she is running out of room, but that just makes the kicks and squirms more fun. I feel them all over my belly throughout the day.
  • I’m in love with strawberries, dairy and cereal lately.

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Items we got for the baby:

  • EJ and Sarah gave us this handmade baby blanket that a friend made. I LOVE it. So sweet.
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  • And this awesome onsie from their favorite popcorn store in Indianapolis, IN. ‘Just Popped Out’. HAHA I love that it is long sleeves and so super soft.
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Highlights of the Week:

  • I had a dentist appointment this week. I know that you’re not supposed to go in the 1st or 3rd trimester, but I never got around to rescheduling. When I got in, they tried to turn me away, but I told them it was fine. HAHA luckily I got a good report, no cavities!
  • EJ and Sarah came to visit! It was a short 24 Hour trip, but we had SO much fun with them.
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  • I’m picking my mom up from the airport in an hour!!! I’m so excited to see her! Two family visits in one week!

Goal for this week:

  • Doctor’s appointment in a few days!
  • Hospital Tour! I can’t wait to see where we’ll be delivering!
  • Daycare Tour of a place that was recommended to us.
  • Do some touristy Hollywood things with my mom. Why not, right?

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Previous Baby Updates:
17.5 Weeks
19 Weeks
20 Weeks
21 Weeks
22 Weeks
23 Weeks
24 Weeks
25 Weeks
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29 Weeks
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31 Weeks

 

Billy and Sara’s Trip to LA! May 10, 2010

Filed under: Family,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 9:14 pm
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This weekend, my cousin Billy and his girlfriend, Sara, were in Los Angeles.
(Actually, we’re 4th cousins, our great-grandmothers were sisters!)

They are on an amazing 3 month road trip across the United States. 
You can find their awesome blog and see their map here!

(He’s also launching a fun dating site soon, check it out: www.LoversCanBeChoosers.com )

When I found out they would be passing through LA, I was so excited to play tourguide for a day (and give them a break from all that driving!)

We started our day out in Santa Monica. The skies were overcast, but once we got to the beach, it had cleared up.
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Did you know that old historic route 66 ended in Santa Monica?
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One of the stores had this awesome display of foreign currency!
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The Pier was really pretty:
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I love this giant concrete thing on the beach. When they roll it out, it imprints a map of Los Angeles into the sand!
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I really should go to the beach more often. It’s so pretty.

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Me and Billy:

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Then we headed down to Venice Beach. I’m always hesitant to go down there because it is kind of weird. But they did clean it up a little bit since the last time I was there. They just put in this awesome skate park for the kids. It’s like an urban playground. I think it’s a great idea.
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Then we ate at in-and-out (where you just have to eat when you visit LA).
We went to Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills and then over to Hollywood.

I took a detour up Mulholland Drive for the most amazing views back on Los Angeles.

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Then we wandered around Hollywood & Highland for a bit and met up with Irving.

Then we drove up the other side to the Hollywood Sign.

The sun was setting and we had some great light for photos!
(Hi Irving!)

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Billy
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Sara!
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Great picture guys!

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And a few of us too!

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We can jump too!
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Just not as high as they do!
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HAHA

Then we headed over to City Walk where we ate at Saddle Ranch.
And I have to admit… I rode the Bull for the first time!
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Billy and Sara went first and they made it look easy!
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I decided that I’d only ride it in my Boston Marathon Jacket. lol

Did you see how the Bull totally hit me in the head at the end?!?! That was NOT fun!

But dinner was pretty amazing. It doesn’t matter what you order, as long as you get a side of the Sweet Potato Casserole with it. Dude. This stuff is amazing. Roasted Marshmallows on top!
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And that pretty much was sweet enough to be called dessert.

Until the waitress brought THIS over “on the house”!
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COTTON CANDY! What?! This thing was as big as 2 basketballs!

We had a few a lot of pieces…
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And then we poured water over the top and watched it melt. It was pretty impressive.

And that concludes our 13 hour tour around Los Angeles!

 

 
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