Pickles and Ice Cream...

We've been keeping a secret...

Baby Klein: Debuting March 2013! 

Yes, I'm pregnant! Baby is due March 22, 2013. We're currently 12 weeks along and couldn't be more thrilled : ) We've been keeping track with weekly bumpdates (thank you to husby for being photographer) that I'll be sure to post soon. 

We first saw Baby Klein and heard a strong heartbeat of 140 bpm at 6 1/2 Weeks (listening to the heartbeat was the most amazing thing; I totally cried!): 

And here's Baby Klein at 9 Weeks, heartbeat 179 bpm (I cried again upon hearing the heartbeat!): 

Cutest lil' bean ever, right? We were amazed by how much baby had grown in just a short amount of time. 

Just yesterday, we went in for a 12 week sonogram. We were blown away by, again, how much baby had grown and changed. I thought I was going to get away without crying, but as baby moved all around and waved its cute little hands in its face, I lost it again! 

It's so nice to finally be able to tell everyone! I had been having a bit of a hard time lately keeping the secret because I am definitely rocking a little baby bump! In fact, last week while I was greeting one of my kindergarten classes at the door to my music room, I had a girl march right up to me and start petting my dress (I know that this touching of others might not fly at your job, but after years of teaching the little ones, I'm totally used to it. Most often they like to touch the necklaces that I wear, sometimes my shoes if I'm reading a story in the rocking chair -this always startles me, but my dress was leopard print and super soft, so I figured that it was something enticing to feel too). I was trying my best to usher the student to her seat on the carpet (while reminding her kindly "hands to ourselves"), but she kept rubbing my belly. And rubbing and rubbing and rubbing. Then she proclaimed "There's a baby in there!"

Her teacher, who was still at the door, looked away probably embarrassed for me thinking that I had hit the cupcakes too hard. I, on the other hand, was wondering how it was that this girl was psychic. Of course it caught on with the rest of the class and I had a handful of little ones shouting out, asking if I was having a baby. Instead of answering I started singing, which totally worked and they completely forgot about the whole thing (try that at your job!). When I told the story to my sister she asked what I could possibly be wearing to warrant that kind of attention, so I snapped a self photo to send to her. It convinced me that the kindergartner was psychic, because to me this looks like a tummy full of cheeseburgers and french fries. But no, at this point baby was in there and measuring about the size of a lime! 

More to come on the newest Klein! 


  1. So happy for you guys! You will be amazing parents and it is the best feeling in the whole world.

  2. Congrats! You two will be amazing parents. I cant wait to follow along on your journey to parenthood :)

  3. Congratulations! So excited for you & looking forward to following this new journey!

  4. aaahhhhh!!! just saw this, CONGRATS!!

    so, so, so exciting! let me know if you have any questions, not an expert but its all pretty recent to me! :)

  5. Such an adorable little bump! Congrats!!!

  6. CONGRATS MANDE!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled for you :)

  7. I'm a new follower (stumbled upon your blog through a link up) and love it. Congrats!!! I love all your bump pics w/the chalkboard!


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