Sunday, August 22, 2010

Eat Your Fruit and Veggies, Dear

I absolutely love the fact that the Baby Bible refers to your baby's weekly growth by comparing him to a fruit or vegetable. It makes it a little easier to visualize the actual size of your baby. Not to mention it gives produce shopping a whole new meaning. For example, today little Skeletor is making the transistion from cantaloupe to banana (don't ask me how that works exactly, I always thought a cantaloupe was bigger than a banana). So the other day at the grocery store, I caught myself staring at the melon display with a very uneasy look on my face. A cantaloupe is not that small people! It's a rather large fruit, and it's in me right now! I ended up buying bananas, but I doubt I will be eating any this week. Seems a little strange to eat produce that represents the size of your baby.

Once I get past this week, Skeletor will be on two week intervals for his fruit-veggie-comparison. I have included the link for those of you who are interested to see what produce I will be carrying in the future weeks to come. The website is and the chart is under pregnancy tools.

Today is the baby shower so I will have plenty to blog about and pics to include, and yes I will make sure there are some baby bump sitings as well. Hope everyone has a great day!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

What's In a Name?

I think the most difficult part of having a child is picking out a name. This act alone can affect your child for the rest of their life. According to "Naming your baby is one of the most important tasks you will undertake. The name is central to a child's earliest sense of identity...Settling for a name you are not 100% happy with may affect you and your child for a lifetime." No pressure or anything.

Needless to say I have been on the hunt for the perfect name for Little Skeletor (I have affectionately been refering to him as this). At first I thought, "How hard can a boy name be?" There aren't that many options that are original. However, once I started my research and began jotting down some options my list was about 20 names deep. Whoa. I prefer names that are classic, somewhat vintage. But still modern and very hip sounding for a child. I want my son to have a name that he can grow old with. As an individual with a very different name, I appreciate the fact that my parents stepped out of the box. I admit, I didn't really like it when I was little, but I'm glad I don't have the same name as a million other girls my age. So I have made about 3 lists each one containing sub-categories: first and middle names. (For those of you who read my sister's blog will see the similarity between us with our obsessive compulsive need for lists, organization, and research) By doing this, I have been able to begin narrowing down my choices because I seem to have some of the same names on each list. The problem is that a new name will pop into my head and then I have to add it to my list. It is quite possibly the hardest decision to make.

What if I choose the wrong name?

What if the name I choose does not fit my child in any way whatsoever??

What if he grows up to resent me and the name I picked for him???

What if people make fun of him????... Okay mama needs to step away from name lists...

I do however think that I will keep the name a secret. I don't really want input from every other person for what I should and shouldn't name my child. I appreciate any advice though. Plus I will totally enjoy making people squirm knowing that they are dying to know the name.

Good Luck guessing suckas!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Boy oh Boy!

That's right ladies and gentlemen: Mama's having a boy! So I thought I would be disappointed because I really wanted a little girl, but I'm not disappointed at all. Now I'm really pregnant. Now it's real. And now I get to shop! I've already started looking at some stuff and it's a little frustrating. Most of the clothing I have looked at has something about "Daddy" on it. Not buying that!!! Or it has cutsie stuff that I just am not into. So the internet hunt has began. My child will not look like a smurf puked up it's smurf berry juice all over him! (It's so weird to refer to the baby as "him" now!)

Baby Daddy attended the appointment with me on Wednesday. It was kept civil, thankfully. While he did annoy me with his references to his other children and his ex-wife's pregnancy, I took the high road and ignored his comments. He seemed happy during the ultrasound when we got to see the baby, but once the appointment was over we went our separate ways. We didn't get a chance to discuss finances for the baby, so we shall see how civil he will remain after that conversation.

Mama Mia and I started my registery on Wednesday also. It is soooo overwhelming to pick out baby stuff! There are like 6 different bottle brands, pacifiers, nipples, ect. I have no idea if what I picked out is the right stuff or not. But then again, is any specific brand better than the other? Honestly, I will be happy with whatever I receive at my baby showers because I can never make a decision.

Sorry to keep this blog so short, but I'm cooking dinner and it's time for Mama to eat!

Have a great week all!