Archive for January, 2008

22-week baby size update

This week, my baby is as long as a spaghetti squash.

Edit: Some people (myself included) have gotten confused about the produce comparisons. Are they talking about weight or height? Or both? So I’ll start clarifying in these posts.

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21-week baby size update

This week, I’m carrying a carrot!

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Boy parts

In case you were wondering, this is what baby boy parts look like on an ultrasound. This is a shot looking down at his butt.


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It’s a…

Boy! Everything was measuring perfectly normal and I’m still at a 6/4 due date. Woo hoo!

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Really. I LOVE this story. Scientists have figured out what kids everywhere have always known.

Clowns scare the crap out of children

Here’s a quote:

“‘We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable.'”


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This week I’m carrying a banana. You may be wondering how we went from tomato to banana in one week. Until 20 weeks, they measure babies from head to butt, since their legs are curled up to their tummies, making it hard to measure them. At this point, they start to stretch out, so they can measure their full body length.

Tomorrow, assuming baby spreads its legs, we find out the gender. Stay tuned!

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I managed to be one of the unlucky pregnant women whose “morning” sickness did not end at the start of the second trimester. Hence, I’ve been taking medication for it since I was about 8 weeks along. I tried going off of it at 15 weeks, but it was still there.

This morning, since I’m almost at the halfway mark, I decided to forgo my meds and see if I could away without them. While I was still slightly queasy, I think it’s safe to say that the really bad stuff is gone, and I can get off the drugs. Woo hoo! Now, if I could only start liking steak again…

In other news, my friend Rachel got us a subscription to Parents magazine. While it’s usually a treasure trove of good info, I found this entry in the Feb. issue under “7 No-Fuss ‘Pets’ That Kids Love” (quotes around pets theirs) to be downright creepy:

Madagascar hissing cockroaches (!)

Seriously. They hang out in a small tank, eat vegetables (and even dog food), and your kids’ friends (hey, their parents too) will love to come by to hear them do their hissing thing. Just make sure their home has a secure screened cover so they can’t escape. 

Um, WTF? No way in HELL would I ever spend money on a pet roach. And I love the last part about making sure they can’t escape. Forgive my French, but no shit, Sherlock. Can you imagine waking up in the middle of the night to find this on your pillow, hissing at you?

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