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Emmett the Monkey

September 28, 2009 2 comments

At my Boston baby shower last year, I could’ve sworn I’d already nailed down Baby Lump’s first Halloween costume (pictured here – a gift from Lindsay, Maggie and Julie).  Turns out I was slighly off at estimating how big Emmett would be at his first Halloween.  I tried Emmett’s monkey suit on him last night, and well, you can see for yourself how funny he looks.  It fits him perfectly now, but I doubt I’ll be able to squeeze him into it in a month… (Can you spot the toofers?)

Emmett the Monkey

Emmett the Monkey

Monkey Close-Up

Monkey Close-Up

Happy Monkey.  Watch out for those toofers!  Ferocious!

Happy Monkey. Watch out for those toofers! Ferocious!

Don’t worry, I have a few other Halloween costume ideas up my sleeve, and they’re all as equally adorable as the monkey suit (if not more adorable).

Age Timer: 8 months, 2 weeks

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Emmett’s Funny New Sleeping Position

June 8, 2009 4 comments

The other day I caught Emmett sleeping in the most adorably odd position ever – I had to snap a photo …

Emmett the Butt Sleeper

Emmett the Butt Sleeper

What a cutie patootie!

Age Timer: 20 weeks, 3 days

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The Obsession with Manbabies Continues

May 23, 2009 Leave a comment

I finally found it!  I’ve been meaning to post this video for a while now since it coincides with bloggers’ and comedians’ recent manbaby craze, but it’s not on TV a lot, and I couldn’t for my life remember what the commercial was advertising.  Well I finally saw the commercial again, so here it is, Boost Mobile‘s disturbingly odd manbaby commercial.  Kind of weird how the “father” has to shuffle down the freezer aisle like that …

Age Timer: 18 weeks, 1 day

Manbabies, Just Shootin’ the Poop

March 31, 2009 1 comment

James found this wonderfully funny video on College Humor this morning.  Just another example of people’s seemingly odd obsession with manbabies.  Anyway, I couldn’t help but share it with you.  What do you think, would Em fit in?

“Two smooth-talking’ toddlers debate the finer points of politics, cinema and poop.”

Age Timer: 10 weeks, 4 days

Meet Baby Lump-Routan

January 2, 2009 5 comments

I can’t believe I missed this when I wrote the post about Volkswagen’s awesome Routan, “have a baby for love, not German engineering” campaign. Maybe they hadn’t come out with the RoutanBabymaker3000 at that point, but yesterday I came across it on this really awesome dad blog I occasionally read called “Noodad.” Basically, the RoutanBabymaker3000 allows you to “make a baby without actually ‘making’ a baby.”

Have a Routan baby with a loved one or a person you hardly even know.  Just find the right mate, and make a baby so adorable you just can’t help but love.

I took the liberty of making a Routan baby with James to determine what Baby Lump might look like.  It should be interesting to see if our real baby bears a resemblance to his/her Routan baby counterpart, which looks to be a boy.  (And I’m hoping we’ll find out fairly soon …)

Click the picture to check out a more animated version of Baby Lump-Routan.

Click the picture to check out a more animated version of Baby Lump-Routan.

Oven Timer: 38 weeks, 4 days

Let’s All Hope and Pray I Don’t Give Birth to a ManBaby

November 26, 2008 4 comments

Be prepared.  The Web site I’m about to share with you may either crack you up or creep you out, but I’m assuming more often than not it will be the latter.  For me, I think it does both.

So basically, there’s this site called  It takes normal pictures of father-son interactions and superimposes their heads on each other’s body.  Case in point:

ManBabies Pool Time

ManBabies Pool Time

Creepy, right?  How about this one …

Backpacking ManBabies

Backpacking ManBabies

Pretty funny, I think.  Anyway, I’ll let you decide for yourself.  My sister shared the site with me, and I definitely thought it was worthy enough to be featured on the blog.  Hey, it can’t be any worse than the Baby Shower Cake Wrecks or the Martha Stewart Halloween costumes, can it?  I’m not gonna lie – if Baby Lump turns out to be a boy, I’m kind of looking forward to taking a picture of James and him and making a ManBaby picture out of it.  My new laptop is fully equipped with PhotoShop.  ;o)

In the interim, feel free to check out more ManBabies at at your leisure.

As for Baby Lump, my last doctor appointment revealed that my baby bump is measuring slightly smaller than it should be for 33 weeks gestation (See, It’s not just me being paranoid that I seem small!).  Based on my too-small belly, our doctor scheduled an ultrasound for this Monday.  A little worrisome to me, but on the bright side, we get more fetal baby pictures!

And there’s no need for James and I to avert our eyes; apparently it’s not possible for the untrained eye to tell the baby’s sex, even this far along.  Another cool thing is we’ll probably be able to find out the exact weight of Baby Lump, along with his/her position in the womb.  Hopefully his/her head is starting to point downward to make for an easy landing.

Oven Timer: 33 weeks, 2 days

Politically Inspired Baby Names: New Trend?

October 29, 2008 2 comments

Here’s something fun for you to chew on in honor of the upcoming election.  After I posted my call for help in naming Baby Lump last week, one of my twitter pals, @petertdavis made me promise I wouldn’t do something like this …

Can you believe that guy?  What a nimrod!  Let me tell you, if James ever pulled a stunt like that, he’d get a lot more than two weeks in the doghouse.  Let’s see, which name would you give your child – Sarah McCain-Palin or Ava Grace?

By the way, I think I’ve come up with a pretty good boy name for Baby Lump – how about Joe Obama-Biden?

In other news, yesterday I hit a pretty big milestone, at least from my point of view.  It was the first time a person gave up his seat on the T for me on account of my preggo belly.  Hooray, baby bump!  It’s definitely becoming more substantial.  Have you seen this week’s pic compared to last week’s?  There’s definitely a noticeable difference.

So I’m coming up on week 30 – can you believe it?  It’s getting so close!  Baby Lump should now be using all five of his/her senses, his/her toenails are fully formed, and Lump’s noggin is pretty much in proportion to the rest of his/her body.  Baby Lump measures between 15 and 16 inches (think a loaf of bread) and weighs between 3 and 4 pounds (think a Macbook Air).

My Little Lump also seems to be a lot more active lately, as if to say “LET ME OUT!”  Apparently, that’s because of all the energizing fat he/she has been developing.  In fact, if Lump were born sometime this week, he/she would have a 9 out of 10 chance of survival.  Still, I think we’ll keep him/her in there to bake a little while longer …

Oven Timer: 29 weeks, 2 days

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