Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another bedding option

I found it this morning and ran (okay, walked slowly) to the bathroom where Monkeypapa was getting ready and made him go look in his towel at this cute, cute bedding:

I actually think it could work for a boy or a girl (oops, I mean one of each!), don't you?

Wow, I'm tired

I am simply exhausted. No, not simply - add on to that nausea if I don't eat enough/on time, shortness of breath, and inability to sleep through the night (thanks, bladder), and that's about the life of monkeymama right now. I'm not complaining (okay, yes I am), but I don't know how much longer I can keep the monkeys a secret at work!

Yesterday I went home early (just needed to rest) and I think I might need to start taking naps midday, at least until the first trimester is over. You wouldn't believe how much I sleep - the monkeycat and I are pretty much on par, I'm sure.

In better news, my friend Ashley is going to pop out little Luci any day now! So, so exciting. I can't wait to meet you, Luci!

8 weeks 3 days or 7 weeks 4 days (this date is the ultrasound's dating)

Monday, October 27, 2008

One monkey, two monkeys...

Look closely. There are two monkeys in there!

We are still in shock. The ultrasound dates at 7 weeks 1 day, although I thought I was 8 weeks today. Guess we'll see! We have another ultrasound on November 24th.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ultrasound tomorrow!

More specifically, our first appointment is in 18 hours. I am so excited! We are going to have monkey's first pictures taken (first ultrasound) and I can't wait. Cross your fingers everything goes well and monkey is healthy!

7 weeks 6 days

Friday, October 24, 2008


Someone just brought the office one of those huge coffee setups from Starbucks, and I can't have any because of the enormous amounts of caffeine in there :o( What a tease!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hungry or full? Nauseated or not?

Today, the baby ticker says the monkey is .43 inches. I cannot figure out if I'm hungry or not. A few minutes ago, I was starving. I ate a little applesauce, and I felt super full and nauseated!

If monkey has this kind of power at half an inch, I'm in for some trouble once he/she gets here.

7 weeks 2 days

Friday, October 17, 2008

Time to move into covert operative mode.

I have a wedding to attend for a dear friend. Problem is, my other friend and my "date" (Monkeypapa has some volunteer work to do) are going to have a hard time not wondering what's up if I'm not tossing back the wine!

Current plan: say I had sooo much to drink the night before that I can't stomach the thought of alcohol. It should work, since that has happened to me before. Now I just hope the dress I want to wear fits...

9 days until our first appointment! I can't wait.

6 weeks 4 days

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We'll call this how I lost my brain part 2

Today I couldn't recite a simple spiel about defensive driving I've been saying for 4 years. I kept calling them driving licenses and stopping in the middle of sentences.

At one point today I said "make-a sense". Apparently being pregnant has turned me into an Italian pizza chef.

The most damning: I park, walk into Costco. Pay for photos. Walk back out. Have forgotten where I parked three minutes earlier.

p.s. I just posted this accidentally on my other blog. What did I tell you?

MonkeyPapa in Da House!

Well, I thought I would show my face around here so Monkeymama doesn't tell too many fibs about me. I'm really excited about the monkey growing in Monkeymama's belly, even if it has made her a bit more whiny than usual. :o) I'm quickly learning that my evenings for the next several months are going to consist of MonkeyMama continually bombarding me with potential names for a girl (we already have the boy name picked). For some reason, MonkeyMama is obsessed with names that end in "a" or "y". My first choice was Gertrude, but she wouldn't go for it. Oh well.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Food aversions

have begun. The only thing I could contemplate eating right now is gummy candy and sprite. Food sounds so disgusting!

Even Tetley tea with milk & sugar wouldn't go down. THAT's how strong the aversions are!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thank GOD the monkey likes Tex Mex

We went to a yummy Mexican restaurant for dinner. No margaritas :o( but the cheese enchiladas were the. best. ever. Or is that pregnancy hormones talking? Either way, good thing you liked those enchiladas, monkey, or I'm afraid we'd have to disown you.

Electronica for baby?

I wonder how infants would respond to electronica and trip-hop. I find some of it, like Frou Frou and Massive Attack, really relaxing. No, I'm not doing drugs and producing yet another crack baby...just curious. Not sure how much Barney I'll be able to take before turning into a wine-for-breakfast kind of mother.

Speaking of Frou Frou, the lead singer has a really pretty name - Imogen. Betcha 100 bucks MonkeyPapa will HATE that name!

I'm losing my brain, already.

Exhibit 1: this morning I had to look in the cookbook to remember how to boil an egg.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monkey stuff

Yes, I know it's early (I'm only 5 weeks 3 days) but I have found the cutest bedding that would work for a boy or a girl. I know I'll probably change my mind a hundred times, but MonkeyPapa likes this too.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

So, about this eating healthy.

I have THREE pregnancy books - one about nothing but what to eat. I am overwhelmed with information! They basically say to me: eat healthy or your tiny fetus will suffer and you will be a terrible parasite host - I mean mother.

Couldn't someone make it easier? I mean, Tim Gunn gave women the sweatsuit alternative (in his 10 essentials). Can't there be a Whataburger for lunch alternative clearly spelled out somewhere?

Last night's dinner exhausted me. I was chewing for over 20 minutes! I don't want to see broccoli or cauliflower ever again, and sadly, there's 6 more pounds of that veggie mix in my freezer. Tonight I may make my healthy dinner, put it in the blender, and drink it through a straw. Thank goodness I don't have any nausea (yet). Thanks for that, monkey. Keep up the good work and I will let you eat candy anytime you want once you're here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thanks for ruining my Sunday, darn parasite

Dear Monkey,

You successfully kept me on my back for most of Sunday. (Your dad did a good job and brought me gatorade, baby tylenol, and a snickers, though. Way to go dad!)

I would just like to say it's unfair to have a hangover without even getting to drink. Although I suppose you are worth way more than a night of drinking :o)

Your host for the next 9 months

A monkey baby!

So no one knows yet but Travis and me and a couple of friends (and a few salespeople), but we're pregnant! I have taken to calling it the Parasitic Monkey since it will leech everything off me for the next 9 months. Stick around, little monkey!