Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Baby sites

[someone], you're right that baby websites tend to be irredeemably cheesy. I also anticipate being too tired to do much by way of site creation at first. Therefore, I am teaching the baby some basic HTML by tapping on Carolyn's abdomen using a kind of adapted Morse code. I'm hoping the baby will put together a high-quality site for him/herself, but you never know about kids these days.

Monday, August 23, 2004


We have kicking! I've felt a little kick!

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Baby pictures!

We have baby pictures! Perhaps you would like to see the baby's foot? Or even the baby's whole darn baby! Though we haven't felt any movement yet, movement there is; that baby is squirming and rolling and kicking! And looking a lot like a little person now. A little skeletal person with a big alien head. But still. Baby!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Avocado lessons

[someone] longs for more comparisons of protobaby to avocados. I agree that comparing the toddler's reading speed to an avocado's could inflate its ego needlessly, but I can see other uses for the comparison, as in

Little Fathead Simpson walks through the Clive SuperTarget, coveting some awful toy or another, approaching the verge of a tantrum. Erik: "Ah, Fathead, take after avocado, your vegetable sibling, who offers up polyunsaturated 'good fats' even to the vegans among us without complaint, hoping only that we enjoy its offerings."

LFS doesn't want to share a Tinky-Winky doll with a playmate. Carolyn: "Remember the guacamole, Fathead! Recall the avocado's willingness to sacrifice its own taste to the spicy goodness around it, finding content in the contribution of its creamy texture to the whole."

Monday, August 09, 2004

Fetal sucking and triplet dynamics

We read that our protobaby is now old enough to suck its thumb. We hear that some babies are born with skin blisters from all the in utero sucking they do. Wild. And did you know that the personalities of twins and triplets are evident well before birth? In general, two of three triplets will bond and exclude the third, and that social dynamic will carry through the first year after birth.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Saxophonic names in the feminine

[someone] provides a useful set of girls' names based on the saxy boys' list:


Outstanding, say I . Boni! Ha! Is that also the plural of Bono?

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Saxophonic names

[someone], checking in by email, sent me a long list of saxophone players' names as baby possibilities. Here are some of the best. Music fans, how many last names do you know?


And sure, all of these are men's names, but some of them could work for girls, too, right? Does "Fathead" have to be a boy? I don't think so!