Meet Baby Lump-Routan

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Jan 2, 2009 7:36:56 AM

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 ...)

[caption id="attachment_516" align="aligncenter" width="712" caption="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.[/caption]

Oven Timer: 38 weeks, 4 days


Topics: Internet Fun, Bizarre, Media, Volkswagen, Routan baby

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

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Nov 26, 2008 2:57:16 PM

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:

[caption id="attachment_388" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="ManBabies Pool Time"]ManBabies Pool Time[/caption]

Creepy, right?� How about this one ...

[caption id="attachment_389" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Backpacking ManBabies"]Backpacking ManBabies[/caption]

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


Topics: Weekly Updates, Internet Fun, Bizarre, ManBabies, ultrasound, baby bump, baby presentation, 33 weeks, belly

Politically Inspired Baby Names: New Trend?

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 29, 2008 10:02:32 AM

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


Topics: Weekly Updates, video, Bizarre, baby bump, political baby names, week 29

Martha Stewart Food-Baby Costumes: FAIL!

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 7, 2008 12:56:14 PM

Okay - what is with the world's fetish with the babies-as-food thing?� This is even worse than the baby shower Cake Wrecks because now, actual humans are involved.� Seriously, this makes me want to stop sharing those food analogies the sites I read use to describe my baby's growing size.� Baby Lump is getting too big to be compared to single servings of food anyway, unless I'm planning on chowing down on a whole meatloaf or something.� Have a look, and see what I mean ....


My friend, Yianni is right - Martha should go back to jail for this one.� Those poor babies.� These are the cruelest baby costumes ever!� There's no way Baby Lump's first Halloween will be spent as a lemon meringue pie or a boiled and plated lobster.� That apple pie baby looks like she's in a food coma.� No wonder "Caesar salad baby" doesn't want to cooperate ...

In weekly updates, Baby Lump now weighs two full pounds and measures about 14 inches long (as long as he/she isn't gearing up to be a Paul Bunyan-type baby).� He/she has also started working on that birthday hairdo and should be growing some cute little baby fuzz by now.

According to many Web sites, this week marks the last week in my second trimester, so apparently I'm about two-thirds of the way there.� Third trimester, here I come!

Oven Timer: 26 weeks, 1 day


Topics: Weekly Updates, video, Halloween, Internet Fun, Bizarre, Media, little baby lump, food, baby costumes, 26 weeks

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