I've Been Tagged in the Sixth Photo Meme

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Dec 4, 2008 12:29:36 PM

My lovely friend, Amanda Gravel tagged me in a meme last night.� Basically, you grab the sixth photo on the sixth page of your Flickr photostream and write about it on your blog.� Unfortunately, the Little Baby Lump Flickr page only has a total of four pages so far, so I snatched a photo from my regular Flickr page, which you can find here.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="James in the Park "]James in the Park [/caption]

The sixth picture on the sixth page of my photostream just so happens to be a pretty cute picture of Baby Lump's dad (wearing my BU Terriers hat - thief!) sitting on a swing in the park across the street from my old apartment.� Something tells me the next time James and I will be visiting a park, it'll be Baby Lump's first time at one.� What a fun thought!

To keep the meme going, I am tagging Rebecca Corliss, Mike Volpe, Joe Cascio, Julia Roy, Shelley Greenberg and Yianni Garcia.� Have fun, guys!

Oven Timer: 34 weeks, 3 days

Topics: Internet Fun, photos, Flickr, sixth photo meme, meme

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

German Engineering: The REAL Reason James and I are Pregnant

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Oct 22, 2008 12:03:21 PM

"German Engineering" is not just a great song by Maritime.� It's also the reason James and I are having a baby.� Forget Brooke Shields and her "have a baby for love" mantra, James' and my actual motivation for getting pregnant was Volkswagen's Routan minivan ...


Okay, okay, all kidding aside, time to update you on Baby Lump's developmental touch points for this week.� At this point, he/she should be about 15 inches long, weigh almost 3 pounds and be starting to form some eyelashes and eyebrows.� One Web site I refer to describes the baby's length as similar to an amusement park cinnamon-sugar-coated churro.� Mmm ...

I had my glucose screening on Monday, which checks for gestational diabetes.� Everything I've read about it prepared me to drink a nasty "glucose cocktail" before my blood was taken, but it honestly wasn't bad at all.� It basically tasted like a very sweet but flat cup of Pepsi.� Anyway, I heard from the doctor today that I passed, although my iron is low (no news here, it always has been), which means I'll be taking an iron supplement from now on.� No biggie.

Well, it seems like we're in the home stretch now folks.� The frequency of my doctor visitations has now been increased to once every two weeks until week 36, at which point I'll check in once a week until delivery.

Does anyone else think time has gone by at a ridiculously fast pace?

Oven Timer: 28 weeks, 2 days


Topics: Weekly Updates, video, Internet Fun, Media, glucose screening, Brooke Shields, Volkswagen Routan, gestational diabetes, german engineering, 28 weeks

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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