Sunday, April 20, 2008


In an effort to save the world so that my spawn can actually live to his or her life expectancy, I'm planning on using and promoting gDiapers. They are really cool diapers with a reusable, washable outer shell, and flushable, biodegradable insert. In fact, you can even compost them (the wet ones, at least)! Americans throw away 50 million disposable diapers a year -- what a waste! Happy Earth Day, Belchigator! You're going to be a gDiaper baby!

Friday, April 18, 2008


My uterus is the size of a grapefruit. This is good news. Because I've been so sick, my friends at work have been teasing me that I'm carrying twins. Luckily, at our appointment last night, I was informed that my uterus is the size of a grapefruit, which is a very good indication that I have just one baby in my belly. If I had two, it would be significantly bigger.

We also got the chance to hear the Belchigator's heartbeat. It was pretty cool. It kinda sounded like a choo-choo train (without the choo-chooing, of course). Mostly it was this rhythmic ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch sound. When the midwife first put the doppler on my belly, I heard nothing but static. And then we heard my heartbeat. She said "Can you hear it? There's yours, and then the faster one is the baby's." I simply looked at her like she had three heads and thought 'do I even have a baby in my belly? What's wrong? I can't hear anything!' And then she got good reception and all we heard was the "ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch" of the Belchigator's heartbeat. It was waaaaay cool. She took the doppler off my belly much too soon. I would have been very content to hang out for a few more hours listening. Now I have to wait 4 more weeks. :(

Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Tasty Food

I have realized some very important things over the past few weeks. The #1 thing is deciding before I eat, if this food will taste good coming back up. I have learned that the following foods don't taste so good when they're half digested:

1. Bacon
2. Egg Cheese on a bagel
3. Mashed Potatoes
4. Bean Burrito

The following are OK on the way up:

1. Cheerios (quite tasty if you added a banana)
2. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
3. Strawberry Milkshake from Burgerville
4. Fruit in general

Needless to say, my food choices these days are pretty limited...