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Random shorts: things I've learned or have been thinking

Preggie Pops are a scam...that's my opinion. You get seven lollipops for 4 to 7 dollars. They come in flavors like ginger, peppermint and lavender that may help with nausea, but our doctor and nurses said Dum-Dums are just as good. Plus Dum-Dums have that mystery flavor and cost so much less.

Soy and Rice milk boxes say something like 'not suitable for use as baby formula.' I understand why, people are stupid. However other beverages like Mountain Dew do not carry that warning, and some people are very stupid.

Don't sit at your wife's feet at doctor appointments. The doc or nurse will ask you to move. I have made this mistake all 3 appointments I've gone to.

When you first feel the pre-kid kick it's super light but cool. The first time you feel it flip around or turn is freaky.

Giraffes are the most gender neutral animal out there...as far as clothes go. Owls seem to be a close second. Hippos and monkeys are for boys while pigs and birds are for girls.

Expecting a baby is socially like quitting a job. People open up to you about things they never have before. All the crazy shit that happened to them. Often it's too much info.

There are zero boundaries with a woman who's had a kid and an expectant mom. They will touch their belly and such without asking. Not something I've had to worry about, but I'm sure it isn't fun.

When your wife asks you to make your awesome roasted cabbage and potatoes, or any strong smelling food, don't make it. She will hate the smell.

If you F up and tell you're wife she looks bloated use it as a lesson and don't say the same thing 3 weeks later. If you F up and do say it again don't use logic to rationalize your comment. Just shut up.

There are some fascinating things going on. If you're a science geek and have a good doctor (s)he will tell you them. I just learned how relaxin is released and softens joints in the mom to get ready for birth. That's why there is a lot of joint pain and why feet get big.

Sarcasm doesn't always go over well when you're talking about your future kid. But don't change your voice just because people don't get it.

And last...Staci is doing awesome so far and I can't imagine being in her place.

And very last, I added a widget to the right side under my tweets, so you can easily follow my blog. You can also follow me find me on twitter here @smonkyou.

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