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On Wally

Yes, I am calling the fetus Wally, but no, I neither know nor suspect that it is a boy. I don't actually have strong feelings about it either way, but if forced to hazard a guess I would say I think we may be having another girl.

When I was pregnant with Mia, we called her Lima Bean and then Beanette and then Bean and finally Mia Bean, which she answers to and is how she frequently refers to herself. This time though, since we are second-time parents I felt we needed something a little more... punk rock. That led, somehow or other, to me calling the fetus "the Wombat". Chris didn't care for that, I can't imagine why, so I started calling it Wallaby (on a marsupial kick, it seems) and that has turned into Wally.

Chris also doesn't like when I call Wally "the parasite." He's so uptight, and also is not the one hosting a parasite.

In other news, Mia made her maiden trip to Ikea today, it was a big moment, and we also learned that she can eat rotini with chop sticks. Pictures to follow.

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In the womb Emily was Bingo as dubbed by the in-laws, and "mayhem beast" as dubbed by me (morning sicknes and a proclivity to kick the hell out of me). As for Cal we just went with Bingo part II. So rock with Wally, Punk Rock!

In the womb Emily was Bingo as dubbed by the in-laws, and "mayhem beast" as dubbed by me (morning sicknes and a proclivity to kick the hell out of me). As for Cal we just went with Bingo part II. So rock with Wally, Punk Rock!

Michael was baby shamrock b/c his due date was St. Patrick's Day and we did not find out the gender.

Michael was baby shamrock b/c his due date was St. Patrick's Day and we did not find out the gender.

I love that you call the foetus the parasite. Oddly, the early stages of pregnancy often display the same signs as when one actually does have a parasite.

Yeah, Jake didn't like me calling Bridget a parasite either. Men are so sensitive when it comes to their progeny, apparently.

I think Wally is a great fetus name by the way. It's no Curtainrod, mind you, but it has a certain cache

Ah, yes! But did she dig the lingonberries? :)

I love that you're calling the parasite Wally! And you can tell the man that babies ARE literally parasites; they're living off your nutrition! LOL

I can't wait to see the rotini + chopsticks pitures!

My mom used to get so upset when we referred to our unborn children as parasites. But when you consider that the definition of a parasite is, "An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host." I'd like to submit that it is totally accurate.

Wally's nice too.

Our first born was called Seahorse before birth because that was what he apparently looked like at the stage when we were trying to come up with something to call him. His nursery ended up decorated with a seaside theme with lots of seahorses in the border. Second born was nicknamed Thug. He kicked a lot.

I'm looking forward to seeing Mia eating rotini.

I thought Wally was a spoof on Where's Waldo because "Wally" is wandering.

Cute :) instead of parasite, it was always 'the alien' for me. Ala the Alien movie, and also becuase the whole thing felt so alien to me.

We called K "Slartybartfast" in the beginning as a play on the word blastocyst and because we both love Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

As he got bigger he had a thing for stretching a lot so I named him "Stretch Armstrong".

We called Ian and Claudia Ham-Bone and Randall.

F me if I remember why now.

When I called mine a parasite in the OB's office, the good doc first looked at me like he'd be filing that info away just in case he needed to call cps on me later. Then he laughed a little.

Dude. I can't even eat rotini with chopsticks.

He doesn't like "the parasite"? I can't imagine why...

I, on the other hand, love Wally.

Wally is an excellent fetus name. My daughter Allie had a fetus name. It was really tough to not call her that after she was born and had a regular name. haha.

When my aunt was preggers, my uncle started calling the baby "Bruns"... as in Brunswick bowling balls. It stuck until he was about 16. years.

I was Walter in the womb (because of my grandfather's 14 brothers and sisters Walter was the only one whose name he could consistently remember!) - and then when I turner out to be a girl they just switched it to Walterina (thank goodness it was only a nickname!!) But it stuck for a good long while - let me tell you! I don't think men can comment too much about the names we pick for those living inside us though - some days they just feel like parasites. Lovable ones, but parasites nonetheless!

When my friend was pregnant, she just called the baby "Baby", and that's still what everyone calls her daughter. It has led to all sorts of Dirty Dancing-related jokes.

Congrats on your new Parasite!!! ;) If this baby is half as cute and adorable as Miabean it will be a crime!!! So unfair!!

Congrats on the new house too. What exciting and tiring times you ahve ahead of you.

Congrats on your new Parasite!!! ;) If this baby is half as cute and adorable as Miabean it will be a crime!!! So unfair!!

Congrats on the new house too. What exciting and tiring times you ahve ahead of you.

Well, they are parasites, technically, while they're in there...

Wally.

Excellent. :-)

My friend's in-laws thought it was so cute that she referred to her fetus as "Perry" until the found out it was short for Parasite. Another friend called her fetus "Gina", and didn't stop when she found out it was a boy- that's gonna scar him for life when he's old enough to understand it.

I CANNOT believe she can eat with chopsticks! The monkey thinks chopsticks are drumsticks -- and she calls them "drums".... I love the name Wally for your fetus! ;) Very cute.

I hadn't checked in with you in a while, and I woke up this morning and thought, "Beth's pregnant and been holding out on the internets again." And lo and behold, you are! Very, very, pregnant. My psychic powers astound me. Wally's a great name. Congratulations! I'm very stoked for all of you!

Wally, I can get behind Wally. I dated a Wally once, for real. He was an absolutely great guy - and a fencer. How could you not love a Wally who fences???

Yay on Wally... yay on house...
Yay for you:)

Wow, I can't even use chopsticks correctly and I'm 25. Consider me impressed.

Sophie was Sophie to us and babycakes to everyone else. And then she was born and her mere presence begat thousands of nicknames. I vote for Wombat because that is what Microsoft tells me my last name is when it spell checks for me.

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