Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Baby Names

Okay, while I am NOT puking I am looking at names for Baby Boy Weber the Second. I am primarily looking for names that I think sound good, but when the meaning of the name is listed right beside the name, I can't help but look at it. While I may like some of the names and how they sound, do I really want to choose a name that means Hostage or Heathen? I haven't gotten to any that list the name meaning as Loser--yet.

Some of the names listed as a boy or boy/girl names have me puzzled. I think they have gotto be kidding! Some sound so girly that I think my poor son would be teased to death before making the fourth grade. I had to keep my fingers crossed as I got closer and closer to Justin's name. Had we chosen a name that meant Lumpy, round barrelmaker? Thankfully not.

Then I look at some of the spelling variations. Some suggest non-English origins and that is okay. Some might be a parent's attempt to have the child's name stand out a little and that's fine too. I am sorry to report that some just scream out illiterate parents who don't know how to spell OR typo on the part of someone. Poor kids.

I guess Justin the Second would be hard on the kid's self-esteem. Talk about living in your brother's shadow. So I will continue my quest for a name.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Salami Sandwiches Are Definitely Red

As you may have guessed, I ate a salami sandwich. To be more specific I ate a salami sandwich with swiss cheese on white bread. Luckily I did not add mustard or anything else. Now packaged salami might be okay, but salami was thick sliced salami from a large Costco salami log. It was pretty salty too. I was stupid and had a glass of water not too long after eating my sandwich. Up it all came. Yuck!

This morning I woke up while having a dream about marshmellow Peeps. The dream was about the little yellow chicks, but they come in different forms for various holidays now. While I haven't had any of them this pregnancy, I can tell you from my first pregnancy that these things are NOT the kind of treat you want coming back up. The marshmellow has a way of expanding and filling your throat and mouth as it comes back up. At one point I worried that I was going to choke and wondered if anyone had ever died from puking up a marshmellow peep before. How embarassing! I don't eat them anymore. Kind of sad too, because I used to really like them. They were best when they were just getting a little bit stale. Pregnant or not, those days are over for me.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Blue and Blue Make Yellow

Today I am reviewing two "blue" foods that, when coming up together, become a "yellow."

Steak Fajitas: Not great coming up, but okay if you have chewed them well enough. Texture is a bit odd, but the taste is kind of like burping them up.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Butterscotch Syrup: Let's face it, ice cream just isn't as good coming up warm as it is going down cold. Plus you need to chew those pecans really well. Large chunks of them coming up can hurt.

Steak Fajitas AND Butter Pecan Ice Cream with Butterscotch Syrup: Gross combo! The spicy taste of fajita along with its green pepper and onions does not go well with warm ice cream and nuts.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Corn on the cob: Gets a blue rating. Not a great thing, but not really a bad thing either. Texture can be the only thing. I am not sure if it would have a worse rating first trimester when things often came out through my nose as well as my mouth. I mean, corn kernels in your nose? Watching others eat might prove a bigger gross out than having it come back up.

Pizza and OJ?

Today's lovely selection includes the combo breakfast of

Papa John's Pepperoni Pizza and Orange Juice: I think that either/or would be okay, but look at the combo. Need I really say more? Barf-o-rama! You would think that I would know better. I have found that drinking with meals is NOT a good thing for me. Eating and drinking should be separate events. Every once in awhile it is hard not to have something to drink with food though.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pies and Other Treats

Today's Selection:

Marie Callendar's Key Lime Pie and Chocoloate Silk Pie: I had both at the same time. I don't know that I recommend that. I think that either/or would be okay, but you really have to watch your pie combos. Also you want to watch the cream type pies or anything that might get all warm and curdle before it comes back up.

Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls: Yum! These taste the same coming up and going down. Fresher is better (in both cases) so avoid stale product. I have also noticed that you want to aim for the center of the toilet bowl if it is low flow or it can be difficult to flush. I hope I haven't already reviewed these. I kept meaning too, but would forget.

Perhaps I should try for some more entree type entrees too. Just have to wait and see what comes up. I try hard not to experience certain combos even if that means you the reader will then never know my thoughts.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sandwich and Doughnuts

Today's selection includes:

Ham and Swiss and avocado on white bread: There is nothing good about avocado coming up. Taste, texture, appearance--yuck! Probably wouldn't have been too bad coming up if I had eaten the sandwich sans avocado.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts: Original glaze, raspberry filled, cream filled, and old-fashioned all meet with my approval. The glaze is just as tasty coming up as going down. I do recommend small bites and chewing well to minimize the size of the upcoming chunks.

Diet Squirt soda: Surprisingly the grapefruity citrus taste is not bad coming up. I like carbonated things when I am pregnant. They just seem to settle better. I quickly get sick of 7up and sprite though. Probably because so much of it comes up early on in the pregnancy.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Today's Picks

Today I flew from Spokane to Portland, OR with Justin and my mother. Of course Spare came too. Since he is in my womb he goes EVERYWHERE I do, even more so than Justin. (Though it does seem like Justin is everywhere I am!)

JalapeƱo Cheetoes: I debated giving this a green actually. If you like the taste going down, you will like them coming up. The texture was an issue. Perhaps I should have chewed more thoroughly. Yes, it was part of my breakfast. Who are you to judge me?

Cherry Toaster Strudels: Pretty good actually. If you get a large chunk of flaky crust on the way back up it does stick to your tongue a little bit, but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

Penne Pasta: Not a very good choice. Kind of leaves an aftertaste in your mouth. I didn't chew the pasta very well either. You would think I would know that is essential since I talk about chewing spaghetti well.

Peppermint Ice Cream: Pretty refreshing on the way back up and it leaves a pleasant minty fresh breath.

Frosted Mini Wheats: Not a bad taste coming back up, but let's face it, not a great one. The frosting and the wheat have long since parted. The texture is gross and may require tongue scraping to get all the little wheat things off. Yuck! Don't get me wrong, I like the cereal on the way down, but coming up is not pleasant.

Confession: I didn't eat the last two items today, but I wanted to add them before I forgot. I am hoping to add Krispy Kreme doughnut info in the near future. Do you think if I mention specific brands that anyone would want to pay and sponser my blog. ;)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Today's Menu: Spaghetti

Today's menu selection includes:
  1. Green salad

  2. Spaghetti

  3. Garlic Bread

Salad: I like iceberg lettuce for my salad. It has a lot of liquid and I have a hard time keeping down fluids so it helps to keep me hydrated. It does have to be chewed up well to minimize unpleasantness when coming back up. Don't really care for other lettuce if it might come back up. Some is bitter and some just has a bad texture. Cucumbers are good in the salad, especially if they are peeled. Carrots, not so good. Even well chewed they come up chunky. Use grated carrots if you wish to have them in your salad. Avoid croutons. If you have to have crunch, go for bacon bits. Really my salad consists of iceberg lettuce and cucumbers in order to get my thumbs up recommendation. Dressing can be acceptable, but use sparingly. Big reason for the green rating is the water content of the lettuce and cucumber. I look for fluids wherever I can.

Spaghetti: Avoid sauces such as alfredo. Talk about nasty curdling stuff coming up! I like spaghetti over linguine or angel hair. Red sauces are fine, which surprised me. I thought the acidity of the tomatoes would bug me, but it doesn't. I try to avoid too much garlic or sauces with chunks of things in them. Spaghetti must be chewed well into short segments. Slurping it down in long noodles might be fun, but do you really want to have it come only halfway up and have to pull the noodles up the rest of the way when they won't go up or down on their own?

Garlic Bread: This depends on a lot of factors, including how much garlic and what else might be on the bread. Make sure to chew it well. It can be pretty oily/greasy depending on the butter or spread used. Sometimes the sight of it in the toilet with all the oil separating in the water is gross even if it for some reason it doesn't taste too bad coming up. I admit garlic bread adds a lot to the enjoyment of the meal on the way down, but sometimes it just isn't worth it.