Thursday, March 25, 2010

35 Weeks & What is the deal with the Sock Monkey?

Seriously? Why have I seen these things everywhere? Am I missing out on some sort of inside joke? It seems like they've come from nowhere and taken over everything from nursery themes, to car commercials (ie: the controversial Kia Sorento commercial that first aired during the Superbowl... controversial b/c it showed sock monkeys in Las Vegas, and there weren't supposed to be any references to Vegas during the Superbowl), to... well, I don't know what else. But it seems like they're all over the place. Can someone please fill me in?

In the meantime, here's a life-sized monkey that is worth sharing:

Meet my bro-in-law Jason. And here's the setting: 11:00pm on a Saturday night. Sam and I are getting ready to leave Vancouver and head home when before we even know what's happening, Jason starts Gorilla-suiting-up for who knows what reason. Do you really need a reason to be a grown man in a gorilla suit? Really? It was legendary.

35 Week Update

And then there were 5 weeks. Left. One month. No, really... one month from THIS Sunday is the big due date. Not that I'm holding my breath because I know the average first time mom goes like, 41 weeks 3 days or something. But let's not think such horrible thoughts.

Baby Boy's probably around 18" long and weighing in around 5 - 5.5 pounds these days. Kinda like the above pictured honey dew. Only, the honey dew in my belly has lots more pokey limbs that like to jab at my ribs and tickle my insides. Silly honey dew.

At 35 weeks I'm finding myself sore-er than ever. But, who needs details. If I write them down then I'll have to remember them later, right? We do want at least one more kid, so I'm gonna spare my future self the pain of remembering how being 35 weeks prego feels and skip the griping for this week (and no, the term "prego" doesn't bother me... but it really bothers some prego girls).

I had my 2nd shower this last week... and it was a blasty-blast. I'm gonna post-pone details until I get pictures to post, since they were taken on a friend's camera. For now, just know that it was super fun and I was so touched by all who came and all the thoughtful gifts people gave, and all the effort lots of people went through to put the whole thing on! I went home a happy girl that night.

Ok, so back to the sock monkey. I think I like them, and I think I will get one for Baby N's nursery. But seriously, what is the deal with them??


  1. Sock monkeys are very nostalgic - just googled them & they have been around since the 1870's & somebody started this craze up again...I had honey dew melon for lunch today - enjoyed your post as always. Luv ya.

  2. Amy, you are going to think I am crazy/mean, because I love your prego post and I like seeing what size you babes is in there. I am sure that you will post lots of fun baby pics though! You are a darling prego lady!!

  3. sock monkeys are so hot right now.

    Just like you.

    And what the Gorilla? :)

    Just 5 weeks left?!? Oh I wish I could be there with you!!! This is SUCH an exciting time!

    Love you!

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  5. My kids have sock monkeys. So obviously, all the cool kids have them.

  6. My thoughts on the sock monkey: Every year makers of all things baby have themes. When Makayla was a baby, it was bunnies galore. For Ellie, elephants everywhere. Last year, I was over-run with pigs. I haven't really paid that much attention to boy stuff, but I'm assuming it's the same? I guess this is the year of the (sock) monkey.

    At any rate, I think they are freakin' cute!

    On your baby:
    The other day we went shopping and found the most adorable outfit for your baby. (I know, you don't really need more clothes, but I simply couldn't resist!) Ellie was so excited that I was buying clothes for her new baby brother. I explained to her that the clothes were for her baby cousin. I don't think she quite understood because when she saw your picture from this week she exclaimed, "Look! Amy has my baby brother in her belly!"

    Hmmmm. . . wonder if she's trying to tell me something. . .

  7. Ben really wants a sock monkey. When an 11 year old "cool" kid wants one, they must be cool! I'm thinking maybe for Easter?

    You are SOOO close. Hang in there! I need to buy my ticket for when we come up. I can't wait!

  8. Funny, I got one for my shower and thought the same thing! They are cute though. Congrats on 35 weeks!

  9. My mother in law just bought a book on how to make sock monkeys so if you're interested in borrowing it, let me know!! I think they are really cute!

    Speaking of cute, can't wait to see your little bundle of joy in a month!!


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