Monday, February 09, 2009

Personality

It's weird how 24-week-old fetal Flippy has already got habits and a bit of a personality. Flippy gets quiet when Mr. McGee talks, and likes to do his morning calisthenic workout around 5 a.m. Evening calisthenics occur reliably around 7 p.m. and again at 10.

All the discussion of how the fetus can "already hear" has made me very aware of what I talk about during my day. Flippy is getting an education in philosophy as well as trance music. And seems to spend a lot of time lot of time listening to people complain about current events.

People either think the name Flippy is adorable or think we're pre-emptively scarring Flippy for life. I haven't been able to identify a pattern to who finds it cute/awful, but there's no middle ground!

7 comments:

Billy Dennis said...

Flippy is an odd name for someone destined to become a 6-foot, 10-inch basketball player.

Diane Vespa said...

However, if he is destined to be a swimmer...

Billy Dennis said...

"Flippy, Flippy, faster than lightning ...."

Billy Dennis said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcA-ChaGdYw

Phoibos said...

I like "Flippy". Matthew Baldwin (www.defectiveyeti.com) dubbed his son "The Squirrelly" from womb till about age 3 or 4, after which he was renamed "Squiggle".

Anonymous said...

Flippy is adorable! The name FlippER could cause problems, though.

Aunt Carol said...

Hey, I'm not anonymous, I'm Aunt Carol. I must be doing something wrong.