Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Welcome to Baba G & Me!

I know what you're thinking.


Baba G (also known as Baba Ghanoush, as well as BG) is my son. Or, rather, Baba G was the nickname my husband and I gave our son while I was pregnant, but we still call him that sometimes. We have no idea why we picked this nickname—probably because it's catchy and it's from one of our favorite movies, Wedding Crashers. Owen Wilson's character calls Vince Vaughn's character "Baba Ghanoush" precisely ONE time during the entire film, but I guess it made a lasting impression on us. (If you want to watch the scene in question, it's here.)

With a fox. Get it?
Happy three-month birthday to me!

Desmond Fox. The story behind his name can be found here.


I've been in awe of all of the crazy gizmos and gadgets, toys and books that our very generous friends and family members have lavished upon little Baba. But let's face it, we hardly NEED any of it. One day I was watching him squeal with delight in his Rainforest Bouncer—complete with moving animals and lighted waterfall and accompanying music—and I got the urge to start writing reviews of some of my favorite (and least favorite) baby (and pregnancy) products.

The last time I felt such a strong pull to write, it resulted in my LOST fan blog Long Live Locke . . . which led to me leaving Corporate America, publishing a book and becoming a film critic, so I've learned to listen to my gut. Besides, I actually have two degrees in Marketing, so I guess the remnants of my past career are rearing their heads and encouraging me to tell it like it is so that pregnant couples, new parents, grandparents, or anyone who ever has to buy someone a shower/baby gift has a little guidance. All of the products I review have either been purchased by me or given to Baba G as a gift. I'm not shilling for The Man!

And as you can see from the pictures below, there are A LOT of things on which I'll be sharing my opinions. The biggest stuff couldn't even fit in the picture!

Yes, I'm spoiled!
The Winner (out of hundreds of shots)
What in the heck IS all this stuff?
The Runner-Up

I already have a long list of products I want to start writing up on a daily basis, and I've got enough in the queue to last months. At the time of this post, my son is four months old, so I'm going to try and tackle all of the true baby/newborn and pregnancy products first while they're still fresh in my mind. But by all means, if you ever have a suggestion for a review, or a question about whether or not we've tried a certain product, please leave a comment and I'll attempt to answer it or move an already planned review higher on the priority list!

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy Baba G & Me.

Oh, and just like with my other blogs, don't forget to roll over the pictures for additional (snarky) captions. . . 

- e

1 comment:

  1. Hi E,

    Thankfully I was wearing my Long Live Locke t-shirt at my sister's house in DC this weekend (she's friends with your brother), and she told me that you had this website. I am 20 weeks pregnant and soooo excited about it! I cannot wait to read more.