Even expectant monkey dads get fat.

Well, I guess now is as good a time as any to announce to my blog world that the modern day mom is expecting again, and we'll have another little one around the house at the end of July. We're pretty excited, even though the idea of having an infant again hasn't really set in for me. It was difficult enough the first time without a two-year-old to deal with. But I've done it all before right? So I'm hoping those two things will offset each other and it will be about as challenging as it was before. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

(Oh. And if any friends or - hopefully not - family haven't heard yet, then I'm sorry you had to read about it on my blog. But thanks for reading the blog by the way).

So anyway, it wasn't any surprise that this news story I read tonight struck a particular chord with me. I've heard about the dads get fat when the moms-to-be are pregnant thing before, but to be honest I've gained the most weight since Madame was 9 months. More weight gain isn't something I need. Actually, I've started getting back to the gym recently, but I'm thinking my days at the gym are going to take a severe dip in August. I wonder how fat two-time monkey dads get.

(And for the record, I don't believe in "sympathy weight", unless "sympathy weight" is just another way to describe the phenomena of "Oh, you're getting a double-double? Well then what the hell. Make it a double-double animal style and a fry well-done for me too.")

Like human dads, monkeys gain weight when mate is pregnant. [Scripps Howard News Service]

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