Tuesday, December 11, 2007
maybe Chris and Gwenyth aren't crazy after all
So in the book, "What to Expect When You Are Expecting", they refer to your fetus's growth in terms of produce--which I happen to quite appreciate. Instead of, "12 weeks: your alien looking baby blob is now 2 1/2 inches long", they say things like, "12 weeks: your precious little one now has the crown to rump length of a large plum". So much more appealing.
As the weeks go by, you can hardly stand the anticipation as your new little friends makes its way through the whole produce department. First a sweet pea (oh she sure is!), then blueberry, then raspberry, then green olive (bigger then a black one...duh), then prune (and not to mention a more human shape), and plum, next peach, then navel orange, to finally large mango. And then something mysterious and magical happens at 19 weeks. Your baby is no longer a fruit, but a little tiny person with little tiny person parts, that if you are lucky...you might get a peek at.