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.


  1. WOW! So cool! That is very exciting. I can't wait until my baby is a person! Are you showing yet?

  2. I am showing but people at work keep telling me that my belly looks too small to be almost 20 weeks (it kind of feels that way too), which is starting to freak me out a little bit. I see my doctor soon though so I'm sure she'll tell me I am crazy and everything is fine. Does anyone else feel this way?

  3. I love the picture of the feet. Too cute!

    Sorry I have no advice on being too small! I gained lots of weight with both babies! But usually it takes longer to pop out with the first baby.

  4. Oh it's a real baby in there, and looks like she's darling!!! The ultrasound it pretty amazing...I'm happy we could experience it!

    The countdown begins!

  5. Seeing the spine was just the most amazing thing to me -- marveling that nature had formed a whole spinal column in there all by herself! Incredible how all that happens without any external help from us. And it's probably a good thing because if the creative process was left up to us my children might end up looking like the mod-podged gift box I attempted to make last week. And that would be unfortunate.

  6. i always thought the feet ultrasounds were the most adorable!

    don't worry about not being big! i never showed very much (i gained 17 lbs with my last baby) and i never fit into my maternity clothes even when i was 9 months. it just totally depends on how you carry--i carried both girls really high and almost inside my ribs, which was nice for smallness but uncomfortable for tiny feet pummeling my ribs all the time.

    and i seriously thought it was so funny that you posted about the produce comparisons, because i remember thinking the same thing! i would happily report to friends "she's the size of a bean! a pear!" and feel very happy knowing that. and i would look lovingly at beans as i'd never looked at them before.

  7. Hahahaha!!! I just literally laughed out loud... Like you, my pregnancy with my son was absolutely horrid. I ended up with a Reglan pump attached to my body by a needle in my thigh 24/7 for 3 months. I feel your pain. I remember reading a book that had the baby's size compared to various foods- one of them compared the baby to a Cornish Game Hen... I vomited for what seemed like an hour immediately after reading that. My son is now almost two, and I have yet to eat a Cornish hen.


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