Thursday, December 13, 2007

So cute I could just EAT HIM UP!

Thursday Dec 13, 2007

When you get pregnant, you pretty quickly get this clueless, what-the-heck-am-I-doing feeling. Never fear! There is a multi-bazillion dollar industry of advice for moms-to-be on all things pregnancy and baby. One of my favorite resources is the BabyCenter website because they send weekly email updates on how big your baby is growing and what cool things are happening to him. But the best part of the entire email is that each week your baby's size (either weight or length) is compared to a food. This week (29), Torquil is a butternut squash! Here's a rundown of some of my favorite past incarnations of Torquil in the produce section...

Week 27 - Head of Cauliflower
Week 25 - Rutabaga (had to Google "rutabaga" to see what one looks like - not cute!)
Week 24 - Ear of Corn
Week 19 - Large Heirloom Tomato (not just any tomato, an HEIRLOOM tomato)
Week 16 - Avocado
Week 13 - Medium shrimp (and he most certainly looked like one on the ultrasound)
Week 10 - Kumquat (huh?)
Week 8 - Kidney Bean
Week 5 - Sesame Seed

All kidding aside, it really is helpful to have an idea of how big he is. And it's fun to guess what he'll be the next week. (I promise, I'm not peeking ahead.) I've already got dibs on watermelon for week 40 - any guesses what he'll be in between?


Ok, I noticed you are still calling him "Torquil" in your blog. The "name of the week" could be an entry of its own!

Posted by Lisa on December 13, 2007 at 01:33 PM EST

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