Every week BabyCenter.com sends me an email telling me all about the baby’s alleged state of development this week. It’s my fault. I asked them to. I had no idea I would be wretchedly ill for 6 weeks (and counting) and consequently not care one whit about any information related to pregnancy or children. Contemplating the precious miracle of life sucks when you can’t even wash your own hair.
The only part I pay attention to (since the advice on nutrition and fitness just makes me want to shake them) is the size they say the baby should be each week. They give you a measurement, and they also give you a comparison.
What the baby has been compared to so far:
- Week 6 = lentil pea
- Week 7 = raspberry
- Week 8 = kidney bean
- Week 9 = grape
- Week 10 = kumquat
- Week 11 = fig
- Week 12 = lime
- Isn’t a kidney bean smaller than a raspberry?
- Who the hell knows how big a kumquat is, anyway?