What madness is this?

Babycenter.com has run out of patience for telling us what size the baby is.

  • Week 17 = large onion
  • Week 18 = large sweet potato
  • Week 19 = small zucchini
  • Week 20 = Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She’s also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom, and about 10 inches from head to heel. (For the first 20 weeks, we use measurements taken from the top of the baby’s head to her bottom — known as the “crown to rump” measurement. After that, we use measurements from head to toe. This is because a baby’s legs are curled up against her torso during the first half of pregnancy and are very hard to measure.)

I’m sorry, this does not work for me. First the lazy use of adjectives, as if they couldn’t be bothered to find an item of produce the correct size. Then, they change the rules, and they still offer no comparison.

It’s not like they’re actually measuring our damn baby every week. What gives with the sloth?

3 thoughts on “What madness is this?

  1. TokenOmnivore

    Dammit, now you’re making me want to get a food scale so I can measure things we get from Greenlings and the store to see if anything’s appropriate. What’s the weight of a canteloupe? Or a small watermellon? Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. Sueb0b

    It freaks me out that between weeks 18 and 19, the baby gets SMALLER. Because in my market, a large sweet potato is about 2.5 pounds, while a small zucchini is the size of your pinkie…

  3. The Princess

    We actually found a small zucchini last time we went grocery shopping, so we could evaluate it. Though not as small as my pinkie, it was way smaller than even a regular sweet potato.

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