There are lots of things about pregnancy that you conveniently ‘forget’ about: not being able to lay flat on your back, the indigestion, those tendons that feel like they are ripping to shreds, having to pass up good (read: French/unpasteurized) cheese…oh, and that labor pain. I am assuming that this type of ‘pregnancy amnesia’ is Mother Nature’s ways of ensuring that women ever sign on for babies #2-19 (that’s her official count now, isn’t it? You know who I’m talking about.).
However, I personally also forgot about one of my favorite things about being pregnant: the weekly fruit and vegetable comparisons! I don’t know about you, but I loved being able to explain to family, friends, and strangers that my baby was the size of a blueberry…or wait, is it Monday? Oooooh! He just turned into a raspberry!
Then come the veggies. So far my baby has apparently been comparable in size to zucchini, eggplant, cauliflower and a small head of cabbage. I wish more of the lists used a rutabaga in there somewhere. I think it would have been cool to tell people my bundle of joy resembled a rutabaga.
And then my absolute favorite one comes at the very end…yes, if you read most pregnancy books, websites or even iphone apps, around month 8 or 9 they will suddenly tell you that your baby is the size of….da duh da daaaaa…a WATERMELON!
While this particular site – Baby size food slide show – actually ends with pumpkin, not watermelon, I still really wish I had come across it earlier, as I would have been showing it to anyone and everyone throughout my pregnancy. I guess it’s not really too late: please picture me sitting here typing this right now with that pumpkin (or a full size watermelon) in my stomach.