Eleanor Blair (lnr) wrote,
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Pregnancy as a greengrocer!

Each week my app from babycentre tells me how big my growing fetus is, and then compares it to the size of a fruit or vegetable - usually in length though occasionally in weight. These have been amusing me greatly, but I've already forgotten half of them, so I thought I'd look them up and post them all together.

  • 2 weeks - fertilisation - ball of cells aka blastocyst - too small to compare
  • 4 weeks - possibly discovering pregnancy - now an embryo - poppy seed
  • 5 weeks - sesame seed
  • 6 weeks - lentil
  • 7 weeks - half and inch long - blueberry
  • 8 weeks - kidney bean
  • 9 weeks - 2cm - grape
  • 10 weeks - now a fetus - 3 cm (head to bottom) - no comparison given!
  • 11 weeks - 4 cm - fig
  • 12 weeks - 14g - 5cm - lime
  • 13 weeks - 23g - 7cm - pea pod
  • 14 weeks - 43g - 9cm - lemon
  • 15 weeks - 70g - 10cm - apple
  • 16 weeks - 100g - 12cm - avocado
  • 17 weeks - 140g - 13cm - weight of a turnip
  • 18 weeks - 190g - 14cm - bell pepper
  • 19 weeks - 240g - 15cm - large tomato
  • 20 weeks - 300g - 26cm (head to toe) - banana
  • 21 weeks - 360g - 27cm - carrot
  • 22 weeks - 430g - "nearly half a kilo" - 28cm - marrow
  • 23 weeks - 500g - 29cm - weight of a large mango
  • 24 weeks - 600g - 30cm - corn on the cob
  • 25 weeks - 660g - 35cm - weight of a swede
  • 26 weeks - 760g - 36cm - cucumber (length)
  • 27 weeks - 875g - 37cm - cauliflower (weight)
  • 28 weeks - 1kg - 38cm - chinese cabbage (weight)
  • 29 weeks - 1.2kg - 39cm - butternut squash (weight)
  • 30 weeks - 1.3kg - 40cm - head of cabbage (weight)
  • 31 weeks - 1.5kg - 41cm - four navel oranges (weight)
  • 32 weeks - 1.7kg - 43cm - a fresh coconut (weight)
  • 33 weeks - 2kg - 44cm - a pineapple (weight)
  • 34 weeks - 2.2kg - 45cm - a cantaloupe melon (weight)
  • 35 weeks - 2.4kg - 46cm - a honeydew melon (weight)
  • 36 weeks - 2.7kg - 47cm - a large yellow melon (weight)
  • 37 weeks - 2.8kg - 48.6cm - a stalk of swiss chard (length)
  • 38 weeks - 3 to 3.2kg - nearly 50cm - a leek (length)
  • 39 weeks - 3.4kg - 51cm - a mini watermelon (weight)

I'll try and come back and add to this as I progress - though I've also been mentioning each week on Facebook as it happens.

Edit: I now learn that in week 10 my uterus was the size of a grapefruit, which partially makes up for there being no fetal fruit or vegetable comparison that week.

Tags: nonsense, pregnancy
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