I got my weekly email yesterday. You know, the one from Babycenter.com that marks your pregnancy week by week. In fact, even for those of you who are slightly detached from the pregnancy process, you probably are friends with someone on Facebook who posts hers with regularity for the world to see. I'm now officially two months from my due date.
My baby is the weight of four large navel oranges. That's real progress.
In the last month, we've moved up in the world from a head of cauliflower, to some type of squash or other, to the multiple oranges.
My question is this...why all the produce references? Is it suppose to inspire me to eat more healthfully despite the constant cravings for potato chips and fudge? Are the publishers condescending enough to assume that a food reference will always magically click? Are they possibly struggling with covert cannibalism?
My beef is this (ha, ha)...if you're going to constantly weigh your baby with food references, why not hit on things pregnant women want to think about and can really relate to?
"Congratulations! You are 12 weeks along. Your baby is the size of a Hershey's kiss..."
"Your baby has now achieved the weight of a single serving bag of M and M's..."
"This week baby is the length of a King size Reese's..."
"Hooray for you! Baby is growing rapidly and will soon be as large as a Family size bag of Late Night Tacos at Midnight Doritos..."
Now THAT would make for some interesting Facebook reading. Besides, it would be a more realistic representation of what pregnant women are really feeling. If we have to force ourselves to eat spinach when we really want Extreme Moosetracks, do you have to constantly rub it in?
And just so you know, according to my personal measuring methods, my baby is now roughly the size of one Russell Stover Assorted sampler box plus two small Whitman's sampler tins. <<sigh>> Leave me alone to dream now, just for a moment.