Saturday, February 2, 2008

How Big is Baby?

Baby T is currently the size of an eggplant.

When I saw this ( ) I was slightly amused and thought of Jessie (who is due in June and having a boy! yay!); she likes to keep up with what fruit her baby is being compared to each month. This one throws in some veggies to mix it up:


Week 4*: Poppyseed
Your little zygote is settling into your uterus...

Week 5: Appleseed
Average size: .32 cm**
Major organs are and systems are forming...

Week 6: Sweet Pea
Average size: .63 cm
Blood is starting to circulate...

Week 7: Blueberry
Average size: 1.3 cm
Baby's brain is growing fast...

Week 8: Raspberry
Average size: 1.6 cm, 1 gram
Little arms and legs are moving like crazy...

Week 9: Green Olive
Average size: 2.3 cm, 2 grams
A Doppler device might pick up a heartbeat...

Week 10: Prune
Average size: 3.1 cm, 4 grams
Arm joints are working, and soon legs will too...

Week 11: Lime
Average size: 4.1 cm, 7 grams
Fingers and toes are no longer webbed...

Week 12: Plum
Average size: 5.4 cm, 14 grams
Almost all vital systems are fully formed...

Week 13: Peach
Average size: 7.4 cm, 23 grams
Teeth and vocal cords are appearing...

Week 14: Lemon
Average size: 8.7 cm, 43 grams
Liver, kidney and spleen are continuing to develop...

Week 15: Naval Orange
Average size: 10.1 cm, 70 grams
Legs are finally longer than arms...

Week 16: Avocado
Average size: 11.6 cm, 100 grams
Eyebrows, lashes and hair are filling in...

Week 17: Onion
Average size: 13 cm, 140 grams
Skeleton is hardening, and fat is accumulating...

Week 18: Sweet Potato
Average size: 14.2 cm, 190 grams
Baby's moving like crazy -- feel anything yet?

Week 19: Mango
Average size: 15.3 cm, 240 grams
Vernix caseosa is coating baby's skin...

Week 20: Cantaloupe
Average size: 16.4 cm, 300 grams
Boy or girl, genitals are fully formed...

Week 21: Banana
Average size: 26.7 cm***, 360 grams
Taste buds are starting to work...

Weeks 21-24 (Month 5): Papaya
Average size: 26.7-30 cm, 360-600 grams
Nipples are sprouting, and face is fully formed!

Weeks 25-28 (Month 6): Eggplant
Average size: 34.6-37.6 cm, 660-1005 grams
Immune system is preparing for the outside world...

Weeks 29-32 (Month 7): Squash
Average size: 38.6-42.4 com, 1153-1702 grams
Sleeping and waking cycles are establishing...

Weeks 33-36 (Month 8): Honeydew
Average size: 43.7-47.4 grams, 1918-2622 grams
Growth is slowing, and baby may soon descend...

Weeks 37-Delivery (Month 9): Cucumber
Average size: 48-53 cm, 2812-4173 grams
Full term! Baby's finally ready for the outside world...

Cucumber at delivery?! Really?! How is a cucumber bigger than a honedew? Maybe because I don't buy cucumbers (worst. veggie. ever.) I don't really know how big they can get... ?


Jessie said...

I was confused too looking at this site thinking, "Wow, does the baby shrink some weeks and have growth stunts others?" I love this site.

Sarah said...

I am sorry, but I had to laugh at
Weeks 21-24 (Month 5): Papaya
Nipples are sprouting?!?!?! That just made me laugh! Like that is the most important thing to point out in month 5? Really? Haha!
I think it is super cute you have a little eggplant inside you! This really puts things in perspective, well except the months where it seems like the baby is getting smaller rather than bigger.... Haha!