Home Stretch: Coconut to Pumpkin
The thing about the second pregnancy is you don’t really follow the fruit stages as closely. I can feel the little guy kicking and rolling and dropping and punching and hiccuping. I know we’re cool.
But this week an automated email from Baby Center slipped past Gmail’s Importance Filter to reminded me that our baby boy is now the size of a coconut.
Here is Daddy with a coconut.
Just 9 weeks to go, Little Coconut! In fact, that’s a short enough to take a little preview of the rest of Baby Center’s list:
32 weeks: Our happy Jicama.
33 weeks: Our precious Pineapple.
34 weeks: Cantaloupe, Mr. Cutie Patoot.
35 weeks: Professor Honeydew!
(Are honeydews by definition always bigger than cantaloupes? I don’t think so.)
36: Head of Romaine Lettuce. I think we’re reaching. My Main Romaine.
37 = Swiss chard. Yawn.
38 weeks: A Leek. So we’ve gone from tropical treats to brunch to salad. Or maybe soup if I still have energy.
39 weeks: A mini watermelon? OK, that is so subjective. But when you push it out, it certainly feels like an entire watermelon. So. Anyway.
40 weeks: TADA! A Pumpkin! Way to finish strong.
And here is Big Sister with one of those:
See you soon, Pumpkin!