A way to track the progress of the baby is by vegetable/food size. It seems to be very popular. I mean, Drew Barrymore named her daughter Olive because she read that her baby was the size of an olive at one point in time. Last week, our baby is the size of a butternut squash or an acorn squash depending on which guide you use. This week it’s the size of a large cabbage or a cucumber. I think maybe my sizing estimates in my imagination are a bit off, but it seems that they are fairly different sizes in my mind. Luckily for me, they also give guidelines in terms of measurement size and weight in the footnotes: ~16 inches head to heel and ~3 lbs in weight.
It’s getting bigger and stronger with its actions. We can often see it moving around in there. It’s quite something to physically see movement through my wife’s belly. I try to imagine how it’s moving in there, sometimes I wonder if it’s moving around now to get practice with yawning, turning over, rubbing its eyes or nose, and giving high fives. Or judging from its activity, maybe even running, kick boxing, skiing, or something…
Tiny Baby Through The Womb High Five!