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Tech of the Week: How Big is the Baby?

The Tech Of the Week Scale

The Tech Of the Week Scale

With the previous posts about Vegetable of the Week, I have been thinking about this for a while now. The vegetables are cute and all, but I think that the gadget geeks should start their own list or something, but with technology! The length comparison might be difficult, but we can definitely do it by weight.

Using the numbers on both baby sites with some interpolation and approximation, here’s the list that I came up with:

Your Baby’s Weight by Tech
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  4. Surface-Mount Resistor – embryo
  5. CMOS Password Jumper – 0.13in
  6. Case Screw – 0.25in
  7. Logitech Anywhere MX Receiver – 0.51in
  8. microSD Card – 0.63in/0.04oz
  9. Watch Battery – 0.9in/0.07oz
  10. SD Card – 1.2in/0.14oz
  11. Fitbit One – 1.6in/0.25oz
  12. AAA Eneloop Ni-MH Battery – 2.1in/0.49oz
  13. Intel Core i7-3770K CPU – 2.9in/0.81oz
  14. Raspberry Pi Model B – 3.4in/1.5oz
  15. Crucial m4 256GB SSD – 4.0in/2.5oz
  16. iPhone 5 – 4.6in/3.5oz
  17. Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX – 5.1in/5.9oz
  18. Nokia Lumia 920 – 5.6in/6.7oz
  19. Kindle 3 – 6.0in/8.5oz
  20. 85W MagSafe Power Adapter – 6.5in/10.6oz
  21. Apple Wireless Keyboard – 10.5in/12.7oz
  22. BlackBerry PlayBook – 10.9in/0.9lbs
  23. PlayStation 2 – 11.4in/1.1lbs
  24. Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 3TB 3.5″ Hard Drive – 11.9in/1.3lbs
  25. iPad 4th Generation + LTE – 13.5in/1.5lbs
  26. Nikon D600 Body – 14.0in/1.6lbs
  27. Microsoft Surface Pro – 14.5in/1.9lbs
  28. 11″ Macbook Air – 14.9in/2.2lbs
  29. Samsung Chromebook (ARM) – 15.2in/2.5lbs
  30. Late 2012 Mac Mini Server – 15.7in/2.9lbs
  31. GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 Video Card – 16.1in/3.3lbs
  32. 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display – 16.7in/3.7lbs
  33. Dell Latitude E6320 – 17.2in/4.2lbs
  34. 15″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display – 17.9in/4.7lbs
  35. 15.5″ Sony VAIO T Series Ultrabook – 18.2in/5.2lbs
  36. Thinkpad T520 – 18.6in/5.8lbs
  37. Dell Latitude E6530 – 19.1in/6.2lbs
  38. Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23″ Monitor – 19.6in/6.9lbs
  39. Philips 4000 Series 22″ LED HDTV – 19.9in/7.2lbs
  40. Epson PowerLite 1925W LCD Projector – 20.5in/7.5lbs

So this week, Week 35, the baby can be described as a Honeydew Melon, a Coconut, or an Ultrabook. :-)

Stay tuned, I plan to be posting about this every week.
Comparisons between lists after the jump!


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Vegetable of the Week: Pineapple


This past week, the baby is the size of a pineapple or four oranges. Guidelines in terms of measurement size and weight in the footnotes are ~16.1 inches head to heel and ~3.3 lbs in weight.┬áIt’s kind of a weird size to be four oranges… Doesn’t it feel like they could have picked a better option? I mean, pineapple works. I think there are enough average vegetable sizes that it could have matched with a unique set of produce.

Anyways, baby is moving more than last week, as expected. It’s stronger too. It’s kind of funny to see my wife’s belly change shape as the baby moves. If we provide some outside stimulus around the same area of the movement, it responds with more movement. I haven’t quite figured out what part is moving yet, whether it is its arm, leg, hands, and/or feet. I think I got its feet last time. Maybe it’ll become more apparent in the coming weeks.



Vegetable of the Week: Large Cabbage

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!