Isn't that the craziest zucchini you've ever seen?
I was looking over our baby-fruit-size-chart for this week and was dismayed to see the cantaloupe making a reappearance... this time for weight instead of length. Determined to find a unique fruit/veggie representation of our baby (poor kid when he reads this in 10 year) I started thinking about my options...
Q: What's 18 inches long, weighs almost five pounds and is available in the produce aisle of your grocery store?
A: Not much!
What was I to do? Venture into the meat section (5 lb roast anyone?)? Resort to packaged food (sack of flour?)? I happened to be taking a stroll through my mom's vegetable garden, pondering all things fruit and baby related when Lo and Behold- this mother of a zucchini I spied, hidden underneath the broad leaves and yellow flowers of the plant. At first I was doubtful- could it actually be 18 inches long? And five pounds? Am I imagining ginormous veggies as a result of pregnancy? After a quick trip to my purse to nab my handy tape measure (yes, I carry a tape measure in my purse- I use it everywhere! And its fun to whip it out at the grocery story and measure ears of corn and mini watermelon... I ALWAYS get a produce guy asking if they can help me) I was soon snipping my prize veggie from the vine and heading off to find my camera. What luck! And now we can eat nothing but zucchini for a whole week!
Baby Stats (in case you wanted to skip the above saga and just get to the details):
- Nearly 18 inches- head to heel (thankfully he stays curled up and much more compact!)
- Just under 5 lbs (unfortunately there's nothing he can do to feel less heavy)
- Gaining FAT everyday (lucky dog... unfortunately, so is his mama, but she just gets a lecture from the nurses while he'll get oohed and ahhed at in all his chubby glory)