Last week I was speaking with one of my friends who is expecting a baby. (That's a weird phrase 'expecting a baby'—like it is going to knock on your door or something.) She was telling me that this week her baby is the size of a peach. It's been 15 years since I was pregnant, but I was not familiar with the practice of comparing your unborn child's growth with fruit and vegetables.
I remember reading about when my baby's heart was forming, or when the baby was getting fingernails, but I don't recall fruit being mentioned. I'm sure it's not a new concept, but I did some research and there are several sites (phone apps even) that will show you, week-by-week, what fruit or vegetable your child compares to in size. It seems a little strange for a baby in utero to go from being a round fruit like an orange, to a long vegetable like zucchini, but as far as cutesy comparisons go, it's not bad.
As I was scrolling through the fruit and veggies, I thought it would be fun to make up a week-by-week chart for my friend with other items. My theme? Hipster moms-to-be. In reality, I think the items encompass more than the just the hipsters.
I used the chart from The Bump for size comparisons for my items, but there are a ton of them out there. After I finished my chart, I found a fruit-to-fast-food conversion on the blog @MKHammer. I think you'll enjoy that one too.
You Unborn Tiny Human
The Expectant Hipster's Week-By-Week Guide
The above pictures are taken from a PowerPoint I put together. I am not a graphic designer/artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I did my best.
Image credits: Free downloads from Vecteezy.com and free-use images from Google.com