So, I've been spending some time on BabyCenter recently. At first I thought it might be kind of lame-o, but it turns out it's pretty helpful! I'm part of a this April 2011 birth board - all of the members are due in April. It's really nice to have all these other women that I can connect with who are around the same stage in their pregnancy that I am. It can be really helpful to ask things like, "Is it normal to feel lots of tingling?" or "When should I start looking for a midwife?" Especially since I'm new at this - I never got to do any of these things with your sister.
Anyway, every week on Tuesday, BabyCenter sends me an email congratulating me on being another week along in my pregnancy (13 weeks this week). That email tells me all about the things that are happening to you and to my body (your most recent development is fingerprints), as well as tips and things that can be helpful for whatever stage of pregnancy I happen to be in. Finally, there is a section where they use random objects (usually fruits or vegetables) to give me an idea of how big you are. They might say, "This week, your baby is as long as a lemon," or "This week, your baby weighs as much as a lime."
But that's not what they told me this week. Nope. This week, I found out that "...your baby is the size of a medium shrimp."
A medium shrimp?
You couldn't wait for the shrimp analogy until it could be a large shrimp or, better yet, a jumbo shrimp?
So it turns out, Baby, that you are the size of a medium shrimp.
I'm sorry it's not a very exciting size to reach.
When I told your daddy about the BabyCenter shrimp analogy, he couldn't believe they used "medium shrimp" either.
Then I said, "I'm going to start calling our baby my little shrimp." I was thinking it could be one of those cute little nicknames that moms come up with for their in-utero babies before they know the gender.
But your dad said, "Not little shrimp! Medium shrimp!"
So, there you have it.
I love you, my little mid-sized shrimp :)