Because, uh... This week, my baby is the size of a rutabaga. Which, I mean, a rutabaga? Really? I mean, WHY? And who came up with these randomly obscure to the point of comedy, vegetable/fruit measurement concoctions?
And P.S. does anyone know what "the size of a rutabaga" actually means? I mean, besides the obvious random-wtf re: rutabaga, don't rutabagas differ greatly in size? I mean... Take this trifecta, for instance. Which one looks more like my baby this week?
exhibit A: 25 weeks
The one on the left? Right? The one in the foreground looking to have a threesome with the other two?
Dare I look ahead to twenty-six weeks to read about my baby's size-to-vegetable ratiotics*?
Aha! Just as I suspected!
"Your baby is now the size of (I swear to God, it says this) an English Hothouse Cucumber..." Which apparently is TOTALLY CRAZY DIFFERENT from your basic, garden-variety cucumber. Even though, according to google-images, it looks exactly like every other cucumber I've ever seen:
Nothing like a giant green phallus to get me excited about my sweet little bundle of joy.
Honestly, and I'm pretty sure I can speak for the majority of all pregnant (and non-pregnant) women when I say this: I'd have a better idea re: the size-to-comparison if this week featured a pair of donkey balls.
*a made-up word pertaining to vegetable/fruit/fetus ratios.