Monday, July 19, 2010

Watermelon in my Belly!

Gerard read the other day that my uterus will grow to the size of a large watermelon by the end of the pregnancy. I can't stop thinking about this as we harvest watermelons and canteloupe on the farm. Of course, the watermelons we grow don't get that big, but still it got me thinking.

The uterus before pregnancy is the size of a fist. Now, in my 25th week, it is the size of a soccer ball. I don't feel like it looks like I have something the size of a soccer ball in me, but that's what they say. And it just keeps getting bigger, expanding with the baby, and when we welcome our little melon-head into the world, it will contract back to a little bigger than it's original size, within 8-10 weeks. It's all so fascinating.

Maybe I will name her Crimson Sweet, or Sugar Baby. Moon and Stars? Hmm...

1 comment:

  1. my favorite variety/name is "little baby flower", picked my first round of ripe ones this morning. oh so sweet...