How Big is Baby? Sweet Treat Edition

…because have you ever even held a papaya? Check out how big that surro baby is based on the things we can actually relate to… sweets, candy, and junk food.

How Big is Baby? Forget the Stinkin’ Fruit… How About Desserts?

Originally published by Erica Billups of Sweet Leigh Mama

While I was pregnant, I religiously kept track of how big my baby was using The Bump’s “How Big Is Baby?”  tool, which charted the baby’s weekly growth relevant to fruit. I don’t know about you, but personally I didn’t have a whole lot of fruit around my house (my prego pics are evidence of that!). At week 10, they say the baby is the size of a prune. And at 21 weeks, the baby is the size of a papaya. Sorry – but I just can’t relate. So, I’ve taken matters into my own hands and created a Week-by-Week list based on what pregos really care about – dessert! : ) Enjoy!
(Note: Average sizes are taken from TheBump.com. Dessert associations are based on my calculations of weight, not length.)

Weeks 3&4
Zygote – a Pop Rock

Week 5 
Avg. Size: 0.13 inches – a Candy Button

Week 6
Avg. Size: 0.25 inches – a Red Hot

Week 7
Avg. Size: 0.51 inches – a Tic Tac

Week 8
Avg. Size: 0.63 inches / 0.04 oz  – a Good & Plenty

Week 9
Avg. Size: 0.9 inches/ 0.07 oz – one M&M

Week 10
Avg. Size: 1.2 inches / 0.14 oz – a Hershey Kiss

Week 11
Avg. Size: 1.6 inches / 0.25 oz – a Roll of Smarties

Week 12
Avg. Size: 2.1 inches / 0.49 oz – a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Week 13
Avg. Size: 2.9 inches / 0.81 oz – a Cadbury Creme Egg

Week 14
Avg. Size: 3.4 inches/ 1.5 oz – one Twinkie

Week 15 
Avg. Size: 4.0 inches / 2.5 oz – one Pack of Skittles

 Week 16
Avg. Size: 4.6 inches / 3.5 oz – one pack of Hostess Sno Balls

Week 17
Avg. Size: 5.1 inches / 5.9 oz – two Red Velvet Cupcakes

Week 18
Avg. Size: 5.6 inches / 6.7 oz – 30 Jolly Ranchers

Week 19
Avg. Size: 6.0 inches / 8.5 oz – Box of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

Week 20
Avg. Size: 6.5 inches/ 10.6 oz –  one container of Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Week 21
Avg. Size: 10.5 inches / 12.7 oz – Pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby Ice Cream

Weeks 21 – 24 (Month 5)
Avg. Size: 10.5 – 11.8 inches / 12.7 – 20.8 oz – Package of Oreos

Weeks 25 – 28 (Month 6)
Avg. Size: 13.6 – 14.8 inches / 1.5 – 2.2 lbs – two Rolls of Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough

Weeks 29 – 32 (Month 7)
Avg. Size: 15.2 – 16.7 inches / 2.5 – 3.8 lbs – one Sara Lee Cheesecake

Weeks 33 – 36 (Month 8)
Avg. Size: 17.2 – 18.7 inches / 4.2 – 5.8 lbs – three Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Weeks 37 – Delivery (Month 9)
Avg. Size: 18.9 – 20.9 inches / 6.2 – 9.2 lbs  – one Gallon of Ice Cream

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