Lately, Annie is asleep when I go to bed. This gives me the opportunity to be alone with our daughter growing in her belly.
I put my arm around Annie’s belly and quickly receive a short, yet forceful, uppercut or roundhouse (who can tell?) from within.
Each night my daughter kicks me goodnight. I hope that this changes over the years. According to the email updates we receive, she’s only the size of head of cabbage, so it doesn’t hurt much…now. But as she develops into larger produce – a pumpkin and eventually walking talking, soccer-playing stalk of corn – I hope this tradition comes to an end.
But for now it’s my favorite part of the day.
How about a little pea-sized contest in honor of our baby? The first person who guesses the next vegetable or fruit that our daughter will be compared to, I’ll send an advanced copy of WAIW? And if you’ve won one of these already, I’ll send you a first edition hardcover (I should get my copies in the next few weeks).
Here’s the produce she has been compared to in the last few weeks:
31 weeks – ??????
30 weeks – head of cabbage
29 weeks – butternut squash
28 weeks – Chinese cabbage
27 weeks – head of cauliflower
26 weeks – an English hothouse cucumber
25 weeks – an “average” rutabaga
I’m not sure these comparisons are very helpful. I couldn’t identify any of these items in the grocery store.