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Poppyseeds, BB Pellets, and Lentils...

I am fascinated by the comparisons all of the books and websites make as far as the size of a baby at any given time. Currently, at 6 weeks, our baby is the size of a lentil. Last week, week 5, it grew from the size of a poppy seed to the size of a BB pellet (although I admit, not having ever played with a BB gun as a child, I have NO idea how large a BB pellet is).

Baby at Week 6


Also, at 6 weeks, the baby's eyes, nose and ears are starting to develop, its heart is beating 100- 160 times per minute and the intestines are developing. Here's hoping the baby gets Hubby's blue eyes although I have a feeling my brown ones are dominant (hah- I'm the dominant one for a change!)


I like having tangible objects to compare the size of the baby to. The other night I read that I should expect to gain 25- 35 pounds by the time this is all over. Our dog Gabby was sitting next to me on the couch so I picked her up to try to get an idea of how much weight this really is.



Let's just say that I can expect to have 2 Gabbies strapped to my stomach by time the baby is ready for the real world.



Ouch.



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