So, I've been getting all of my fruit metaphors from 2 sites: Babble and Babycenter. In general, I much prefer Babble. Babycenter, in my opinion, is filled with a lot of "What to Expect" kind of advice and paranoid, alarmist people. But because the fruit and veggie metaphors are tricky I've been checking each site each week (I stopped reading the weekly emails about 20 weeks ago). So this week, Babble is saying that the baby is the size of 2 mangoes. And Babycenter says that baby is the length of an ear of corn.
There was a suggestion on last week's post that I switch to showing pictures of my belly. Umm... I'll have to think about that. I rarely put pictures of myself on here, so it would be a stretch. But maybe at some point you will see a profile shot. On the pregnancy front, there is again not much to report. But we are at the "no news is good news" stage (that sound you hear is me knocking on wood as I write this). And 24 weeks represents an important milestone. Should something happen at this point, the odds are starting to pull to the positive side.
It's Christmas Eve. Which also means that it's Rykert's birthday (and my cousin Abby - Happy Birthday, Abby!) Rykert's a good sport about having his birthday next door to a such a major holiday - and one that involves gifts no less. He doesn't mind if his birthday gift is wrapped in holiday paper. And while he refers to his birthday as "the annual afterthought" (his words, not mine), we'll be having a birthday party this evening. Of course his meal selection was nearly impossible to produce in the frozen, landlocked tundra, but I'll do my best. And as is required on one's birthday, the birthday boy (or girl) gets to pick his cake. And while my cake selection is pretty much always the same (devil's food with fluffy white frosting if you are interested), he opted for cheesecake this year. So I had to debate whether I should invest in 4 pounds of cream cheese and 4 hours in something that may or may not come out of the oven with a huge crack in the center or if I should instead just go to the Cheesecake Factory. All of this is just to say - Happy Birthday Rykert. I have a feeling this is going to be a big year.
And to those of you who celebrate... Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!