So according to the pregnancy emails I receive, Besido could now be up to 4 1/2 inches long. (That's 4 1/2 inches CRL, or crown-to-rump, or head-to-butt. In other words, it doesn't include the legs.) I read this at work and held up my fingers and guesstimated about how long that would be. I was somewhat impressed.
Then I went home and picked up a measuring tape so see how long 4 1/2 inches really was. I about dropped the tape. 4 1/2 inches was HUGE!!!! Seriously, go get a ruler and check it out. You'll be shocked. (To all you pregnant ladies that are months ahead of me, just let me be amazed for the time-being. I realize Besido will get much much bigger.) But seriously...I held up the measuring tape to Dave and was like, "LOOK AT THAT!!!" and he was like, "I KNOW, that's why I'm saying I'm surprised you're not even bigger!" And I'm like, "How in the world does that thing FIT in there?!?!"
Then all of a sudden the realization hit me that this little creature (yes I realize it's my child, who I no doubt already love, but regardless...) is squirming around inside of me, and it kind of gave me the heebie-jeebies. I mean, seriously. It's WEIRD. The thought of bacteria or viruses being inside of me has been known to make me squirm, so the thought of a mini-human is a bit over-the-top. How in the world did God come up with this idea??
Below is a picture of Besido's suppposed relative size compared to my body. (All pregnancies advance at different rates, so he/she could be smaller. I don't know, though, the way my belly is sticking out, I think this may be about accurate...)
Crazy, huh? The picture is from WhatToExpect.com's Week 15 page. Check it out. :)