Conflicting fruit sizes: Which app/source for weekly development information?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsB620: I get weekly emails from TheBump and EverydayFamily… they arent always the same fruit but generally the same general size…

A kumquat fo week 10 is right… lime is week 12/13?? cant remember which one exactly…

have fun!

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What to expect seems to always be a week ahead of itself, I rely on babycenter cause it matches my preggo book.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve been using the one on The Bump. My sister has been taking pics of my bump with the actual fruit or veggie every week. As we’ve gone along, we’ve questioned their judgment quite a bit on how they chose that particular week’s fruit or veggie, because often times the fuit they tell you for one week will be SMALLER than the one from the week before. But alas, it has been so much fun to do! And I’ve even been known to break out my tape measure a time or two in the produce section of the grocery store to make sure I was getting the right size mango or whatever.  😛 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

the bump one drives me crazy. Baby is the size of a CUCUMBER?! What? like, 12 inches long and 2 inches diameter? um…no….

I mean, fruits in general are pretty inconsistent. Like, a cantalope that you buy in the store is probably about 8 inches diameter, but if you were to grow one in your garden, it might only get up to 5 inches, ya know?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think they go more off of weight than actual length which is why sometimes baby is round and sometimes he is long lol

My 37 week fruit gives me the following;

Cute Fruit- Winter Melon

Baby Center- Swiss Chard

I’m Expecting- Leek or mini watermelon

Baby Bump- Swiss Chard

According to the last sonogram he is about 20 inches long and a little over 7 lbs. I’ll have to measure some fruits and veggies next time I go to the store for a more accurate measurement haha

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t really find the fruit comparison to be very accurate anyway since as others have mentioned, fruit sizes are very inconsistant. I have 4 different apps on my phone and they all tell me a different fruit each week.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

My OB laughed when I said the fruit size… she said they’re all inaccurate becuase your fetus grows at its own rate. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

They all vary slightly- I use babycenter. I like the weekly updates I get and started using it when I was pregnant with DS 3 years ago. Now I get updates for DS and new baby due in April!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsB620:  I am so over the fruit and veggie comparison, lol. I got pretty frusterated as to which app was more accurate. I use What to Expect, Baby Center, and I’m expecting. I find I’m Expecting to be pretty accurate for the most part. It’s like some weeks they measure in terms of weight and others in length.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@SaraP2012:  Swiss chard?! What a bizarre comparison haha. 

I’m sticking with Babycenter. Right or wrong, it’s so much fun to get the emails every Thursday morning telling me he or she is. Blueberry right now. 

The one that gets me is a banana. I can’t fathom how a baby can be shaped/sized like a banana. Even if they are going by weight there has to be a better option for that week. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You should all check out the pregnant chicken web site. I dont think they have an app but the web site sends me emails through the week and they are hilarious!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t thikn any of them are all that accurate lol. I’m a head of lettuce at 32 weeks. I’ve never personally come across a 4lb head of lettuce though so…

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