The first few weeks after we found out I was pregnant, we tried not to get too excited. I didn't read any pregnancy books or look at any pregnancy web pages until around the 7th week.
So in my 7th week, when I found this page, I learned that my tiny embryo was already the size of a blueberry. How adorable! That reminded me of my mom's blueberry buckle (a blueberry crumb cake). So I made one for me and MJ that week, to celebrate our little blueberry. And a tradition was born. Every week now, I make a little snack or treat featuring the food that is the same size as our baby.
Week 7: Blueberry Buckle
Week 8: Raspberry Smoothies
Week 9: (Green Olives -- yuck -- I used green grapes instead!) Green Grape Delight
Week 10: (Prunes -- yuck again -- I used small strawberries!) Strawberry Shortcake
Week 11: Key Lime Tarts
Week 12: Plum Tart
So far, our favorite has been the key lime tarts, although the plum tart last week was also really good. I wouldn't recommend the Green Grape Delight (garlic, cream cheese, and grapes is not the best combination, but there weren't a lot of options for grapes).
This week, I made peach-rhubarb cobbler. (For the peaches, of course. Rhubarb would be an odd thing to compare a baby to.) It was good, but the dough was a little too heavy on the lime for my taste. And next time I would probably use a different fruit combination.
Stay tuned to see what we have next week!
P.S. I take this "list" with a grain of salt, because it seems a very large jump to go from a plum to a peach. Especially at our grocery store, where the peaches are larger than softballs and easily 3 times bigger than plums! But like MJ said, we're not doing this for the scientific accuracy; we're just doing it as a creative and delicious way to celebrate our baby's development.