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The First 8 Weeks: What Your Baby Really Looks Like in the Womb (SHOCKING PHOTOS)

fruit pregnancyOne of the funniest things I remember from my first pregnancy is obsessively reading my weekly pregnancy reports and being shocked when they always said the same thing. My baby was the size of a poppy seed, then a lentil, then a pea, then a lemon.

Why all the food, people? It was actually a great way for me to really see what my baby looked like and kind of envision what was going on inside my belly. But I do remember one particularly stressful morning while grocery shopping, staring at the various lemons and wondering which one my baby was. Let's just say they ranged in size from small to frighteningly large.

So which lemon was it? Seriously, though. The fruits and vegetables. What's up with that? Here is a slide show of eight sizes of babies as told by fruits...  and veggies! See below:

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1Week 7 - Blueberry

A baby at week seven is about the size of a blueberry. This week is all about the baby's brain. It is growing, generating about 100 new cells every minute. The arms and legs are already starting to form, too. Awww.

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2Week 10 - Prune

The yolk sac is starting to disappear as your baby is beginning to make its own blood cells from his or her liver. Tiny fingernails are starting to grow. And, of course, your baby is the size of... a prune!

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3Week 14 - Lemon

At week 14, the baby might start sucking his or her thumb (my baby did!) This is also the week the baby's sex becomes apparent and the baby's arms have almost reached their final size. The neck also is becoming more defined. He or she is also... the size of a lemon!

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4Week 17 - Onion

At week 17, your baby is beginning to develop fat stores. It is that fat that will provide energy and help keep your baby warm after birth. It is also the size of an onion.

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5Week 21 - Pomegranate

At week 21, your baby is really cooking. He or she is gaining more weight, becoming really active, and starting to swallow. He is also getting big. Think of a pomegranate! Yeah. He's no apple seed any more!

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6Week 25 - Cauliflower

Week 25 is the beginning of the startle reflex, which means if your dog barks, your baby could startle! He or she might start responding to sounds outside the womb now. He or she is also the size of... cauliflower! Getting bigger now!

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7Week 35 - Coconut

At week 35, you are getting ready to POP! And your baby is really coming along. By now he or she has fully developed hearing and if he is a boy, his testes have fully descended. He is also the size of a coconut. Yep. That means you are about done with this whole growing thing. At this point, your uterus is one THOUSAND times its original size.

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