Sunday, October 19, 2008

Olives

One funny thing about pregnancy books is that they always seem to compare the baby's growth progress to food. While I admit that this appeals to me as someone who has threatened to eat up my sweet little nieces and nephews...it's kind of weird.

This week, Baby Remington is about 5½ ounces. But really, how big – or small! – is that?

After using my food scale to weigh everything in my spice cabinet and fruit bowl, I decided to move to the canned foods. And I think Jeremy really appreciated the play-by-play as I worked through the kitchen: "Argh! An orange is 7½ ounces! Applesauce is 4¼ ounces! . . ." You get the idea – it was getting serious and I was getting frenzied.

And then, I found it. A little can that was a left over ingredient from a pot-luck dinner. A can of chopped olives. Baby Remington weighs about as much as a can of chopped olives. :-)

FOUND! This can of chopped olives is 5 1/2 ounces!

Stay tuned for updates on our pantry and Baby Remington's progress.

5 comments:

stephanie said...

ohhh, little olive jar! (I am squealing by the way)

Bev said...

Hi guys! Your olive jar is SOOOO cute! awwww :)

Katie said...

Congratulations on your little Olive Can. (Olive Can what?--that was a Wizard of Oz throwback, btw.)

I'm excited to keep up w/ you on your blog now! Fun.

Anonymous said...

YAY! Now Frenchies can post comments anonymously. :-) So, as I tried to say yesterday, I love the name "Riding Shotgun" as the Remington Journal - makes me feel like I'm in the front seat! ;-) Speaking of names...how exciting is it to think about what baby Remington's name is going to be!!!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to Frenchie's comment about the blog name. LOVE IT. :) Am also very excited about your little can of Olives. What a great way to help bring some reality to us surrogate Aunties! -Lucky