Produce Report: She's a mango this week.

2/02/2009 07:15:00 AM
Much better than last week's "sweet potato," no?

At 19 weeks I'm still waiting to actually look pregnant. However, for the first time ever, last week my co-workers said they could SORT of see a bump under my shirt. That's fun. :)

What's Lila doing this week? Let me tell you. She's swimming. A lot. It's fun. I feel like I have my very own little buddy with me wherever I go.

Let's dive in.

Q: So, how do you pronounce, "Lila"?
A. Easy - peasy. "Lie" as in a mis-truth, and "La" as in, "Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la."

Q. What does the little mango's name mean?
A: Well, apparently it's of Arabic origin and means, "Night". I've also read that it's Hebrew for, "You are mine." (I prefer that etymology.) And, as a nod to our current location and my child's possible future citizenship, Lila also means, "purple" (my least favorite color) in Español and is a nod to the Lilac Tree (my favorite flowering shrub).

Q. Now that the fruit has a gender and a name, do you regret finding out?
A. No. While I always wanted to wait to find out the gender (and I admire those of you who do!), it's been beneficial for me to be able to call her by her name. I want to get to know her. I need a while to warm up to change. Especially change that will be living with me for the next 18 years.

Q. What don't they tell you about pregnancy?

A. A lot.

Q. When is your next appointment?
A. We shall see the mango on Thursday. I'll post pictures afterwards.

More pics next week!


  1. i have to admit, the mango is WAY better than the sweet potato! the new banner for this month. too cute. :)

    oh, and are so right. there is MUCH no one tells you about being pregant. and even more they don't tell you about being a mom! :)

  2. the sweet potato kind of grew on me though. it's hard switching my thinking every week!

    i like that you think of her as your little was really endearing to hear you say that.

  3. Ky, this post just made me smile b/c of the way you talk about Lila. She IS your little buddy :)


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