Every week, The Bump emails me to let me know how big my baby is compared to various fruits and vegetables. For about the last month, that particular web site has been saying Baby Boy is the size of a squash every single week (squash obviously comes in an incredible array of shapes and sizes = not helpful at all). So I was excited to see something new pop up last week...
"Baby's now the size of a durian fruit!"
Durian fruit? What the heck is a durian fruit??
Oh, Wikipedia, what in the world did I do before you existed?
The durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odor, and formidable thorn-covered husk. (Dear lord, is that what's going to come out of my vagina?!?) The fruit can grow as large as 12 inches long and 6 inches in diameter, and typically weighs 2 to 7 pounds. Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the color of the husk is green to brown, and its flesh is pale yellow to red depending on the species. It is regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the "king of fruits."
I think this stuff sounds nasty!
"The edible flesh emits a distinctive odor that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odor has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia."
I think I'll pass.
And frankly I'm a little offended that The Bump would compare my tiny, innocent, adorable child to this icky, ugly stuff!
Have you ever heard of, or tried, durian fruit?
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