Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Woman Realizes She’s Pregnant After Insufferable Fruit and Vegetable Comparisons

 Minneapolis, MN – One Minneapolis woman has finally realized the cause of her inane fruit comparisons.
 
“The first time it happened was in a strategy meeting at work,” says Daci Platt, 30. “For some reason, it just occurred to me to compare the size of our logistical problem to a papaya.”
 
“It was accurate,” admits former colleague Lisa Furman, “The problem was actually about that large. But no one else on our team would have ever thought to describe it that way. We thought she was a genius.”
 
Over the next few weeks, Platt’s husband, Yoni, says he noticed the fruit comparisons happening more often and without warning. “She sent back her meal at a restaurant because it was the size of a plum and she was expecting it to be the size of a grapefruit,” remembers Yoni. “Frankly, it’s embarrassing.”
 
Platt says it was a comment at the dog park that convinced her to take a pregnancy test. “I was there with my dog, Ike – he’s about the size of a watermelon, for reference – and this puppy came up and sniffed him.” Platt remembers she squealed over the puppy and informed its owner that it was “the size of a butternut squash.”
 
“The puppy’s owner smiled knowingly and asked how far along I was,” laughs Platt. “I stared at her blankly. She whispered, ‘I’m 6 weeks and the nausea is unbearable, but thank God my fruit comparisons are pretty mild.’”
 
That’s when it clicked, Platt says. She left the dog park immediately and stopped at Target to pick up a few “carrot sized” pregnancy tests.  “Sure enough,” she says, “They were all positive.”
 
Baby Platt is due in February and the Platts would like everyone to know that they are aware it will be cold that month -- and they couldn't care less than a garbanzo bean. 

14 comments:

  1. Oh gosh I miss you. You are funny and cute! I can't wait to hold baby Platt and cry about him/her.

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  2. Congratulations, Daci!!! I wish you, Yoni, and your garbanzo bean many blessings.

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  3. Congratulations! I'm due end of January.

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  4. CONGRATS!!!! This is truly, TRULY, the best pregnancy announcement I've ever read.

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  5. Best. Announcement. Ever. But we wouldn't have expected anything less! Mazel Tov, hugs and love to you and Yoni on this wonderful news! Ida Rose would like to you to have your baby on her birthday, Feb. 3rd...and says "plus Amethysts are really pretty-tell Yoni so you can get one!"

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  6. Eeeeeee, congratulations! Of course you have the most amusing and clever announcement. Hope things are going smoothly. (Also, just wrap that baby up like a tamale and he/she will be good to go for winter.)

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  8. hahaha love this! Congratulations!!!! Soon enough that baby will be the size of a state fair pumpkin like my little piglet!

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  9. Wahoooooooooooooo!! :) Congratulations!!! What a fun announcement..LOL

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  10. Yay!!! congratulations!! this is such exciting and wonderful news :)

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  11. Mazel tov! If you need an in-town savta, let me know. My own kids are expecting their first October, so I will have had a little practice by then.

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  12. Congrats!!! Way to join the preggo blogging club in style ;) I'm due in 2 weeks and have gotten the "Oh, it's going to be/is SO HOT!" comment from every single person I've come across my entire pregnancy. Yes, I'm aware I live in Louisiana. It never gets less annoying. Hang it there with the "cold" comments!

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