The kumquat tree is no longer in my parents' backyard- I'm pretty sure someone was trimming it and butchered it completely and killed it. Very sad. But a few years ago when Anthony and I moved into our new house, my grandmother's best friend gave Jennifer several teeny 12 inch kumquat trees. Jennifer passed one on to me, kept one for herself (I think), and gave one to my parents. Well, just under two years later, our kumquat tree has GROWN tremendously! It's by far one of the heartiest plants in our yard, and is just GORGEOUS! Of course, I didn't know that I would be getting so sentimental in this post, so I didn't snap a picture before, but I PROMISE I will post a pic of it tomorrow!
Hopefully so far you can see how much I LOVE kumquats. Well, you can imagine my excitement when I checked babycenter.com to see how big our baby is now that we are 10 weeks along, and it said it's the size of a KUMQUAT! I couldn't wait to post this (which is why I'm unprepared with a picture of our lovely kumquat tree!).
Here is a picture of a kumquat so you can get a relative size of our baby...
Right now our little one is about 1 1/4 inch from crown to rump and less than a third of an ounce! Tiny little thing!! I'm still feeling pretty great- just too tired to get up and do ANYTHING these days.
So I leave you with this note today- if you haven't tried a kumquat ever- get out and EAT ONE! :) You won't be sorry (well, you might if it's not ripe- yuck!)! :)