In addition to being a zookeeper at the Columbus Zoo, a cat, dog and
horse owner, and a self proclaimed “bird nerd,” Jennifer Dew
recently took on the role of expectant mother.

Due in December with her first child, Dew wanted to find a
creative way to track her unborn daughter’s growth, something other
than the traditional pattern comparing fetus to fruits.

“The fruit size comparison was a little difficult for me to
visualize,” Dew told TODAY Parents. “So many fruits vary in size —
I mean, I’ve seen small pomegranates and big pomegranates. And —
I’m sorry — but how can my baby be the size of a banana?”

Dew says she found an app that compared her baby’s size to the
sizes of “weird but cute animals.” That, combined with seeing a
fellow zookeeper post similar photos during her own pregnancy,
inspired Dew to take a series of Instagram photos of
her baby bump, each paired with a zoo animal matching her
daughter’s weight.

RELATED: Golden retriever gets adorable maternity photo shoot (and
11 puppies!)

“It’s cool to be holding an animal and realize, ‘Wow,

Mayra Rodriguez
Follow Me

Mayra Rodriguez

Content Editor at oneQube
Work from home mom dedicated to my family. Total foodie trying new recipes.Love hunting for the best deals online. Wannabe style fashionista. As content editor, I get to do what I love everyday. Tweet, share and promote the best content our tools find on a daily basis.
Mayra Rodriguez
Follow Me