Monday, 13 July 2009

16 weeks

Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you're interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double their weight and add inches to their length. Right now, they're about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. Their legs are much more developed, their head is more erect than it has been, and their eyes have moved closer to the front of their head. Their ears are close to their final position, too.

The patterning of their scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. They have even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, their heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

*How far along?: 16 weeks

*Total weight gain: none

*How big is baby?: an avocado, mmm guacamole

*Maternity clothes?: Pretty much, yup with the exception of some tops

*Sleep?: Some weird dreams, including one where I dated Peter Andre

*Best moment this week?: Figuring out that yes that probably is movement

*Movement?: Random flutters

*Food cravings?: American food, but I craved that before

*Labor signs?: Nope

*Belly button in or out?: Innie

*What I miss: Fried eggs, all the clothes I packed away this weekend

*What I'm looking forward to: Free movie date night tonight

*Milestone: ?

Information from BabyCentre and The Bump.


Anonymous said...

You look great with your perfect little bump!

Noodles said...

Sweet jesus! You are the cutest pregnant lady EVER!!! Here's to continuing to feel good!

Elizabeth said...

Your baby bump is too cute! I love the information you're posting. I'll have to remember that when we "get there" someday!

Mary said...

You look SOO cute! How fun to be able to feel the baby already!

Anonymous said...

You're adorable (and I'm jealous!)