Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baby Business: 16 Weeks

This week:
Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, Baby W will double his/her weight and add inches to his/her length. Right now, s/he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His/her legs are much more developed, his/her head is more erect than it has been, and his/her eyes have moved closer to the front of his/her head. His/her ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his/her scalp has begun, though his/her locks aren't recognizable yet. S/he's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his/her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as Baby W continues to develop.

How far along:
16 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I'll see the doctor Friday :) (just hoping I haven't lost anymore)
Maternity clothes: I have one style shirt in; blue, pink, green, gray, and white.
Stretch marks?: None that are new
Sleep: has much improved from the past few weeks.
Best moment this week: accepting a really great new job!
Movement: I may have felt flutters but nothing is confirmed
Food cravings: pineapple and pickles please.
Gender: maybe I am leaning more towards boy this week.
What I miss: a good glass of wine :o)
Milestones: sixteen week appointment this Friday!

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