♥ Jeanine ♥ (mommy_egats) wrote in bun_inmy_oven,
♥ Jeanine ♥
mommy_egats
bun_inmy_oven

16 weeks

Your Baby

Your baby is now up to about 120 grams (4 ounces), and
should be about 6 inches in length. You may have an
ultrasound scheduled soon, this procedure may determine, if
you want to know, whether this baby is a boy or a girl.
Your baby's finger nails and toenails are now fully formed.
Internally, your baby's urinary tract and bladder are
functioning, emptying about once every hour.

For an image of your baby at 16 weeks, visit:

http://www.pregnancyweekly.com/topics/ultrasound1/16wk.htm

How your baby's growing: At 4 1/2 inches long (head to bottom) and 3 1/2 ounces, your baby is about the size of an avocado. In the next three weeks, she'll go through a tremendous growth spurt, though, doubling her weight and adding inches to her length. Her lower limbs are much more developed now. Her head is more erect than it has been, and her eyes have moved toward the front of her head. Your baby's ears are close to their final position, too. Some of her more advanced body systems are working, including her circulatory system and urinary tract. Her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day. (By the end of your pregnancy, this will increase to about 190 quarts.) The patterning of her scalp has begun, though her hair isn't recognizable yet. Although closed, her eyes are moving (slowly), and she's even started growing toenails.
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