June 5, 2006

My Pregnancy, Week 16

How big is your baby?

By the end of week 16, your baby is approximately 6 inches and weighs 2 ½ ounces.

What is happening with your baby?

Your baby is preparing himself/herself for a growth spurt over the next several weeks. Your baby’s head is more erect now than it has been in the previous weeks of pregnancy. His/her ears and eyes are situated in their final positions. These three things are giving your baby a more “normal” appearance than he/she has had up to this point.

Several of the more complicated body systems are also beginning to function including your child’s urinary and circulatory system. Your baby’s heart pumps around 25 quarts of blood per day. However, by week 40 this amount will increase to 1,900 quarts per day!


Kristen said...

I just can't believe that little Butterball is a tiny little PERSON!!! It is just so amazing.

Mandy said...

Totally amazing and pretty freaky at the same time!

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