Wednesday, March 4, 2009

16 weeks

And just like that we're trucking along here at 16 weeks. I'm taking the next couple of days off work and my Mom is coming up to spend the next few days with me as we get serious about nursery decorating decisions, home renovations, home repairs, etc. I can't wait!

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

13 comments:

ashley said...

It really is going by fast isn't it? I'm sure your nursery's going to be beautiful!

Lea said...

Wow that went fast! Can't wait to see what you come up with for the nursery. You are going to share right? :)

Lisa said...

Awesome! I am so glad you are going to be doing some nesting! What fun!

Wendy said...

Glad you are doing so well. I love looking at nurseries...hope you post a picture or two!

Emily said...

16 weeks?!?! When the heck did that happen - you are almost 1/2 way!!!
Enjoy the time with your mom - you are going to have so much fun!

~Jess said...

Yay for 16 weeks! Enjoy your time off with your mom and renovating :-)

Chelle said...

Have fun with your mom! Can't wait to see nursery pics...!

J Claire said...

Congratulations! I'd love for you to share your experience with our visitors. It helps moms who are trying to get pregnant to hear a story with such a happy ending.

When you get your nursery done, you should enter it in our nursery pictures contest.

Here's the url if you're interested

http://www.unique-baby-gear-ideas.com/baby-nursery-theme-contest.html

Here are some pictures entered from past contests:

http://www.unique-baby-gear-ideas.com/baby-nursery-pictures.html

notesforanewday said...

I know this is early, but I found this bit of information so adorable and thought I'd share:

"Vision is the last sense to develop. In utero, eyelids remain closed until about the 26th week in order for the retinas to fully develop. Around week 26, the eyes open and even begin to blink!

As soon as their eyes open in the womb, twins seem to have no trouble locating each other and touching faces or holding hands."

Holding hands! That's so sweet.

Retro Girl said...

Great picture...wow, those are really babies in there! Have a great time with your mom!

theworms said...

16 weeks already! So exciting! Have fun getting nursery together, can't wait to see pics :)

Just Another Infertile said...

Congrats Jill on 16 weeks! I'm sure your nursery will be wonderful. I can't wait to see it.

Sky said...

Jill - I can't believe it's 16 weeks. I remember when you were in Colorado transferring! :)