Sunday, July 12, 2009

Baby Update: Week 16

Changes In My Growing Baby:

"Development has reached a unique milestone, as the baby and the placenta are now roughly the same size.

Every day, the baby is looking more like an adorable newborn, with fat deposits building up under the skin, and the neck and head straightening more, also the eyes and ears have moved into their final position. The eyes can perceive light although the eyelids remain sealed shut.

The heart pumps 25 quarts of blood per day, which may sound like a lot until you consider that by week 40, that number will rise to 1900 quarts a day! Baby’s heart rate is twice yours.

The activity level continues to increase as baby may be contending with hiccups, and is breathing underwater. The baby is now around 3 ounces, perhaps up to 3 ½ ounces, and is 4 ½ to 5 inches in length."

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