Monday, July 28, 2008

16 WEEKS


28 JUL: We are now at 16 weeks and it seems that my belly has grown tremendously in the last 24 hours. Rob says it's been growing and that I have been in denial.

Our babies at 16 wks:
* Fat begins to form underneath skin, providing your baby with insulation for the coming months.
* Both baby and placenta are now about the same size?
* Our little ones have reached 4.57 inches (11.6cm) and approximately 3.53 ounces (100gm).
* Heads and necks are held straighter now.
* This is a week of "mights!" You might hear the tiny thumps of his heartbeat with an external monitor now.
* Hearts are pumping as much as 6 gallons of blood a day and beats are at a rate about double your heartrate.
* Their reflexes are in action! (Sucking, swallowing and blinking are now evident and are probably even hiccuping even though it isn't felt yet!
* The Babies have learned to breathe! It's amazing that they are able to breathe "underwater," inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid? These actions help the lungs to develop and grow.

4 comments:

Christy said...

Hey guys, it is amazing how much your belly has grown in the week that we have been gone! We are heading out tomorrow, don't worry, i will get you the pictures as soon as I can. :-) Miss you guys so much and can't wait to see you soon.

bmcqueen said...

Nellie,
You look adorable! I can't believe how fast time flies. I told John that I wanted to come help out when the babies get here. He said start saving your days at school. LOL. So is that a yes? My interpretation says so. Who knows? Maybe around spring break if you need me. Post more pics...Love seeing them.
Bobbi

abbie said...

Chona u look very pretty pregnant I am so happy for u and lencha. Can't wait to see u,lencha and the babies. Miss u guys very much!

Dee said...

Nellie,

If anyone has ever had a pregnacy "glow" it is you. You look great. I am very happy for you and Rob.

Love and miss ya

Dee