Week 16

Week 16Week 16

  • Now, she’s about 4.6 inches long and weighs about 3.5 ounces.
  • She’s listening to your voice, thanks to tiny bones forming in her ears.
  • She’s growing hair, lashes and eyebrows.
  • And she’s forming taste buds.




From Jessyka: Our little avocado has been enjoying many more walks these days and I’ve been enjoying the sunshine!  Winter is definitely fleeing fast and my work is amping up with the anticipation of the start of the Copper River Salmon season.  The busyness at work is coinciding nicely with my new found energy, this is seeming more and more like the perfect time for pregnancy.

Last night we drove out the road searching the skies for Northern Lights that never came.  Oh well!  I bet that I will see them some day!  We did see an amazing moon.  It was barely a sliver with a shadow.  Check out this awesome photo Jonah took.

Sliver Moon

Here’s another snippet from thebump.com.  It’s the part of the update called “You’re Body is Changing” and it’s the first time the grossness factor hasn’t prevented me from posting it.

Stay on the lookout for some fluttering sensations in your abdomen. It might not be right at 16 weeks, but pretty soon you’ll start feeling baby moving around in there. At first those moves might feel like gas or a muscle twitch, but over time, as baby gets bigger and stronger, they’ll be unmistakable. Of course, feeling those movements comes with other issues, like having your lungs crowded by your growing babe. That could make it seem tough to catch your breath from time to time. Don’t worry: There are some positive symptoms you might be having at week 16. For example, some moms-to-be find their hair and nails grow faster. (Your hair might actually look thicker and more lustrous and your skin might look radiant, too. Woo hoo!) Another cool fact? Baby’s starting to be able to hear your voice — and she’ll recognize it at birth — so feel free to chat her up.

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