From Baby Center – Week 16:
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.
We went to the doctor this week (on Monday) and FINALLY got to hear baby B’s heartbeat – it was 153 and the doc said everything seemed to be going smoothly. I got blood taken for the quad screen (where they test for stuff like Downs Syndrome and chromosomal issues in me to determine what to look for at the next appointment with the anatomy scan)
Weight: Went to the doctor on Monday and am up close to 8lbs (the scale showed 7.8 or something) so I guess they round up. I’m sticking with 7 🙂