Monday, April 18, 2005

Sixteen Weeks

Your baby's nails are well formed, and some babies are even in need of having their nails trimmed at birth. The ears have also moved from the neck to the head. The eyes have come closer together so that they face forward, and the baby begins to blink. Baby's head is now held high, and limb movements occur in a coordinated fashion. Fine lanugo hair covers your baby's body and head.

Your baby is emptying his or her bladder every 40-45 minutes. The limb movements are becoming more coordinated. Your baby is about 3 ounces (85 grams) and 6.3 inches (16 cms). The gender may be detectable by ultrasound. On an ultrasound, you may catch sight of the sucking reflex as your baby sucks his or her thumb.

You may begin to feel movement now. Another "sign" that there are multiples is the mom who describes fetal movement like an octopus, or "all over the place."

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