How far along: 16 weeks 6 days
Size of Babies: About 4.5 inches
Weight Gain: 128, so far up 5 from the 7 I initially lost
Clothing: Wore my first maternity top the other day!
Gender: We will find out on Wednesday the 19th
Movement: I felt a few little tickles but I'm not convinced yet!
Sleep: I remember the most crazy dreams!
Symptoms: Indigestion, back pain, stuffy nose
Morning sickness: Getting better
What I miss: Whenever I'm not eating butter, I miss butter
Cravings: Butter and bread!
Best moment this week: Date night last night with my man
What am I looking forward to: Being able to call my babies by name (girls or boys?)
How is Tristan: Annoyed by my giant body pillow
This Week in my Belly:
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.
See what fraternal twins look like in the womb this week.