Friday, October 24, 2008

Sixteen Weeks

Today Baby Lundberg is 16 weeks old. Only 168 days to go! So far this pregnancy has been really easy. No morning sickness or nausea, or excessive fatigue. I am starting to show but it kind of just looks like I ate a big lunch or dinner. I can't wait to really pop out!

According to The Cradle, Baby L. measures 4 3/4 inches long (120 mm) crown to rump and weighs 3 3/4 ounces (104.5 g), having more than doubled its dimensions in a mere two weeks.

According to PregnancyWeekly, Baby L. now weighs just over 3 ounces and measures about 4.5 inches long. His or her fingernails and toenails are now fully formed, and internally baby's urinary tract and bladder are functioning, emptying about once every hour.

According to BabyCenter, Baby L is getting ready for a growth spurt, and in the next few weeks Baby L will double in weight and add inches to his/her length. Baby L's legs are much more developed, the head is more erect than it has been, and the eyes have moved closer to the front of the head. Baby L's ears are close to their final position, too.

I should have started this blog earlier. I didn't think of it - I stole the idea from one of my sorority sisters. :)

We scheduled our "big" ultrasound for November 19, 2008. That is when we will find out if Baby L. will be baby Nick or baby Kate!

Typically moms feel their babies start to move between 16 weeks and 22 weeks, so I am anxiously waiting for that. It's called "quickening." Our baby's eyelids are fused shut, but it can still sense light. Soon our baby will be able to hear.

Stay tuned!


Dionne Haglund said...

Hi Tanya! I'm so excited for you and Jeff. Glad I have a blog to check in on to see how mom, dad and baby are doing.

Much love,

Unknown said...

Tanya & Jeff,
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of "Baby L" and hope you keep up the blog. It is very exciting to read about your little one and how you are feeling. Our love and support are always with you. xo
Audrey & Norm