this week the baby is the size of....
Weird, right? Lol but still! Wow!
and remember, that means that it's the general length of the baby, that's what we're comparing the fruit to, length.
The baby is now approximately 4.3 to 4.6 inches long (also about the length of a tube of mascara) and weighs about 3.5 ounces - the weight of an apple!
The baby is able to hear my voice now because the little bones in the baby's ears are growing and developing! YAY! I've started singing to the baby already but i really need to learn some more songs.
The baby's eyebrows, lashes and hair are really filling in now as well as the tastebuds developing as well.
in the womb, the baby's facial muscles are continuing to develop. It can now squint and yawn! How cute to imagine it yawning in there!! oh my gosh!
The heart is now pumping 25 quarts of blood through the baby's system per day - that's impressive! The skin is still translucent and if you could see the baby right now you'd still be able to see all the veins. As the next few weeks progress, the baby will be developing layers of fat and the skin will become less see-through.
If we were to do an x-ray right now, the babys bones would show up! Also the baby already has well-formed fingernails :)
an ultrasound can now pick up the baby's sex (though unfortunately for us, we still have to wait until June 9th to get ours done! can't stand it! lol).
so there we have it! that's the baby at week 16!