Baby Update: 16 Weeks

16 Week Update:

At 4 1/2 inches long (head to bottom) and 3 1/2 ounces, your baby is about the size of an avocado. In the next three weeks, she’ll go through a tremendous growth spurt, though, doubling her weight and adding inches to her length. Her lower limbs are much more developed now. Her head is more erect than it has been, and her eyes have moved toward the front of her head. Your baby’s ears are close to their final position, too. Some of her more advanced body systems are working, including her circulatory system and urinary tract. Her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, circulating her total blood volume through her body many times. (By the end of your pregnancy, this will increase to about 190 quarts.) The patterning of her scalp has begun, though her hair isn’t recognizable yet. Although closed, her eyes are moving (slowly), and she’s even started growing toenails.

McLovin’ is about the size of an avacado.. (yummm guacamole sounds good!)

Christmas Day

We spent Christmas this year with my family at my parents house.. very relaxed and laid back.. perfect! (We spent the weekend before with Adam’s family at his moms house, but our camera battery died and we don’t have any pictures of it.)

Buddy & Sammy helping Mommy open presents

Sam Sam likes to sit in your lap.. he doesn’t realize how big he is

Adam’s happy he got his iPod!

Sam still in my lap.. hopefully McLovin’ doesn’t mind being squished!

Sam and Grandma

Buddy is all tuckered out.. too many toys!

Ultrascreen Results

We got the results back from the ultrascreen we had done earlier this month, they were great! McLovin’ falls within the normal range and there is less than a 1/10,000 chance that he’ll have Down Syndrome, Trisomy 13 or Trisomy 18 – GREAT news!!

We had our last baby-free Christmas yesterday too.. Adam got me the most amazing present, diamond earrings!! He totally surprised me, they’re absolutely gorgeous and SO sparkly!! McLovin’ got lots of great stuff too – a few books, a cute teddy bear and a gift card to Baby Gap.. I think I might just have to go spend that for him after we find out if its a boy or girl!! :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

If you didn’t get a card/picture from us this year, I’m sorry! For some reason a lot of them were really late or didn’t show up, I swear I sent them! I have some extras though, so just let me know if you want one :)

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