Happy 16 weeks.

Well technically I’m almost 17 weeks now in two days lol. I’m trying to be better at updates. It’s definitely getting more exciting now that I’m starting to round out a bit and look a bit more pregnant vs fat. I have been feeling great as normal. I still haven’t seemed to have gained any weight so that makes me happy! I started out a bit bigger then I did my last couple pregnancy’s. I’m very glad the pools going to be open soon! That’s our favorite summer activity, plus it’s great exercise as long as I swim and not just lay out! Tomorrow is kailynn’s last day of school and then we get to sleep in and have fun! Our next dr appointment is this Thursday also so that’s exciting! After the appointment we will be heading down to our family farm for a long holiday weekend! It’s great to let the kids run and play and not worry about cars and people! I’m excited to spend time outside enjoying family and summer fires with SMORES!!! it’s crazy to think I’m already almost half way done being pregnant! This is the part I can’t wait to hurry and get to and then bam it all seems to fly by so fast! Before I know it I’ll be sad it’s all over. Anyway let’s see what exciting things baby B is doing this week!

Your baby now weighs in at a whopping three to four ounces and he’s four to five inches in length. The backbone and tiny muscles in his back are gaining strength, so he can straighten out his head and neck even more. And thanks to his developing facial muscles, your baby is capable of making a few expressive frowns and squints, even at this early stage. His eyes are finally working too , making small side-to-side movements and perceiving light (although the eyelids are still sealed). Peekaboo!

Your fetus is becoming a looker too — with a face that has both eyebrows and eyelashes — but a skinny looker, since there’s no baby fat yet. And here’s the skinny on baby skin : It’s practically translucent now, so if you took a peek inside your uterus, you’d be able to see your baby’s blood vessels under that thin skin.

Listen up: Tiny bones in your fetus’ ears are in place, making it likely that the baby can hear your voice when you’re speaking (or singing in the shower) at 16 weeks pregnant. In fact, studies have found that babies who hear a song while they’re in the womb recognize the same tune when it’s sung to them after they’re born (so choose your lullabies with that in mind).

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