Week 16 of your Pregnancy
Your baby now weighs about 3 to 4 ounces or 85 to 115 grams and is almost 5 inches or 12.7 cm from head to buttocks – about the size of an avocado.
Want to know if it is a boy or a girl? An ultrasound may be able to give you an answer this week, maybe even with a smile or two.
Your baby can now grasp with his/her hands, kick and somersault.
What to Expect
This week the fundus (top or your uterus) will be around 6 inches or 16 cm above your pubic bone (about midway between your pubic bone and navel).
Those ligaments and muscles which are supporting your enlarging uterus are getting a work out and sometimes they protest, resulting in sharp twinges of pain.
Something to look forward to – You can usually begin to feel your baby’s first movements between weeks 16 to 20, although it will probably be closer to week 20 for a first pregnancy.
Tip for Week 16
Time to start taking photos of your growing pregnant belly! Don’t forget to include your partner in a few shots as well.
These will be gorgeous keepsakes that will bring back lots of memories in years to come.