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Saying hello at 16 weeksAt this point of your pregnancy, your baby is approximately 4.3 to 4.6 inches long and weighs 2.8 ounces. Not only is your baby growing, your uterus and placenta continue to grow to accommodate the growing baby inside of you! Just six weeks ago, your uterus weighed about 5 ounces. This week it now weighs 8.75 ounces! The amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby is increasing and there is about 7.5 ounces of fluid. You will easily be able to feel your uterus approximately three inches below your navel.

This is an important week for testing and you will most likely have an AFP test done. This is a harmless blood test that is done to detect abnormalities such as Down's syndrome or spina bifida. This is a non-invasive test and it carries no risk to your developing baby. Most doctors will offer the test, but in most cases it is completely optional.

Your milk glands start production at this time and this causes some tenderness and swelling in early pregnancy. Your veins will become more visible because there is an increased amount of blood flowing to the breasts.

Five and a half inches tall and only six ounces in weight. The child can grasp with his hands, kick, or even somersault.

At this time, your baby is holding her head erect. Because her muscles are developing, she can make some faces now. Your baby is able to squint, frown and open its mouth. There is enough calcium in the bones that they will show up on an x-ray. Your baby's fingernails are well formed now and the legs are longer than the arms. Because your baby is moving well now, you may begin to feel his movements! Some women say that the early movements feel like gas bubbles or a slight flutter. If you have not yet felt the baby move, don't worry. Fetal movements are usually felt between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy.

You may feel your heart beating 'louder'. This is because there is a lot more blood in your body than normal. (about 20-25% more)

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rayansmama - 14 hours ago
I will be having three boys... According to the scan during nt screening around 13 weeks and I'm desperately hoping the thing in the crotch area disappears by next month. I have an appt on Friday.. Maybe I will ask my ob to look again.

tsubasa - 20.3 hours ago
Hello 16 weeks! I just saw the doctor yesterday hoping to find out the sex, but he couldn't see clearly. He said it is better to wait until January to confirm at the morphology scan, but that he guessed girl. I think girl too, since he kind of zoomed in right at the crotch and didn't see anything... Soooo three girls? Or should I really expect something mysteriously to GROW in another month? haha

funtimemum80 - 2 days ago
Just think years ago contraception was limited and hard to come by, these days we have so much choice on if we want babies and when. I've been pregnant ( on and off) since 1996 when you mentioned '2 decades' I thought 'crap that's me!' Time has gone way too quick! I agree with the older theory, I think we slow down with each pregnancy but I have noticed I rest more now whereas when I was younger I'd push myself, I think as long as the kids have been washed and fed the rest can wait it's turn. We are only pregnant for a little while, I do enjoy the energy and getting my body back after the baby has arrived but it's also the time when I think I CAN do that all again- a dangerous time 🙄

rayansmama - 2 days ago
I think few generations ago, it was pretty common to have a lot of babies. My grandparents had 10 kids. One of our family member had 18. I can't immagine being pregnant for 2 decades. But it's awesome to see that kind of strength. I feel like I have aged horribly after having my babies. This is my fifth pregnancy and had two miscarriages and I can tell I'm a lot weaker now. I get sick easily and feel really fatigued most of the time. I haven't had an appetite with this pregnancy. I can't eat much and haven't gained any weight. Hopefully that changes now that the second trimester started!

rayansmama - 3 days ago
Yea that happened with my first son. I choose rayan and I knew I would name my son rayan before I was even married. It's not 'ryan'. And I had five of my friends who named their son rayan after my son! Super pissed but oh well!

bgscoobyluver - 5 days ago
Yep! She tried to lie n say she didnt remember n she dreamed that name but she had both the first AND middle name! But I thank her for it bc we came up with an even better, way less common name:-) We try to choose names that are not popular, that are not crazy and that have a good meaning.

funtimemum80 - 5 days ago
Scooby- I cannot believe ur sil??! She really did that!!!?!! ive stopped telling others our names purely because I don't like over used names and people only like names that are within the top 20 lol I'm not waky with my name choices, just different 😀

bgscoobyluver - 5 days ago
funtime-WOW! 24! She is still living because she needed time to herself after all those kids! I bet she said, 'Ive had to deal wit all these people all this time Ill be doggone if I leave here before experiencing some me-time!' LOL. Thats awesome tho. As for names, hubby and I dont tell anyone the names b4 the babies r born, especially not the kids! Wen I was preg. with my son, my SIL was 2 months ahead of me and she stole my kids name! So now, we tell noone! That also cuts down on people givin their opinions and things.

funtimemum80 - 5 days ago
P.s with my 2nd at the 19 week scan, my daughters legs were crossed and an inexperienced sonographer guesses boy as she went under and could see 'scrotum' turns out a labia could be mistaken for scrotum. When I was preg with my 4th at the 13 week scan you could see this big boobie with a nipple between my babies legs and the sonographer guessed boy.... Turns out females at the gestation also have bits similar to males so I wouldn't count yourself out not having a girl just yet 😀

funtimemum80 - 5 days ago
Hi ladies- I dont have nick names for the 'bumps' I think that's why I try so hard to pick a name with my husband so I can start using it, I like how it makes me feel like they are already here with us. I love the name Elwood 'woody' for short but my husband won't agree to it. I'm calling him woody anyway 😛 My husband picks boring names like junior..... Rayansmama, we've been busy the past few years but I can't imagine it any different. I think it's in the genes as my grandmother had 10 babies and my husbands grandmother had 14. My sister in laws grandmother had 24 babies!! Now that IS impressive and craziness at the same time haha she is still living at the grand age of 104 so all them pregnancies must have have helped her life expectancy???

bgscoobyluver - 5 days ago
rayan- it seems like a lot of people have boys n hope for girls, i have 3 girls n 1 boy so they were hopin for boys. i told hubby that girls stay cuter n snuggly longer so he should be happy LOL. I dont think he bought that tho, lol

rayansmama - 5 days ago
Funtimemum...just saw ur having ur 8th?! How do you find the strength. God bless you...I'm so exhausted with just two. Btw my name is Sarah too :)

rayansmama - 5 days ago
I'm from week 15 but since this site is so dead now, I hop around. Congrats on the twins bgscoobyluver. Sounds amazing having two girls. I always wanted twins! I have two boys and this is my third so I'm really hoping this ones a girl. At the NT screening they told me it's a boy again but how accurate are scans at 12 weeks? I'm hoping they are wrong like they were with you funtimemum!

bgscoobyluver - 6 days ago
Oh yes! Baby B is definitely my active one! I need some cute nicknames for them, what do yall girls call ur baby's now

funtimemum80 - 6 days ago
Hi scooby- twin girls! How adorable! Sounds like they have different personalities already 😄

bgscoobyluver - 7 days ago
O h yea I forgot to mention that the side, my left, is the one where i feel the most movement and that is where active baby B is! Oh n the tech told me not to tell anyone about the girls bc its not definitive until 20wks but hey im gettin myself prepped for more lil beautiful, hormonal girls LOL.

bgscoobyluver - 7 days ago
Well. Baby B would not cooperate with the nurse on gettin heartrates with doppler so had to get an ultrasound. Baby A was cool and calm. HR 144 Baby B was kickin n movin with HR 158. AND its lookin like GIRLS! Im sad for hubby n son but so happy they r safe n healthy

funtimemum80 - 7 days ago
Pugdunn- you have patience! I can't enjoy my pregnancy without knowing who's on their way, preparing for them and naming them is part of the excitement for me. our 1st son was a surprise, our 2nd was a very different surprise ( we were told a boy when she was a girl) that wasn't nice as we 'lost' the son we prepared for. So from pregnancy number 3 we have always gone private and seen the goods for ourselves. Knowing I guess gives me control, the only thing I never know is when they will come, how it all goes, weight, time and of course what they will look like- that in itself I can't wait for!! Scooby- you learn something new everyday! That explains why my children share classes with twins that look the same and are the same gender, are you planning to deliver naturally or via c section??

bgscoobyluver - 8 days ago
funtime identical twins means 1 sperm fertilized 1 egg that split in half so each half of the egg got the same thing so same gender. Fraternal twins are from 2 different eggs and 2 different sperm so they can be different genders.

bgscoobyluver - 8 days ago
pugdunn! u r a strong woman!!

pugdunn - 8 days ago
I'm waiting to find out what we are having until May ... This is the best gift ever!!!

funtimemum80 - 8 days ago
I never knew identical twins shared the same gender- goes to show how much I know about twins! Fingers crossed you get your scan ✌️

bgscoobyluver - 9 days ago
That wuld be nice but theyre identical so not likely. Im really hopin i can weasle a ultrasound outta my doc tuesday LOL

funtimemum80 - 9 days ago
Perhaps one of each?? that would be so cool 😍

bgscoobyluver - 9 days ago
I dont kno. I sometimes think boys but now im thinkin girls. My hubby had a dream they were girls, but everytime I think of an ultrasound i see boys in my head. The same with how i visualized my ultrasounds initially and saw twins. But I just dont kno. Oh and about the names, I think im just gonna tell hubby he names one and i name the other LOL

funtimemum80 - 9 days ago
And the fun begins..... Searching for a name we both agree on!!

funtimemum80 - 9 days ago
What are your instincts?? When do you have your scan??

bgscoobyluver - 9 days ago
I feel the same way funtime!! I cant wait till I find out what my babaies r!

funtimemum80 - 9 days ago
I don't know how peeps can go through a whole pregnancy not knowing gender, now I know who's growing in there I'm starting to feel pregnant now- now it's real! I couldn't bear the suspense anymore!

bgscoobyluver - 10 days ago
Oh my goodness! YAY!! Oh funtime- congratulations! Im so happy for u!

funtimemum80 - 10 days ago
Scooby- Deffo not twins... Just one baby BOY!! My instinct was right- I'm always really nauseous with boys. I'm sooooo happy right now, my eldest boy has left home and my 2 year old boy is surrounded by 5 sisters, this means he has a brother close in age to grow up with 😄

bgscoobyluver - 11 days ago
mandy- congratulations on ur boy!! I was hopin that these were goin to be boys but now imn not sure. im craving citrus fruits like i did with my 2nd daughter. My son will be gutted if they r girls but girls are fun so I really think ill be only slightly disappointed if they r girls but dont tell my hubby n son LOL

bgscoobyluver - 11 days ago
16 weeks!!! funtime r u sure u r not havin twins? :-0 I sure hope u start to feelin better. I still have some sick days but im feelin bettr than othr timesz. Im still so exhausted!

mandy irish mommy - 12 days ago
hello 16 weeks pregnant with my 5th baby.. i have 4 daughters aging 6,4,2 and 7 months. we found out last weekend we are expecting our first son we are over the moon. would love to chat with ppl and share stories.. xx

funtimemum80 - 13 days ago
Went to my eldest daughters 6th form evening tonight and threw up my dinner in front of 100 or so of other parents! Oh the shame

funtimemum80 - 14 days ago
I find out on Saturday, I'm still being sick and today I'm so nauseous, every time I move I throw up, this is usually a sign it's a boy for me! You don't get pain relief for home births, you may get some gas and air if your lucky it depends if they have any in their car when they arrive!

Taylorsbunno2 - 15 days ago
Funtime- wow how amazing to hear that story though. A breech baby with what pain relief lol. Do any of you ladies have any idea of what sex you've got this time?

funtimemum80 - 15 days ago
She was in normal position all the way through the pregnancy until during labour when she dropped into my pelvis for delivery, by then it was too late and was on her way out wether we liked it or not! luckily I had a very experienced midwife with me

bgscoobyluver - 15 days ago
So funtime did u kno baby was breech from the start? did they try and turn them or did they just let u deliver breech anyway?

funtimemum80 - 16 days ago
My most painful was 5th then my 7th a close second, both were in poor positions, one being breech and the other with her limbs all twisted, my 7th lasted 16 hours, 12 of them I was stuck at 5 cm because she could drop into my pelvis. My 4th was a 45 min planned home birth which was just amazing ( my 2nd home birth after the back to back ) and my 6th was a wonderful water birth experience which I would recommend to anyone that can tolerate water touching them during labour 😊

Taylorsbunno2 - 16 days ago
My first labour was horrendous and I was only 19 and niave I don't think I understood how painful could be ha. 2nd time. Amazing! No pain relief on my feet all labour and only 4 hours. First was 7 hours. So hoping this time it gets shortened again haha! Yes I'm not one to go along easily with believing everyone 3rd is the hardest but majority I've heard it was there most painful. OUCH!

bgscoobyluver - 16 days ago
k, just went and read my birth story of my 3rd and i was the most painful! LOL. but hey it didnt last long

bgscoobyluver - 16 days ago
noseying around but just wanted to say that my 3rd labor was by far the quickest and best one I think. I was at the hospital for 1hr15min b4 i had my baby in my arms!

funtimemum80 - 16 days ago
i heard the same thing when I was preg with my 3rd and I worried myself. My 5th was breech so does that mean all 5th babies are breech? I think people love to dramatize things and put the shivers in you. If your baby ends up being back to back you may be encouraged to be on your feet a bit more during labour to try and get baby in a better position, your labour May last a bit longer but it will hurt getting baby out. All my babies hurt coming out, it made no difference to their 'number'

Taylorsbunno2 - 16 days ago
I've heard back to back labour can be the worst for pain too! How was your 3rd labour? This is mine and all I've heard about the 3rd labour is horror stories!

funtimemum80 - 16 days ago
I asked at the 13 week scan, I always like to ask. I've had placenta previa twice, in my 5th pregnancy it completely covered my cervix and was close to having a c-section, it finally moved in week 37, I think they take more notice of placenta position at the 20 week scan. Anterior placenta does mean we won't feel much, also back to back labours are linked with anterior placentas which happend with my 3rd, if I had known beforehand I would have done the excersises they recommend to turn baby into a more favourable position before 'lift off'

Taylorsbunno2 - 16 days ago
Funtimemum- I don't really feel any movement and wondering if I have an anterior placenta. How did you find out u had one? I'm week 19 so will ask them to check at my next scan.

funtimemum80 - 16 days ago
Hello week 16! I know I'm talking to myself but I'm still going to write, in just 6 days I find out if I'm team blue or pink! I still have nausea everyday but so far I've not been sick for a few days, the trick is to eat although that's easier said then done. I feel the odd movement, the placenta is at the front, my 3rd baby's placenta was anterior and I hardly felt any movement, I've got a feeling this pregnancy will be the same

ckaySA - 22 days ago
Aussiemumma, i haven't felt any definite movement either really and i'm 16w6days... Went for a scan yesterday and baby was laying quite deep in the pelvis so doctor was struggling to get a good view of the bums lol...but he seems to think it's a girl :-)...guess we'll have to wait till our next appt on 8th December...this is also my 3rd pregnancy...I have a 6yr old daughter and 4 yr old son...and definitely looking pregnant now...and not just fat lol

aussiemumma86 - 22 days ago
hey guys i check the page's out daily just haven't posted anything for a while. I'm starting to pop out as well im a bigger girl and this is my 3rd pregnancy. i go for my big ultrasound on the 27th november can't wait to find out what we are having. i have 2 boys 7 and 2 would like a girl but feel as though we are having a boy.. 16w 2 dyas today and havent really felt any movements yet. i thought i might of but not yet. hows everyone else going? I've been having a really sore lower back as well it sucks.

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