Week 16

Week 16 and still going strong.

Here’s what the little one is looking like right now.

16 Weeks Pregnant
It appears things are starting to get better for mom to be.  The headaches are starting to be less and less and a lot of the stuff that goes along with the early parts of the pregnancy are starting to pass.
Sure, there are a few moments that come out of the blue.  Friday night after playing two games of Life she got a headache that was about to rip out of her brain.  It seems like that if she monitors her sleep and doesn’t push it too hard she is fine, but if she pushes it like Friday night the headache attacks.
All in all things are going pretty well.  I think she is now getting to the point where it is going to be more about the growing and showing than anything else.  We will see.

Your Baby

Your baby is already mugging for the camera as she practices all sorts of facial expressions, such as squinting, yawning and grimacing, which will come in handy when you introduce her to pureed spinach. Check out what else is happening in utero:

You’re just getting comfortable with being a new mom, but you’re actually on the road to being a grandma. If your baby is a girl, her uterus is fully developed and the ovaries already hold primitive egg cells. Did that just make you feel a thousand years old, or what?

Your baby’s skin is still translucent and wrinkly, not unlike an old man’s, but more fat will soon accumulate under the dermas to plump her out. If you could peer inside right now, you’d be able to see all of her veins under her skin. And speaking of veins, your baby’s heart now pumps about 25 quarts of blood per day, and she hasn’t even seen Orlando Bloom yet! Also, her eyes are now locked and loaded at their final destination, facing forward rather than to the sides. (Whew!)

This is the week women get an amniocentesis, if their doc recommends it. In addition to supplying doctors with a boatload of info about the baby’s health, amnios are also more than 99 percent accurate in determining what version of baby you’ll be having. So if you want to know and you’re getting an amnio, now’s a great time to find out for sure.

Your baby weighs about 3 ounces this week and measures between 4 and 5 inches, about the length of your mascara.

via 16 Weeks Pregnant – 3D Pregnancy Calendar.

If you don’t remember the game of Life, here you go.

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Where will your choices take you?

You made it through high school, so now what’s next? Go to college or start a career -it’s your choice. Think the family life is for you? Take that path and see how many kids you’ll have! Will you venture down the risky road where fortunes can be won… and lost? Do whatever it takes to retire in style with the most wealth at the end of the game.

Spin the wheel of fate and take a drive along the twisting roads families have enjoyed for more than 50 years! Do good deeds as you go through the game to earn Life Tiles and more money down the road!