Saturday, November 10, 2007

Half-way mark

Today I am 16 weeks pregnant with these quads. So, I figure I am half the way through my pregnancy. The U.S. average for delivery quads is 30 weeks but for my perinatologist's office, ~32 weeks is their average for delivery of quads. Although, they want me to make it to 34 weeks. Oh, I pray that God would make that happen and we can have big, healthy babies!! It's crazy to think I am half the way :P

Here is what is happening with the babies at 16 weeks (from BabyCenter.com)...

How your baby's growing: 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 (I saw this at my last ultrasound). 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 (I wonder if they will have as much hair as Jared did when he was born ;) ). Although closed, her eyes are moving (slowly), and she's even started growing toenails.

1 comment:

amy said...

congrats on the half-way mark!

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