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16 Weeks Pregnant – What to Expect Your 16th Week of Pregnancy

Did you you know that in week 16 of your pregnancy, your baby’s eyes start to work? Its true!

Let the author of What to expect when you’re expecting to walk you through the 16 week of pregnancy, and learn some amazing new things!

What’s going on inside your ever-expanding belly this week? For one thing, your little boxer is working up to fighting weight. Sure, her body still looks pretty thin and fragile, especially with only a translucent layer of skin covering those blood vessels and bones. And yes, she’s only four to five inches long and weighs just three ounces. But your little flyweight is starting to gain some muscle mass. Her back muscles are getting stronger, enabling her to straighten her head and neck even more. Stronger muscles also allow her to make some of her very first facial expressions. Was that a grin?

Talking about that getting-more-adorable-by-the-day face, your baby’s eyes are facing fully forward and framed by a fringe of eyelashes and tiny eyebrows. And, though her eyelids are still sealed shut and will stay that way for another ten weeks or so, those tiny orbs will soon be able to perceive light, even though there’s nothing to see. It’s always dark in baby’s hotel womb.

In other news, your little one’s ticker is pumping around 25 quarts of blood per day through her growing body. Now that sounds like a lot of pumping action going on, but it’s only the beginning. By the time your baby is ready for her debut, her heart will be pumping 1,900 quarts a day!

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Joy Wilkinson
Joy Wilkinson
1 year ago

16 weeks tomorrow with baby number two. So excited to meet him/her

Heath Filisty
Heath Filisty
1 year ago

I have bad hip pain I’m 16 weeks and 4 days😭😭

sweet sweet
sweet sweet
1 year ago

16 weeks and going 🥳🥳 bless Jesus

Shannon Brooksmo
Shannon Brooksmo
1 year ago

16 weeks today yayyyyy 😍✨

Dijanee* danielle* Benjamin
Dijanee* danielle* Benjamin
1 year ago

16 weeks and 7 days 😍

Taniya Hussain
Taniya Hussain
1 year ago

I m gng to complete 4 months on 14th dec…but don't feel any movement…😔😔😔

Keeping Up With Domonique
Keeping Up With Domonique
1 year ago

I’m 15 Weeks 3 days I can’t wait to find out what I’m having!!! I have to wait until January (my next appointment) it’s taking forever!! 😩

Robynne Palmer
Robynne Palmer
1 year ago

16 weeks today gender scan next month

Nyssia Mcghee
Nyssia Mcghee
1 year ago

15 weeks and 5 days can’t wait to see my baby again.

sunny 1019
sunny 1019
1 year ago

16 weeks will be 17w Tuesday

Ainslies
Ainslies
1 year ago

16 weekksss

cnc3ful
cnc3ful
11 months ago

16 weeks today! Can't wait to meet my beautiful baby.❤️

Jovi Menudo
Jovi Menudo
11 months ago

16 weeks with my first baby, couldn’t see gender quite yet at my last appointment , but we’ll see soon!!! Baby Lopez coming 09/17/2020

AnimePianoCovers2020
AnimePianoCovers2020
10 months ago

My fiancé is 15 weeks today. I like to watch the week next to see what I’m in store for!!

Betty LinGiza
Betty LinGiza
9 months ago

16 weeks on Friday

Shaniese Miller
Shaniese Miller
9 months ago

16 weeks today! ❤️🙏😭

sams journey
sams journey
9 months ago

15 weeks 1 day babygirl

Ammy Laws
Ammy Laws
8 months ago

Am 15 weeks just here to see what coming on next week smls

Nathalie Fanfan
Nathalie Fanfan
8 months ago

16 Today !
How many likes ?

hollywoodslym
hollywoodslym
7 months ago

16 wks 🌈👶💙 due 1/4/21

Celina flowers
Celina flowers
7 months ago

I'm 15 weeks and 5 days i will be 16 weeks on the 26th I'm going to have a baby girl.

MrsTruthTeller
MrsTruthTeller
6 months ago

16 weeks and I felt my baby move for the first time!! It felt like a weird rumbling that I knew wasn’t gas bubbles. So happy to really feel like she is here with me. I love her so much ❤️

Sherlyn Agbon
Sherlyn Agbon
6 months ago

This week is my 16th week! 😍

Fedra Anastas
Fedra Anastas
6 months ago

16 weeks and 3 days🙆‍♀️ when i took my dog for a walk today i felt a sharp pain twice is this baby kicks or something more dangerous?

Jamie Parrao
Jamie Parrao
6 months ago

16weeks today 🥰🥰🥰🥰

Christian Lancaster
Christian Lancaster
5 months ago

16 weeks today

De’Vine SoFinee
De’Vine SoFinee
4 months ago

Nervous & scared first time mom during this pandemic 😷

Gemima Love
Gemima Love
4 months ago

16 weeks today and a week until I find out what I’m having!

Code Of Silence
Code Of Silence
3 months ago

Wife and I are 16 weeks. Be 17 weeks Thursday

browneyes89
browneyes89
3 months ago

My coworker had an abortion at 16 weeks.

Camasha Bibby
Camasha Bibby
3 months ago

Am 16 weeks 3days

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