Your baby weighs more than a pound and a half right now and sports a crown-to-rump length of about eight and a half inches (standard letter size!). At this point in fetal development, that beautiful face (though still tiny) is almost fully formed.
And all kinds of sounds can be heard by your baby in your womb: from air exhaling from your lungs (deep breath now), those gastric gurgles produced by your stomach and intestines, your voice and your partner's (which your baby will be able to recognize at birth), and even very loud sounds such as honking horns, barking dogs, or a wailing fire truck.
How Far Along: 24 weeks, 16 weeks to go!
Size of baby: Baby Z is more than a pound & a half, about 8 1/2 in.
Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 20 lbs. so far
Body Changes: Belly is stretching every day & face seems fuller looking lol.
Gender: It's a GIRL!
Movement: She's moving all of the time, some days more than others. But, I'm afraid she has her days & nights mixed up already :/
Sleep: I usually sleep ok...now it's beginning to be a very light sleep with tossing & turning & all of the getting up to pee during the night - some days I am exhausted. Maybe I'm getting prepared already lol!
What I'm looking forward to: Her bedding arriving so we can paint & decorate the nursery!
Cravings: Nothing in particular. Just FOOD!!!!
Symptoms: Back pain:(
Best Moment This Week: Clearing out the office to make it a nursery!!!!