This is the first of the weekly baby development updates. This week, we don’t have a check-up with the hospital about the baby, so this information is what the baby should be like at the moment. We are now at week 16!
At this moment, the baby is still quite small, possibly around 11cm long from head to bottom. The head is developing quite nicely, more erect, the ears are in the correct position. The scalp pattern is developing now, too. No hair yet, though. Toenails are starting to grow and the heart is pumping lots of blood through its body.
The womb is now half way between the pelvic bone and the bellybutton, so a baby bump starts to appear at this time. From what I can tell, morning sickness is mostly gone, but still comes back sometimes. Also, lots of itchiness due to hormones.
What can we expect soon? Well, we should be able to feel the baby moving and kicking within the next couple of weeks. Also, the baby is about to start a growth spurt, doubling in weight and growing in size a lot faster over the next few weeks.