Jason and I had a fun weekend. We went baby furniture shopping for our little avocado. (That's the size of the baby at 16 weeks.) :) After looking at MANY cribs and dressers, we found the perfect set. Jason has an oversized desk that is already in the room that we are making into the nursery, so we have decided to leave it and use it as our changing table. There is plenty of room on top and the drawers can be used for storage. Well because we are leaving it in the room, we felt like we needed the crib and dresser to match. So...we headed to Babies R Us with a shelf from the desk. (Can you imagine carrying a shelf around. It was quite a sight.) :) We both found one that we are happy with and can't wait to get it here in two weeks. YEAH!!
At 16 weeks, the baby is about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His/her legs are much more developed, his/her head is more erect than it has been, and his/her eyes have moved closer to the front of his/her head. His/her ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his/her scalp has begun, though the locks aren't recognizable yet. He's/she's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his/her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day.