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You’re 16 weeks pregnant with twins already! Week 16 can be really exciting for a lot of moms to be. There’s so much that could happen this week, that it’s amazing you’ll find time to pack it all in.
Read on to find out what’s going to occur this week, and how you’re going to love it!
A single fetus at 16 weeks
Your babies are getting so much bigger all the time. 16 weeks in, your babies are going to be around 3.5 ounces in weight, and around four and a half inches long, about the size of an avocado!
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Your babies are more aware of the world than ever, too. For starters, their eyes will have started working by now, moving under their eyelids and picking up on light. They’re actually sensitive enough that moving into areas of bright light, or say, shining a torch against your belly, can cause them to move and react to it!
It’s not just sight that’s kicking into high gear either. The tiny little bones that allow us to hear have finally fully grown, so your babies can hear the outside world in faint echoes, and definitely hear your voice.
If you’ve ever wondered how your babies already know your voice when they’re born, there’s your reason. Studies also show that babies can hear songs inside the womb, and they’ll actually recognise the very same song once they’re born, so when you’re singing in the shower, pick your songs with care!
Week 16 is a great week for most women, with a bunch of good symptoms now that your body is finally calming down. Even the bad symptoms are relatively minor, too. Here’s what you’ll be facing this week:
You’re probably getting close to your monthly prenatal visit, so expect the standard array of tests. But you can also expect to hear your twin’s heartbeats this time if you haven’t already, because they’re guaranteed to have finally started beating of their own accord!
You should be looking forward to this scan, though. If everything shows up normal here, your chances of miscarriage go way down. To literally 1% with singletons, and only a few percent with twins. And that’s awesome!
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We’re getting there, girls! Almost at the halfway mark, and hopefully things are going well for you.
Like we said, this week should be a good one, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need a little bit of help sometimes. If you’ve got any questions, or just want a chat, feel free to comment below! How do you feel at 16 weeks pregnant with twins?
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