Big day today! We have hit another mini milestone - in that we are 16 weeks pregnant - officially into the 4th month:) this means that the babies are about 11cm long from crown to rump, and they weigh approximately 100g. In the next three weeks they will go through a tremendous growth spurt, doubling their weight and adding inches to their length.
The circulatory system and urinary tract are now in full working order, and they are inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid through their lungs. Apparently they will now be having a wee every 40 minutes or so (then drinking it - yuk!) as amniotic fluid, which is protecting them as they grow.
I read that sometimes, when I move suddenly, I may a feel a slight pain in my sides which is down to ligaments on each side of my uterus and pelvic walls are stretching as the babies grow. It's funny because I've had that for the last two days now!
In good news, and I don't want to speak too soon because the last time I wrote about this it lasted a few hours then returned - but I've not had any bleeding for the last 3-4 days. It doesn't mean it won't return though - but I'm glad it's gone for now.
And as for our little furbaby 'Squeaker' - she is celebrating her 17th birthday today! She is deaf as a post these days and very shouty, but still quite sprightly, and full of life, (when she's not sleeping!). I still think she has a few years in her yet, so a big Happy Birthday to our oldest furbaby. Tuna all round for tea tonight!