Fetal Development Pictures | 16 Weeks
Fetal Development at 16 weeks:
arms & legsArms and LegsElbows and knees are present, and the beginnings of finger and toes appear as small bumps on the pads of the hands and feet.
bonesBonesYour baby's bones are retaining calcium -- a process known as ossifying -- which will help straighten out the body and lend strength to those kicks and rolls.
lanugoLanugoVery fine white hair is starting to grow all over the body. This hair will help to regulate your baby's body temperature until fat accumulates under the skin.
facial musclesFacial MusclesThe small muscles have strengthened enough to make facial expressions.
What's happening this week:
Your baby hasn't grown much in length over the past week, but her hair and fingernails have. The ears have moved into position, the kidneys and stomach are beginning to function and the fetus can move around in the womb.
Your pregnancy week by week: 16 Weeks Pregnant