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This week your baby has an amazing growth spurt. At the beginning of this week, your baby is approximately 4 to 5 mm and by the end of the week it has more than doubled to 11 to 13 mm! Your baby weighs approximately 0.03 ounces. Most women are ready for the world to know they are pregnant. Whenever you are ready to spread the news with your friends and family, consider the many unique and creative ways of doing so to make this a special time in your life! Even though you have not changed very much yet, it will come soon! You might have gained a small amount of weight by now, but it should only be a couple of pounds at this time. It is not unusual to lose a few pounds or remain the same though. Internally, cervical mucus is thickening and will form a plug in the cervical canal. The plug seals your cervix throughout the pregnancy and it will be expelled prior to delivery when your cervix begins to dilate.

Within your developing baby, leg and arm buds are longer now and they have divided into segments where the hands and feet will be. The hands and feet also have an area where the fingers and toes will begin to form. At this point of your pregnancy, the heart is bulging from the body and it has divided into right and left chambers. The hemispheres of the brain are continuing to grow and the air passages into the lungs are visible. The eyes are beginning to get pigment at this time as well. The nose is developing and the beginning of the face can be seen. Likewise, the abdomen is developing quickly and the appendix and pancreas are already present. As the digestive tract is beginning to form, the hindgut is present. The shape of the tail can still be seen, but it will fade in 3 or 4 weeks.

Even pregnant women get sick occasionally. You should not take any medications during pregnancy unless your doctor has approved them first. If a problem does not resolve or you need medication, your caregiver can give you advice on relief options that are safe during pregnancy. Take good care of yourself by eating nutritious foods, exercising lightly, drinking extra water and getting an adequate amount of rest.

Mood swings can be a pain in pregnancy. It could be hormones, or a touch of anxiety at the idea of all the coming responsibility.

Limb buds are growing quickly, and they actually look more like arms and legs, with small separations which will become toes and fingers.

Embryo hand development in week 7

Hands are developing at an amazing speed this week! Day 48

And this is the hand only 3 days later

Embryo foot development in week 7 & 8

The feet are developing at an amazing speed as well. (Day 51)

And this is the foot in week 8 (Day 60)

See also:

Fitness During Pregnancy

Morning Sickness

Weight Gain

Comments on week 7

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LiLBean5 - 5 days ago
MNGirl How exciting that all is well and great with Baby!! That's a questionable heart rate. Although That's what I was with out last baby girl Sophia the whole pregnancy!! I am guessing GIRL! :) I can't WAIT until Monday at 1:45pm to hear our baby's heart beat for the first time and guess if it's a boy or girl! We have been talking names and have 5 boy names and 2 girl names!! Oh and between this appt and the 18-20 week appt they are BOTH my favorite appts!! :)

mngirl1281 - 6 days ago
Oh yes! I can't wait. The 18-20 week ultrasound is my favorite appt of the whole pregnancy :)

aussie-jess - 6 days ago
Super exciting! Your going to find out the sex?

mngirl1281 - 6 days ago
Thank you! I never have had this early of an ultrasound so I don't have anything to compare to. However I think when Dr checked with Doppler at 10 weeks in previous pregnancies, the heart was 130-140 bmp. My fingers are crossed for healthy happy baby and if it happens to be a girl, l will feel as though I won the lottery :)

aussie-jess - 6 days ago
Mngirl, what were your boys heart rates at this stage??

2bBlessedw2 - 6 days ago
Congrats MNGIRL!

mngirl1281 - 6 days ago
Had my ultrasound this morning. Everything looks good. Baby was sleeping and he or she heart was 155 bmp :). I still feel so sicky but it was great getting a sneak peek at our lil whoopsy

LiLBean5 - 7 days ago
I would definitely LOVE to have a boy but would also be just as happy with another girl!! :)

2bBlessedw2 - 7 days ago
I am okay with either one since I already have one of each. My 6 yo really wants a sister. I'm sure my 1.5 year old would like a brother since they will be close in age. I grew up with a brother and sister...but in all honesty...I'm closer with my brother. I'm the middle one.

aussie-jess - 7 days ago
Lilbean, I am guessing your hoping for a boy? I am not too picky of which sex this time. I have 2 boys and then a girl. So either would be perfect now. :)

aussie-jess - 7 days ago
2BBlessed, are you hoping for a specific gender this time?

LiLBean5 - 7 days ago
hahaha 2B that is SO funny because my 4th daughter everything pointed to a boy but she was a girl!! Everyone was SO surprised that she was a girl and not a boy! I follow 6, 7, 8, and 9 wks on here! :)

2bBlessedw2 - 8 days ago
My baby's Heart rate was 121 at 6w6d which the tech said was on the higher end for that stage. 90-110 is the average. By 7-8 weeks...120-170. I also heard the whole HR thing really isn't accurate until around the 2nd and 3rd trimester. It was accurate for my two. My girls was always around 150- 165 in the second trimester. My sons was in the 130 range. So we shall see!!! I'm breaking out now too...just like I did w DD. I had perfect skin with my son. LILBEAN-thanks about the Harmony test. I can't wait! I'm actually in 8 weeks now but I'll go back and forth to check on you all that are still in 7 weeks. Oh, and I look preggo at night...but in the am...not at all. LOL I actually lost the 2 pounds that I gained...but then gained a pound back. Kind of glad I haven't gained too much cuz with my son I had gained 7 pounds by 10 weeks and a total of 48 pounds. It was mostly because I was immobile on bed rest for half of my preg and had major swelling due to the anti-labor drugs.

LiLBean5 - 8 days ago
Aussie wow It is not too often that a boys heartrate is that high! Usually the girls are! :) As for finding out the gender I will find out because if we have a boy this time....I have NOTHING for him! I only have girl stuff from our 4 girls. My SIL just found out that she is having her 1st GIRL!!! I am SO excited for her! I am still feeling nausaes and hungry at the same time. Sometimes it doesn't agree with me the whole way through and other times it does. Lately after I eat what I crave i get really bloated after. Oddly enough I will be 8 weeks on Saturday and still haven't gained anything! Usually by this time I've gained between 1 to 5 lbs. I hope everything is okay! I am assuming it is because nothing is leading toward miscarrying! 2B I hope your Harmony test comes back with everything being perfect!! :)

2bBlessedw2 - 8 days ago
Oh and it's a DNA blood test. Non invasive.

2bBlessedw2 - 8 days ago
AUSSIE-thank you. I'm sad to say that it's a common occursnce for me to lose babies, but 11 weeks was my farthest. Wow, 16 weeks! That's then you think you are out of the woods...usually. I'm at the point where I won't feel safe until my baby is here. The harmony test is a test that tests for chromosomal abnormalities and tells the sex. We are doing this test to maybe get a better understating as to why my babies keep dying. Of course if smthn is wrong...we won't terminate but at least we will be prepared and possibly get some answers.

mngirl1281 - 8 days ago
I can't wait to find out. The suspense would kill me to wait till delivery. I will have 18-20 week ultrasound and find out then. This time has been so different for me but instead of opposite gender, I wonder if it's cause I in early 30's

aussie-jess - 8 days ago
Awww, sorry I know exactly how you feel. I lost one at 11 weeks, and my last loss was in February at 16 weeks. What is the harmony test??? I haven't heard of it!

2bBlessedw2 - 8 days ago
I find out the gender around 11 weeks! I'm sooooo excited! Tho I just need to get thru that 11 week scan. That's when my last baby passed away. :0(. In March we found out. I'm getting the Harmony test done at 10 weeks and results take 8-12 days.

aussie-jess - 8 days ago
I am not convinced that this one is a girl. My sons heartbeat was 184bpm at 10 weeks! So not too sure! My daughters was 174bmp at 11 weeks. So who knows with this one! :) Not sure if we will find out the sex this time! How does everyone else feel about finding out the gender?

aussie-jess - 8 days ago
Mngirl. I am exactly the same!!! I am feeling so nauseous, and hungry at the same time. I try and eat something that sounds good and I don't even get halfway through it, and then start gagging! :( Today is a rough day for me!

mngirl1281 - 8 days ago
It's just weird to me how I can be starving and sick to tummy at same time. Then take the effort to make what sounded delicious and by the time it's done, it don't sound good anymore. So silly

mngirl1281 - 8 days ago
Thanks, LilBean. Weather much better today. I still feel so bum. The all day nausea is getting to me. Being slowed down is not for me. Lol! Good luck on your Monday appt. It's the only time in life where it's fun going to the Dr:). And Aussie, I agree with LilBean, might be a girl. My boys were all 150-160 bmp.

LiLBean5 - 8 days ago
Aussie by that heartrate I'm guessing you are going to have a little girl! :) I am having those sharp pains this week! I actually think I am having round ligament pains already too. It hurts at my c-section scar. I guess when you have this many kids things stretch out a lot sooner than before! MN I will be praying for oyu and your first ultrasound! Lucky you!! My first prenatel appt is on Monday at 1:45p!! 6 MORE DAYS!! I am hoping they will tell me that I get to have an early ultrasound! It's not too bad here just humid. We have central air though so it really helps!

aussie-jess - 9 days ago
Hi all! I just had my ultrasound and baby is measuring 8 weeks 3 days! And heartbeat was 172bpm! So thankful and happy! A little bit of worry can ease now that is over! I have been so exhausted! And since last night I have had super sharp pains on my sides too. Guessing its just growing pains?

mngirl1281 - 9 days ago
LilBean, you and I in same boat lol. Same symptoms, my first 4 were cake walk compared to this one. I can't wait till Thursday. I have an ultrasound due to new hospital policies. Never had one this early but am so excited to see our bean and a flickering heartbeat. It's my hubby bday Thursday as well:). Today it is 90F and dew points at 72. Yuck. It's making me feel even worse. We are in northern Minnesota so usually when we get this, we get nasty storms.

nicciellis - 9 days ago
Well I spoke to soon didn't I , was fine until husband came home and asked what I wanted to eat my stomach has turned at the thought of food lay on sofa feeling sick while he tucked into his dinner , went food shopping an couldn't walk past meat without burking oh well suppose I asked for it lol

2bBlessedw2 - 9 days ago
My first two I barely had symptoms. This one I always feel hungover in the am and at night a little bit. I'm also beyond tired. Boobs are a little fuller but they do not hurt at all. After 12 losses...I don't look into having symptoms or not having them. I've had different outcomes for both.

LiLBean5 - 10 days ago
2B QUIT LOOKING THINGS UP HAHAHA! It'll drive you nuts with worry! Nicci I haven't had any symptoms barely at all compared to when I was preggers with my 4 girls! They are all perfect! Maybe your gonna get lucky and have a super easy and super smooth pregnancy!! :)

nicciellis - 10 days ago
Hi ladies I'm not having any symptoms 😕 now and again a wave of feeling sick that passes quickly. Should I be worried? From the day I found out I was pregnant with my 3 daughters I was sick sore boobs all kinds little confused

2bBlessedw2 - 10 days ago
My toes and feet are still tingly!!! What is going on?! Of course I google shit and it's making me think I have early symptoms of MS!

LiLBean5 - 10 days ago
2B my lower back hurts ALL the time!! I am sometime here going to go to a chiropractor and get adjusted to see if that helps but I want to go to my 1st prenantal appt just to make sure everything will be fine with baby! :) Oh and as for the numb thing when I run one the elliptical my 3rd and 4th toes go completely numb that I have to stop and walk around and it is still numb for a while. I am thinking sciatica but am not sure. I am just listening to my body and doing only what I can. My ligaments are really starting to pull since Thursday!! Man does it hurt like a knife at times if I stand up too fast!

LiLBean5 - 10 days ago
mngirl...I was thinking sciatica. I was thinking twins too but when I talked to some of my friends who have twins they said no way because I would be so so sick as well. I am nausaes all day but not vomiting. So I'm just going to say boy! My size 6 jean shorts are getting tight finally!!! I am going to have to go bigger, yay!!! :) I told my hubby it's time to go to the fat looking stage haha. I can't wait till I get to the baby belly looking stage!! How about you!? I'm SOO excited and can't WAIT for Monday the 28th!!! It's baby #5's FIRST appt and we should be able to hear the heartbeat!!!! Our girls are just as excited as my hubby and I! I'm hoping to get an early ultrasound but am not sure because I am a new hospital this pregnancy. I still get midwives and they deliver and told me since I've had 2 vaginal births then 2 c-sections that they will work with me to try to have a vaginal birth this time!!!! I am STOKED! LOL!

2bBlessedw2 - 12 days ago
My foot and big toe have been tingly and numb since Wednesday AM. I thought I slept weird the night before but it has not stopped! Sometimes it feels like there is a hair wrapped around the big toe. It's very weird. I do have lower back problems and see a chiropractor but I'm not sure why this is happening now. I had an adjustment today and will again next Tuesday. Hoping for relief but this too can be related to sciatica. Too early in the game for problems like this...especially cuz I know I will be spending half of my pregnancy on bed rest again. :o(

mngirl1281 - 12 days ago
Maybe we are having twins. Lol. No no that's not even something to joke about at this stage of the game ;-)

mngirl1281 - 12 days ago
LilBean maybe sciatica? Whatever it is I hope it goes away. As if the rest of early pregnancy stuff isn't enough. I'm more tired this time than any previous pregnancy. The body really must have to work at it this time :-/

LiLBean5 - 12 days ago
Is anyone else having really super bad lower back pain? Mine has been unbearable all day and has almost put me in tears. My tummy feels like it is stretching out too. It's SO tight. I have hit the super Tired wave as well. I just feel SO crappy today. :(

mngirl1281 - 12 days ago
Sorry for your loss Luv. Best regards for health and happiness

aussie-jess - 12 days ago
Oooh no Luv. So so sorry. :(

brandyleigh - 12 days ago
Luv I am so sorry I really hoped thus would be it for you.

LiLBean5 - 12 days ago
Awwww LUV I'm SOOO sorry. I will be praying you. (((HUGS)))

2bBlessedw2 - 12 days ago
LUV-I am so very sorry. This breaks my heart as I had such hope for you. Prayers and hugs to you and your family. :o(

luvmykiddos - 12 days ago
Thanks for the encouragement ladies, but I'm out. No heartbeat or growth. I will stop taking progesterone tonight and if I don't start mc by Sunday night they gave me a pill to get things going. Sucks, but I'm glad to be out of limbo and know now. Hug your babies for me when they get here.

brandyleigh - 13 days ago
Luv- where have you been it's seems like you haven't posted in forever hope all goes well today! I move to week 8 today but will still check in here till the 'slower' ones catch up!! Lol

2bBlessedw2 - 13 days ago
LUV-Wishing you happy news tomorrow!!!

brandyleigh - 13 days ago
Luv- good luck tomorrow!!!!!

mngirl1281 - 13 days ago
I feel like doing nothing and just feel so blah. Makes me feel bad for my kids. Guess I will try and ignore the 'blah' and take them to the lake. 2B- our littlest son will not stay in his bed all night and hops in with us too :(. Then I gotta pee cause he woke me up blah blah :) . I am excited to get my go power back in a few weeks. Riding the bike 3-4 miles a day isn't helping :(

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
I woke up and feel completely drunk and nasty! Sure I had limited interrupted sleep because my son is always in our bed and last night he was extra fussy...but still...this is not related to that, I don't think. I have a Dr's appointment with the Genetics Counselor at 10am and then I'm off to get a slew of blood work.

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
LOL...I had a cherry one and a blue raspberry one tonight!

aussie-jess - 14 days ago
Yes, I am guessing freezies are just like ice pops, but they are not on a stick. Just in a plastic long sleeve! I had another 2 so my total is 6 today. Uh oooh. :)

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