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)
honeymoon-surprise - 16.1 hours ago
Hi Tabby, I had Gall tones with my first pregnancy actually got worse after baby was born and I endedup having it removed after the baby was born. Gall stone pain is another pain all together and I really feel for you! Hope they're not giving you too much trouble!
Doda - 3 days ago
Until my ultrasound next week I'm guessing I am 7 weeks along! Congrats fellow mommas... this is baby number 4 for me! I used this site with my last pregnancy and have made some really good friends that I still keep in touch with - my daughter is almost 3 years old now! I hope to meet some amazing mommies this time around, we are in for one fun ride! Good luck to all :)
tabby607 - 3 days ago
Have any of you had gallstones while pregnant?
Amanda0510 - 5 days ago
1st day in week 7! Hoping everyone is doing well :)
emmyjoe - 7 days ago
Welcome janbaby09! Im SO happy for you! :) how exciting!
janbaby09 - 8 days ago
Hello ladies! It's been a while. I used this site 6 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. After trying for 5 years we're finally here, with one the Dr's are optimistic will stay put. I am certainly going through symptoms I don't remember with my daughter. My breasts hurt a lot, headaches (which finally eased up but I can feel one creeping up after a week of none). I am hoping I don't get hg with this pregnancy like I did with my daughter. Hope everyone is doing well!
deutschbaby1 - 13 days ago
@beanalena, yes, I'm sorry. I forgot to mention that it does constipate you =/ I've been taking stool softeners when I can remember... My morning sickness lasted until 13 weeks with my last pregnancy. Many people say that it ends when your 2nd trimester begins but it actually went a week or so into my 2nd trimester before I was starting to feel normal again. So sorry that you're so miserable! I also consider myself a pretty miserable prego girl. I'm totally the type that wants sympathy and special treatment from everyone, and I tend to whine. Happy-go-lucky prego girls who gain weight solely in their belly make me so jealous. I had the largest calves and ankles during my last pregnancy. I just looked bloated everywhere. LOL!
beanaleena - 14 days ago
@deuts thank you. Just got the script, helped minimum! Now, tons of saliva, can't poop and throwing up! I know this is a girl, I ve been like this b4! It'll pass, just a phase! So for now I sit on the couch sucking on ice chips, blowing kisses to my 2 year old son! I am not a happy preggers! How long does yours 'morning sickness' usually last?
deutschbaby1 - 15 days ago
@beenalena, I've been taking a prescription of Zofran, about 8mg every 12 hours. It works well for me! My previous pregnancy was miserable in the first trimester but I hadn't tried Zofran then... They also make it in tablets that dissolve on your tongue in case you're so nauseous you think you may not keep the tablet down. Check into it. I got 20 tablets for $10 (I have mediocre health insurance).
beanaleena - 17 days ago
Hello beautiful,tired, sick preggos!!!! Here I am round 4! Morning sickness in full swing! I dislike the first trimester!!!!!! Congrats to the mommy who had been trying for 8 years! Xo! How is everyone feeling? Any tricks that I haven't tried for morning sickness aka all day all night stand up lay Dow. Sickness?????
email@example.com - 27 days ago
My husband and I have been married for 8 1/2 years and have been trying since day 1 to have a child. We're finally expecting! What a miracle!
We got to see and hear our baby's heartbeat yesterday... My doctor also discovered a second gestational sac right next to the first, but could not determine a yolk sac just yet. A hidden twin? I guess we'll know more at my next ultrasound in 10 days!
mamaford77 - 41 days ago
Kristina, that would make me crazy! I've been very lucky to have had two ultrasounds already because I'm high risk. I've been transferred officially to the high risk specialist and have my first appt with him next week, sept 17. I'm not quite sure what to expect yet.
KristinaA - 41 days ago
Sept 29 cannot come fast enough. That's when I have my first u/s. Since my first appt where they did blook work, apparently something was not good and now I'm on progesterone until week 12. I didn't get to talk to anyone at my Dr's office, so I don't even know why.
klawest2 - 50 days ago
I created a Facebook group for all IAP mamas who are due in 2015 :) search 'IAP 2015' and request to be added! I was a part of the IAP 2012 Facebook group and still keep up with lots of the mamas I met there!
babylove5 - 54 days ago
Holz I hope it's not a miscarriage. I hope you are doing ok and the cysts aren't a issue.
sher-baby - 54 days ago
I'm sorry Holz!!! But mandykat is right!! You just might be off to a slow start but you still have a baby inside you and FX that it stays there!!
sher-baby - 54 days ago
So my Doppler came in today..what do u think the odds are that Icould pick up a heartbeat at this point?? I know it really rearly but do u think it's possible considering the dr.'s got a heartbeat almost 2 weeks ago on the u/s?? What do u think?
mandykat760 - 54 days ago
Holz, I'm sorry for the scary news. Being so early it's had to have any positive ultrasounds. The positive news is you HAVENT miscarried! That means you still have a chance. I lost my first pregnacy and with my second they were also super careful with me. Which means I had early ultrasounds and hcg pulls. It scared the shit out of me because nothin was ever good news but I never lost her. Have some faith and try to not stress.
holz8519 - 55 days ago
So my BHCG was 14,462. I have multiple cysts on my right ovary one appearing to be a teratoma/dermoid and a few follicles on my partial left ovary. The gestational sac is now measuring 17.7 mm with a yolk sac visible measuring me at 6 w 5 day but still no definite fetal pole.
I was measuring 6w1d a week ago I should be 7w4d so looks like things are definitely not progressing the way they should. although they concluded its should still be considered an early intrauterine gestation versus nonviable pregnancy. I've mentally prepaird myself that this pregnancy is not going to result in a baby. :( I have to go tomorrow for my second beta-hCG which im sure will only confirm what I believe. They also want me to go for a followup ultrasound examination. but IDK if I miscarry within the next week if they will still send me for that due to the cysts on my ovary.
shellybelly81 - 55 days ago
i had my doctor appt last weds, i was excited they ended doing an ultrasound :) so i thought i was due april 8 they changed it to April 14, baby was measuring smaller, 6 weeks 1 day. i saw the heart beating and he said everything looked good! so I'm over 7 weeks now and feeling queasy and thankfully my fiance is helping so much because I've been exhausted. i go back Sept 4, looking forward to hearing the heart beat soon!
holz8519 - 55 days ago
So i went for my ultrasound. During the abdominal part the tech turned the screen to me to show me a little flicker she said was cardiac activity. I could hardly see what she was pointing out but I could see there was still a gestational sac and yolk sac They then did transvaginal ultrasound because of my retroverted uterus. They did not turn the screen back towards me and did not give me an updated due date or anything just did measurements and said the doctor will call me with the results. So not looking good. :( Guess I wont know anything for sure till the doctor calls but this will be our 4th miscarriage if things have not progressed.
supama - 55 days ago
i.feel.like.shit. that is all for now. Ugh.
sher-baby - 55 days ago
Good Luck holz!! i to have been having some bad dreams!! i don normally dream, or if i do i never seem to remember them. the last 3 nights or so my dreams have been soooo real and vivid and i remember the entire dream. i also yesterday haven't had much of an appetite, which is kind of odd considering not too long ago i wanted to eat anything and everything. i still dont have my first prenatal appt until the 8th but after my u/s im deff feeling better about this preg.
mandykat760 - 55 days ago
I was doing so good this morning until I made breakfast and lunch for the family. I hate food.
babylove5 - 55 days ago
Emefa I had every imaginable nightmare with my last pregnancy. It was like whatever bad thing I could imagine I dreamed. The good news is my baby was perfect!!! This time I am dreaming about these beautiful mansions. I want to move so I guess that's why I am having the dreams. Let us know how it goes holz and best wishes.
holz8519 - 56 days ago
Going in for my 2nd ultrasound later this afternoon and also getting my bhcg level checked. KMFX that we see a heartbeat this time and everything looks good. last week they dated me at 6w1d and could only see a gestational sac and yolk sac. No visible fetal pole.
Jas77 - 56 days ago
8 weeks pregnant tomorrow yay, ultrasound booked for next Tuesday. Can't wait to have a peek (and make sure theres only 1 baby!) lol *paranoia*
mandykat760 - 56 days ago
My husband was awesome yesterday, he came home from work made dinner and did the dishes. I was feeling like hell! Still kinda am. :/
emefa - 57 days ago
How are you doing ladies?hav an appointment with my doc this morning,hoping all is going to be fine,lot of nightmares dis days,wake up n cry
sher-baby - 57 days ago
mandykat76 - ya im thinking the same thing!! i went waaayyyy over board with my daughter and spent a fortune on all her stuff. not only did i buy everything brand new BUT everything was name brand or designer (and i am a self-proclaimed label wh**e). This time i'm going to save money off someone elses label addition and buy there designer stuff at a much cheaper price ;-) one item i am a little torn on in the car seats. bucket infant seat or 3 in 1 seat?? i think the bucket seat is super convenient if you just need to pick up something quick and/or cant leave the baby in the car with someone else for a short while, but the 3 in 1 seats just seem soooo much more practical! maybe well get 1 of each...i dont know yet but thankfully we still have time to decide. ive been soo tired i just cant be bothered to cook BUT over the last 3 days all ive wanted was fried food!! OMG..like bar food (minus the beer) but like wings, onion rings, french fries, deep fried pickles...yyyuuummmmm...OMG! im going to be the size of a house!!!
holz8519 - 57 days ago
DH and I don't care either way as far as boy or girl. In March our Sons will be 2 and 10 then this baby is due April and Our daughter will be 4 in May. We are even considering waiting till delivery to find out the baby's sex but were not completely sure yet. We might find out so we can better prepare our kids. DH and I want one more child and we already had a boy and girl name picked out before we even got pregnant. We're just hoping this pregnancy makes it to term and we have a happy healthy baby to complete our family.
babylove5 - 57 days ago
I have all boy stuff after 3 in a row. I have nothing for a girl. I want this baby to be a boy, so I can start going through all the baby boy clothes and washing them. If it's a girl I am going to make her such a girly girl. All pink, bows, dresses, anything girly! I like the name Sophia or Alyssa for a girl. If its a boy I like Jacob. Well my hubby picked that name for a boy. He wont even discuss girl names..lol I am going to get one of those small strollers for just the car seat then sell it and use my chicco stroller when the baby is a year. I don't want a big stroller.
mandykat760 - 57 days ago
This has happened to me for both my pregnancies before. I hate food! I don't want to cook it, smell it, eat it it. I would be happy with drinking ice cold water and eating cold fruit for the rest of my pregnacy. Maybe a lil beef jerky.
mandykat760 - 57 days ago
I sold almost everything baby related earlier this year. This time around I'll buy everything second hand. Maybe not the carseat... I haven't decided. Adding a third baby involves a bit of change when it comes to our sleeping arrangements. My youngest has the crib as a toddler bed currently. We plan on moving her into her sisters room. I'll need to get a new bedroom set for them because if space for two beds. I wish they were old enough for bunk beds but they're just not.
sher-baby - 57 days ago
Good luck ladies! I hope everything turns out ok with your testing! Has anyone been shopping around for car seat(s), strollers, and etc?? I got rid of my daughters stroller a few years again and her car seat expired.
pumpkinfairy - 58 days ago
supama I too am going to the panorama and find out my babys gender, my first appointment is Sept. 4th I will be almost 9 weeks, praying they find a baby and heartbeat, I miscarried at 11 weeks last yr baby stopped growing at 8 weeks, so hoping this little one hangs in there. at my age (almost 45) its pretty scary being pregnant.
supama - 58 days ago
So, doc office called and they want to do a follow-up U/S next week due to my progesterone issues this year + the early miscarriage last winter +my age...eek. i never had so many so early-this havin babies after 35 might throw me for a loop. Last week baby's heartrate was only 111, so hoping its higher. I think I ovulated late, which would make sense, but still kinda stressed. So, im guessing my doc will recommend testing like the panorama or similar?? Ive never had to have extra testing done, but my 1st two I had in my early 20s and my last in my early 30s. Gahhh...so guess we will most likely find out the gender, too (which is fine with me and my OCD, lol)
sher-baby - 58 days ago
Supermom yes ur right! First a foremost I want a safe and healthy lil baby!! Then a safe and healthy mommy with her 'pre-baby body' back (lol) THEN....I want my baby to be a boy! That's all in the correct order! :-)
supermom87 - 58 days ago
Me n dh plan to find out what we are having far as boy or girl I don't care as long as I have a full term healthy baby
sher-baby - 58 days ago
We're hoping for a lil boy too! Really really hoping!!!
mandykat760 - 59 days ago
I feel so broken right now. All day and night my back kills. I dont know what caused it. Im going to order one of those over size preto pillows today. Plus I need to stop falling asleep on the couch.
We are going to find out the sex to prepare the girls (and husband.) we already have two girl and a third will destroy dh, maybe me too. We want a boy so bad.
sher-baby - 59 days ago
Jas- I asked DH on Sunday if he wanted to find out the sex and he does, but I want to be surprised. I don't know how we're going to figure that one out...I can read him like a book, so if he knows, I'll be able to figure it out too. Pumpkinfariy-congrats on picking the names. We haven't even discussed names yet. I'm kind of curious about the names DH likes. I think I'll prob wait until after 12weeks to talk about names.
pumpkinfairy - 59 days ago
Jas- because I'm almost 45, I can have a panorama test done at 10 weeks and also tells the gender with 99% acuracy so I'm opting for that its a simple blood test, it checks 3 different chromosones to see if you have a child with a missing chromosone
Jas77 - 59 days ago
So who is planning to find out the sex of their baby at 20 weeks and who is going to wait until birth? I have found out with all of my kids so I'm wondering if I should have a surprise this time?
pumpkinfairy - 59 days ago
hey ladies how are you all doing? been pretty close to throwing up today almost all day icky, but on the happier note I chose my babys name Miles Elliot for a boy, and Avery Rose for a girl :)
supermom87 - 59 days ago
That makes me feel lil relieved to know what a fetal specialist does and I will definitely try apples and apple cider vinegar see how that goes
supama - 59 days ago
Babylove, NOTHING sounds good to me right now except fried hashbrowns so i just havent been eating well. I have actually lost about 3lbs since the start, prolly bc im so nauseous and everything turns me off. When the nausea subsides, i get hungry for something, make it, and by the time its made, i dont event want it anymore. Blahhhh
supama - 59 days ago
Supermom tbey will most likely talk about getting genetic testing done and further assessments to see what might be happening that either causes embryos to not progress or your body to not sustain the pregnancy. Sometimes we are carriers of certain traits that cause abnormalities that we dont even know about, Or, it could be as crazy as your body tends to fight hard against pregnancy as an auto-immune response and tries to reject it. Or, it could be a progesterone issue that they may want to regulate. docs just like to rule out everything in order to find the answer...thats pretty much how they diagnose everything. My ob is a bit hippy (i LOVE it) and is always giving me natural remedies, and he recommended an apple every morning for breakfast and a lil apple cider vinegar in my water bottle for heartburn. Really realky helps, well until i get about 7 months, then ice cream is the only thing that does the trick, LOL. Kmfx for you all stays strong, momma!!
babylove5 - 59 days ago
I am feeling a bit better other than a sudden wave of sickness in the morning. I am trying to eat a bit more since we are suppose to eat 200 more calories now that we are pregnant. I am still eating the same though. I'm not that hungry. What are you guys eating to get more calories? I have been eating cheddar cheese popcorn which I love because of the salt. I try to eat peanuts but I get headache.
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