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)
jellybellybean3 - 5.6 hours ago
anyone here and lurking?! I used this site with my daughter in 2011 and it was sooooo active.. it's looking more like a ghost town now, lol. I could use some pregnant mamma friends.. I'm dying to discuss how crappy and fat we all feel and all the other ups/downs. My husband isn't exactly loving the girl talk I'm spouting his way ;)
JustTheBaker - 2 days ago
It does seem like this site has pretty well died away since my last baby. Too bad, I made lots of friends here with my son in 2010, and a bunch more with my daughter in 2012 that I am still in contact with. I'm sad to see that the site isn't buzzing with people anymore.
February2016 - 7 days ago
Last time I was Pregnant was in 2010. This one a surprise thats for sure! Lol. I am 28. This is a different Dad from the first kid. This is my boyfriend's first baby. He is super excited. I've been nauseous/vomiting for weeks already. But not as bad as it was with my daughter. There's not that many people at week 7 yet. I guess they just don't know. or has this site died???
ladylinksbaby - 11 days ago
Ive been feeling so sick. I was never like like this with my other 2 kids. Absolutely no energy and nauseous all day.
aingram5382 - 16 days ago
Hi ladies. Any one have spotting issues. This is our 4th and I've never spotted with any of them before. We are out of town on vaca and I've started spotting. At first it was brown but now is a very light pink. Not enough to hit the undies or need a pad, but, I'm concerned being so far from home. Haven't been to the dr yet, as we just found out a few days ago. I've been super duper nauseous tho, like round the clock, so I guess that's a good thing lol. Just nervous
littlemamadit - 52 days ago
well, i lost my last baby at christmas....so i stayed off this site because of the pain. then i am pregnant again, so i am back for the emotional help!
weber3 - 64 days ago
Poor me. The other day at work I brought bread and peanut butter to make toast for supper and I forgot the pb and had to eat dry toast. Then today I ate in the car and when I braked my second piece of toast went flying so I am starving. Only happens when I am preggo and need the food lol. I am finally feeling a bit of pressure and urge to pee so i feel like a pregnant woman finally. Hope these are good signs.
weber3 - 64 days ago
@amy I can't say I have ever had that with my feet. Maybe rolling your feet over a can or tennis ball would help or standing at a wall and going up and down on your toes? Google mau have some answers for you too. I am sure others have had the same problem. Foe me exercise seems to be the answer to all my physical problems.
weber3 - 64 days ago
@aussiemom I totally get your rant and it happens at our house too. Only thing right now he doesn't have a job at the moment and I get so mad when I have one day off finally and he has to take off with the car. Does he not think I may have errands to do after working 12 days straight??? He loves to go and his famous last words are I'll be back. That's what I say when I run downstairs to do the laundry not when I go out for 12 hours.
amy110 - 64 days ago
Thanks Weber, it sure is good to be here. I agree - the first trimester seems endless!
Aussie, I know how you feel. DH and I have opposite schedules so one of us is home with the kiddos. Last Saturday he actually had the day off and went golfing with buddies early in the morning. He didn't come home until 9:30 p.m. that night. Wasn't pleased, haha.
He is throwing me a 40th birthday party tomorrow night, which is super sweet. Cocktails and appetizers at a nice restaurant, planned before we found out about little babe. This should be interesting, because only a few close girlfriends know about baby, and everyone will probably guess because I won't be having cocktails haha.
NotSure - cereal was one of the only consistencies in all my pregnancies as one of the only things I would be interested in easting.
Anyone have crazy strong Charlie horse-type cramping in the bottom of their foot/feet? I've had this with all my pregnancies. Anyone know how to get rid of them? They can get crippling sometimes. I've heard people say that it could be from a lack of potassium, but I don't think I'm deficient here. Sometimes it lasts for almost an hour, and is crazy severe :/
EmbracingNumber2 - 65 days ago
Ok. So still extremely exhausted and nauseous most of the time. More so because I am not a big eater. Strawberries, lemon ginger tea, ginger ale, and grapes make up a huge part of my diet. Lol. Oh and honey nut Chex mix. I get hungry for something specific but when I actually get it I don't want it anymore. That's irritating. Seeing Ob on May11th. This will be my last mother's day with just one. Im excited/afraid of the possibility of twins. GOD knows better than me so I'm trusting
aussiemum86 - 65 days ago
My dh is really pissing me off at the moment. He works all week and come the weekend he goes fishing i swear its like every weekend i would near faint if he ever organised to take me out.. sounds like im being selfish and he works hard and is a great dad to our kids but i feel like he never wants to do anything with me anymore. I feel like all i do is look after kids i know that sounds silly he is a good man just over him lately. Sorry for the rant needed to get if off my chest. I just at feel very isolated at the moment most of my good mates have moved to a different town and the others are just busy with everyday life work kids sporting commitments .. blah is about how i feel at the moment. Enough of negative nancy here how is everyone else going?
weber3 - 66 days ago
I am still reasonably symptom free. Occasional nausea. Sore bb's is my only symptom. The first trimester seems endless.
weber3 - 66 days ago
@amy good to see you in week 7. Been thinking about you and wondering how things are going.
amy110 - 67 days ago
Hi Ladies...so glad to be in week 7. Hope everyone is doing well. First appointment is not until May 19th, which seems an eternity from now. No sickness at all right now, which actually worries me a little, just like you McKenzie.
Pookalou, I am also a little older than you (just turned 40 yesterday, yikes! ;) and am expecting our third. We are super excited and scared until we have our first appointment and see all is well. Hang in there - like you said, you will have a change in heart once you meet your little one :)
I feel like I show very obviously right now, although I haven't gained any weight. Should be interesting - my husband is throwing a nice 40th birthday party for me this Saturday at a nice restaurant downtown - cocktails and hors-d'oeurvres. We haven't told anyone yet - avoiding cocktails without raising suspicion should be interesting!
Mckenzie3 - 67 days ago
This will be number 3 for me (8th pregnancy) and I'm feeling pretty good. I don't usually get ms which is a bitter/sweet thing. Nice not to be sick, but constantly unsure if things are progressing the way they should be. Weber3, I feel like I'm like you in that my belly feels huge by the end of the day. I too, haven't had to get up multiple times throughout the night to use the bathroom and have been wondering when that will start. I've already started wearing maternity clothes because it's just more comfortable. My ultrasound is scheduled for May 4, and I just can't wait!!! I know it will only bring temporary relief to see our little one's heartbeat, but I'll take each little victory as they come!
weber3 - 67 days ago
@pookalou sorry you are so miserable. I am older than you but happy and feel young. The thought of two would be overwhelming to me for sure. I feel really good nausea isn't too bad but I am bloating so horribly much.
pookalou - 68 days ago
My story - 38 yrs old. Expecting child number 3, ( 5th pregnancy) this one was a total shock. I am walking proof that 99.9% on birth control methods do not always work. I bawled my eyes out when I found out was expecting again. My DH asked if I was gonna have postpartum ...I replied what does it matter because I have prepartum. TMI warning:
I am sick as a dog, so much so that had to be seen by doctor for streaks of blood in my vomit. Plus I and my two kids (5 & 2) all caught head colds. I am getting fixed after this one and DH is getting snipped.
I am gaining weight despite the morning sickness, my uterus can already be felt.....worried there might be more than one bun in the oven. I get to see my ob on May 7, and ultrasound not scheduled yet. I know by time the baby is here I will feel differently but right now I am miserable, sick, feeling to stinking old, and just plain blah.
I know there are a lot of excited mommies out there....anyone else in a similar boat as me?
aussiemum86 - 69 days ago
I wish the 12th of may would hurry up i just wanna see bub on the us
weber3 - 69 days ago
@aussiemom I think we are just too busy and sleep too soundly because we are wiped out to feel the urge to pee lol. And I am sure I am retaining water like crazy. My belly is HUGE by bedtime and in the morning it's much smaller. I just must fill up with water so I just don't need to go till morning.
aussiemum86 - 70 days ago
Webber it was crazy busy with my other babies as well. Im sorry for your previous loss as well fingers are crossed for you. Omg I'm like you if i dont eat food thats when i start to feel sick as well of course its junk food as well no healthy food appeals to me. I only wee if i wake up at night I'll get up and go but its not making me wake up. I havent had a loss but i feel really in edge with this one. I think once i have my first us and see bub ill be a bit more at ease
weber3 - 70 days ago
I am glad to be almost out of week 7. Every week that goes by I feel a bit more confident with this pregnancy. my previous loss was at 10 weeks so but i am sure by this time i was starting to lose my symptoms so keep hoping this is different. one thing i worry about is that i don't have to pee any extra which i always remember in previous pregnancies. my symptoms are not very severe either but they are there. just keep on hoping and enjoying each new day of being pregnant.
weber3 - 70 days ago
@aussiemom it seems to be quiet everywhere. i was on here with our last two and this site was so busy you could hardly keep up from day to day. that is great that your ms symptoms aren't too bad. I feel pretty good too. as long as i eat enough unhealthy food the ms stays away lol. i guess i am going to gain lots like always.
aussiemum86 - 70 days ago
Hello week 7! Hows? Everyone going? Its very quite in this week. I have been having crap sleeps i fall to sleep ok and then wake up and can not for the life of me get back to sleep. Have been feeling great in re-gards to ms haven't really had it.
mommashavin11 - 89 days ago
Horrible exhaustion and MS.....usual become functional again in third trimester .lol
sesame - 100 days ago
Hi all, week 7 now. No sickness at all, only symptom is tiredness which hits in the afternoon... Hard to hide all the yawns in work! Can't wait till week 12 to let people know and to have a scan. This is my first baby.
4ttc5th - 103 days ago
hi ladies was on this site with my last pregnancy hope you are all doing good im just over 7 weeks pregnant and so far feeling really nausous hoping it passes soon so i can focus on everything again
Dec Baby - 111 days ago
Just popping in to say hi girls👋...these weeklies are not what they used to be hey?! 2b...I'll be following and cheering your every mile stone! I so want to see you with a sweet little bubba at the end of 7-8 months time!! There is nobody around in my week so I've been chatty with a nice group of girls 3 weeks behind me, however I'm at the end now...soon I hope this little baby will be here in my arms!!
monkeymomma - 115 days ago
lil.pigz...I recognized your name too! When I was pregnant with #2, #1 did his own thing. Now pregnant with #3, #2 is still needy so it's a lot more difficult getting through the evening. I'm not complaining.....haha, just venting. And to top it off, our hot water lines broke the other night! We still have cold water for toilets and sinks, but can't shower or wash dishes. So I pack stuff up everyday and take them to my parents. That, I'm complainging about!
2bBlessedw2 - 115 days ago
I've been pregnant so many times and have never been this sick. I find when I skip the Unisom at night, it is soooooo much worse. I also shove saltine crackers down my throat when I first awake and that helps a lot too. I had my first scan on Tuesday and baby looks great! Measuring perfect to the day and a heart rate of 121. No reason for my bleeding but yesterday is the first day I did not bleed in 11 days. Yay! Next appointments are on the 24th with the genetics counselor and the usual consult with the high risk doctor. My next ultrasounds will be at 10.5, 11.5 and 14 weeks. Then every 2 weeks starting at 16 weeks. Moving along! I'll know what sex the baby is by 11 weeks! Exciting! Hope everyone is doing great!
lil.pigz - 115 days ago
So far so good. Just horrible heartburn, otherwise no other symptoms. Glad to see someone else in here recent, monkeymomma! Your name looked familiar so I looked at your profile😊 we share a lot of the same friends so somewhere along the way we must have been in a forum together at one point.
monkeymomma - 115 days ago
I'm just getting over a bug and still feel weak & tired. Now nausea has set in this evening. Gotta love being pregnant! lol
LittleAussieChick - 125 days ago
TreaDING, great news to hear that there is a reason for the spotting that isnt necessarily bad. Let us know what your doc says when you see him too. :) I made my NT Scan appointment today. Its booked for the 2nd of April. Im counting down the days! It will be my first scan. Once thats over with and cleared as 'all is well', i'll be able to happily chill out and enjoy this pregnancy. I have recieved news that my baby was not compatible with life with an NT scan 4 years ago, so its always an anxious time for me these first twelve weeks. I have had two healthy, happy, wONDerful children since then though so im thinking the odds are in my favor!! Xxx
kekea - 126 days ago
Treadingwater glad you got to see your little bean!!!
treadingwater - 127 days ago
I called doc office. Nurse says because i am experiencing these symptoms for a week now she put me in for a u/s yesterday. Turns out i have a 1 cm subchorionic hematoma by baby sac. She says it usually it resolves on its own and bleeding will go away. My doc still has to look to see what she wants me to do. I guess its not bad and i feel better now that i know whats going on and also got to see my lil bean. Heart beat was 154.
nikki.e - 127 days ago
Treading water I hope the spotting subsides soon.
I've been dry heaving for 3 days now but it's first thing in the morning when I get up. I'm hungry all the time and with the hunger comes nausea. Also I'm SO tired ALL the time. I don't remember being this tired with my last two.
7 weeks tomorrow and two more weeks to wait until I can get my referral for my first u,tra sound. I need to see baby to believe this pregnancy is happening lol
kekea - 127 days ago
Treadingwater my best friend spotted like that her entire pregnancy and gave birth to a healthy baby.
Treadingwater - 128 days ago
kekea- I hope everything is fine. I have been taking things easy. Husband and I stopped 'dancing'. I am still experiencing pregnancy symptoms like crazy too.
Treadingwater - 128 days ago
LittleAussieChick - I spoke to the nurse. She said as long as it's not heavy and I don't see tissue that I should be fine. I have been bleeding from pink, red, to brown for over a week now but it's very light. I don't know if I should still call back just to make sure everything is okay.
mzdallas06 - 129 days ago
Hi All! This is my fourth baby & although my husband and I are ecstatic- I have never been this sick with either of my past pregnancies. I got violently I'll and went to the doc & that's how I found out- and I was only 4 wks... It's constant nausea, vomiting & fatigue & migraines EVERY SINGLE DAY. I have a 2yro, 3 yro and 12yro so I don't have the luxury to lay in bed all day. Would love any suggestions from you ladies. Thanks so much!
kekea - 129 days ago
treadingwater I'm sure everything is fine. Just take it easy...
kekea - 129 days ago
Hope you feel better nikki. Are you taking anything?
kekea - 129 days ago
I'm just extremely fatigue. I had to leave work early Monday!!!
LittleAussieChick - 129 days ago
Oh no NIKKI! Nausea and vomiting. No fun at all. TREADING, have you spoken to your doc about the spotting? Im pretty sure i'v read before that it can be pretty common at this stage though. I bet its nothing of concern at all. :)
Treadingwater - 130 days ago
nikki.e - lol both! Luckily, I do not have that. However, I have been experience light spotting. Brownish color discharge. Hope everything is ok.
nikki.e - 130 days ago
No activity in the 6 weeks page so I'll post here... Not sure what's worse - all day nausea or actual vomiting :/
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