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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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delarla - 7 minutes ago
Ok ladies I need some name help! Our 4th baby will follow our 'C' theme. My husband is VERY excited about calling this one C4( hes a marine so anything that goes BOOM makes him happy) Im looking for help with baby names that start with C. We already have Calli, Caden, and Chloe. Extra points if its a hard C and 5 letters! Hope everyone is feeling well! - 3.7 hours ago
Hey Everyone. Congratulations on your pregnancies. I am currently 7 weeks due Sept 14th. This will be our 5th child. I am still breastfeeding my 14 month old and was yet to have a period so it was a bit of a shock. Hope everyone is well and not feeling too sick. Im nauseous all day.

austinjeanxo - 5.5 hours ago
Hello week 7!! =}

mrscephas - 16.3 hours ago
How's everyone feeling? Anyone hit by that stomach-churning bout of nausea whilst brushing their teeth? Like it's a huge wave of feeling sick which makes your insides turn and hurt afterwards... Then the mid-morning faint. And the the afternoon exhaustion, I just want to hide away and nap at 3pm!

texasmamaof5 - 18.5 hours ago
The children's place ones I got were adorable,pink glittery big sister with rainbow and kind words about their personality. It was on sale like $4 something and I had 20% off code to make them only $3 something each then free shipping. The carters boy ones not as cute and more expensive...but basic 'big brother' right to the point.

delarla - 18.8 hours ago
I love the idea of surprising the kids! We told our 3 already. My 7 yr old dd is so excited. I want to find a cute big sister shirt for my youngest! I'm so over this snow. I'm only in MD so I feel bad for all y'all further up getting it worse.

texasmamaof5 - 20.8 hours ago
Carters had free shipping today, yay. So I had already ordered two cute Big Sister t shirts from children's place now I'll have two big brother shirts and when we go to take family pictures I will surprise the kids with their shirts, I think my oldest will be then only one to notice that the youngest shirt will say BIG brother and wonder why...should be fun. Since our families won't be supportive figure the kids will be the only ones who will be and wanted to make the reveal a surprise.

jamie86 - 3 days ago
My boobs haven't really hurt any but then again they really only hurt with my first. My nausea and fatigue has really set it. I can barely keep my eyes open now.

texasmamaof5 - 4 days ago
I'm nursing a 2 year old, its not as bad as a couple weeks ago but week 5 I didn't think I could do it it hurt so bad to have him nurse.

delarla - 4 days ago
Not so much my nipple, but the whole Breast. It hurts to lay on my stomach now. Ive grown almost a whole cup size already.

Free2Bmom - 4 days ago
I had my dating ultrasound on Tuesday and baby is all good. According to ramzis theory I'm having another boy :) I had a dream on a fuzzy blue blanket the night before I got my bfp so hopefully it is indeed a boy! Heart rate is at 128 and everything looks good (thank god, I've lost five since my son was born and five before him). I've got terrible morning sickness but I have a glow with this pregnancy that I don't think I ever got with my sons pregnancy. Is anyone else's nipples killing them? I had a breast reduction years ago and don't have that much feeling to my nipples normally, but holy man! I sure do have feeling lately! Anyone else?

mrscephas - 5 days ago
So the scan went well and little bean is still happy in the pod :) I measured 2 days ahead but it's hard to tell at this stage as measurements go up and down so no official change in due date. Due to my history of miscarriage, they put me on aspirin 75mg till 34 weeks to give me better chances.I was also prescribed Cyclogest pessaries to boost my progesterone till placenta kicks in at 12 weeks. Good luck y'all :)

delarla - 6 days ago
And exhaustion has set in. I'm so tired. I literally want to do nothing all day.

Ryskay - 6 days ago
ohh no lillianshappymommy I'm so sorry big hugs :(

lillianshappymommy - 6 days ago
So I was wrong ladies. Congratulations to you all and I really hope all of your pregnancies continue with great success. Warm hugs and kisses to you alll.

mrscephas - 6 days ago
I'm 7w6d and finally having the scan tomorrow so will know more thereafter. Hoping it all works out. xxx

Ryskay - 7 days ago
lol I had no clue I believed that I was 8 weeks along or maybe just a little bit behinde but not that far ahead 2 extra weeks is a big jump haha. its okay its still the perfect christmas gift as thats when we found out so I guess in away that the baby wanted to make sure it stayed as christmas suprise so I really can't complain really :)

lillianshappymommy - 7 days ago
Lmao that is soo funny. did you think you were that far along? My second appointment is tomorrow and we're all hoping everything is fine. Whoo I will be driving myself crazy till 1 tomorrow lol.

Ryskay - 7 days ago
pretty much I was in shocked when the lady told me, so I'm going to have to find out Thursday when my new due date is because now I'm like so confused lol. But I'm still going to hang around here with you ladies :)

lillianshappymommy - 7 days ago
10 weeks?! Wowwwwww. Your dates were way off then lmao!

Ryskay - 8 days ago
just got back home from my ultrasound appointment, ugh I feel so blah with all the water I had to drink. Baby looks good moving around with a strong heartbeat the lady said that I'm almost 10 weeks ;/

lillianshappymommy - 8 days ago
Lol @ryskay your ms sounds awful! Thank you and I am too!good luck today!! ^_^. So according to the doctors calculation I am 8 weeks today. (Although I think really I'm 7 weeks lol) the time is going slowly and Wednesday can't get here fast enough!

Ryskay - 9 days ago
I'm so excited but so nervous at the sametime, have my first ultrasound tomorrow in the afternoon. My grandma-in-law is going with me never had an ultrasound this early before ;/

Ryskay - 9 days ago
big hugs lillianshappymommy I'm praying for you and hoping that you and your lil bean stays with us :)

lillianshappymommy - 10 days ago
Hope so to, but either way I guess I'm prepared for wither outcome. Surprisingly I'm not freaked out. I'm still taking my vitamins etc, but I know that there is another possible outcome. I've made my peace with it.. for now. I'm taking it one day at a time. Thank you everyone. ^_^ fingers crossed. Sigh

Ryskay - 11 days ago
my ms is really bad today have my first OB appoinment next Thursday but might have to go in sooner if I can't get my ms under controll :(

Ryskay - 11 days ago
lillianshappymommy I'm so sorry, hopefully its just the dates maybe your not that far long like you thought big hugs your in my thoughts.

kirty - 11 days ago
@lillianshappymommy hopefully just the dates hun. I hope everything works out for you. Thinking of you.

lillianshappymommy - 11 days ago
@mrscephas agreed. Waiting is the hardest. I think the worst of it is that you still want to hope, but you also want to prepare yourself. I am of the mind attitude effects the outcome, but how can you be positive when it comes to something like this? I want to still be excited. I don't want this. Sigh. hugs and kisses hopefully both our dreams will be realized. :)

mrscephas - 12 days ago
Awww Lillian's I hope it's just your dates being out. I'm waiting to be contacted regarding an eau scan as well. Not knowing is the worst. Kisses

lillianshappymommy - 12 days ago
Hey guys had my ultrasound today and the doctor had to be called in because they couldn't find a heartbeat and my sac was irregular... Not really sure if that means that I have officially lost the baby or that my dates were completely wrong. I hope it's the latter we won't find out until next week though. I'm feeling kinda down now. I'll talk to you all later.

Ryskay - 12 days ago
I have my first ultrasound on Monday I so can't wait to see my lil bean :)

mumof3tob4 - 12 days ago
Kirty I found untill 11 weeks pregnant the dates can be all over as before then babies grow all differently one day until can have scan and it shows ur more weeks then next ur less then was before then other way round

lillianshappymommy - 12 days ago
See there you were worried about nothing. Lol. My appointment is later today so we'll see what happens. Oh I'm so excited!

kirty - 12 days ago
Well ultrasound today all good baby has grown so much in a week. Ive even had my due date moved 2 days forward to the 29th august :)

maimai88 - 14 days ago
claraxx- this is my 4th pregnancy, 3rd baby. I had a chemical before getting pregnant with this LO.

Ryskay - 14 days ago
finally in week 7 :)

kirty - 16 days ago
Hello week 7 :) will find out if i get put back a week soon :(

lillianshappymommy - 16 days ago
Week 7! But since I don't have anyone to talk to here I'll be hanging around in week 6 ^_^

claraxx - 18 days ago
Maimai- This is my 4th pregnancy but only have 2 children . My first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. I feel worse in the afternoons /evening but it's all day generally. At this rate I'm going to be huge from having to keep nibbling lol! With my sons the sickness was different with each so think my body just likes to turn it up a notch each time! With my miscarriage I didn't have any sickness at all so for me it's a bitter sweet thing to have and know it's going in the right direction. Is this your 1st pregnancy?

maimai88 - 19 days ago
clara- I am the same way, if I don't eat frequently the nausea is really bad. Today I was on my way to lunch, feeling hungry, but by the time I got there ( McDonalds), I was feeling terrible. I ended up leaving with an M&M McFlurry though- it was the only thing that would settle my stomach lol. Is this your first baby?

claraxx - 19 days ago
I'm at week 7 and feel terrible lol! My sickness is constant with only eating small frequent meals to help it. I'm terribly moody also and my husband is thrilled ha ha! Hoping time goes fast until this passes. Hope everyone else is feeling better than i do.

maimai88 - 25 days ago
Moving onto week 8 today, but I think I might pop back into week 7 here because its so quiet in week 8! Happy New Year everyone

SummerGirl - 26 days ago
7w4d for me I still have morning sickiness but coming in the afternoon is goes away, I feel really tired but other then that I feel ok.

maimai88 - 27 days ago
7w5d today & feeling ok...massive bloating going on here & its making it hard to conceal my pregnancy. After DDI was born, it took me about 14 months for my belly pouch to go back down, but since I got pregnant with #3 when DD2 was just 10 months old, I now already look 4 months pregnant lol. My nausea isn't too bad-it comes about every other day or so. Today was a bad nausea day though. Does anyone else get hot flashes? Mine are terrible first thing when I wake up

xEricaLynn - 28 days ago
I haven't gotten sick yet, I haven't gotten sick with any of my 6 prior pregnancies, which sadly ended in miscarriages. I feel nauseous throughout the day. I have a strong willpower not to get sick though, because I'm afraid it will make my head hurt infinitely worse. Lower back still hurts, and I'm tired a lot. Chest hurts throughout the day. I hope our miracle baby still has a heartbeat when I go back on January 16 for another ultrasound.

SummerGirl - 28 days ago
morning sickiness sucks for me right now, I hope everyone else is doing good.

xEricaLynn - 28 days ago
Finally in week 7, lol. Had to spend an extra half-week in week 6 due to baby's measurements. How is everyone feeling?

maimai88 - 32 days ago
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day! we decided to wait to make our pregnancy announcement until New Year's Eve. It's my DD2's 1st birthday tomorrow, and we didn't want to ' take away' from her special day by making a new baby announcement, so we decided to wait a bit longer. 7 weeks today, and feeling ok overall. Still mood swings, occasional breast tenderness, nausea, cold/hot flashes, aversions, exhaustion. Hope everyone else is well too!

charcharsuperstar - 35 days ago
HI guys! I got my ultrasound last Thurs.. 7 weeks.. on Fri i will be 8 weeks! I'e had several miscarriages so i'm cautiously optimistic. Nausea is just lovely! Everyone feeling those stretching round ligament pain?

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