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)
cnjsmum - 329 days ago
Thanks dre32 and tripplets. Im home from hospital now. Unfortunately my pregnancy has ended... It was way too risky for me to continue, it may have led to a scar abruption, which would at best led to a full hysterectomy and at worst life threatening for me and the baby. So my options were very grim... It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made, but the right one for me and my family. There is also a good chance I can conceive again in the future. Wishing you all a safe journey to your beautiful babies.
dre32 - 329 days ago
aww. cnjsmum...i'm so sorry to hear that news. thinking of you.
tripplets - 330 days ago
cnjsmum you ate in my prayers
cnjsmum - 330 days ago
I'm in hospital, awaiting another scan to confirm some bad news. It looks as though my baby has implanted in my cs scar, which is a rare form of ectopic. I saw my baby and its beautiful flickering heart... But It is life threatening condition so will likely not be able to continue this pregnancy. I'm devestated....
mizz-fallon - 330 days ago
Just made it yesterday to week 7. Very excited for my long journey to Feb 2015. I'm now going on my third child. I been in so much pain.. started to think maybe it was an ectopic pregnancy but the ultrasound showed that my little one was in the uterus and had a good heart beat. . Morning sickness sucks right along side all of these horrible aches and pains.. anyone else experiencing pain??
cnjsmum - 331 days ago
Very quiet here in week 7... Where is everybody? I am having my first scan in only hours. I'm off to bed and when I wake up, im off to have a dating scan. Very excited!!!
rainbowbaby2 - 335 days ago
Nicola, search 'due feb 2015' or friend request me erin Trainham my pic is myself w my baby
NICOlA2010 - 336 days ago
I have this sense im having twins...anyone else? I got ovulation pain both ovaries,right through to dwy of implantstion...way more hungry this time
NICOlA2010 - 336 days ago
Rainbowbaby2 im interrsted in the group...how do i find it?
konepich - 336 days ago
After much waiting, we saw our little swimmer! Feeling a sign of relief. I just wish m/s would slow down to once a day instead of picking up to 3xs a day!!!
Ladies, I need ideas what to eat. Nothing seems to stay down this includes candies.
rainbowbaby2 - 337 days ago
Hey ladies if you are interested I created a closed FB group called 'due feb 2015'
cutey24u - 339 days ago
NeNe, I am sure the happy will come, you can do it!Chsaamanen, yes I have a lot of discharge and the doc said some women just have a lot of discharge it sucks and I have to wear a pantiliner most days because of it. I did have my ultrasound Friday and was dated earlier so today is actually the 1st day of week 7 lol. I saw everything and was lucky enough to see the heartbeat. Even though I have seen I am still nervous, I just want this 1st trimester to be over so I can have more energy this lil one is taking everything out of me, by noon I feel dead to the world and just want to take a nap.
Nene305 - 339 days ago
Hello Ladies, So I guess I am pregnant again it been 4 1/2 year since I've been on this sites because my son is going to be 5 in September 9. This was not a plan pregnancy and honestly I'm not sure if I really want this baby. I am going to be 40 year old next year and who want to start over raising a baby again not me. Well I don't mean to come off being so negative but I just in odd right now and my husband is super happy and I just wish I could feel the same way but I not young anymore. Does anyone else feel scare about having a baby at my age?
minibub(pink) - 340 days ago
So I hope at this point your all travelling well. I had another bonus sneak peak at my little jelly bean today. I was stressed out because my scan at 6 weeks showed nothing but a sac so for piece of mind I went and got my bloods done to make sure they were rising the way they should and the doctor confirmed that there was definitely a baby in there and that it's little heart was beating away healthily. So I sigh of relief here
firstname.lastname@example.org - 342 days ago
Sometimes I wish I journaled my last pregnancy so I could remember all my symptoms. Does anyone else get a (TMI) larger amount of dishcahrge? I just found today I had a thick creamy color discharge. Yesterday the tiniest amount of brown discharge. Called my doc about the brown and she asked if I had sex recently and I had
The day before, she said probably from that or implantation bleeding and not to worry unless it turns to red blood, I haven't had anymore some but jut a larger amount of whitey discharge. Anyone else experience this ?? I feel like I did last time but don't remember exactly!
email@example.com - 343 days ago
No back pain here but I come to realize after I firt pregnancy that all these little aches and pains are usually normal :) good luck with your ultrasound and enjoy! My doc is making me wait until 12 weeks for a dating ultrasound?!? My last pregnancy was at 8 weeks I'm so disappointed I would like to confirm a viable pregnancy before 3 months :(
NICOlA2010 - 343 days ago
Cutey24u, yes i have mild back pain on and off through the day, wosre in morning and night...sux so early on too
cutey24u - 344 days ago
First day of week 7 and I am sooooooooooo tired. Anyone else having mild lower back pain? No bleeding or anything more of an uncomfortable feeling in the back. I am prone to UTIs but am currently taking an antibiotic for one so I know it isn't that. First u/s tomorrow and I am so nervous and scared.
firstname.lastname@example.org - 345 days ago
Week 7 today :) feeling crummy but trying to look on the positive side of this all day sickness...thank you precious baby lol!
wantonemore - 347 days ago
I have not done it. I did try the baking soda test. That said boy.
alaina698 - 350 days ago
While I am dying to know the gender of this one, I am not sure I would want to try that! lol Did anyone do it?
Phronsie - 356 days ago
Anyone want to try the Red Cabbage Gender Test I just read about? Sounds a bit of trouble, but I do just happen to have a 1/2 a red cabbage in my fridge....
1) Buy red cabbage
2) Cut cabbage up not small pieces but cut up into about 2 cups
3) Boil water
4) Pour boiled water onto cabbage. Let set about 10mins
5) Remove cabbage from water.
6) Pour cabbage water into white or clear glass.
7) Add urine to cabbage water.
If it turns purple its a girl
If it turns pink/red its a boy
Phronsie - 356 days ago
Well, I am so excited, but am also feeling kindof okay, so a bit apprehensive, actually, since I have had two miscarriages before and the morning sickness is just a re-assuring thing, though no guarantee. Just found out that one of my closest friends in the UK is five weeks along and another good friend is 10 weeks. What fun. Blessings on all of you... chemmommy, I am tired, too!! I keep falling asleep at night with my children!
mooter406 - 360 days ago
First appt and ultrasound today! So exciyed
Livanlearn - 371 days ago
This is my 4th baby and the only one that was totally unplanned. it's exciting and scary to be caught off-guard. I don't get to to an appt til I am 11 weeks but am feeling good...no complaints. Now it just makes sense why my eating has been so out of control lately! I teach 18 fitness classes a week so poor baby was competing for some calories! I am cautiously optimistic.
christina1010 - 371 days ago
Well ladies I went to the doctor today and got an ultrasound. It turns out that I'm 6 weeks and not 7. If you go off my last period I would of been 7. But the development 6 weeks and 4days. I got to see my baby's heart beat. (soo exciting) My due date is now 1/4/15 not 12/29/14. So I'll see yall back next week.
mischi - 371 days ago
This is my first post here. I am due with my third on New Years Day, 2015. I feel nauseous all day and have to constantly eat snacks so as not to be sick. I am also so tired! I am excited to be in week 7 but can't wait to be past these early weeks and have my first scan.
GoingFor4 - 372 days ago
I scheduled my first appointment last week. I have to wait until June 3rd where I should be 10w5d according to my LMP. It is very close to my mmc milestone of 11w2d which brings about some anxiety. One day at a time :) Moving on to week 8 tomorrow. See you all there!
GoingFor4 - 372 days ago
Britt: Sorry you have that nasty taste in your mouth. I remember it from previous pregnancies and am thankful I haven't experienced it yet!Hopefully it's short lived!!
lissie**** - 373 days ago
jh1983 oh wow hope you are out soon and the next few weeks pass quickly for you.
brittplus3 - 373 days ago
I hate having this metallic taste in my mouth. Yuck!
jh1983 - 374 days ago
Had another ultrasound today of the baby. Hr was 174 and everything looks good. I'm back in the hospital again for dehydration. Is the first trimester almost over yet???
laurentyesmomma - 374 days ago
Had my first doctor appointment today due to track record of two miscarriages and problematic pregnancy with my son I have a ultrasound next Tuesday, should be 8 weeks 4 days that day! Hope I get to see a heartbeat and hear good news.
lissie**** - 377 days ago
hope they give you an ultrasound then. It can really put your mind to ease. It did for me too
laurentyesmomma - 377 days ago
Just joined week 7, 7 weeks and almost 2 days now! Finally have my first doctors appointment Monday! Hoping to have a early ultrasound to put my mind at ease because of my past pregnancy issues!
lissie**** - 378 days ago
I've moved 2x with all 4 of my pregnancies. Horrible. Now we own our home and won't be moving...well life could throw a curve ball but doubtful. DH is working a full-time and part time job and just starting as masters degree in June. So I will be on my own basically for the next two years. But the babies will be close in age and I will be younger(34) than if I wait.
FourthTimesACharm - 379 days ago
Im in the same boat crossfitmama3 just found out I was unexpextedly pregnant with number 4 also. We just moved across country for the second time in three years and are in the begining stages of completely redoing an old house we live in! Im so excited to be pregnant but boy would I have chosen a different time lol
crossfitmama3 - 380 days ago
Hi ladies! This is my first posting. I used to live on this website when I was pregnant with my daughters and figured I would sign back up as I really need the positiveness and support this website offers. I will be 8 weeks tomorrow and just found out a week and a half ago. I am freaking out with this pregnancy as it's a complete surprise and I am just getting out of a divorce. I've been with my current partner for about a year but, but neither of us were ready for a baby. Trying to see the positive in it, and I know the baby will be a blessing. We have 3 girls now. I have 2 from my previous marriage, and he has one. Praying for a boy so he can keep at least a little bit of his sanity. First appt is Friday and I'll get an ultrasound at that time as well. I haven't felt sick really at all so I do have to wonder if everything is ok. I was VERY VERY sick with my girls from 5 weeks till the end. Anyway, sorry for the super long post. I just wanted to introduce myself. :) hope you are all feeling well!
lissie**** - 380 days ago
jh1983// zofran doesn't do much to help me either. Hope you are doing better though
zwiebelpulver - 381 days ago
Have been really sick the last fee days. Not nice! Better also keep drinking more water.
It is really strange but since yesterday I am craving Sushi so badly! Of to week 8! Hope we all feel better soon! X
nini210 - 381 days ago
jh1983 hope you get better and get to go home soon mama!
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