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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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glowingwith2 - 259 days ago
Afsham, I had a tube baby last year. I hope you do not. It was difficult, I had a rupture and emergency surgery. Have you had any other pain? I noticed the blood was a bright red color, and pain felt like it was in my lower back/ butt area. I will pray for you and your baby, and that baby is in a good spot. Please let me know how it goes. You will be in my thoughts. Xx

afshanm07 - 259 days ago
Thqnx every one for the pap smear info. I just went yesterday for my ultrasound cuz the dr thought the baby was in tube. They did external first then internal. It hurt so bad a day after pap with spotin then internal ultrasound hurt so bad. But i got one pic still waiting for results

Beckym - 260 days ago
smaller jeans, I hardly knew thee, lost a lot of weight, now I can't fit in the pants I worked so hard to fit in. I still had my bigger pants only because I was trying to figure out what I was doing with them, donating, or giving to a friend. Now I am glad I still have them, because I wouldn't have clothes that fit, other than sweats and a few dresses/skirts. U/S looked good today, Oct 8th is official due date. 9 weeks, but I will stop in and say hello from time to time. :)

glowingwith2 - 260 days ago
Thank you Snooks!! I did my pap two days ago, the doctor said I may have some spotting. You should be ok :) Went and bought some looser work clothes. I know my skinny jeans definitely don't fit these days. Such a difference with a second baby!

snooks - 260 days ago
glowingwith2, Congrats on baby making itself comfortable in the right place! :)

snooks - 260 days ago
afsanm07, The Pap should have been a smeer, unless they took a little pinch of tissue? As long as it is just a little spotting, you should be OKay.

snooks - 260 days ago
Definitely can't wear any of my jeans. Soooo tired by mid afternoon. Snoozy. Looking forward to my first US on Monday.

afshanm07 - 260 days ago
Has any else had pap smear done. I got mine done and now im spotting is this normal.

blondeabby - 260 days ago
Thanks guys:) I measured 7weeks 1 day on Monday. Heart rate 141. My DH was crying when we could see the heart fluttering. It is his first my third but I had my other 2 in my teens. I feel like a second chance on life! So exciting!! I have not told any one yet. I am not sure how they will take the news?? And we are both over the moon! I must say this time around I am showing already! Great news on your appt glowingwith2!

glowingwith2 - 261 days ago
I had my first ultrasound. I'm measuring 7w 5d which is further than I thought! Baby's heart rate was 145 and isn't sitting in the tube this time. All systems are a go! Abby, I hope you feel better soon!! Becky, good luck at your appt. let us know how it goes :)

Beckym - 261 days ago
blondeabby - congrats on the doctor's apt going well, hop your cold gets better. I have a doctor's apt today too, will find out official due date. I should probably be getting ready, but am procrastinating.

blondeabby - 261 days ago
I have a bad cold, morning sickness all day. Tight belly...I feel like I am falling apart:(

glowingwith2 - 262 days ago
Thank you!! My eye is much better. Still a little bruised but luckily not black. :) I met with the doctor today and get an ultrasound tomorrow. So excited!!

blondeabby - 263 days ago
Wow! Hope your eye is ok and you get some answers :). 7weeks 1 day today. Ultrasound today...saw the heart beating:) Glad they only saw one:) Hope all is well with everyone:)

mom2be10/16/2013 - 264 days ago
hello ladies I was just looking back I was in your shoes this time last year congratulations to all off you

glowingwith2 - 265 days ago
7 weeks today. I just passed out and busted my eye open. :( Good thing I see the doctor on Tuesday. Hope everyone is doing better than I am!

ponyprincess - 271 days ago
TA77 I'm suffering so bad with morning sickness too I feel so frustrated about it. My dr has given me Stemetil which helps temporarily :( feeling exhausted. Hope things get better for us! X - 273 days ago
thank you so much supose its just a wateing game now x

adrifra - 273 days ago
Geordiegirl- how scary :( thinking and saying a prayer for you!! If you are still experiencing pregnancy symptoms take that as a good sign.. Keep rested thats the best thing you can do until tuesday when you can get some answers. - 273 days ago
hi just wondering if anyone can help im 7+6 and had a bleed yesturday with stringy small clots sorry tmi! and today its just light pink spotting with mild cramps went to er yesturday and they carnt get me in till tuesday for a scan im thinking the worst has anyone been through this thanks

BaltoBaby - 274 days ago
2bBlessedw2 - Congrats on the great news! I had a great appt with my Doc yesterday. She was very vocal about my control over everything and offered me another sonogram to monitor the baby's heart. We are also going to get the Panorama blood test, hopefully, next week. Due to previous events, I am anxious to make sure everything is okay.Hope you ladies are have a great Friday!

adrifra - 274 days ago
2blessed- awww lovely news :) so nice and reassurring at this stage. Happy for you!!

2bBlessedw2 - 275 days ago
Hi Ladies! I am back with happy news! Baby is measuring 3 days ahead at 7w5d and HB of 150! So very happy!!!!

TA77 - 275 days ago
I moved to 8 weeks yesterday, not much happening in the 8 week forum. I'm as sick as ever and really can't wait for the ms to ease off a bit.

2bBlessedw2 - 276 days ago
ADRIFRA-Thanks! I will update once I get home from the u/s tomorrow. I could not imagine waiting another 4 weeks!!!!

2bBlessedw2 - 276 days ago
MAMMA-I always develop nice abs when I get bronchitis. LOL

adrifra - 276 days ago
Mamma- :( hang in there in 3 weeks our hcg levels should start to settle and slowly this will pass hopefully.. You poor thing... At this stage i am just constantly nauseous not running to the bathroom YET..symptoms are a good sign even though they suck :)

adrifra - 276 days ago
2blessed- so excited for you to get your ultrasound let us know how it goes another 4 weeks until mine!!

mammaramirez - 276 days ago
2bBlessw2 - it'll work muscles you never knew you had before! ;)

2bBlessedw2 - 276 days ago
OKAY MAMMA! But I don't know if I can handle the vomiting.

mammaramirez - 277 days ago
2bBlessedw2 - let's change exchange appetites..... :)

2bBlessedw2 - 277 days ago
Hello 7 weeks!!!! u/s Thursday!!! I can't wait! Nervous and excited! I had gained 4.5 pounds but since lost it. I'm attributing it to weaning on Friday. It's the only thing that makes sense! I am not throwing up and I have no problem eating!

mammaramirez - 277 days ago
In ready that baby goes through such a big growth spurt this week, this makes complete sense as to why I am so sick. I cannot keep ANYTHING down. I'm nauseous in my sleep.

BaltoBaby - 277 days ago
Saw our little jelly bean last week. Everything looks good. Hubby and I are optimistic. On another note - I can't eat eggs. They bring on the sick in full force. Another food that moves to the no list. *sigh*

lildebbie - 277 days ago
Feeling so sick today. Blah. I can't wait for my first US on 3/4. Still seems so far away :(

MOMIIB - 279 days ago
Had my Sono Friday, baby looked really good! 160bpm :) I am already showing though I have only gained 2lbs :-) we are telling the rest of the family next weekend when we celebrate our 5th anniversary :-) next appointment is 3/13 :-)

TA77 - 279 days ago
Sounds interesting leanbean, I may have to give it a go, I would try anything at this point

leanbean - 280 days ago
TA77~ It's not a diet, just basically all that helps me with the morning sickness. I just keep a few in my cheek all the time :)

TA77 - 280 days ago
Leanbean I have to ask, what is the sunflower diet?.

msjenn727 - 280 days ago
happy valentines day mommies! I hope you all are doing well and feeling well and I will be 7 weeks tomorrow. Seems like time is flying by so fast for me.

leanbean - 280 days ago
Happy Valentine's Day!!! Hope you gals are feeling the love. Hubby got me tons of candy (all my favorites) and it all makes my stomach turn! hahahah...guess my kids will be grateful :)

msjenn727 - 281 days ago
I'm so jealous! First appt isn't until March!

leanbean - 282 days ago
Good luck on your appt.s girlies!

ShawnaHugo - 282 days ago
I haven't been on in a while but all I have to say is SIIICCCK!! Morning sickness is kicking my butt. I FINALLY go to the dr in a week from today. Yay!!!

MOMIIB - 283 days ago
First ob appointment in friday, sooo excited! Very minimal MS, only when thirsty or hungry. This pregnancy is totally opposite of my son. Maybe it will be a girl ;-)

leanbean - 283 days ago
Got to see Bambino yesterday! What a little cutie with a heart rate of 138. Sickness is in full swing now. I think 7 weeks really throws in the sickness and it sounds like some of you agree. Back to the 12 week sunflower seed diet! hahahaha

TA77 - 283 days ago
7 weeks marks an increase in sickness, I feel nauseous all the time. The slightest things make my stomach turn, I'm tired all the time and so not interested in being intimate with my newly wedded husband. He understands but I feel bad about it. Ihave no idea when I will have an ultrasound yet. :-( but fingers crossed it's soon. Everyone is saying it's twins lol, I just laugh it off but in all honesty it is possible with my age and family history of twins, so it would be good to confirm that it's one or heaven help me twins lol.

TA77 - 283 days ago
7 weeks marks an increase in sickness, I feel nauseous all the time. The slightest things make my stomach turn, I'm tired all the time and so not interested in being intimate with my newly wedded husband. He understands but I feel bad about it. Ihave no idea when I will have an ultrasound yet. :-( but fingers crossed it's soon. Everyone is saying it's twins lol, I just laugh it off but in all honesty it is possible with my age and family history of twins, so it would be good to confirm that it's one or heaven help me twins lol.

MOMIIB - 287 days ago
Had my sonogram yesterday and PTL all looked well with the baby!!! It's hb was 123bpm and my official due date is 9/25 :-) today I am 7wks 1day :-) I go back on Valentines Day to meet my OB and possibly have another ultrasound...... so excited!!!!!!! :-)

2ndtimer1976 - 288 days ago
I'm freaking out and am convinced I'm carrying twins. I feel so sick and I don't remember this the last time. HATE not being able to get to my ob/gyn until later his month!

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