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Your baby now is about the size of a medium green olive. The crow-to-rump length is 22 to 30 mm and the baby weighs 0.12 ounces. Although your body shape will not yet reveal that you are pregnant, your doctor would be able to notice an enlarged uterus. The hCG hormone is at its peak and you might notice more changes. Your skin may become smoother and a bit plumper, but you might also get an outbreak of pimples. Your hair may become less oily, or more. You might also notice some vaginal discharge, which is usually not a cause for concern.

Although the baby is still very small, it is beginning to look more like a human being. Your babys back is straightening out and the tail is shrinking. In proportion to the rest of his body, the head is large and remains curved forwards onto the chest. The head is erect and the neck is developing well. Even though the eyes are well developed, they are covered by a membrane lid. The eyes will not begin to open and close for quite some time still. Your baby will begin to make tiny fetal movements as the muscles start to develop. You will not be able to feel any of these early movements, but you might be able to see them during an ultrasound. The arms and hands are progressing faster than the legs and feet at this point. By this time of fetal development, the hands have defined finger ridges and the tissue between them will die off to leave separate fingers. It is impossible to distinguish a male from a female at this time because external genitalia look very similar at this point.

Your blood system will change during pregnancy and blood volume will increase by 50%. The increase in blood is important to meet the demands of your growing uterus. Blood volumes will begin to increase during the first trimester and will continue to rise throughout the entire pregnancy. The increase in plasma can cause anemia, which will cause you to feel tired or weak.
In week 9 (7 weeks after conception) the fingers are clearly visible.

See also:

Blood pressure during pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy





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shellybelly81 - 6 days ago
hello Christine... ;) so we meet again. lol

ChristineReagan77@yahoo.com - 8 days ago
Hello ladies. Just wanted to say I will be joining you all!! I am pregnant with baby number 8, and we are very excited!! This will be our last baby, so I plan to enjoy this pregnancy. Just wanted to say hello :)

mandykat760 - 9 days ago
Sorry Hultz

holz8519 - 10 days ago
thank you ladies

Jas77 - 10 days ago
Oh no, so sorry for your loss Holz :-( Praying you will conceive again quickly! All the very best to you......

supermom87 - 11 days ago
Sorry to hear that holz good luck hun and praying for you

holz8519 - 11 days ago
Hi ladies I have not had internet for the past week so figured I would stop in and say Hi. I ended up miscarrying this past Thursday at 8 weeks 4 days. this is my 4th miscarriage and DH and I will be trying again right away. Our 18 month old son was conceived a couple weeks after my last miscarriage. Good luck to all you ladies Ill be dropping back to TTC page.

supermom87 - 11 days ago
My morning sickness didn't last long now I find myself stress eating I know that's not good slightest bit upset angry sad or whatever I feel I end up eating but I was also a smoker before I got pregnant its been tuff but I haven't smoked since I found out I was pregnant so I think I'm doing good I just wish I wasn't stress eating

mandykat760 - 11 days ago
I just got Zofran. Fingerscrossed it works. Before I was taking unisome and b6 but it made me exhausted.

supama - 11 days ago
i totally ate cheesecake for breakfast. totally was the bomb, too.

supermom87 - 13 days ago
Might have to spell check those with google lol

supermom87 - 13 days ago
Mandykat760 I take zofran my ob gyn prescribed it for me I have found sometimes it doesn't work but she said it doesn't make you sleepy like phenergan will

sher-baby - 13 days ago
First prenatal appt today, 9w2d. I'm gonna talk to my dr about not being able to sleep. It has to be at least 2.5 weeks since I've slept straight through the night. Maybe it's my body prep'ing me for when the baby is here but clearly it doesn't remember I've been throughly this before!!!....'thanks for trying to my subcontious mind but I remember JUST FINE!...now let me sleep!!!'

supama - 13 days ago
Mandykat-no, just pickle juice. I thought it was easing some, but i just had THE WORST weekend ever. literally in bed all wknd except for church. 2 more weeks, 2 more weeks, 2 more weeks...going bk to work on Weds morning at 6:30am is gonna suck.

supama - 13 days ago
Julesbaby-i would go by the one in July for now. Were you sick or under a lot of stress mid-to-late June? Of course, ask for a dating ultrasound if you unsure. That'll always help find most accurate.

mandykat760 - 13 days ago
Does anyone else take anti nausea medication?

mandykat760 - 13 days ago
I had it last year. It's just gross.

sher-baby - 13 days ago
And it's super super contagious! So watch out for the kiddos or DH! My daughter came home from school with it almost 2yrs ago and I had made her wear an eye patch. It was gone for about a week and a half and I thought 'phew...u dodged it!!' Nope....I woke up and my eye couldn't open one morning..it was all crusted over! I was like 'damnit!!! ' it bites!!

julesbaby4 - 13 days ago
I go to the doctors today but I've been trying to figure this out since I found out I was pregnant... My last normal cycle was June 1st it was 7 days like always but in July I spotted after I was 9 days late already so I just thought my tracker was off do I go by the abnormal cycle in July that only lasted 4 days & was extremely light or the last normal cycle I had in June?

supermom87 - 13 days ago
I've had it two weeks now the first round of meds I got didn't work and my ob understudy didn't seem to think it was pink eye he prescribed me the cream they put in newborn babies eyes and it did nothing I went to an urgent care clinic they 100% diagnosed me with pink eye gave me some eye drops and antibiotics by mouth and told me to take Benadryl and I don't feel like I have the past two weeks but it not completely healed yet this is my first case of pink eye and it totally bites I hope I never catch it again

sher-baby - 13 days ago
Ugh!! Pink eye.... Oh that's not fun!! I hope it doesn't stay to long.

emefa - 13 days ago
My nausea has increased,notin stays in my tummy

supermom87 - 13 days ago
Well I found out that I have pink eye in both eyes 😞

babylove5 - 13 days ago
Jas. the 3d pic is really good! It actually looks like a baby and not a alien. Sher the medela pump had different levels of suction it can hurt like the manual but if you turn it down you will be fine. I love mine and I freeze when I Hv to much.

sher-baby - 14 days ago
I hope that's not the case for me!!! The hand held one chewed the crap out of my nipples. I'm really hoping to be like a cow and be on that thing as much as possible!

supama - 15 days ago
Sherbaby that is so funny bc i had both the pump in style and the hand held, and i hated the electric. I couldnt get anything bc i needed more power, so my hand held was awesome. Have a brand new one already, lol.

supama - 15 days ago
I just bawled watching Amazing Spiderman 2, omg this is nuts. Ive decided instead of just feeling like crap all the time, im gonna embrace all this yucky feeling, hormonal mess, and temper bc this is the last time i will experience it all. Then i FREAK out bc this kid could be 5-10 yrs-old when i could become a flippIN GRANDMA....aaaackkkk, lol.

bean79 - 15 days ago
I am 9 weeks 5 days today, and yesterday I finally heard baby's heartbeat with my doppler! (Haven't gone to doctor yet.) I started crying. I had been trying to find it for days, and was just about to give up, and boom, there it was. It seemed really fast, although maybe I'm remembering wrong. It is the best when you first hear that! I really didn't think I'd find it this early, but tried anyway. Also, I too keep waking up throughout the night. I fall asleep really fast (which is unusual for me), but then wake up around 1 and then about every hour after. I don't get why this happens. I'm so tired!!

Jas77 - 15 days ago
Something is going on with this site, I cant edit my photos at all. Anyone else having a problem?

sher-baby - 15 days ago
I hope so. With my daughter I had the hand held pump (also medela) but it sucked!! I hoping with this baby I can breast feed for atleast 12 months and be able to pump enough to freeze for when I go back to work and some for DH to bottle feed occationally...I case I need some mommy time! :-) but I really want to try and maximize my milk production this time around. With my daughter I could only breast feel for 6months and never was able to freezer stock any either..

Jas77 - 15 days ago
sher-baby the medela pump is fantastic, good investment. Babylove I will post the 3D pic of the baby to my profile...

sher-baby - 16 days ago
9 weeks tomorrow! First dr appt on Monday. I'm feeling ok..deff fatigued and I too am struggling to sleep. I tend to sleep straight from 10pm till about 1am. Then it's like I toss and turn the rest of the night/morning. That's a lil annoying considering when the baby is here, I won't get any sleep then either....I just wanna bank as much sleep as possible. Ugh!! Also, I know it's early to buy stuff but I bought a medela pump In style breast pump yesterday! I don't know if we'll have a baby shower considering this isn't my first baby. It would really help but just incase we don't, I want to start prep'ing as early as I can.

babylove5 - 16 days ago
Jas you should post pics of your 3d if you get a chance. Sher my hubby didn't get close to my boobs after he was shocked that I was leaking breast milk! lol I was breastfeeding the baby until 12 months and it was funny he would prefer one boob over the other and so one was bigger! lol

Jas77 - 16 days ago
I'm also feeling a bit better, the gagging has stopped, just waves of nausea now. Food aversions are still strong. Feeling quite fatigued as well but I have found that exercise really helps. I've been walking for an hour every day with the pram it seems to make me less tired in the afternoon. My fatigue usually hits around 1-2pm. Bring on the second trimester! I love it, it's like a nice little break in between. Oh, also had my ultrasound the other day saw my little peanut, the lady took some 3D pics. hmmm the baby looks a little freaky at this stage lol! Definitely looks like the top 2 pictures on this page. Big head and little bud arms. Still cute though :D

Jas77 - 16 days ago
that's great supermom :-)

klawest2 - 16 days ago
Double digits tomorrow! I've beem starting to feel better the past few days. Still super tired though but it seems my anxiety has increased with pregnancy and I have trouble sleeping :( I feel bad. No energy. My daughter has watched so many movies lately just so I can rest. I work 30 hours a week too and I'm feeling it!

supermom87 - 16 days ago
Bleeding has resolved its self and baby is doing great I finally feel like I can breathe

sher-baby - 16 days ago
Babylove- lmao!! That's haliarious...my DH is such a boob man and already he says my right boob is his favorite because it feels bigger. If he for breast milk in his mouth, I don't know how he would react to that! He may never touch me again for the next 7months!

babylove5 - 17 days ago
Best wishes supermom!!

babylove5 - 17 days ago
9 weeks 4 days and I am feeling a bit better! I still don't have a normal appetite but I am not gagging in the morning. On a personal note my hubby and I had sex last night, he had my nipple in his mouth and said I was producing breast milk already!!

supermom87 - 17 days ago
Hello week 9 hope you ladies are doing well. I go for my 3rd ultrasound later today. Praying that goes well.

klawest2 - 17 days ago
Usually we would give it a few weeks for people to join and then turn it to secret for extra privacy. If you haven't announced yet maybe wait. I'm not sure if people can see that you joined? As for posts, no one can see posts except those in the group

BethQ - 17 days ago
Bean--They can see the group name, but not the content if it's listed as private. The only way they can't see the name is if it's listed as secret.

bean79 - 18 days ago
I have a dumb question about Facebook groups. Can your friends see what groups you're a member of, or can you make that private? I haven't announced my pregnancy to friends yet, so I don't want them to see I'm a member of a pregnancy group!

klawest2 - 18 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!

halesss7410 - 20 days ago
I have had bad dreams too! Very vivid. I had a dream that there was a demon in the house- yikes. Not my house, thankfully- but I kept going back to sleep into the dream. I'm also showing at this point. It is my third baby as well- I don't mind the belly, but I like the 20 week belly- not the little pouch. Lol we told my inlaws yesterday- they were excited but I think a little hurt that we waiting til 3 months to tell them. We are almost out of our 1st trimester- I'm feeling better, just tired. I'm actually able to cook dinner and clean my house!

BethQ - 20 days ago
Gas and nausea. Nausea and gas. That's all the last 9 weeks have been for me. Trying to enjoy this pregnancy, because it's my last. But it's hard when you feel crappy all the time.

RJean - 21 days ago
Is anyone else showing at this point? This is my third kid...but seriously! lol I should not be this popped out. With my first I wanted to look pregnant, now all I want is to put off the huge belly as long as possible. As far as bad dreams, I had a nightmare that I woke up from two or three times from! It wasn't as horrible as yours Floyd, but I dreamed that I failed physics (I graduated in engineering, so I'm not terrible at it) and kept failing it over and over. Nothing made sense at all and I was super frustrated by the time I woke up.

halesss7410 - 22 days ago
I'm glad I'm not alone, but I'm also wishing this stage would hurry for all of us. I feel like I either go to the grocery store daily or pick up something because nothing ever sounds good. I have to remember to eat- I don't look pregnant in the mornings but as the day goes in with eating and drinking I end up looking 5 mo pregnant before bed. It's actually embarrassing- because I know it's just digestion, baby is only the size of and Olive. Lol. Also, I tried to find the hb yesterday with my Doppler and heard a 'galloping horse' for less than 3 seconds:/ couldn't find it again- I tried for a good whole today and nothing. Now I feel like I made it up yesterday- although I know very well what it sounds like. I'm going to assume that my uterus is tipped back MORE this pregnancy or the placenta is placed in front- because I should have heard it by now, or so I think. My appt is in 2 weeks- on sept 9. I'm hoping all is well:) I'm not a fan of the first trimester. I want to feel baby:) I want to show, for real! I'm sure we all do. It says next week that it's the start of a 3 week growth spurt in length:) that's cool! It won't be long ladies!

mommylh - 22 days ago
Haven't had any bad dreams just yet. Not looking forward to that, I had horrible ones with my other two pregnancies. Just getting packed up today to go on a four day camping trip with the family. Planned it back in may before I got pregnant and now I'm almost dreading the thought. It's going to be a long weekend and I am just so tired already.



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