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You are 9 weeks pregnant.

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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.

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Blood pressure during pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy

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mommynwifey5 - 1.5 hours ago
Oh that's not even close to what I do oldest pays basketball so its practice or games everyday.....4 of the 6 children are in school so homework takes over an hour to do so I have to cook while doing hub works 13 hour days 6 days a week so I'm a single mom till sat I give all baths clean everything alone run them to and from school and after school things everyday and work 7 hours a day also while being pregnant with twins......and I love every second of it

heidi7 - 4.8 hours ago
yes my kids are watching way too much tv these days unfortunately. all those summer activities i would love to be doing with them… oh well next summer should be extra special!! i had lost 4 lbs, then i started taking the meds and have gained all that back and then some. my clothes are already fitting tight and my stomach sticks out. its my 3rd pregnancy and I'm sure some of it is bloating. but i can definitely tell my uterus is playing a role too:) whats everyone eating? I'm cheese, apples, hard boiled eggs, tuna, instant apple cinnamon oatmeal, …dinner is always the hard part. i only drink oj, coconut water, gatorade, and vitamin water. absolutely zero water. it s the most nauseating of everything! oh yeah and almonds. i hate them but eat them alllll day. i will probably birth a baby almond. it helps with the nausea a lot! i need some ideas! whats everyone eating??

elequin - 1 days ago
And mummywifey that sounds even more nuts than me trying to exercise , run my own business, and parent two kids. Kudos to you lady ;)

elequin - 1 days ago
Heidi I hear you, i have felt so guilty. My ms is terrible for the first few hrs of the day., way worse than my previous two pregs. My poor kids have just been shoved in front of the tv until about 9am because I literally can't stand up most mornings without heaving. I have thrown up properly once, but the retching is actually worse I think! When I spewed while preg with my daughter I always felt better after. This org I just feel lousy the whole day :( I have managed to drag myself out of bed again this morning by 9am, and get to the shops with the two kids, but today felt like hell until about 5pm. I have been craving orange juice so badly, so have just been drinking that all day and it's seemed to help a bit yest and today. My weight is doing crazy things right now. I am swinging up and down by about 2 kilos every day - I think it is fluid loss, which makes sense because my bp is super low. The days I feel lousy I lose weight, the days I feel a bit better I seem to gain. Overall put on 1 kilo so far.

mommynwifey5 - 1 days ago
Hello week 9!!! Ms? Haha times it by two! These babies keep me a good day I can get away with pulling only 8 times and that's rare good days.....I've lost 10lbs already meds help some....and exhausted!!! I fall asleep at work everyday lol shocked I still have a job glad my boss loves me lol then come and have to be in full mommy mode to six children plus keep a 5 bedroom house clean....I have no clue how I'm doing it....but am so blessed to do it!! Next ultrasound is on the 18th!!! It's my 4th one so far and really going to see them bouncing around!!! My pregnancy is going slow come on safe zone!!!!

Dec Baby - 2 days ago
Hi Girls, I'm almost about to skip into week 10...I had my first OB app yesterday, I asked if we could listen to the baby's h/b but he couldn't find one:( I've read that it's 50/50 for being able to hear it this early, but so many girls on this site have said they have heard it even earlier than 9 weeks! So now it's going to be a long 2 week wait for my 12 week ultrasound:S On the up side, I'm still feeling sick and like you girls, super tired and very much lacking motivation to do anything extra!

heidi7 - 2 days ago
alismom-how are you busy AND have ms? i know this is the norm, but i feel like a total wimp. with ms i am in bed all day for the most part and I'm taking medicine! seriously, tips on motivating myself to do things while feeling sick would be appreciated! i feel like a lazy bum!

alismom2 - 2 days ago
Hello week nine ladies!!! I didn't even have time to post in week 8 i was sooo busy and stressed i had to remind myself i can't do everything i need a break every now and then. My MS has settled this week as well i lost 7 lbs from the last 3 weeks or so of ms.

1st.time.momma - 2 days ago
This pregnancy is way different than my first. Im breaking out like crazy, no nausea. If anything May be once a day I gag but mainly from a smell but really nothing. Im definitely thinking a girl. With my son I knew it was a boy and this one just feels like a girl but obviously I could be wrong. Hope everyone's having a great day!

heidi7 - 2 days ago
i feel like i had a little break of MS in the beginning of week 8. its back now! i want it to get better so bad. I'm homeschooling my son and with the school year starting i have a lot of work to do! c'mon hormones! even out!

elequin - 3 days ago
morning sickness abated today by about 2.30pm... hopefully this is the start of a trend, because for the last few days its been more like 5pm... strangely, i think its due to the orange juice i had - massive craving for it!!! funny, i feel like im having a girl, due to the strength of the morning sickness, yet my cravings are more like when i was preg with my son. who knows...

1st.time.momma - 6 days ago
9 weeks today and I feel like time is just flying by. Im supposed to enjoy it.

Dec Baby - 7 days ago
Yay for week 9! I'm looking forward to my first OB app. on Mon, I hope to hear the HB for the first time:) I think that will make everything seem a little more real! I seriously can't wait for the first trimester to be over with...I'm dying from morning sickness and fatigue...I'm yawning even as I type:S How are you girls feeling? I can't wait to share our news, but I don't dare until I hit 12 weeks! - 7 days ago
9 weeks today! Next ultra sound is next Monday. - 7 days ago
well my ultrasound put me at 9 weeks but i cant help but thin i a bit farther than that. with my experience with two boys id say bean your all boy. its so hard finding cute boy clothes. i am much more sick with this one than the last two. all day and night with pretty much no relief.

mngirl1281 - 13 days ago
Welcome 123! It is fun being on this site. When no one at home can relate, I just read a few post from this 'pregnancy family' site and all is well. It is fun guessing what we are all having and time will tell :)

liltyke7 - 13 days ago
I just had my Mirena removed. Anyone else have this done? If so how long before you were regualr and could figure out your cycle?

2bBlessedw2 - 13 days ago
WELCOME 123!!!

2bBlessedw2 - 13 days ago
Yeah, it's not fun searching for baby's hb forever! I know where mine likes to hide now but my uterus is definitely much bigger now also. I find baby all the way to the left and almost at my belly button...but not quite there. I'm off to get my Harmony test done. I'm 10w2d. :o) BEAN-I say boy for you and MN-is having a girl!

LiLBean5 - 13 days ago
2B it took FOREVER for me to find little ones heart beat this morning! My uterus got bigger over night! Seriously! So it made more room for baby to run around haha. When I did find it it was one the left side which is odd but then it moved and I finally found it on the right side! It was super low this time ranging from 138 - 141!! I wonder if it really is a boy being that it keeps getting lower!! It's so much fun guessing! :)

LiLBean5 - 13 days ago
123 Welcome here Momma!! :) I will be praying that all goes well on Monday for you! I have my 1st sonogram on Monday, I'll be 10 weeks! - 13 days ago
Hello I am still trying to figure out this website I have been reading all your guys comments for about a month now and its really comforting and so i made an account. It won't save anything of my profile since I'm on my phone but I am 9 weeks pregnant for the 3rd time and I go monday to make sure everything is good to go. Very excited. Due march 8th

LiLBean5 - 13 days ago
2B How scary!! Pretty much the only way I can find my baby is if I dig in really far and let the doppler rest on the top of my uterus on the right side. It takes a few times but I get it. At the most I think it took me 5 minutes. :) MN I'm gonna guess girl for you too!! With my girls I was never really that sick at all. Now this one is a different story! That is why I am guessing boy for me! Plus my cravings are WAY different than they were with my girls. I keep having dreams that I have another girl though haha. I told my husband I don't want to find out the sex of the baby! It was SO awesome having my first as a surprise. It was the best motivation to push my baby out and see that she was a girl! I want that feeling again. My husband though is just not sure haha. I've tried the last 3 pregnancies for a surprise and he would never let me. Then we got the whole 'Oh it's just another girl' thing. UGH! I don't want that. I just want to avoid all that negativity this time! Well, I'm just about done eating my cold cereal so I am going to go and see if I can hear baby's heartbeat! Have a great morning girls!! :)

mngirl1281 - 14 days ago
Best wishes 2B. Too bad we can't snap our fingers just to get to second trimester. ;). I never heard that women are usually sicker with girl until this pregnancy and now that I've been sick the whole time, I've heard it from every mom of a daughter. So I guess I will be surprised if it's a boy at this point but in total disbelief if it really is a baby girl. Fingers crossed.

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
I was just in tears. For 30 minutes I could not find my baby. I was so certain it was dead. 30 minutes!!!! I decided to take a break and then try again. Apparently over night my uterus has moved up and even more towards my back. (my tilted uterus issue) and baby is pretty high up there now and I can only hear it faintly cuz it's not so much near the surface anymore. I'm pretty stressed out right now. I did not need that! I found out my last baby passed at 11 weeks so this week will be a very difficult week for me.

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
MN-I was thinking girl for you too with that high heart rate. I'm only sick with girls so I'm thinking another girl for myself. My daughter is going to be over the moon with happiness if this is true. My poor son will be surrounded by estrogen! Haha!

mngirl1281 - 14 days ago
Thanks for asking LilBean. I still feel sick most days. Sometimes I think, yep it's better but then it hits full force. But who has time to be sick. Lol. It slows me up some but I don't let it stop me, too much going on! When I found heart rate at 179 and the fact I am sick for first time in 5 pregnancies, I am thinking girl! Time will tell. I can't wait.Good luck on your next appt!

LiLBean5 - 14 days ago
MN THERE YOU ARE!!!! I have been worried because you haven't been on here!! Praise the Lord that you found your baby's heartbeat!! Isn't it AWESOME to have the fetal doppler!! This is the first time I've ever had one and I LOVE that when I get worried all I have to do is pull out the doppler and bingo I found a heart beat haha! LOVE IT! So how have you been feeling? I am starting to feel like my nausea is starting to let up a bit!

mngirl1281 - 15 days ago
I just got back from visiting family 800 miles away and it sure feels good to be home. I had morning (all day) sickies the whole time and threw up in a Cincinnati Wal-Mart. Sure it's not a first time but it was a first time for me. Today I took out the Sonoline B now that I had a chance and after ten minutes of searching, I found LO with heart rate of 179. What a joyous feeling!!!

2bBlessedw2 - 15 days ago
Great to hear BEAN! My baby gets tricky to find too and I'm finding it in all different places too. I definitely have an anterior placenta. I always have one for some reason. This also keeps me from feeling my babies really early. I'm still feeling super tired. I try and take a nap during the day but then I have trouble sleeping at night cuz I'm restless and I have to pee all the time. Sickness isn't too bad for me anymore. I'm 10 weeks. Woohoo!

LiLBean5 - 15 days ago
2B I'm doing good! I keep finding my baby at multiple angles. This morning I had a hard time finding the baby. I could only hear it from the top of my uterus digging way in! I think my placenta might have been in the way? No idea but atleast I found it!! :) I am getting SO ansy, I have 6 more days until we get to see our baby!! I keep hoping and wishing there were 2 in there but I know it is just 1. ;) I have been feeling like utter crap lately and seriously TIRED...Exhausted to the max just that I just feel like passing out in the evening. I am having a HARD time keeping up with everything and everyone. I am still having nausea a lot and am still constantly hungry! My hormones are really starting to kick in and I do not like it at all! :( My uterus is growing! It is now 1.5 - 2 inches above my pelvic bone! For being 9 weeks I feel that is huge but then again it is my 5th pregnancy that is sticky!!

2bBlessedw2 - 16 days ago
How is everyone doing? Where has everyone been?

LiLBean5 - 17 days ago
2B eek! I'm glad you found the heartbeat!! I am now finding our baby at the top of my uterus! Literally right in the middle! I must've hit right on the chest this morning because it was super loud and clear!! Mainly in the 150's this morning! I am so anxious to see if it is a boy/ girl!! I am really anxious to see the baby on the 11th! 1 full week to go!

nicciellis - 18 days ago
Aussie I am the same normally sick constantly. This pregnancy the only symptoms I've had is sore boobs but that only started 2 days ago x

nicciellis - 18 days ago
Aussie I am the same normally sick constantly. This pregnancy the only symptoms I've had is sore boobs but that only started 2 days ago x

2bBlessedw2 - 18 days ago
AUSSIE-I understand your fears but keep in mind every preg is different. With my son I never felt pregnant AT ALL!!!! Just a little tired. No aversions....nothing! You are okay! With some of my losses I felt sick...some I didn't. You can't rely on sickness to tell you how your baby is doing. If that were the case, my son would not be here. You will feel much better when your Doppler gets here. :o) I'm not 10 weeks till Tue/Wed. I say that cuz this site moves me the day after.

2bBlessedw2 - 18 days ago
BEAN-I spoke too soon! I could not find the baby for 20 minutes. I nearly freaked out!! She moved....she was all the way to the right...not the left!!!! Guess she has a very long umbilical cord!!! That was very scary!!! I'm going to be very nervous these next few weeks. When I get to 13, I will relax a little...but not completely.

2bBlessedw2 - 18 days ago
AUSSIE-Today I am finally starting to feel normal!!! I did not wake up feeling drunk and I know my baby is very much alive. Keep in mind...around 8-10 weeks hormones start to level off. We should all start to feel better soon! I have to go to a bday party tonight and they are having a band and whatnot...I'm sure it's going to be obvious that I'm not drinking. Sure I plan to tell everyone around 12 weeks but I don't want it to get out just yet. I've only told my daughter, DH and my closest friends. My parents and siblings don't even know yet. UGH!

LiLBean5 - 18 days ago
2B that is SO sweet that she prays for your baby every night! Ours do the same thing!! They were too little to know that 2 of our babies had died before. It is really cool that you know where the heart beat is going to be. Mine is SO hard to find as it is everywhere in my belly!! The past couple of days I've found our baby at the top of my uterus! Aussie maybe your just feeling better earlier!! :)

2bBlessedw2 - 18 days ago
In approx. 2-2.5 weeks I'll actually know the sex of my baby! Woohoo!

2bBlessedw2 - 18 days ago
I can now find the HB right away...I know where 'she' hides! LOL

aussie-jess - 18 days ago
2b- I am too scared to tell my kids yet. Last time was tough on them all. I only Just told my mum last night. And that's all I have told. I want to hold off as long as I can! On a positive note, I ordered a Doppler off eBay today! Now the anxious wait for it to arrive! I am worried at the moment because yesterday and today I haven't felt very nauseous at all. And I am 10 weeks, so I am use to feeling crappy right to 12 weeks. :-/

2bBlessedw2 - 18 days ago
BEAN-My oldest is 6, and she has been doing the same thing. She has unfortunately been aware of the losses too so every night she prays for the little baby in mommy's tummy.

LiLBean5 - 18 days ago
It is SO sweet that every morning we wake up my oldest daughter who is almost 8 is sure to ask if the baby is doing well, what it looks like, and if we can pleeeeaaase hear the heart beat this morning! I LOVE that she is old enough to understand what is going on! It makes this pregnancy SO much more exciting and sweet! God is SO wonderful in giving me all these sweet tender moments! I'm officially 9 weeks preggers today!!! WooHoo!!

nicciellis - 18 days ago
Ah not just mine then , if u hear bk let us no please

elequin - 18 days ago
niciellis, im from week six, and had the same prob with my profile. its saying i have six kids, i only have two. i msgd admin, but they havent changed it yet :/

nicciellis - 19 days ago
Just been on my profile and it says I have 9 children? Can't change it anyone else having random things change? I only have 3

LiLBean5 - 19 days ago
I SWEAR I am feeling my baby kicking me!! I keep waiting for it to just be gas but it is not! When I heard the heart beat of our little one It was in the same spot of where the baby is kicking me!! The heart rate today was 152-165!! Eek!!

LiLBean5 - 19 days ago
I had a dream last night. I dreamed that we had our baby very early! The baby was soo tiny. I could see all of its beautiful little features. It looked just like our other little girls! Sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, and just such a beautiful little baby! We came home and everyone is asking me what the baby is? I said I don't know. We were really busy in the dream. So I went to change the baby and it was clearly a GIRL!!! No doubt at all! Only bad thing was is we couldn't decide which girl name to go with. We have 2 picked out and both went perfectly with her! I am SOO excited to meet our little one! I also cannot WAIT to find out if it is a boy or girl! :)

LiLBean5 - 19 days ago
2B I am waiting to hear my little ones heart beat again. I keep trying but it is SOO active all I hear is it moving around hahaha. I know though that if I hear it moving all is well so it still brings me great comfort!! :)

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