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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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halesss7410 - 23.3 hours 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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.

floydianslip2 - 4 days ago
Well, I had horrible dreams last night. I actually dreamt that I went to my 12 week appointment and they couldn't find a heartbeat on doppler or ultrasound. It was an awful dream to have! The rest of my dreams weren't much better. Rough night tossing and turning. Anyone else having vivid/bad dreams?

RJean - 5 days ago
Right there with you ladies on the fatigue! I am soo exhausted-and we are moving tomorrow so I haven't been able to rest much. On the upside, my oldest is in school so I only have one kiddo at home to corral. Even still, I pack and clean and all I want to do is sleep and sleep. I am looking forward to the second trimester!

mommylh - 5 days ago
Halesss - I am still beyond tired 24/7. It's horrible feeling this way, and too my husband feels little sympathy. Keeping up with the two lil tykes at home and everything else in the household has just been a nightmare. All I want to do is sleep.

floydianslip2 - 5 days ago
Halesss – my DH has thinks I’m lazy too. Here are a couple of my favorite comments: “Are you on bed rest now?”, “So it’s pajama time already?”, or “must be nice to come home and just lay around all night”. Don’t worry about not being positive, it’s hard to when you feel like crud all the time! Klawest- I’ve been having issues eating too, I’ve actually lost three pounds because of it! Nothing is good, I can’t plan meals because of it, it’s terrible! I don’t look like I’m showing yet, just bloating in the afternoons. This stage is no fun, you’re too small for maternity clothes, but too big for regular clothes!

halesss7410 - 5 days ago
Hey girls- I'm tired. Anyone feeling this tired still???? And I have a sore throat- stuffed nose when I sleep and drainage when I sleep- I'm not having that much fun:( my last two pregnancies were a breeze:). My husband thinks I'm lazy- I'm not, I just can't sleep at night and I'm so tired through the day after taking my oldest to school and chasing my youngest around. Hopefully I'll only have a few more weeks of this. The nausea is a tad annoying too/ I just want to eat again. None of that was positive, I'm sorry- I just feel under the weather:-/

klawest2 - 5 days ago
9w tomorrow and I'm so sick of feeling like absolut crap! I don't eat and I get nauseous because my stomach is empty. Then I eat but feel sick because nothing sits well. I so badly want to be eating balanced but it seems like everything just makes me miserable! On another note this is my second and I'm already showing... Anyone else having this? I look like I'm 16w!

floydianslip2 - 5 days ago
Thanks elequin! My DH definitely swings between awesome and an insensitive jerk, this week happens to be the jerk week I guess, although yesterday was better and we talked it out. I pointed out all of the changes that are happening right now not only the symptoms but the reasons for them. I also pointed out that this is not my fault. He admitted that he can even help out more and be understanding of what I’m going through right now, but that he’s really struggling with the hormones. Apparently I’ve been a little snappy lately. Oops!

elequin - 6 days ago
Hi floydian, My hubby is usually pretty awesome, but I did have to have a deep chat with him (more as a preventative thing than because of an argument) to make sure he appreciated just how little I am enjoying myself this preg. It's pretty obvious I've been way sicker and tired we than my other two, but I'm also working evenings three nights a week too so he has had to really lift his game with dinners, laundry, bathing kids, etc. Which he has, but it's noticeably More than he would do before I got preg again... He's pretty understanding that its temporary, but I did highlight to him that it had got to the point where I was so sick and miserable that if something happened and the baby didnt stick, then I would NOT be trying again after it. Sometimes it helps to remind them that they are not the only ones working harder all of a sudden.

floydianslip2 - 6 days ago
Wow, I can't believe I'm in week 9 already. Pretty quiet in here, but in case anyone is reading I have a question... Does anyone have any issues with DH just not getting it? Just not understanding why you're so tired and cranky, or why you don't want to eat certain foods or even make dinner? My DH is really struggling this time around and since my last pregnancy was so much easier than this one he thinks I should be Suzy Sunshine or something. He is so insensitive right now I can't stand being around him! I have no idea what to do to get him to understand that this is normal, and it's temporary!

mommynwifey5 - 10 days ago
Lol sometimes I feel like super mom but honestly I love staying busy it would be so boring without it all lol

elequin - 10 days ago
Hi girls, It's been 3 days to recover from the mayo incident but I'm feeling ok again finally. I burnt my chest and eosophagus from throwing up so the heartburn has been absolutely killer even though the throwing up stopped. In retrospect I should have known re the mayo, but I came from work and was so hungry and my hubby had made crumbed chicken for me... I was starving :( Now that I remember, the lid even gave a little hiss when I opened the jar from the fridge... But I was so hungry that I just scoffed without thinking... Stupid girl. Hope your weeks have all gone fast anyway :)

heidi7 - 12 days ago
yikes I'm so sorry! last thing you need is food poisoning right now! i had that with my second pregnancy in the second trimester. not fun! you have my sympathy!

alismom2 - 12 days ago
Elequin that does stick i had mayo b4 reading your post i was just like ugh oh think im ok thus time but im gonna cut it out! Hope u feel better

elequin - 12 days ago
And yes re the mayo poisoning. Only thing I ate that the rest of my family Didn't. Am still recovering, have managed a banana smoothie today and vegemite on a toasted muffin, but that's it. :/

elequin - 12 days ago
:( had an ultrasound today, and while I am super relieved that there is only one baby in there, it's measuring only 8weeks and 0 days. Hoping that all is ok - according to my dates I thought I should be 9 weeks and 3 days? Heartbeat was 174 and everything else looked normal, so am thinking girl.

Dec Baby - 12 days ago
elequin...awww you poor thing! Did you really get food poisoning from mayo? I haven't cut this one out of my diet, I didn't connect the raw egg thing! I also eat low fat cream cheese, I'm going to have to google to see if that's allowed?! I hope you're feeling better soon. mommynwifey5...hats off to you, seriously, you are super mum:)

alismom2 - 13 days ago
Heidi sorry this is so late but im in school and doing my internship plus i have a daughter whose turning 2 next month so planning her is horrible but i have no Dh is awesome as hello take over my house work when i just can't and my MiL lives right next door and will grab my daughter food dinner etc but sometimes you just can't do anything don't feel bad only time i feel bad is when ot comes to my daughter because she doesn't understand why im not being myself...well all make it + its super worth it is :)

elequin - 13 days ago
You know that list of foods women are supposed to avoid when preg? Def avoid the mayonnaise. Food poisoning :( God I have been so unwell the last 24 hrs. I thought it was ms and had a shot of maxilon at drs last night, which is supposed to stop u vomiting - did nothing. Only stopped when I had chucked everything in my entire guts up from the last 24 hrs. Very glad hubby has stayed home today to look after us all xxx

mommynwifey5 - 13 days 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 - 13 days 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 14 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 15 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 - 19 days ago
9 weeks today and I feel like time is just flying by. Im supposed to enjoy it.

Dec Baby - 20 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! - 20 days ago
9 weeks today! Next ultra sound is next Monday. - 20 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 - 26 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 - 26 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 - 26 days ago
WELCOME 123!!!

2bBlessedw2 - 26 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 - 26 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 - 26 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! - 26 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 - 26 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 - 27 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 - 27 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 - 27 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 - 27 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!

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