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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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babyrand - 25 days ago
Hey everyone 9 weeks soon and just got back from cuba. Uhh morning sickness is terrible. Hopefully wont last as lono as first BORN!

monkeymomma - 38 days ago
Hello fellow 9 weekers!

kekea - 50 days ago
Paulaplus8 I was here in 07 as well and the atmosphere has changed drastically. I believe that people are just using other outlets for support such as Facebook.

PaulaPlus8 - 52 days ago
Its so quiet around here....I remember back in 2007, my first visit to the site...there were posts everyday! Maybe enough people dont know about it. I think its a great site...especially when you don't have anyone close to share the experience with...nice to have someone know what your going through and empathize with how your feeling...Well...hope everyone is feeling well...this first trimester isn't easy...number 8 for me...and its like the 1st time all over :) Have a great day!

PaulaPlus8 - 54 days ago
Yes...the time change has made it even worse :( So not fun...hoping it takes a turn over the next few weeks :)

kekea - 56 days ago
Paulplus8 My work schedule is draining as well. I work Mon, Wed, and Fri 12 hours shifts... This time change is not helping my situation...

PaulaPlus8 - 58 days ago
Glad I am not the only one feeling so tired. I work 5 days a week and when Saturday hits I pretty much lay down and relax or sleep the day away...I catch up on household stuff on Sunday...then start all over Monday with the work week. I am soooo hoping this comes to an end when second trimester starts!

kekea - 59 days ago
Thanks RowdyRandi and we will be in the second trimester before we know it!

RowdyRandi - 59 days ago
Kekea sorry to hear about your bp issues. Hope they get it under control

RowdyRandi - 59 days ago
Totally with yall on exhaustion. Nausea seems to be getting better fingers crossed. Come on honeymoon trimester

kekea - 60 days ago
Check out the message in week 10. Interesting...

kekea - 60 days ago
1morefor4. I'm on auto pilot as well. Smh. I'm over this first trimester geesh.Treadingwater no matter how mush rest I get I am still tired.

kekea - 60 days ago
I had my initial ob appointment today. This is going to be a LONG pregnancy for me. This is my first pregnancy being high risk. I have to see a specialist with in two weeks, I have to do a 24 hour urine specimen to get a baseline for my high bp, in addition they went up on my bp meds... Grrr.

1morefor4 - 60 days ago
exhaustion and nausea are kicking my butt. i'm running on autopilot.

Treadingwater - 60 days ago
kekea - i am in the same boat as you. Exhaustion has taken over. I have gotten extremely tired and by six o'clock at night I'm knocked out completely. Lol

1morefor4 - 61 days ago
hi all. first day in week 9. I noticed the talk about gender scans and I have to say I like the idea of not finding out and being surprised but i'm so impatient there's no way I can't find out. I have to find out and start using his/her name and buy a special outfit for coming home from the hospital.

kekea - 61 days ago
Lol. I can't wait to see what people are having either!!! That is always an exciting time. Who knows I may not be able to fight temptation... At any rate is any one else extremely fatigued... - 61 days ago
Kekea! Thnx! Sorry for taking a missing frm u

LittleAussieChick - 61 days ago
EEk! Cant believe we are talking gender scans already!I have found out for my first two but this being my final pregnancy and having a boy and a girl already I figure the gender of our third is of no consequense anyway!! I cant wait to find out what you are all having though. :D

Treadingwater - 62 days ago
I am a curious person and I don't think I will last nine months without knowing the gender of the baby. 4 months is already long enough for me. Lol.

kekea - 62 days ago
Hey ladies. I don't think I'm going to find out the gender this time. But Rowdy I am impatient too. Lol. I have an appointment Thursday...danielle welcome back. I haven't heard from you in a while. All of my babies came at 38 weeks so I'm thinking I'll give birth some time in September.

RowdyRandi - 62 days ago
I'm so impatient. Why does pregnancy take so long. I can't wait to find out gender and what everyone else is having too

RowdyRandi - 62 days ago
Danielluwashington50 that is cool wonder if i'll make it to my due date this time. dd was preterm - 62 days ago
RowdyRandi my due date is the 5the of Oct. aslo. It is really good to knw you have summ1 right on the same date as your! :) - 62 days ago
Hello everybody! I'm glad to be In week 9. I too am glad that I have made it this far also. Next week is my app. with Doc. on the 11th. I will keep you all posted after my visit.

kekea - 65 days ago
Awh Rowdy that is sweat! We are a few days a part as the put my due date at 10/2

RowdyRandi - 66 days ago
I also setup appt for nt/down syndrome testing. Just finger prick and ultrasound nothing invasive

RowdyRandi - 66 days ago
Hi yall I'm back in week 8. Had my appt today doc said I'm 8 wks 4 days which puts due date on oct 5th. Everything looked good heartbeat was 169. Due to snow my sis cancelled watching dd so had to bring her with us. 2 hrs is a long time for a toddler to chill at dr office lol. She was all over the place

kekea - 67 days ago
RowdyRandy keep us updated about your appointment. I have my first real appointment on tge 5thm...

RowdyRandi - 68 days ago
Wow its aweful quiet here in week 9. Hello anybody in here lol. Well nausea is getting better i think still have off and on but I've been trying to eat more snacks and that really helps keep it at bay. Finally have my ob appt Friday so will let yall know how things go. Very glad DH is going with me and my sis will be watching DD

sweettart3 - 68 days ago
Hey ladies. How is everyone? Keeping things down nicely? Lol I wish. Almost to week 10. So excited that I've made it this far.

mami2beof3 - 75 days ago
Hi ladies! So glad to be hear with you all progressing along. I hope everyone has a safe and successful pregnancy and congrats!!!

holz8519 - 82 days ago
Hello week 9. Looking forward to our weekend get away for my sons birthday this weekend. His birthday isnt till March 6th but our kids have a mid winter break next week so we are going now and just doing his birthday dinner, cake, ice cream and presents on his birthday. Then after our weekend we are going to have my niece stay with us for a week, then I'm providing respite the following weekend for a 6 yr old boy with CP then then the next week for a 1 yr old girl. SO on top of my 3 kids and one foster daughter I will have 1-2 additional kids keeping me extremely busy the rest of the month. Although I'm already exhausted from this pregnancy and my almost 2 yr old at least it will make the end of the first trimester fly. The MS is insane this time around.

austinjeanxo - 83 days ago
Omg, I cant 'go' anymore it's driving me insane I'll be asking my dr what I can take that will help =[ and my HG is still bad..... But I think I was able to keep aleast dinner down last night!! I can't wait till the sickness part is over and I can feel my little one move!! I know it sounds crazy but I swaer I have felt small flutters!! You know the feeling of your breath kinda being taken away for a brief second and then a strange feeling in your tummy .... I've gotten that a couple times.... This is baby #3

jamie86 - 87 days ago
I've been more active on babycenter. Some ladies are really rude but I think it can happen with any pregnancy site. Hormones going crazy and all.

xEricaLynn - 87 days ago
Hey ladies, try the What To Expect online boards. There is always activity going on there. I check the August 2015 boards everyday, and dozens of new posts everyday! Just saying, since there isn't much activity here anyway.

texasmamaof5 - 87 days ago
Yeah I am sad that this site has died out. I don't want to go on Facebook or anything because I don't want it to be connected to me as a person, this was like my little pregnancy escape place. Now its just so dead... :(

jamie86 - 87 days ago
Someone posted some pics in one of the public albums. I didn't see them thankfully but I did hear about it.

delarla - 87 days ago
What?? What happened with child porn!?!

jamie86 - 88 days ago
Delarla- it's changed a lot. A lot of women left after the child porn was posted and they have let to site just fall apart. The admins don't work on it at all anymore. I'm on Facebook and babycenter more now.

mrscephas - 89 days ago
Awwwww congrats Danielle xx

delarla - 89 days ago
I'm so sad at how different this site is. I miss all the people that were always talking in these rooms.

delarla - 92 days ago
Congrats Danielle!!!

Danielle1023 - 93 days ago
Oh my found out yesterday that I have 2 babies in there. I have 3 girls so it is a huge surprise. Not to sure what to expect.

mrscephas - 94 days ago
Yay for 9 weeks!!!!

kirty - 97 days ago
:) its so quiet in here

xEricaLynn - 103 days ago
Thank you ladies. I hope all of us can keep our babies. I also have a bicornuate uterus, and the ER doc told me today that having this CAN cause miscarriages. I just hope that I won't miscarry THIS precious miracle. If I do, then he or she will have six angel siblings in Heaven to play with.

raindrop0208 - 103 days ago
maima -a pink or blue cake filling would be fun! I've heard of doing a box of pink or blue balloons too =) Ericalynn - I'm really sorry to hear about what you are going through. So scary. Sending up a prayer for you.

maimai88 - 104 days ago
Gl Ericalynn and take it easy!! Andy- did you find out the gender with your boys or were they both surprises as well? Welcome back Raindrop:) So glad you had a good appointment! Wow, yes that is early to find out! I can relate- I have two little girls and would love to have a little boy this time. Our plan is to wait until d-day to find out, but it is not set in stone, so we may still end up finding out. I've never done a gender reveal personally, but a lot of my friends have. Several have had a reveal where they had someone bake a cake and inside is either pink or blue filling-very cute:)

raindrop0208 - 104 days ago
Hi everyone! Glad to see some people are chatting now!! I left for a couple weeks because it was just too lonely! lol I am feeling like the constant nausea is starting to lift a little bit! I still feel sick every time I eat though. This is the first pregnancy where I have lost a few pounds at the beginning instead of gaining. I had a good 8 week ultrasound last week. Baby's heartbeat was 174 and everything looked great. yay! I have another in two weeks and they are doing the blood test to check for down syndrome. They can also determine the gender from that blood test! I 'm a little shocked because I have never found out this early what I am having! I have 3 little girls and would love to have a boy this time!!! Getting tired of the hand-me-downs!But scared to find out what I'm having too! Has anyone ever done a gender reveal party? We haven't but I think this time it would be fun. Hope everyone is doing great!

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