At this point of your pregnancy, the crown-to-rump length of your developing baby is 1.25 to 1.68 inches. It is now easier to tell how much the baby weighs since he is beginning to put on some weight. Your baby weighs approximately 5 grams and is the size of a small plum! The baby has grown an incredible amount during these past few weeks, but you still are not showing too much yet.
This week is somewhat of a landmark for your developing baby. By now, your babys complete body plan is laid down. Your baby will continue to develop and grow for the remainder of the pregnancy. The fingers and toes have separated and the tail has disappeared now. Your baby has taste and tooth buds at this point, which will continue to develop. The brain will continue to grow at an amazing rate and nearly a quarter of a million new neurons are produced every minute! The embryonic heart is completely developed. External genitalia are not apparent until next week, but the testes in baby boys will already be producing testosterone.
Because you have high hormone levels at this time, you may notice an abundance of emotional and physical effects. Most pregnant women find themselves getting distressed easily and have frequent mood swings. Common physical changes include the beginning of real weight gain, potential softening of the gums and slightly swollen thyroid glands. Common emotional changes include feelings of unattractiveness, feelings of inadequacy and concerns about what the future holds. Some women are not excited about their pregnancy at first and question the condition. Moodswings are not uncommon and many pregnancy women tend to get upset easily, cry at the slightest things, feel moody or drift on daydreams.
You may have gained a little weight already. Average weight gain during pregnancy is about 28lbs(13kgs), but most of that is gained in the second and third trimester.
angelfree77 - 15 days ago
I'm with kentsmommy...I want to feel accomplished, so I'm counting week 13 as the first week of the 2nd trimester. I'll be starting the 2nd trimester on Sunday! I do not have any biological children, but I have 18-year-old step-daughter with Downs Syndrome, who we have every Tuesday and Thursday and every other weekend.
kentsmommy - 16 days ago
I have three as well; 6, 3 and 1. I've been so exhausted this time around because I don't get a chance to relax. It will sure make for a quick 9 months. It's funny how my expectations of 'readiness' decrease with each child. With the first one, all of the clothes for the first year had to be washed and in the new dresser sitting in the freshly painted room with new decorations and toys all around. By the fourth, I just want to get a vehicle that will fit all 6 of us. Ha! I'll worry about bedrooms and clothes when I cross that bridge. Lol!
JDH - 16 days ago
Most things I'm reading say week 14 is the first week of the second trimester. So, how many children does everyone have already? I have three! 5, 3 & 1 year old. They certainly keep me busy! Hopefully they'll keep me healthy too. I don't have near as much time to sit on my butt and eat this time : )
kentsmommy - 17 days ago
Hi JDH - I think it depends on who you ask:) I've seen it both ways. Although I count it as the first week of the second trimester so that I feel accomplished. Lol!
JDH - 19 days ago
Can't believe how fast everything seems to be going. 10 weeks 5 days! 11 weeks seems unreal! Is 13 the beginning of the second trimester? Or the last week? I'm always confused on that.
angelfree77 - 23 days ago
I'm in week 11 and there is no activity there either except for me or when one of you lovely ladies peaks your head in lol
Yay for nearing the end of the 1st trimester! We'll all be there soon!!
kentsmommy - 23 days ago
Glad to hear that everyone is doing well! I'm actually moving to week 9 tomorrow but there's no activity there so I figured I'd jump ahead:) I'm looking forward to the next few weeks when I start feeling like myself again:)
june2012 - 24 days ago
30 more weeks to go, yay! Onto week10 today- the weeks are gonna fly by real fast now, you know! Op everyone is doing great!
JDH - 24 days ago
Whoa! I haven't been here for a long time! 10 weeks today and so excited to be here. I've been finding baby's hearbeat on my Doppler every couple of days which is just so amazing! It blows me away how every pregnancy is so magical. Hope everyone is doing well!
kentsmommy - 27 days ago
Too funny! I haven't had phantom smells yet but I do have super smelling powers!!
angelfree77 - 28 days ago
Is anyone else experiencing phantom smells? I will smell things that aren't really there. The other night, I smelled popcorn, so I made myself popcorn. Today, I smell breakfast, but I'm home alone, so no one is cooking breakfast.
angelfree77 - 31 days ago
Hello week 10!! We arrived yesterday!!!
*dcsfantasticfour - 68 days ago
To my and DH's surprise we are expecting baby 6.... We were not trying so when I thought I was coming down with what I seriously thought was a flu my co-workers just instantly knew somehow I was pregnant. I took a pregnancy test to shut them all up and bam... here I am LOL. I don't have cycles (odd I know) so I guessed approx how far based on the fact I usually get morning sickness around 6 weeks (that was back on June 9th). The first available DR appointment will be on June 30th... I guess I'm still in shock buy now I'm full blown morning, noon, and night sickness, sore boobs, and just exhausted to no end -_- Here's to 30+ weeks with ya'll
littlemamadit - 91 days ago
Anybody notice how everything SMELLS bad? People smell bad, clothes smell bad, carpet smells bad. How LONG till this goes away? I have a feeling that's why I feel so bad.
shoot4-2 - 92 days ago
Hey there mamas! Hoping all is well with u ladies... I've been awfully stressed and overwhelmed dealing with my son and my bf (father of this baby but not my first) i love then dearly but they are insensitive and arent understanding what I'm going through. .. i may be a little hard to deal with at times... I've been so moody... crying over things i would usually ignore. ..smh i have my good days... but lately its been hard to deal... ive never felt so fragile. This pregnancy is complete opposite of my first... maybebit a girl :)
r-baby3 - 95 days ago
The last few days have been ok. I am living offf of fruit and peanut butter on toast. My first child It only was the first few weeks and it was mostly just a terrible headache. My second child It was pretty mild but it was from week 7 to 14. This time the ms started at 7 weeks and is way worse. Hopefully it ends soon. Hoping since its so much worse it means its a boy finally! Have my first appt next friday! Cant wait! First time I had an epidural and the second time I didnt. I am def wanting an epidural with this one!
mamadownoz - 95 days ago
Rbaby, same here I had a few good days and got excited and it all came crashing down! I spent the last 3 days actually vomiting. I made such a big effort to cook decent healthy meals and they were all wasted! So far I've lost 2.5 kgs this pregnancy. I'm really looking forward to leaving this trimester, my last pregnancy the sickness stopped at 12 weeks so hoping the same for this one. I hit 11 weeks tomorrow and have my first hospital appt in Friday. I have to choose if I want midwife care or OB care.. I'm still so undecided! My last birth I wanted natural and was with midwives, ended up a Caesarian. Not sure if this time I should just request epidural, oh there's so much to consider! Hope you're feeling better now!
r-baby3 - 99 days ago
Ok-I spoke to soon! My ms is back and worse than before!!!! Soo ready for the 1st trimester to be over! Soo tired and I have a horrible headache as well. I dont usually have energy to make dinner so I decided to put dinner in the crockpot. Now I can smell it..all day....and it is making me sooo sick! Bad idea!
r-baby3 - 101 days ago
My sickness has eased up a bit. Glad to be in week 10! This first trimester takes forever! Cant wait to get some energy back! And I can not wait to find out the gender but I know that is still a while.
mamadownoz - 101 days ago
Yay I've reached 10 wks today. I can't believe it. Apart from all the sickness it just doesn't feel real.
How's everyone doing?
weber3 - 105 days ago
@amy so happy to hear of your great results especially since you had a scare earlier on.
amy110 - 106 days ago
Finally through the first appointment. Took forever to get here! What appears to be a healthy active little nugget, complete with beautiful heartbeat. SUCH A RELIEF!! Praying that babe stays strong and healthy throughout.
Pookalou - so sorry to hear about your dog. Hugs :(
weber3 - 108 days ago
@pookalou so sorry to hear about your dog. The grief the is so real. You just lost a family member. Take life easy right now and don't expect too much out of yourself. Hoping you get cheered up soon when you feel that little one kicking around inside. Big hugs to you right now.
pookalou - 108 days ago
Thx for all the kind thoughts. The vet called us yesterday morning, our dog died. We were all upset, my son (5yrs old) cried too. Its very hard to watch your children grieve.
EmbracingNumber2 - 109 days ago
Back pain is the newest staple of this pregnancy. Could be the rain and epidural side effects of the last preganancy. My son is 5 and NOT excited about a new baby. Praying that it changes. My bf has been getting super frisky lately while my emotions regarding becoming a mother of two varies from both extremes. Trusting that GOD still doesn't put more onnus than we can bear. Happy to hear everyone else is well. Praying for doggie. ♡
amy110 - 110 days ago
So good to hear Pookalou, what a relief!
weber3 - 111 days ago
@pookalou so sorry to hear your dog is sick. Happy for you about the baby's heartbeat. I think it's gonna be OK for you. Enjoy your pregnancy. With my last baby that I birthed I spotted brown at 7 1/2 weeks and then at 10 weeks I had pink spotting but all was well.
pookalou - 111 days ago
So I have good news. This afternoon we heard a good strong heartbeat. The dr. said she isn't sure why I was bleeding, and the results from the HCG test could have been cause by the lab, that she is not concerned with me having a miscarriage. Of course because of my age I am still a higher risk pregnancy but a strong heartbeat has given her enough to not be concerned with the things that had happened earlier this week.
sparks717 - 111 days ago
So sorry to hear about your Rottie pooka loo. Hope it turns out all right.
sparks717 - 111 days ago
Hello fellow 10 weekers. This is my second pregnancy. I have a 4 year old girl. I'm also experiencing the nausea on top of a cold. I've been coughing/throwing up so hard I burst a blood vessel in my eye. So a nice lovely bright red sore eye on top of the morning sickness/cold. Aren't we glad that all these aches and pains are totally worth it in the end. :)
pookalou - 111 days ago
Got the call from the doctor this morning. My test showed my HCG levels have dropped slightly. I have to go in this afternoon to check for the heartbeat. I will let you know later. I am really trying not to stress but late last night our Rottie got sick, we took him to the vet first thing and he has Parvovirus even though he has been fully vaccinated for it. The vet is treating him this week he has 50/50 chance......tears.....there is just too much happening right now.
DerbyQueenDill - 133 days ago
Hello to whoever still uses this site, seems to have lost popularity since I first discovered it in 2006 with my first, even my second in 2013 saw more action on here. Well, it's round 3 for me and I'm just looking for some conversation with fellow preggos. Hope everyone's having a better first trimester than I am!
SarahMVR - 135 days ago
I guess not a lot of people use this site anymore. I loved it with my first. My first scan is on Friday. I am stoked to see bean..but mostly so I know s/he is alive! It will be such a relief.
happybrownie - 140 days ago
I had my first scan today after insisting I don't want to wait till my 12th week booking scan. The baby is well and I got to see the heartbeat! Amazing and special moment after two losses last year!
According to the scan I'm 10 weeks on the dot today (which is 2 days more than I counted based on my last period!).
Morning sicnkess is in the full swing, I vomit first thing in the morning and then in the evening too. During the day Im nauseaus and queasy, and it eases after I eat. Looking forward to 2nd trimester and having some more energy! Hope you are all keeping well ladies!
monkeymomma - 154 days ago
Had an ultrasound today! Heartbeat is 179 and baby is busy!
monkeymomma - 156 days ago
Hello 10 wks! I am beyond tired...more so than any other pregnancy and even once my babies arrived! Hoping it changes during the 2nd trimester.
PaulaPlus8 - 168 days ago
I could be totally wrong....may just be a difficult boy...but ya never know! Wouldn't mind shopping for pink:) I still feel lousy most of the time right now...nausea, headaches, tired...feeling pretty yucky...I hope it comes to a halt soon...I couldn't do this for 30 more weeks :(
kekea - 170 days ago
Paulaplus8 I was thinking the same thing about the sex. I was fine with my boys. I didn't even know I was pregnant with my last one until I started feeling movement. I do recall feeling worn out with my daughter. I am in the 12th week and still extremely fatigued. 1morefor1 I'm excited for the 2nd trimester as well.
1morefor4 - 171 days ago
I have a do over on my first prenatal appointment on Wednesday. I'll be 11 weeks on that day according to my dating scan. Getting so close to being out of the 1st trimester and I honestly hope the 2nd is better than the first.
PaulaPlus8 - 171 days ago
Well here is it is Monday morning....back to work after the weekend that didn't feel like a weekend...always so much to do :p I am feeling exhausted still...really hoping this comes to an end...I don't think I can handle this the entire 40 weeks :( Here's hoping for some hidden energy!! Leads me to think this may be a girl...my last 2 boys I barely knew I was pregnant...this one is all round different
TaraR - 174 days ago
Hi! I'm expecting Baby #3 which was a very very big surprise! My situation is probably a bit different than everyone else's but I'm getting more excited day by day. I just entered Week 10 today. I hope everyone is doing well! :)
1morefor4 - 176 days ago
Hi all. First day in this week and just as miserable as the last 6 weeks. Nausea all day every day it seems. I've found some ways to control it but I vomit at least once a week. And I'm so exhausted every day. My first prenatal appointment is Friday afternoon. I just feel drained.
PaulaPlus8 - 177 days ago
Mamalira...fatigue and nausea pretty regular here as well...and breast sensitivity...the first trimester is usually the worst...then it usually fade away until the last few weeks...where your just exhausted and just ready for the babe to make his or her arrival. I hope you start feeling better soon :)I don't know about the rest of you...but it feels like just yesterday I got my positive result...and now here I am 10 weeks...I hope the rest of the pregnancy goes that quick! I didn't take my maternity leave with the last baby who just turned 1...I am taking my full year this time...and looking forward to it!! I will be able to spend time with all my babies :)
kekea - 178 days ago
Hey mamalira I am just super fatigued. I had some nausea and vomiting this weekend which doesn't happen often, ugh. We are almost to the second trimester thankfully!!!
mamalira - 180 days ago
So I haven't posted yet but thought I would say hi and see if I can start getting to know some of you mamas. How is everyone feeling?? I thought my symptoms were subsiding but they are all back with a vengeance today. Super nauseous and pains in my left breast. Just the one which seems strange.
kekea - 181 days ago
Us, Georgia... I spoke with someone who said that her insurance covered the majority of the cost. I think it is interesting, im opting not to find out the gender until birth ;-) http://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.prenatalgeneticscenter.com%2Fservices%2Fprenatal-dna-gender-test%2F&h=SAQFe1nDn&enc=AZPaZAM2NYDTp4zI8MywBgfzGltQNeHzg318F2WElbRwIDdKg7WyGK0mgrYlFJCMtKo&s=1
Free2Bmom - 181 days ago
Kekea- where do you live? I live in Alberta canada and the nipt blood test cost us $815. Insurance doesn't cover it here either.
kekea - 181 days ago
Rowdy it's 320 but a lot of insurance cover the price. It is about 99% accurate if done after week 10. The test detects the presence of the y chromosome.
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