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Your baby continues to grow and is now approximately the size of a large lime! The crown-to-rump length of your developing child is 1.75 to 2.4 inches. The weight of the fetus is approximately 8 grams at this point. The growth of your baby is phenomenal now and your babys length will double in the next three weeks. The head is grossly out of proportion and is almost half of the babys length.

You are almost at the end of your first trimester and while changes continue to occur quickly in your baby, they are happening at a slower rate in you. Your uterus has been growing with the fetus inside of it and is now almost big enough to fill your pelvis. Your uterus may be able to be felt in your lower abdomen, above the middle of your pubic bone. You are not able to feel the baby moving inside of you at this time. Some women think that they have felt fetal movements now, but it is either gas or a wrongly dated pregnancy. You might also be noticing changes in your hair, fingernails, or skin around this time. Some women notice an increase in hair growth and nail growth during pregnancy and others lose small amounts of hair. You are burning up calories at a faster rate than you did before you became pregnant! The amount of blood being pumped around your body will increase and you might feel warmer than usual.

This is the last week of the embryonic period. From now on, your baby will be called a fetus. As development continues, the fingernails appear this week. External genitalia are beginning to show distinguishing features and the development of male or female will be complete in three weeks. The placentas blood vessels increase to provide your baby with the nutrients and oxygen he needs for continued growth. The ears are gradually moving from the neck towards the sides of his head. Inside of the developing abdomen, the intestines are developing. Because the intestines are so large, some of them project into the umbilical cord and they will return to the abdomen within the next week or two.

At the size of a plum, your baby is now able to swallow. The urinary system functions. The baby swallows and urinates the amniotic fluid and the fluid is continually replaced. The baby is kicking but the mother cannot feel it yet. All vital organs are formed and, for the most part, function normally. From now on, they will grow in size and efficiency.

As a preparation for breastfeeding, your baby now has learned to swallow. Babies swallow amniotic fluid in the uterus.

See also:

Exercise during pregnancy

Prenatal visits





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K8tus - 16.5 hours ago
Hi everyone :-) I am new on here, I literally have just signed up. I was just wondering how everybody is getting on in their pregnancies and whether any of you are struggling with fatigue/sleeping? I am 11wks + 1day and this is my first pregnancy. I am at times feeling so washed out and like I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep for ages, however when it actually comes to sleeping, it's so frustrating, because I find myself all fidgety, up and down to the toilet and awake at 'silly o'clock' where as before I was someone who could fall asleep standing up if I was tired enough!

mummyloulou - 20.6 hours ago
Hi all yummy mummy's :-) I'm back with my 2nd pregnacy now 11+4, had my scan yesterday and baby is doing well. Does any have any views on the nub theroy regarding boy or girl? I'm sure I can see the nub and to me looks like a girl but I'm not sure!

bonitadiane - 4 days ago
Lol so true JoJo. :)

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 5 days ago
I was meant to be waiting until we have our scan but slowly I seem to have told quite alot of people haha My close friends know, some family members know, I dont know who else I actually have to tell....haha Oh well, at least it will be a suprise for us all when we find out how manys in there haha xx

bonitadiane - 5 days ago
So, I held off on telling family in Canada. Im going to do it on Easter. :) Have you told anyone JoJo ? Can't believe tomorrow I'll be 12 weeks. I think this pregnancy is going by quick.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 6 days ago
Arh lovely!! :o) Have fun telling them hun bet youz will enjoy that xx

bonitadiane - 6 days ago
JoJo... Great idea I do have FaceTime. And so does most of the family. :)

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 6 days ago
Arh thats brilliant! Am so pleased I bet they where all delighted for u. Do u do video calling? Skype or facetime....something like that? Maybe u cud tell them that way, second best to face to face :o) xx

bonitadiane - 6 days ago
Finally, got to tell hubby's side of family. I'm especially glad to tell SIL as we are close and it's tough hiding it.lol feels good to let the secret out. I hate having to watch what I say.lol Now, how to tell my side as they live all in Canada. 8 hours away. :( boooo. I'm thinking to call them. I hate to do it by phone but... I'd hate more if they found out through someone else.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 7 days ago
I noticed they had been doing random checks on different parts of the site - hopefully its back to its best and we get to see more chatter xx

bonitadiane - 8 days ago
Oh wow... You are correct AND our dates are updated!!! Yeahhhh, this site is alive again. Woohoo.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 8 days ago
I know! Its hard waiting so long to see whats going on inside there. I'm so excited about it but am getting so impatient...2wks today...woohooo haha x p.s did u notice the members in wk 11 has more names in? Where r all u women!! Haha x

bonitadiane - 8 days ago
Thank you JoJo. So, I am correct. 11 weeks. I'm excited and anxious for you as well. Can't believe you had to wait this long for first scan.

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 8 days ago
My last period hun was 23rd Jan- all the sites i've been on aswell as my midwife have dated me 30th October which puts my right as I am today, 11wks 1 day. Cant wait to get to 13 so I can finally see my baba on scan :o) xx.

bonitadiane - 9 days ago
I hear you JoJo. I'm following you and you only.lol I think everyone is on the Facebook page. As am I. But I'm not too talkative there as it appears I'm one of a few in first trimester. JoJo strange question but when was your last period? Mine was Jan. 21. Some websites are putting me at 12 weeks and others say 11. I'm soooo confused!

jojo09 1 pink 1 blue - 9 days ago
Hello week 11! Yet another quiet weekly forum. Where r all the pregnant people in the world? Haha Bonita i'm following u and no-one else is joining us haha x

bonitadiane - 11 days ago
Hello week 11. Been feeling a little sick ... It started last week. But nothing crazy. Hoping it passes in next couple weeks.

glowingwith2 - 15 days ago
Blonde, you are so lucky!!! I'm anxious to hear what you are having. It seems like babies always go in waves of boys or girls. Seems like everyone I know is having boys or pregnant with boys. I'm interested to see if we continue the boy trend or if we turn the tides!

blondeabby - 15 days ago
The ob told me they can tell in this ultrasound because it is so precise. It is not a normal fuzzy one at a lab:) I hope she is right:) MS is really bad:( Not throwing up but fainting and whole body aches:( I hope we all start feeling better soon:)

glowingwith2 - 16 days ago
I didn't think we could find out the sex until after 15 weeks? My last pregnancy they told me boy at 12.5 weeks, then at 20 weeks I found out it was a girl. I'm not sure if I get an ultrasound this dr. visit or not.... either way I am excited to see the baby again soon! :) Back pain is much better today. I took Tylenol this morning and it seemed to help! Thank goodness! Is your morning sickness getting better? I think next week we should start feeling a little better.

blondeabby - 16 days ago
Glowing-I hope the the back pain goes:) maybe you should cut back..you sound busy! I go on Tuesday for the first of the genetic testing-this ultrasound should tell us the sex!!! So excited:)

glowingwith2 - 16 days ago
I've been having back pain too!!! Went to bed early in hopes I was just stressed and tired. I have a pretty demanding job and I'm heavily involved with community work. I think I may need to scale back as pregnancy progrogesses. I'm so excited to hit 12 weeks this weekend. Doctor appt Monday!!! Oh, and I scheduled my gender scan for May 11th (mothers day)! I can't wait!!! The place does live streaming so our family on the East coast can log in and watch! :) I'm a happy girl!!!

blondeabby - 17 days ago
Oh yes I am getting stretching pains! DH is so cute, he rubs tummy butter on our bump every time I tell him it is stretching:) He is the best. I felt like grapefruit juice the other day....he juiced 15 grape fruits by hand! Love him so much:) As for weight I hope I even out too:) MS is in full force this week...I feel so crappy. Body aches are awful :(

LJ06 - 18 days ago
blondeabby I'm up 10 lbs. my last pregnancy I gained 12lbs the first trimester but then it evened out. This is my fourth pregnancy and I usually gain 30 lbs. I'm hoping that when the hormones settle down I can make better food choices...right now I am not really nauseous but I feel like I'm perpetually stuck in that week before your period. All I seem to want is junk :/

glowingwith2 - 18 days ago
Blondeabby, Have you been having any stretching pains? Seems like mine have kicked up the last two days. More than any other pains so far. It almost makes me nauseous when I get the pains, but then it's gone after a little while. I woke up in the middle of the night and could feel the stretching again. I guess all good things considering that means the baby is growing.

glowingwith2 - 18 days ago
I hope to be running after 12 weeks too. I am going to get it cleared through my doctor. I've had surgery on my cervix before so I am worried running might cause me to miscarry. I do hope to get lots of swimming in this summer though! I still haven't gained any weight (I'm actually a pound less). I'm normally a weekend beer drinker so I think cutting that out has caused me to lose a bit of weight. My husband says I'm less fun though! LOL

blondeabby - 18 days ago
Gained 8lbs!! OMG!! After week 12 I will be running again...hopefully that will slow down the weight gain:) Anyone have a a yoga they like?

Greeneyes030 - 19 days ago
What is the facebook group everyone has been using? I would love to join.

glowingwith2 - 20 days ago
Finally 11 weeks! Almost to 12... Thinking I'm going to tell work at the end of this week. I have a doctors appointment a week from tomorrow. I hope for an US, but Doppler is fine too. Starting to get new stretching pains. Makes me happy because that means baby is growing. Looking forward to second trimester and starting to feel kicks.

blondeabby - 20 days ago
Hello week 11!!! Feeling pretty good this week. My butt feels like it has got huge but I am still fitting my mat pants. I go for another ob appt on Wednesday. Hoping to hear the heart beat on the Doppler. Dh won't be there:( week 12 will be when I go for all the genetic screening and the better ultrasound. I hope everything is ok. So scared about that. I also hope they can tell the sex. Really hoping for a girl. But I am 'feeling' boy?? Enjoy the week:)

Madelmar17 - 24 days ago
hey ladies, I'm also hoping for the morning sickness to go away soon... It's been bad this (my third) time around. But day after day it has been getting a tiny little bit better. Here in Canada the first appt is not until the genetic scan so I'm paciently waiting until Friday next week... I'll be 12+3 days. I'm already feeling those sharp pains in my uterus as it enlarges... man I had forgotten about those ones! Praying for all of our little babies and hoping you are all doing well... oh is any of you spreading the news yet? Well do after the US, so a week and a bit more to go :)

msjenn727 - 24 days ago
Haven't been on this site as much, since i've been using the facebook group...but i must say i really miss it here. Hope all of you ladies are doing great and hopefully this morning sickness leaves soon. I can't even keep water down!!! I will be in my 12th week tomorrow and my 2nd ob appt is next thursday April 4th. I am hoping to hear baby's heartbeat for the 1st time :)

ohsolovely - 25 days ago
hello week 11!!!

beckym - 25 days ago
mammaramirez - Oh for goodness sake, that would be dreadful for those women. I hope you feel better as soon as possible then, everything else ok? My toddler is taking me away to find a rubber ducky now, talk to you soon.

mammaramirez - 25 days ago
beckym - sorry lady, I moved over to 12 weeks. Nausea will probably end up sticking around for at least 4-6 more weeks. Typical for hyperemesis. If I'm lucky that's when it will go away.. I don't want to be the unlucky small percentage of prego women with hyperemesis who have to endure it the entire pregnancy.

CandiceKosto - 25 days ago
Thanks goodness this all day sickness seems to be subsiding somewhat since I entered my 11th week. What a nightmnare that was!

beckym - 25 days ago
Mamaramirez, are you feeling any better nauseous wise? I hope it is easing up for you.

beckym - 26 days ago
I just booked a Nickelodeon Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines the Gem for April to the Caribbean. I was first concerned when they found out I was pregnant that they asked how far along I was to see if I could go, when I told them they said that is fine. 25 is the cut off week. I asked why, and they explained that the ship is not equipped for preterm labor, that way it is safer for mother and baby. I only ever thought about airplanes with concern for pregnancy, I was mildly surprised by this, but it makes perfect sense, I guess I never thought about it because mine were always 39 weeks to 41 weeks. I'm glad we booked when we did, I am so excited!!!! Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, US Virgin Islands. We are going to take an excursion to a rainforest, and go visit one of the creators of Yoda from Star Wars. The kids get to do nickelodeon slime games, and all kinds of cool stuff. I'm glad we are doing this before the baby is here, those of us that already have little ones know that you are home bound for quite a while after a little one is born. I wish we could fast forward to April, but I have to prepare anyway so maybe time creeping by is a good thing right now. :) WOO HOO

beckym - 27 days ago
lildebbie - I could feel it a little, the uterus lying down :) Sometimes I feel jiggles in my belly, and think it might be early baby movement, but I am not sure.

beckym - 27 days ago
I'm gaining too much weight too fast, make it stop!

mammaramirez - 29 days ago
lildebbie - good luck to you today!!! you have a glucose today don't you?

beckym - 29 days ago
My gallbladder was taken out laproscopically with an umbilical hernia repair back in July 13'. I spoke with my obgyn about if I should do anything different or if there is any concern I should know about. He said through the entire pregnancy don't lift more than 30lbs. My toddler seems to want to be picked up more now than ever. I have to tell her no about it so much, and I explain to her my tummy hurts, which it does sometimes, it starts with a tickle at my belly button incision, then a dull ache in the same spot. Sometimes I wonder if it is in my head. My husband thinks I am overreacting.

mammaramirez - 30 days ago
lildebbie - I'm just now seeing your comment on here :) Thank you, despite the mix up of the two appointment times, it still worked out thankfully!!! I didn't think that losing 3 lbs in 4 weeks would be such a big deal? And now that I think about it, I had shown up to that appointment with an empty bladder and I hadn't had anything to eat or drink at all until they told me to chug that water... so that would explain the dehydration some right? I guess it doesn't hurt to suck it up and go back in for the stinkin' weight check next week anyway.

beckym - 30 days ago
lildebbie - I will try that tonight and let you know.

lildebbie - 30 days ago
Mamma - good luck on your glucose test today!!! And YAY for another US :)

beckym - 31 days ago
week 11! Tired, irritable, emotional wreck coming through, lol.

lildebbie - 31 days ago
Mamma - I take mine friday! Good to know. I will have to have an early lunch. Mine is at 230. And Im glad Im not the only one not able to feel it. I cant wait until the first trimester is over!

mammaramirez - 32 days ago
lildebbie - as far as feeling my uterus... I'm still pretty squishy.... I think I could immediately tell the difference around this time with my first, but I'm small framed to begin with and every little change was noticeable to me then.. now... my belly is just too soft to be able to feel anything.. to me anyway

mammaramirez - 32 days ago
lildebbie - I take the 1 hour glucose test, so she told me I could eat and drink up to two hours before my appointment. So my appointment is at 9am, I guess I better cram a donut in before 7am lol

lildebbie - 32 days ago
Can anyone, laying flat on their back and feeling their lower bellys, feel theie uterus (hard bump). I remember with my first I felt it at 14 weeks, but I know I felt it before then as well, just dont remember how soon before. Anyone? I cant feel mine which is why I ask. I am 11w1d



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