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.
amw050383 - 19.8 hours ago
I still feel like crap haha! Nauseous all day every day. Hoping this will pass soon :)
email@example.com - 4 days ago
Well...it appears motion sickness is added to my list of fun lol. I can' seem to handle a car ride that exceeds 15 mins or so or I start feeling horribly nauseous....this is just so strange...I guess this little one knows its going to be my last...so they're going out with a bang!
kerry1983 - 6 days ago
Hi everyone, thought I'd introduce myself, I'm kerry pregnant with baby number 2, my daughter is now 6. I did use this site a lot when I w as s carrying her! I'm still waiting for my first scan, finally had the date through which is Thursday 2nd April, I cannot wait! As far as I can work out from my last period I should be 11 weeks and 2 days! I'm so so tired all the time! But no other signs apart from a very noticeable bump!! Ha. I hope you're well.
treadingwater - 6 days ago
LittleAussie-I am having no nausea but I suffer food aversion. I don't like meat any more. :( PAULA- I also have a 1 yr old. She's been super clingy and is like my little shadow. She does not want to part from me and cries each time I'm gone. I think she knows something is wrong. I toss and turn throughout the night and my sleep is light so i've been extremely exhausted.
firstname.lastname@example.org - 6 days ago
I am still suffering extreme fatigue, although having a 1 year old who still wakes through the night does not help. My nausea and headaches still continue...I sat down the other evening to have a nice steak and baked potato dinner, 5 mins after eating...I was in the washroom getting sick for 10 mins...didn't keep one bite in :( My dinner ended up being a bowl of cornflakes at 8pm that night....lol...oh the joys:)
LittleAussieChick - 6 days ago
TREADING - I'm weirdly feeling fine. The intense fatigue lasted from week 7 to 10 for me and pretty much stopped overnight. I have no nausea either which is new territory for me with pregnancy. I'm on pregnancy 4. I'v never had the nausea awful bad but i certainly have never had a pregnancy completely scott free of it like this time. Im hanging out for that first scan next Thursday to confirm all is well in there. Is anyone else having their Nuchal scan in this coming week?
treadingwater - 7 days ago
How is everyone in week 11? I feel great aside from being exhausted constantly!
kekea - 7 days ago
1morefor4 Okay That Does make sense because your cycle was shorter than average . Have you spoke with your midwife about which date to use?
1morefor4 - 8 days ago
Kekea--I think it went something like I was going to have a 21 day cycle (like I did from Dec to Jan) and the spotting (Jan 8-11) was a light period and then I ovulated the week my period ended (on Jan 15) and implanted the next week (cramping Jan 22). When I use an online calculator that allows you to adjust cycle length it lines up to being due Oct 7 with a 21 day cycle same as my first u/s.
1morefor4 - 8 days ago
RowdyRandi--happy you got checked out hopefully the meds clear it up quickly.
kekea - 8 days ago
1morefor1 Maybe What You Experienced Was Implantation bleeding rather that a period.
RowdyRandi - 9 days ago
Saw my dr today i do have a yeast infection. First one I've had in my life. Dr gave me diflucan. Heard heartbeat too it was 164. Nurse had said we might not hear it or could take a while to find but found it immediately so that was comforting
1morefor4 - 9 days ago
I'm still on limbo on my real due date. My cycles were sketchy when I got pregnant so I waited for an u/s date and was given Oct 7. But the closest thing I had to a period that would put me due in Oct has me due Oct 15. I had another u/s done that gave me a due date of Oct 4. I'm waiting to hear from my midwife about what date we should really use. I just feel like for diagnostic testing reasons I don't want to be tested too late because their using the wrong due date and then get a false test result.
1morefor4 - 9 days ago
rowdyrandi-- I hope that things are ok. At the worst I hope it's no more than an infection.
RowdyRandi - 10 days ago
Thanks paulabrellisford and kekea. I'm still gonna call my dr tomorrow i read it could sometimes be a sign of bacterial or yeast infection. Only other symptom i have is my vaginal area feels tender and i haven't had sex for weeks so id feel better if i go ahead and get checked out. Better safe than sorry
kekea - 10 days ago
Hip pain for me as well. Rowdyrandy praying for you. Just take it easy don't stress yourself out. I am sure all is well...
email@example.com - 11 days ago
Best thing you can do is sit back and relax...take it easy and stay positive...easier said then done I know, but try not to even think about it :) All will b well....
RowdyRandi - 11 days ago
So had a scare in wee hours this morning. Woke up to use potty and noticed a lil blood when i wiped. Called on call ob she said if its not heavy and I'm not having cramping no need to rush to hospital its what they call a threatened miscarriage and it'll either stop or get worse nothing they can do. So far haven't seen anymore this morning but i am stressed and upset and fearful. Please please i need lots of prayers
treadingwater - 12 days ago
1morefor4 I am in the same boat! I am exhausted, grumpy, moody, and I get hip pains once in a while.
treadingwater - 12 days ago
Ok so got my u/s yay! However, when my doc did a pelvic exam she did touch my cervix with her fingers...is that normal? I have never experienced that with my last three at all.
1morefor4 - 12 days ago
Ugh! And now hip pain has settled in. Anyone else?
1morefor4 - 14 days ago
Hi all. I had a long day of appointments today. And I wrote a blog update to explain all the crazy things that have happened. I hope everyone is doing okay. And that, for those of you like me with morning sickness and extreme fatigue, there is relief in the near future.
kekea - 14 days ago
Rowdyrandy sorry to hear about you all illness. I had a four day headache which would not ease from Tylenol excedrine is the only thing that stops my headaches.
RowdyRandi - 15 days ago
Sorry haven't been on here in a while. Dd has been sick and I've had a headache that will not go away for 3 days now. So wish i could take something other than Tylenol cuz it does nothing for me. Might as well be eating pez. I wonder why ibuprofen is forbidden while pregnant but fine while breastfeeding and fine for baby once born
kekea - 21 days ago
Mamalira yes the fatigue and nausea are all unfortunate but good signs. And I think that it is nice that you are taking your babies to your appointment. I may take my daughter occasionally but my children get so impatient. I make all of my appointments for early in the morning while they are at daycare or school though... At any rate I am excited to hear the heart beat again. Today is the first day that I was not extremely exhausted and it was a busy day.
mamalira - 21 days ago
Glad to be in week 11. I wish I could hear the heart beat as I still haven't heard anything. I hate being in the dark. The only reassurance I have is the nausea and fatigue. I have my next appointment on the 19th and that seems like an eternity away. We are taking our 4 year old and almost 2 year old to that appointment so that they can hear the heart beat.
kekea - 25 days ago
Sweattart3 glad your feeling better. According to the site I am in week 11 today!!!
sweettart3 - 26 days ago
I think my morning sickness (all day sickness more like it) is starting to fade. This phase is nice for me but I like the reassurance so now I'm going to want to keep finding heartbeats so I know it's still ok. Paranoid I know. I get a checkup today and I'm always excited about those.
beckym - 35 days ago
Busybeemommy, I am so sorry for your loss, I was devastated when that happened to me last April when I lost my son Daniel Joseph , I wasn't ok for a while, and still had young ones to look after, some days are better than others, we also had him cremated , my children knew they were going to have a baby brother or sister, it was hard on them but they were also understanding and a great source of strength in that tough time. My 5 year old a at the time daughter, I told her Daniel with God now and he will take care of Daniel, she corrected me and said that God will take better care of him. Hang in there, if you need someone to talk to I'm here.
texasmamaof5 - 36 days ago
I hate food. All food. And even water. Everything makes me suck. There is not a time in the day I'm not sick to my stomach, and if I do eat its a million times worse. I hope this is the peak because I can't take much more of this. I don't remember it being this bad with any of my others. I'm miserable.
texasmamaof5 - 36 days ago
Busy bee: take care of yourself! I'm sorry you are going through loss.
BusyBeeMommy - 39 days ago
Hi everyone. I have some sad news. Tuesday night I began a very light spotting with some cramps. I called my midwife the next day, and she suggested I come in. I declined thinking it was coming from my cervix. But then the spotting came back along with stronger cramps. I went in at 3. I would have been 10 weeks 5 days. My midwife checked me top to bottom, and told me I was not actively bleeding. However, when we went to hear the heart beat on the Doppler, we could not find it. I was sent down immediately for an ultra sound. It was there, the ultra sound tech confirmed the baby had passed away at the end of 9 weeks. She asked if I wanted to see him/her. I needed to see the baby for myself to believe her. I immediately bawled. The baby looked perfect, and peaceful. How could I not have known? My last miscarriage I knew by diminishing symptoms. But this one I still felt very pregnant. The next day I was scheduled for a D&C. It was rushed, but I just wanted to get it over with. Everyone at the hospital was so nice and sensitive to my feelings. The nurse and I talked about the pregnancy to remember the baby, who I named yesterday. Esme Malak, which means 'Loved Angel'. The D&C was quick, but emotional. I was a mess that night and yesterday. Today I am still dizzy and sore. We decided to have the baby's remains cremated, and sent to us. I am going to get a necklace urn to have with me at all times. I wish everyone the best, and hope you all have wonderful, healthy pregnancies. For now, I will continue to focus on my beautiful son. He'll be 5 in May. He didn't know I was pregnant, but he knows I'm sad. He made me a card this morning all by himself. He drew hearts all over it and wrote 'MAMA' at the top. He then kept checking on me as I have to keep laying down from dizzy spells. Though this is hard on me, I am truly blessed. I hope this post isn't too upsetting. xx
delarla - 39 days ago
So close to the 2nd trimester! The first drags on. Thankfully I haven't had much morning sickness, but I'm ready to feel kicks and k ow what we're having.
beckym - 43 days ago
Xericalynn - I know how you feel, I am cautiously optimistic right now too, we lost our last child at 12 weeks where they found no heartbeat, I had 2 second opinions and then lost him naturally and began hemorraging, I had a nightmare situation at home and the hospital. They waited so long to see me, 3 hours in hospital, that my hemoglobin dropped to 7 from 14 and I had to get 2 blood transfusions. We are 11 weeks now and get our next heartbeat check in a week, I am nervous, but hopeful. I have 3 children, with Daniel, that was my first misscarriage and I have been in the mindset of questioning whether my body can do this again or not, but I am getting more hopeful with each passing week.
xEricaLynn - 59 days ago
Aww, thanks for the kind thoughts and prayers ladies! I'm off to week 12 today, yippee! Blizzard here, could get up to 9 inches when all is said and done. Yuck!
raindrop0208 - 59 days ago
I'm so happy for you Erika Lynn! You have actually been on my mind and I have been praying that God would let you keep this sweet baby! xoxo
maimai88 - 61 days ago
Yay Ericalynn!! That's fantastic news, so so happy for you!!
xEricaLynn - 62 days ago
Hi ladies! Had my u/s today. Baby still doing good, measuring 3 days ahead, at 11w4d, with CRL 4.71cm and heartbeat 176bpm! Hubby is really excited. I'm still trying to be cautiously optimistic, but I think I'm starting to relax a bit more. Hope everyone else is well!
xEricaLynn - 63 days ago
Week 11 today. Another u/s tomorrow. So nervous, as we've never made it past 11 weeks before! P.S. Nausea still pretty intense, and headaches are awful. Trying to hold on until next month when I can have another occipital nerve block done. How is everyone else doing?
maimai88 - 69 days ago
So excited to have made it to week 11! craving of the week...peach sweet tea, yum.
charcharsuperstar - 73 days ago
So.. tired. But it's taken me this long to really notice a pattern. I feel fantastic during the morning hours..not nauseous, not tired. Then I eat lunch & after that, I'm nauseous until bed time. It has seemed to significantly improved over the last few days though! Sometimes the nausea is reassuring until we start feeling kicks, though.
kazza - 73 days ago
Very tired here too. Getting up every 2 hrs at night to pee isnt helping.... i miss not being able to drink my energy drinks anymore.
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mamagris - 76 days ago
Anyone else still extremely tired and having headaches? My nausea seems to have gone away, unless I don't eat, but I am so freaking tired ALL the time and these headaches are driving me crazy! We are getting things setup to tell our families finally. Probably have their packages mailed this weekend. So glad to be moving into the 12th week in a couple days. It has been a long 9 weeks since we found out of not telling anyone and just waiting to get through this beginning stage.
charcharsuperstar - 77 days ago
BritiniA.. yes I was wrong it's my left, not my right. Dr. Measured it again, it hasn't grown..they don't seem concerned , so.. I'm trying not to be. :). No pain or discomfort.
britniA - 77 days ago
I have had ovarian cysts but never while pregnant..
charcharsuperstar - 78 days ago
ANyone have any experience with ovarian cysts? I have a pretty good sized one on my left ovary.
mamagris - 83 days ago
I will be in week 11 tomorrow and am so very excited to have our first doctors appointment. This is the longest I have ever gone in a pregnancy without an early scan of some kind. Leaning on the grace of God to make sure this is a healthy pregnancy. I am sooo ready to hear the little beans heart beat!!!
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