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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.

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beckym - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 days ago
Busy bee: take care of yourself! I'm sorry you are going through loss.

jamie86 - 9 days ago
So very sorry busybeemommy

BusyBeeMommy - 11 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 - 11 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 - 15 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 - 31 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 - 31 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 - 33 days ago
Yay Ericalynn!! That's fantastic news, so so happy for you!!

xEricaLynn - 34 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 - 35 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 - 41 days ago
So excited to have made it to week 11! craving of the week...peach sweet tea, yum.

charcharsuperstar - 45 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 - 45 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. - 48 days ago
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mamagris - 48 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 - 49 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 - 49 days ago
I have had ovarian cysts but never while pregnant..

charcharsuperstar - 51 days ago
ANyone have any experience with ovarian cysts? I have a pretty good sized one on my left ovary.

mamagris - 55 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!!! - 61 days ago
I'm not thin, I would say I'm average built. For some reason though, ever since my second pregnancy my uterus seems to measure about 3 weeks ahead of what the baby is. I've had issues with fibroids so that might be the cause of that or maybe my womb is just larger than the average persons.

flybear - 61 days ago
Sorry about all my typos. My fingers are too fat for typing on a phone. Haha I am starting to feel better. I do still feel really nauseous if I wait too long to eat. I get shaky and feel like I'll vomit, but other than that I guess a lot of the adversions are going away now and all. I haven't got my energy back yet but hopefully soon. I'm not showing at all yet. I just looklike I put on weight but not baby. Are you very thin? I'm not really so it normally takes me a bit longer. I'll probably be about 16 weeks before I have a bump. Boo. Lol I'm excited to start feeling movement but I guess I still have a while beforethat too. Lol my next appointment isn't until Jan 30th, but after we're going to schedule my big ultrasound so that's exciting. It'll probably end up being done sometime around 18-19 weeks. - 61 days ago
Flybear, it sucks that you have to go through that. Luckily the people around me who I've discussed my pregnancy symptoms with have been very supportive. It don't matter how many times a women has been pregnant, morning sickness is not an easy thing to deal with and we still have to vent. I vented and complained to my sister everyday from week 6 til around week 10-11ish...and she just listened. That's all I wanted her to do really...she knew I didn't need no response from her and I'm sure I probably got on her nerves with her my complaining but she never let it I'm sure your friend doesn't mean any harm by her comments but I've found that something such as pregnancy is something I can't discuss with everyone because some people understand and get it and others do not. How have you been feeling recently though? I'm 12 weeks now and I'm actually feeling a lot better. Certain foods make me queasy still but I'm actually starting to feel good most of the time and I feel my energy coming back. I have a doc appt next Wednesday and I'm looking forward to finally hearing Bub's heartbeat. It's crazy but not that my symptoms are more manageable I'm so in love with the baby already. Every night when I go to sleep I just put my hand over my stomach and I just think about if the baby is a boy or girl, or what the baby will look like, and how life will be once he/she gets here. I definitely have a bump and people ask me how far along I am when out in public so I guess I definitely look pregnant to strangers.

flybear - 62 days ago
I juat need to complain for a second. I have a friend who is really pissing me off with my pregnancy. I cannot say a word about it without some lecture from her. Even when a lecture doesn't even make sense. Like one day I juat mentioned that I had been vomiting. I wasn't even complaining about it, just mentioned it in passing, and next thing I know, she's going off about how this is my last and I should just enjoy it. I said listen I will enjoy it as soon as there is something to enjoy. It's my 4th time now, I know I love the second half and hate the first half. That doesn't make me feel guilty or any less of a mom... I dont feel some need to pretend I love vomiting everyday, but why are we even having this conversation bc I wasn't really complaining to you.So tonight I was telling a groupf of girls how funny it is when my 3yr old daughter insists the baby in my tummy is a boy bc my hiaband sits and argues with her bc he REALLY wants it to be a girl. You can imagine the lecture I got from her on that... omg, seriously? I have 3 kids, both genders, love and take care of all of them. Obviously a boy would be welcomed and loved. Weevwn have a boy name picked out. But if we could pick, we'd say give us a girl. I don't see anything wrong wiyh that. I have been around this motherhood thing long enough to know it doesnt make me a villian, badmom ormy kids any less wanted. Again, I don't feel the need to pretend. But it doesn't matter. It was just a funny atory not intended to be something that deserved a lecture. I'm coming close to losing my cool on her.

flybear - 64 days ago
I hate that they puah back my dd a few days. I feel like I have been in week 10 for a month. Lol I'll finally be 11 weeks on Thursday.

leylamuyesser - 65 days ago
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to getting to know each of your through our pregnancies :-) I have been feeling miserable lately, as soon as the nausea started to finally go away, I caught an awful cold, which I have had for nearly two weeks. Tried to get to the urgent care center today, but there was a three hour wait :-( Hope all of your rest of the year goes better than mine has. Looking forward to the second trimester!!!

jewjew - 72 days ago
hi everyone - still feeling crappy but hopefully wont be for much longer - enjoying pregnancy now - hope everyone else isdoing great also and merry christmas to everyone and bumps xx

summerhope - 81 days ago
Hello week 11, hope everyone is starting to feel a bit better x

HopingforaGirl35 - 86 days ago
11 weeks + 2 today.. looking fwd. to my 12 week ultrasound app. to see baby for the 1st time! :o)

8blessings - 89 days ago
hi ladies i hope you are all doing well,i had my first u/s yesterday so happy to see my lil blessing, and i am exactly 11wks 1 day today, so my due date is now the 26th june enjoying my pregnancy so far and looking forward to my first m/w appt next week :)

summerhope - 89 days ago
Aah i feel for you. I'm just skipping about from week 10 as it is so quiet in here. I'm really tired, and very snarky. I look horrible, feel horrible and am really not a pleasure to be around at the moment 😳 like you I'm hoping it changes soon, at least you got to see the little one though xx

loralb - 89 days ago
Sooo tired and ornery. I just want left alone to sleep, but there is no chance of that in sight! Very frustrating. My nausea has let up a little though....until dinnertime. I went to my first ob appt and saw baby:) It was a very active little thing. It seems to be enjoying movement and limbs. I didn't enjoy my dr visit other than that. I have to drive an hour just to get there and then I had to wait forever and give two urine samples and the dr did nothing with me, just suggested I do some screenings. I said okay which sends me all the way back there more often. I am not enjoying the cold or my husband or food, so I am pretty depressed at this point. Things should get better though. Hang in there friends, the second tri is supposed to be better:)

elleanasmama - 93 days ago
If any of you ladies can read my blog I really would love some support and kind words.

elleanasmama - 93 days ago
I know what you mean about going slow. I alternate between wanting it to speed up and then never end.

patiently waiting - 94 days ago
I feel like time should be going by so much faster than it is...every time i log on to this site it disappointing..'Ah, only 11 weeks'. i think the nausea is going but, i am just so snappy and moody. I have been on pelvic rest since week six and now it seems i am testing positive for antibodies while being RH-....looks like lots of tests coming my way. i am very glad i found a doctor i trust. Hope all is well with everyone else.

sleepymom - 95 days ago
Moving to 12 weeks today. Us moved dates back few days. Hi hettyjossy, yay for the easing of nausea for u....soon it will be done. I have told everyone about being preggo for a bit now, finding it harder to keep quiet for the third. Doda maybe u could try taking a picture with your family holding a sign pointing to your tummy saying eating for two or something like that. Let us know how u announce it,

hettyjossy - 99 days ago
Yeeyyyy!! Week 11, Thank God we are almost tru with first trimester.. the nausea is easing off but still comes, can't wait to have it done with. Looking forward to 2nd trimester and quickening....

Doda - 101 days ago
wohooooo week 11 :) Not sure why sleepymom, but when I click on your profile it doesn't have your listed as pregnant although it does have your due date, maybe update your info and it will put you back on the list? How is everyone doing/?? last week of first trimester wohooo! Did any of you already announce your pregnancies? So far I've told close family and friends, I'm trying to think of a clever way to announce on FB, anyone have any good ideas?

sleepymom - 102 days ago
Not sure why but my name hasn't been showing on the members list. anyone know why?

sleepymom - 102 days ago
Yay, 11 weeks a few days ago. BabyTwee a girl, congrats and hooray for your results!!!i agree time does seem to be going fast. I have two other little ones so that speeds things up, too busy this time around to notice time passing. Do you have any other kids?

babytwee - 103 days ago
Hey there ladies!! I got the results of my Verifi chromosome abnormalities and I'm having a GIRL!!!! Yay!!

babytwee - 106 days ago
honeymoon-surprise - Mine is at 8am. :) I think the time is going by fast, maybe because I'm wishing it to go by so my appointments where I get to see the baby would hurry up and get here. LOL

honeymoon-surprise - 106 days ago
Babytwee, mines at 11:30 can't wait, unfortunately my husband has got to work so my mom is coming with me! Can't wait to see the baby! Do you feel like it's all going by so fast? X

babytwee - 107 days ago
Honeymoon-surprise - I have my scan on next Monday too! I have had one already though at 7w3d. I can't wait!!

honeymoon-surprise - 107 days ago
Week 11!! Loving how fast the 1st trimester is going!! Roll on next Monday get to see baby for the first time!

tabby607 - 108 days ago
We 12 tomorrow.... eeeeekkkk almost done with the 1st trimester.

tabby607 - 112 days ago
Hey everyone, so I went to my appt. Today. Baby heart best was 175. I found out I have kidney stones... (explains the sharp stabbing pain in my back) I ended up passing 4 stones when I did my urinary test... 😁 so on top of that I found out at 7 weeks I have gallstones also....grrrrr.... I'm trying to enjoy this pregnancy but my body is making it hard... anyone else having a hard time? How is everyone else feeling.

beanaleena - 123 days ago
Years ago I was on here. This site was much more lively!!!! Hopefully it picks up! Are many of you ladies still sick? This has been been the longest 3 months of my life! I have lost 12 pounds. Food taste like crap, my mouth tastes funny, blah blush! What I am grateful for, having an early may due DATe! First pregnancy not having to deal with the heat of Summer!!!!! Anyhow, hoping , if you are sick, that it comes to an end very soon! Anyone had any gender dreams? I dreampt another boy ( in fact my dream was twin boys). Wanting a girl so bad

mamaford77 - 142 days ago
Week 11! Woot! I have my next appt and ultrasound on Wednesday. So excited to see my little Bean!

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