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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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Exercise during pregnancy

Prenatal visits

Comments on week 11

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Dec Baby - 23.3 hours ago
Yay for 11 weeks, just wish I wasn't dying from the flu:(

2bBlessedw2 - 13 days ago
Ok. Going to accept u then I'll add u.

lisseo - 13 days ago
Nevermind. I see it's secret haha. Friended you ;)

lisseo - 13 days ago
2blessed-- I tried looking for it and couldn't see! Seriously? 12 days?? My goodness poor thing! Brandy-- you're lucky. I had a looser shirt on on Tuesday and my SIL said I was starting to show -.-. Pretty sure it's because if I stop stuffing my face I feel sick lol.

brandyleigh - 13 days ago
I know I had a baggy shirt on Sunday and my mom said I didn't even look pregnant but put a fitted one and there's a bump especially at night! I did mow the grass tonight so that was a huge work out.

2bBlessedw2 - 13 days ago
LISSEO-Thanks for asking! She is doing much better. 12 days with a fever. Crazy! You should come join our preggo group on facebook! I had my scan is looking great! It was such a relief! Quite active I must say!

lisseo - 14 days ago
Saw your picture Brandy!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one showing already haha

lisseo - 14 days ago
2blessed how's your daughter doing now? I'm so off on times, I always forget to come on here until I want to verify what week I'm in haha.

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
Yup...secret...NO ONE can see us...LOL

brandyleigh - 14 days ago
It's a secret group right? Add me brandy Leigh Moore Davison thanks!!

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
I added u Erin. 😀

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
Brandy-r u joining us?

2bBlessedw2 - 14 days ago
Dec-I think u are going to have to join us. We talk so much already.

rainbowbaby2 - 14 days ago
2bBlessed I sent u a FR I am erin Trainham

Dec Baby - 14 days ago
Hi girls..hope you're not all leaving to FB, I love jumping around the weeks and catching up on how you're all doing!

2bBlessedw2 - 16 days ago
I just created a Secret fb group for IAP mommies...Feb/March. My name is Alicia Iandolo Delia. Lets be friends(lol) and I'll add you. We have 3 people so far. I made it so members can add people too!

brandyleigh - 16 days ago
Posted a belly pic in the belly album but for some reason it keeps putting it in upside down

rainbowbaby2 - 17 days ago
Well goodbye week 11 tomorrow I enter week 12!

rainbowbaby2 - 19 days ago
:-( man it's quiet in here

Timefor2 - 26 days ago
Room4--We are not telling family the name this time! We told with DS and luckily didn't hear anything bad about it so I guess either everyone liked his name or they were smart enough to keep their opinions to themselves lol. This time though we want it to be a surprise! I'm just hoping we won't hear anything bad about it in the hospital...that is the last thing I want after just giving birth!

Timefor2 - 26 days ago
Thanks ladies! I am just glad DH has a decent style when it comes to names! I see so many people complain that their DH's pick some crazy names and they have to talk them out of it lol. DH and I have never seemed to have too much trouble agreeing on names.

room4onemore - 26 days ago
I was measuring a week ahead but I am waiting to move up because I am pretty certain about conception. I logged every time we did anything and track my cycles. If the 20 week mark one is still ahead I will do it then.

dre32 - 26 days ago
Timefor2--I have never met any Callie's or Caroline's but I think its super cute for a little girl :) And i think you can pick any nickname for your child that you like! did anyone find out at their ultrasound that their baby was measuring ahead a bit? I thought I was 11 weeks but baby was measuring 12 weeks, 2 days...not a big change just wondering if anyone else had the same....i doubt my midwife will change my dud date though.

room4onemore - 27 days ago
LOL yes!! You will find out the perfect name. My mom is my worst critic with names so we never tell before the baby is born. She said my sons name sounded like toilet paper... Glad I could help

room4onemore - 27 days ago
Timefor2- I have a friend named Caroline that we call Callie, but she is older like in her 40's. I have met a handful of Callie's also. I think it stands as a name alone.

dre32 - 28 days ago
moved my u/s to this afternoon instead of went well (i think??). Feel relieved to know there is actually a baby in there and that there is only 1 :) Heartbeat was 171....hoping thats a good sign for another girl :)

cutezilootz02 - 28 days ago
ThTs great news timefor2 my daughter was born on her due date on the 11th February :) Can't wait for my ultrasound on Monday it's a shame ur boy was getti agitated! At least he saw it!

room4onemore - 28 days ago
My stomach is soo sore even to touch. I don't remember this with my other pregnancies Anyone else having this? My husband thinks I am a hypochondriac, but even a t-shirt on it hurts.

Timefor2 - 29 days ago
Dre--He did ok. It was an early morning appointment and he was a bit grumpy so DH did end up taking him out to the car for the second half of my appt. with the doctor. He did watch the ultrasound with us though and when DH asked him what was on the screen he says 'The baby!' DH says 'where is that baby?' he says 'In mommy's tum-tum' lol it was so cute. I know we will not be taking him with us to the 20 week ultrasound though! He was getting too antsy and this one was only 15 minutes. We kind of had no choice this time because we hadn't announced to family yet so we had no one to watch him while we went. Next time I will leave him with my mom!

dre32 - 29 days ago
yay Timefor2! How did your son do? I'm still contemplating taking my daughter on Friday....i want her to go but I;m so scared there's nothing in there! ha! despite the 5 weeks of nausea and the baby bump that is already peeking out....

mschichi - 29 days ago
Timefor2 That's great news! I had an U/S yesterday and my baby is measuring 12 weeks as well but they aren't changing his due date.

Timefor2 - 29 days ago
Everything went GREAT! Baby measuring 12 weeks exactly so EDD now Feb 11th! Nice strong heartbeat at 163.

Timefor2 - 29 days ago
As for me...ultrasound is an hour away and I am soooo nervous. I woke up at 5am and could not fall back to sleep. My stomach is all in knots! I think I feel more nauseous right now than I have the whole pregnancy so far! ugg.

Timefor2 - 29 days ago
Cutez---We are taking our 2.5 year old (he will be 3 in November) to our ultrasound today. He talks about the baby in mommy's tummy but I don't think he fully understands that the baby will come out of my tummy eventually and be here with us. I figured since he doesn't quite understand anyway, he should be ok if something happens. I would rather share the experience with him while I can than hide it from him and leave him wondering why mommy and daddy are sad if something did happen. I guess it just depends on how much your daughter understands and how you think it would affect her if something is wrong....

Timefor2 - 29 days ago
We already have a name picked out for each gender. We talk names even before pregnancy and start off with like 4 for boy/4 for girl and then once I get pregnant, we narrow it down. Definite planners here! I think we are all settled but have decided NOT to share our name choices with family this time.

cutezilootz02 - 29 days ago
Feeling pretty excited to be in week 11, really looking forward to having my ultrasound on Monday. We are going to tell our 3 yr old daughter too! Looking forward to her reaction. What's everyone's thoughts about taking her to our ultrasound? I'm not sure cos I'd like to know everything ok before hand but I want to include her as much as possibl too!! Also if we have a boy it's name is sonny if a girl we have no idea! Our daughters name is mietta (mee-et-tah) so hard to find something that matches!

room4onemore - 29 days ago
Cutie4U- if you go into the emergency room and tell them you have a dull pain or things do not feel 'normal' they will give you one. I had to have quite a few with my dd because she was a lazy baby and would never move

room4onemore - 29 days ago
Is anyone thinking of babynames? We always end up waiting until the last minute to name our other two but this time my husband said he had a dream its a boy name Bishop UGH!!!! Now I am praying for a girl or hoping he changes his mind.

room4onemore - 29 days ago
Congrats time for two!!! seeing the lil bean the first time is sooo special everytime! I hope I get some energy back. I work and as soon as I hit my driveway I want to stop and take a nap before walking in the house.

Timefor2 - 30 days ago
I will definitely update after the appointment! How is everyone feeling this week? I seem to finally be getting some energy back. I can at least stay awake through the day but I have still barely been able to do anything. Something as simple as grocery shopping wears me out! I did help DH catch up on some house cleaning over the weekend but I have to admit, he did a lot more than me! lol. I am so glad to have his help though or this place would be a disaster area! Other than the exhaustion and constant hunger, I am doing ok this week.

dre32 - 31 days ago
good luck Timefor2! Keep us posted...I have 4 more days until the big reveal!

Timefor2 - 31 days ago
I have exactly 48 more hours until my ultrasound! I am getting super nervous. - 40 days ago
Cutey24u, now is the time to check to see if your baby is at risk for downs and a couple other things. Tell your doctor that you want to check for that and he'll have to do an ultrasound to measure the back of your baby's neck. I would call right away though because it's a very short window to get these tests done :-)

NICOLA2010 - 42 days ago
so i was mentioning i have no appetite... that chnaged as of few days ago.. always starving always eating... omg and im super gaining weight.. i didnt even gain wekght with my other two.. im super loving burritoes right now

NICOLA2010 - 42 days ago
cutey24u...ive also been getting some pains.. in uterus.. feels light lighting shooting pains towards cervix.. think jjst uterus stretching... yeah the names arnt great... we makebour names up

cutey24u - 43 days ago
Ugh so I was looking at some baby names on here, some are just awful!

cutey24u - 43 days ago
The pain has definetely subsided just kind of an annoying dull pain, maybe it is the uterus moving. I had my u/s over a month ago and would like another to see the growth but don't think my doc will do another one until gender, not happy. :( I am so impatient!

NICOLA2010 - 44 days ago
sometimes none work.. cos so much progesterone in body.. but soon hormones will level out.. key is drink drink drink

NICOLA2010 - 44 days ago
of u cant manage ssy approx 12 cups.. i dunno how much u weigh.. then fruit. fruit juice. veggies.. all contain water and fibre.. cut down the salty and carbs.. go from white bread to whole wheat or whole grain.. white rice to brown.. if u cant stand fruit.. eat dried fruits

NICOLA2010 - 44 days ago
cutey24u...hmm well u said ur bloated right.. mybe just lil constipated.. i had similar thing when bloated... but rarely bloated anymore.. drink tons of water.. half ur body weight in lbs then convert to onzes.. so im aplrox 130 lbs i half this basically i need 12 cups of water a day.. which is about right... im sufe what ur feeling will go soon

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