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.
kentsmommy - 12.5 hours ago
Hi avg2012! Welcome! I love this site too, unfortunately it is slowing down. It was extremely active during my first pregnancy. I'm on my 5th pregnancy, 4th baby.
avg2012 - 18 hours ago
Hi ladies, I am 11 weeks 6 days today, writing for the first time during this pregnancy. I am expecting baby#2..but this is my 7th pregnancy. had one live birth(in year 2012 ,my son with my 4th pregnancy). I was very active here when I was pregnant with my son and in TTC after loss group. here's wishing everyone good luck and lokoing forward to this journey again with you all.
JDH - 8 days ago
My boobs shrunk terribly too after my daughter quit nursing 4 weeks ago. Now, today they are killing me! I bet they're tired of growing and shrinking after 4 babies! : ) if my husband would let me, maternity clothes would send us into bankruptcy! I love shopping for them and they are so comfy and cute I can't help it!
june2012 - 8 days ago
JDH I am feeling better dear. Just a lil nauseous in the evenings and that's about it... Ms has gone down, yay!
About showing, not yet for me... But I feel huge and can't stand tight clothes any more... I love week11...
kentsmommy - 8 days ago
Good morning ladies! Unfortunately my boobs got smaller as I just weaned my son over the last month. I had my regular appt this morning, baby was thumping away at 160 bpm. That sound is always so sweet! Looking forward to the u/s in another 8 weeks to check the gender:)
angelfree77 - 8 days ago
This is my first pregnancy to go past 8 weeks, so I guess it'll take me longer to show, but my belly has become very hard. When I push on it, it feels like solid muscle (it used to feel all mushy lol). The husband tells me my boobs have gotten bigger too, but I don't see that either. I just started looking at maternity clothes yesterday. They are sooooo cute!!!
JDH - 9 days ago
Me! Definately with number 4! I put on maternity pants today too! Now that I'm back home though, the sweats come back on. I thought I was just having a lot of bloating still, but the last couple of days I'm realizing that it's my stomach sticking out. Not uterus yet because it's not that high up at 11 weeks, but just lack of muscle : ) and muscle memory is suppose. yippee! Can't wait for the belly!
kentsmommy - 9 days ago
Good afternoon ladies! I'm still a week behind so I'm still sick and tired but at least I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I definitely started to show already. The fourth one doesn't take any time at all to pop out - I guess everything is still stretched out! I broke down and put on maternity pants today for comfort. It beats trying to extend my regular pants out with a hair tie around the button. Ha! Have a great day ladies!
angelfree77 - 9 days ago
Is anyone showing yet? My husband says I am, but I'm not seeing it.
angelfree77 - 9 days ago
Hi all! Glad to hear everyone's feeling better. I have 4 more days of the 1st trimester--whoohoo!!!!!
JDH - 9 days ago
June, have you been feeling well? I think my ms is gone! I do get nauseas on car rides sometimes but nothing too bad. I'm able to drink my cup of coffee again! That has helped with my energy levels too. Just a half cup. I hardly ever drink the whole thing.
june2012 - 10 days ago
29 weeks to go... Yay! And HG is slowly fading away... Ooh we are soon saying goodbye to 1st Trimester...
JDH - 10 days ago
Good morning to week 11! This is unbelievable. Double digits! I have an ultrasound in 2 weeks, so excited to see baby at 13 weeks, just hope everything is ok. I've been feeling great besides the occasional nausea in the car. Hope everyone is doing well. Healthy babies to all!
kentsmommy - 13 days ago
Wow, 7 months! That would be terrible. I've been getting short bursts of energy where I feel like a real person for a bit. But then I hit a wall and could fall asleep standing up. Heading into the weekend - have a great one!
angelfree77 - 14 days ago
Hi kentsmommy! I hope you are a special case too and week 10 brings you relief! I'm doing alright. Every week seems to be different. I get relief one week and then I go back to feeling sick again the next. When I do feel sick, it's been pretty subtle...just constant. This week, I still feel a little nauseous, but I can brush my teeth without gagging lol. My appetite seems to be coming back too. In fact, I've been really hungry. I'll be 12 weeks on Sunday, so we'll see what that brings. I was talking to my mom and she said that she was nauseous for 7 months with my older brother (her first). Yipes! I hope I didn't inherit that!
kentsmommy - 14 days ago
Hi angelfree! How are you feeling? I'm only a couple of days into week 9 and I'm hoping for relief soon! I know the books say between 12 and 14 weeks, just hoping that I'm a special case and week 10 makes a difference.
angelfree77 - 18 days ago
And on to week 11!!!! These weeks are going by!
EmbracingNumber2 - 93 days ago
So I had one ultrasound and apparently my due date is off or this baby is big like my son (8-12). Hoping that ultrasound on Friday will clear things up. Meanwhile nausea has returned, my back is hurting still, and migraines & allergies suck. On a brighter note watermelon is my best friend (full of B6, helps with nausea) and I'm excited about cherry season!!! Happy prenancies loves!
jory927 - 98 days ago
@pookalou I'm with you! Week 11 hit and I'm crying at everything!! Hoping it passes soon!
JC.GriffHuddle - 98 days ago
Thank you weber3 and sparks717 for your feedback i will be sure to ask the doctor next visit, which is June 1st btw. I cant wait!
pookalou - 98 days ago
Well I'm now in wk 11. I'm tired, usually feel cold, and my emotional level is off the charts. The throwing up is abating but I still get very nauseous. Today I feel so weepy just wanna curl up, cry and sleep lol.
weber3 - 101 days ago
@jc.griffhuddle that is normal for me. I always out on at least 10 pounds by this time. Every pregnancy I gain fifty or sixty. It's just what my body does.
sparks717 - 101 days ago
You will have to ask your dr if that is too much weight or if he is pleased with that. I wouldn't be too worried about it though. Doctors are usually pretty good at telling you if they are satisfied with weight gain/loss.
firstname.lastname@example.org - 101 days ago
Hurray! Week 11! only 29ish more to go, right? I'm actually excited for a December baby. I keep trying to convince DH that we need to choose a Christmasy type name. He isn't sold yet, good thing I've got a few months to talk him into it. :)
JC.GriffHuddle - 101 days ago
Hello ladies! I am 11 weeks TODAY and i am so excited! I have a story and one question, I have had extreme nausea so far but I have been so afraid of loosing weight because my doctor told me i was under weight for my height and frame pre-pregnancy and that it is very important that I put some on soon. Well some how I have gained 12 lbs already due to stuffing myself when I'm not sick, does this seem normal and or ok?
flojoe - 103 days ago
Hey everyone, had a nice time with my first pregnancy back in 2011- so thought I would check it out this time too :( sadly it's not as popular as it used to be.... Well to all the lovely mommas to be - a big hug as you go through all the joys of pregnancy!
Dixie3 - 113 days ago
Hi everyone- haven't been on here in a few weeks- so glad there's some activity! I have lost a couple of kilos so far due to all day nausea- so hoping it starts to go away soon. My nuchal scan is booked for next Wednesday - fingers crossed its all ok. I would continue with the pregnancy as well if there was an issue- I guess I'd just like to be prepared if there was something not quite right. Telling my other children tomorrow they have a little brother/sister on the way.
mommashavin11 - 113 days ago
No, no testing for me. I made the decision long ago that I get what I get, and if it turned out my child did have an issue, I would not terminate, but I would carry it until the baby decided to come and give the time of pregnancy to loving that child, even if there was no chance of survival. I have seen so many women go thru false positives as well, needless worry! I don't want to put myself thru that. so far every baby of mine has been in perfect health, so I have been fully blessed! All that morning sickness paid off. LOL
DerbyQueenDill - 113 days ago
Yikes, I lost 10lbs in just a week from puking! Seems to be subsiding, thankfully. I didn't know it lessens the MC chance, good to know! I'm jealous, I've gained over 50lbs per pregnancy, hoping to control that a bit better this time around, but each time I've craved MEALS not snacks, so I know that had a part to play in it LoL Are you doing the Nuchal Translucency?
mommashavin11 - 113 days ago
So many people have hg. It's such a blessing and curse! I know it means things are going right, and hormones are really good, and lessens your chance of miscarriage by having it, but it's no piece of cake! I lost 8 lbs so far. I usually only gain 8 lbs per pregnancy total, so hopefully I gain it back and go right back to where I started!
DerbyQueenDill - 114 days ago
Yay! Finally some life on the site!
mommashavin11, I have HG with this pregnancy (didn't with previous 2). My due date is Nov 19th, I've got a Nuchal Translucency in a couple weeks, and just had someone tell me that they can test for baby's gender at the same time. Has anyone done this before?
mommashavin11 - 114 days ago
Yes, I am hyperthyroid, and usually only in first trimester where it makes my heart rate skyrocket. Then it gradually settles down in pregnancy. Have horrible hyperemesis graviderium with all pregnancies,, and they are all full term , this is number 11 for us! Never took meds for it.refused to.
daffymtz22 - 114 days ago
Hello! I really enjoyed this site with my 2nd baby. I'm now on my 3rd! I currently have two due dates. I need to check with my Dr. to see which is correct. I was originally told November 26th. Yesterday I received a call to schedule an appointment and the nurse mentioned my due date was November 21st. Either way I hope to see some activity in here.
lilgibber22 - 115 days ago
Hello. I loved this site with my first and now I am back with my 2nd. I am 11.6. And due Nov. 21st. Anyone else here with me?
nycnaz23 - 115 days ago
Hello All, Seems like nothing is happening in my week :(
I have to ask, does anyone suffer from Hyperthyroidism? I knew I had it, I never started meds due to insurance issues. And then I got pregg, totally wasnt planned.
Has anyone gone full term with it?
SarahMVR - 125 days ago
My scan today put me at 11 weeks! Yay! I was only off by a day, so that's cool. Morning sickness is worse than ever this go. It kept me up. I so look forward to this trimester ending.
mummakristy - 136 days ago
Hello ladies I'm Kristy from Australia been with my husband 13 years and will be 12 weeks tomorrow with baby #8
I have had bleeding this time around but baby so far is good hb170 I see doctors tomorrow they are saying the bleeding is a SCH hope you are all well and baby's are growing awesome
monkeymomma - 140 days ago
Had my weekly appt today. Still can't hear the heartbeat because baby is hiding behind a blood vessel! So stubborn already!
amw050383 - 149 days ago
I still feel like crap haha! Nauseous all day every day. Hoping this will pass soon :)
email@example.com - 153 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 - 154 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 - 154 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 - 154 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 - 155 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 - 155 days ago
How is everyone in week 11? I feel great aside from being exhausted constantly!
kekea - 156 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 - 156 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.
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