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You are 9 weeks pregnant.

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Your baby now is about the size of a medium green olive. The crow-to-rump length is 22 to 30 mm and the baby weighs 0.12 ounces. Although your body shape will not yet reveal that you are pregnant, your doctor would be able to notice an enlarged uterus. The hCG hormone is at its peak and you might notice more changes. Your skin may become smoother and a bit plumper, but you might also get an outbreak of pimples. Your hair may become less oily, or more. You might also notice some vaginal discharge, which is usually not a cause for concern.

Although the baby is still very small, it is beginning to look more like a human being. Your babys back is straightening out and the tail is shrinking. In proportion to the rest of his body, the head is large and remains curved forwards onto the chest. The head is erect and the neck is developing well. Even though the eyes are well developed, they are covered by a membrane lid. The eyes will not begin to open and close for quite some time still. Your baby will begin to make tiny fetal movements as the muscles start to develop. You will not be able to feel any of these early movements, but you might be able to see them during an ultrasound. The arms and hands are progressing faster than the legs and feet at this point. By this time of fetal development, the hands have defined finger ridges and the tissue between them will die off to leave separate fingers. It is impossible to distinguish a male from a female at this time because external genitalia look very similar at this point.

Your blood system will change during pregnancy and blood volume will increase by 50%. The increase in blood is important to meet the demands of your growing uterus. Blood volumes will begin to increase during the first trimester and will continue to rise throughout the entire pregnancy. The increase in plasma can cause anemia, which will cause you to feel tired or weak.
In week 9 (7 weeks after conception) the fingers are clearly visible.

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Blood pressure during pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy

Comments on week 9

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delarla - 3.8 hours ago
Congrats Danielle!!!

Danielle1023 - 8 hours ago
Oh my found out yesterday that I have 2 babies in there. I have 3 girls so it is a huge surprise. Not to sure what to expect.

mrscephas - 2 days ago
Yay for 9 weeks!!!!

kirty - 5 days ago
:) its so quiet in here

xEricaLynn - 11 days ago
Thank you ladies. I hope all of us can keep our babies. I also have a bicornuate uterus, and the ER doc told me today that having this CAN cause miscarriages. I just hope that I won't miscarry THIS precious miracle. If I do, then he or she will have six angel siblings in Heaven to play with.

raindrop0208 - 11 days ago
maima -a pink or blue cake filling would be fun! I've heard of doing a box of pink or blue balloons too =) Ericalynn - I'm really sorry to hear about what you are going through. So scary. Sending up a prayer for you.

maimai88 - 11 days ago
Gl Ericalynn and take it easy!! Andy- did you find out the gender with your boys or were they both surprises as well? Welcome back Raindrop:) So glad you had a good appointment! Wow, yes that is early to find out! I can relate- I have two little girls and would love to have a little boy this time. Our plan is to wait until d-day to find out, but it is not set in stone, so we may still end up finding out. I've never done a gender reveal personally, but a lot of my friends have. Several have had a reveal where they had someone bake a cake and inside is either pink or blue filling-very cute:)

raindrop0208 - 11 days ago
Hi everyone! Glad to see some people are chatting now!! I left for a couple weeks because it was just too lonely! lol I am feeling like the constant nausea is starting to lift a little bit! I still feel sick every time I eat though. This is the first pregnancy where I have lost a few pounds at the beginning instead of gaining. I had a good 8 week ultrasound last week. Baby's heartbeat was 174 and everything looked great. yay! I have another in two weeks and they are doing the blood test to check for down syndrome. They can also determine the gender from that blood test! I 'm a little shocked because I have never found out this early what I am having! I have 3 little girls and would love to have a boy this time!!! Getting tired of the hand-me-downs!But scared to find out what I'm having too! Has anyone ever done a gender reveal party? We haven't but I think this time it would be fun. Hope everyone is doing great!

xEricaLynn - 11 days ago
More spotting this morning, red blood this time, went to ER, baby is doing okay, but I'm still spotting red blood. My lower back still hurts awfully too. Just trying to rest and not move much, unless I have to go to the bathroom. Thanks in advance for prayers and good thoughts. Good luck to everyone else!

xEricaLynn - 12 days ago
Thanks for the concern, ladies! I've been lightly spotting ever since the u/s on Friday. Nothing on my underwear, but occasionally when I wipe. Tonight it was light brown. Anyone else experiencing a lot of wetness 'down there'? Is this normal? Any time I see pink or brown, it worries me, but I know there's nothing that can be done. So I've been trying to rest. Dealing with non-stop headaches from occipital neuralgia too. I see my neurologist again next month, hoping I can get another nerve block to help with the pain. Being pregnant is so hard, because for me, nothing is guaranteed. If I can make it to Valentine's Day and baby is still alive, then I think I will be able to rest easier. No cravings here. Trying to find maternity pants is so hard, because I'm a plus size lady. Either pants are too big, or too tight. Ugh. Best of luck to you ladies!

Andy20 - 12 days ago
I am planning on the delivery room surprise and the suspense is already killing me! I had an energy return last week but am back to feeling lethargic now but it isn't too bad. I'm not really craving anything specific but I have an aversion to most things. I don't even feel like eating chocolate haha. The thought of most foods just makes me sick. I'm 10 weeks today though I won't be moved up in the site until tomorrow because I'm Australian and we are a day ahead. I hope everyone is well xx

maimai88 - 12 days ago
anyone else have cravings? For me its sweets, sweets, sweets...especially sweet tea and twix bars. I normally never eat candy, chocolate etc. and even though I live in the South, I don't normally drink sweet tea. This is so weird for me lol! With DD1, I craved spicy food ( esp. Mexican), and with DD2, I craved fast food and had an aversion to anything sweet. How about you ladies?

maimai88 - 13 days ago
Andy- I feel the same way, I have always wanted a little boy and I can't imagine not having one..I am actually pretty anxious to find out what we are having, but I still think we might go for delivery room surprise. Do you plan on finding out and when? Sending you pink dust -x-. I am finally getting some of my energy back! I feel like I am slowly emerging out of a excited to be in the 2nd trimester soon. Ericalynn how are you doing? maimai

Andy20 - 13 days ago
Oh EricaLynn I'm so glad everything is fine! That must have been so scary xxx Maimai88 they are 18 months apart and are best friends as well as worst enemies lol. I'm a bit anxious about this age gap because I'm worried that the youngest will be left out since it will be a bit over 2 years age gap. I would love a girl and desparately want one but I can see me loving raising 3 boys instead. I just never imagined that I wouldn't have a daughter to raise and I think it would take a while to get my head around that if it is another boy (which I think it is). I hope you get your boy :)

maimai88 - 14 days ago
Oh Ericalynn, I am so happy you and baby are OK!!I have been stalking week 9 all morning to see if you had an update. What a scare at the ER, but so glad everything is OK!! Take it easy & don't hesitate to ask for help when you need it.(my DH has been on bath duty for a few weeks now , b/c every single night around 6pm I crash with exhaustion lol...but our husbands are here to help us!).

xEricaLynn - 15 days ago
Yesterday was very, very trying. My u/s went well. I was measuring 9w2d. Baby 2.57cm CRL with heartbeat of 182. Was waving at us, and we got the cutest ultrasound pictures of baby's profile, with button nose and eyes and cheeks and smile! But 3 hours later, I wiped pink blood and my heart sank. Hubby drove me to ER where I was checked out. My cervix was still closed, but my cervix was irritated and had some blood, probably due to the vaginal probe from the u/s. HCG 144,000. So I was told to get plenty of rest. Hubby will have fun doing housework then! Ha... Another u/s on the 29th, after I reached the danger zone. Hope everyone else is doing well! Thanks for thinking of me...

maimai88 - 15 days ago
Thinking about you, EricaLynn! Praying you have a great appointment today!! Andy- I have a 3-year old little girl named Cara, and a 12-month old little girl named Noelle. How far apart exactly are Isaac and Tobias? Cara and Noelle are 26 months apart- I've enjoyed the gap so far, and it keeps getting more fun the older they both get. Noelle and baby #3 will be 19, almost 20 months apart- I'm excited to see what that will be like! Are you hoping for a girl this time? I would love to have a little boy, but if it's another girl, that will be great too. I'm not sure we may go team green this time around.

xEricaLynn - 16 days ago
Hi Andy! Thanks for asking... Feeling very anxious, only 19 more hours until I find out if our little one is still alive. The waiting is always the hardest part. How are you doing?

andy20 - 16 days ago
EricaLynn how are you feeling today? I sure hope all your symptoms are a good sign x. our404family number 4, how exciting! I'd love to be one of those new friends :)

andy20 - 16 days ago
Thank you Maimai88! How old are your other 2? I have a 3 year old boy named Isaac and an 18 month old boy named Tobias. We were hoping for a similar age gap but this elusive baby took 9 months to conceive.

maimai88 - 17 days ago
Welcome, andy20! it's great to have some more ladies in here! Congrats on baby #3. This is #3 for me also:)

andy20 - 17 days ago
Hi everyone! I am 9 weeks 2 days today with baby number 3. I'm so glad to see there are a few ladies commenting :)

xEricaLynn - 17 days ago
Feeling horrible today. Haven't been able to sleep well for the past few days. Nausea is intense today, and I'm so congested. I just wish I could sleep for awhile, but I have to get up every 10 minutes to use the bathroom, lol. I hope these symptoms are a good sign! Two more days until I find out if baby still has a heartbeat. Makes me very anxious and adds to the nausea!

maimai88 - 18 days ago
Welcome and congrats, Our404Family!

Our404Family - 18 days ago
Hello, everyone! This is my first time actually posting. I am 9 weeks and boy am I ready to get out of this 1st trimester...Hope meet some new friends. This is my 4th!

xEricaLynn - 18 days ago
In week 9 today. Have another u/s on Friday, hoping baby still has a heartbeat. I've never made it past 11 weeks, so I'm being very, very cautiously optimistic. Hope everyone else is doing well!

maimai88 - 19 days ago
Great to see you here in week 9, lannister! Its so quiet in here! I had my 1st appointment today, and baby looked great:) hr of 177 and baby was already super active lol! Measuring one day ahead @ 9w4d and due date is the 13th.

Lannister - 20 days ago
9+2 today :D I havent been on here in a while. How are all you ladies doing?

maimai88 - 22 days ago
9 weeks today! almost to double digits:)

charcharsuperstar - 29 days ago
Hi Kazza , I hope you get that little boy you want! I have one of each , so i'm fine either way. :) How is everyone feeling? I am still so nauseous.. really bad at night. You all?

kazza - 30 days ago
well, its been just over 4 yrs since i have been on this site, amazingly i can still remember my old user name and pass word (take that pregnancy brain)...currently preggos with my 3rd bub, we have 2 girls aged 7 and 4 and this is our attept for a boy. no pressure peanut but pls grow a little willy lol. good luck every one, hope your pregnancies go smoothy and safely

charcharsuperstar - 35 days ago
HI guys! Flybear I know what you mean! I Have 2 Under 5 , working mom. I'm exhausted! I'm so nauseous! Gum helps as well as altoids. How about you guys? - 44 days ago
Sorry your appt got pushed back...I know you were looking forward to it. What day did you reschedule for?

flybear - 45 days ago
And I just got a call that they have to reschedule my appointment... I am so frustrated. I feel like punching someone.

flybear - 45 days ago
This week is dragging. I'm so ready for my ultrasound tomorrow.

joytotheworld - 46 days ago
I havent been that good with taking my vitamins they make me sick. The kind that i have now has the same ingredient as miralax so it makes me have diarrhea so i need to find a new brand

flybear - 46 days ago
I have to take a children's vitamin during the firat trimester. The prenatalsmake me so sick I cant function until the nausea starts to let up some. Ihave 3 other kids. I dont get days off. - 47 days ago
I'll be ten weeks tomorrow. Time is flying by...probably cause of the holidays. Lately I've been addicted to hot tea. I bought the Lipton decaffeinated kind and I've been drinking a cup every morning since last week. It's been comforting my soul and makes me feel better after I throw up. Totally random you take your prenatal vitamins everyday? I've been wanting to but I can't...everytime I pull out the bottle I get nauseous and I have to fight myself just to open the bottle. With my other kids I took them on and off during the first trimester and then stopped when I hit the second trimester, but this time around I've only taken my vitamins maybe like 8 times so far.

flybear - 49 days ago
Yay 9 weeks! Almost to double digits lol 5 days until my first dr visit and ultraaound!

summerhope - 57 days ago
Off to 10 weeks, hopefully see you all there 😊

summerhope - 59 days ago
Fingers crossed for both of us, I would love a girl but after suffering loss I'll be more than grateful for a healthy baby no matter the gender. I hope your appointments go well today and tomorrow. It's so quiet in here, I hope more people join as they become more confident in their pregnancies

hoping4two - 59 days ago
I've been sick for the last 2 weeks with what seem like flu-like symptoms. I also had a ear infection along with nausea, never was sick are nauseated with any of my other pregnancies especially with my son son so I hope this is a girl...

movnadia - 59 days ago
Hi there ceristat.. I too have had ttat excact pain coming and going and I too was worried but my mummy friends that also had more babies reassured me that its just the stretching pain and it gets worse with each one. This is also my third baby. I find drinking water and laying down helps good luck xxx

summerhope - 59 days ago
I get pains down my legs at the side and back, but they start in my hips and at the back of my pelvis. My doctor told me to do more pelvic floor exercises 😳 hope it settles down for you soon. I find every ache or pain worries me! Hi hoping, I'm very tired, the nausea is easing a bit I think, either that or I'm just getting used to it lol! I keep telling myself I will start to feel better soon, but oh my goodness the gasiness is embarrassing 😷 I don't remember this from last time! I barely got any symptoms with my little boy, but had really bad sickness in the one I lost so I'm not very tolerant of people telling me it's a good sign!!! How are you doing?

ceristat - 59 days ago
Hi, for the past 4hours I've had a dragging pain similar to period pain on my lower right side that travels down into my leg. No bleeding or anything . Has anyone every come across something like this. This is my third baby.

hoping4two - 60 days ago
Summerhope, yes I get a scan for reassurance and to make sure I dont have an incompetent cervix. How are you feeling ??? Do you have any ms going on ???

summerhope - 60 days ago
It's good they're doing that. I only got an early scan because the doctor treating me for premature menopause is lovely. Other than that I've seen my midwife once and nothing now until just before Christmas. I try not to worry, but when you've experienced miscarriage I think it's difficult. Do you get a scan each time? I bet it's so reassuring 😊

hoping4two - 60 days ago
Hi summerhope, nice to meet you. Well I have got to see this little bean alot due to my previous miscarriages my doctor wants to moniter me closely so he have me coming in every 2 weeks. I have 2 doctors appts this week thurs and fri so Im really excited...

summerhope - 62 days ago
Hi Hoping4two, I'm new too. Like you I'm hoping this is a sticky bean and I get my second bundle of joy in July. I'm 9 weeks and 2 days. Had a scan last week and all looked good so far x

hoping4two - 62 days ago
Hello everyone, I'm new to this site and am currently 9 weeks and 1 day.. This will be my fourth pregnancy with, I have a 4 yr old son and 2 miscarriages. I hope all is is well and good luck to you ladies..

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