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.
AmyLynn82 - 18.1 hours ago
Week 9! Woo hoo! Almost done LOL. We have our first appointment at 12 weeks which will be June 4. Anxious to see our first ultrasound. I have 4 boys now (2 his, 1 mine, 1 ours) so we are arguing a bit over finding out if this one is a boy or a girl. I want to wait. He doesn't. I think it will be so fun waiting til delivery as this is our last so it doesn't even matter as long as the baby is healthy. We have all the baby stuff we need. Just need some clothes if its a girl. Thoughts?
goddess26 - 1 days ago
Wow just hit. 9 weeks today seem like I just found out the last 4 weeks flew by cant wait to hit 16 weeks then I can see what this little one is.
NDmom - 7 days ago
Half ways to week 9, will be there saturday! I cant wait! I have a apt tomorrow cant wait to see out little alien on that screen, heart pumping strong! This will be my 3 rd pregnancy in the last year. 1st was ectopic and second was MC at 6.6 weeks. Hoping for sticky sticky baby dust and healthy healthy heart beat! I swear everytime I go to the bathroom I check for blood! But tummy still getting bigger and still have awful MS so I have to keep telling myself all is it should be! Well wish me luck I cant wait for tomorrow!!!
Madilyns♥Mommy - 7 days ago
Just found out I was pregnant. Thought I was maybe 4-5 weeks, but turns out I'm 9 weeks :)
baby3andme - 7 days ago
My morning sickness has gotten WAY better the past few days. I don't feel ill at all unless I let myself get really hungry. Had my first dr appt Monday. Got to see my bean, little guy was moving its little arm buds and leg buds all around. So cute!
Onnumber4 - 9 days ago
9.3 weeks today. I have a scan tomorrow so we'll see if I get a different date. Had my booking appointment at hospital yesterday. Anyone else's Morning sickness getting a little better? I think mine is but it's still pretty horrific!
jmama2013 - 10 days ago
yay week 9! It is going so slow. I have an ultra sound tomorrow, cant wait to see the little bean :)
blue-stork(blue) - 12 days ago
I also have back aches I'm a bigger girl so I take it that's why with my last pregnancy I didn't have them till the end so I know this pregnancy is going to be rough!
Mrs. Smith08 - 13 days ago
blue-stork, that is really cool!! Im gonna try that at my next scan!!
BCgarbaby - 13 days ago
Anyone else having back aches? With my last I dont remember getting them until i was at least 7 months. having them this early does not seem like this is going to be easy.
blue-stork(blue) - 14 days ago
Hey ladies this link shows a way to predict gender by first ultrasound. Not sure if its accurate but would be cool to find out! http://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/114917/Know_the_Sex_of_Your
lostandfound1684 - 15 days ago
blue-stork all 3 of my (boy) pregnancies were very different too (the way I carried, symptoms, severity of nausea, fetal heart rate, etc). I dont believe those old wives tales anymore, theyve thrown me off 2 out of 3 times LoL! Myfirstmkc-thats so exciting you found the heartbeat with your doppler! I need to take mine out again...I think I tried too early and got frustrated/nervous I couldnt find the baby.
Breeze80 - 15 days ago
Hi! This is Saba, complete week 10 today.... I m desperately waiting to get ova wit my 1st tri.... Been miserable last 2 weeks with d nausea n fatigue can barely get arnd d day.....
But reading so many happy comments is quite reassuring dat this misery wont last long... Thanku all for helping me in ur own lil way... Hope we all hv gud times ahead...
myfirstmkc - 15 days ago
I started using doppler last week and sunday I realized that I wasn't even looking at the right place for hb after dh helped me find the right beat. It is so reassuring to be able hear your little one especially when you have no morning sickness.
jody3 - 16 days ago
just moved to 9 wks today Lovee I feel for you I had that with my last pg but so far nothing with this one
blue-stork(blue) - 16 days ago
Lmln1220, I have had three boys and my third the symptoms where completely backwards then my first two boys!
lnlm1220 - 17 days ago
HI ladies, 9w3ds today! So far its going by too fast. The only things negatives so far is that I can smell a mile away, none of it ever seems to smell good though, and this metallic/sour taste in my mouth is disgusting. No morning sickness yet, but with my son is was 12-15 weeks I was sick, with my daughter nothing. So I guess ill have to wait and see. Has anyone noticed with more than 2 kids and different genders, that your symptoms, are the same with boys or with girls?? Ive heard that's not true but just curious. I just feel exactly the same way I felt while pregnant with my son.
lostandfound1684 - 18 days ago
Lovve I'm so sorry, ive not been that bad just always feel like I'm about to throw up. But I had a friend who lost 20-30 lb each pregnancy cause she just threw up the whole time. My mom ended up in the hospital with hyperamesis when pregnant and they gave her B12 and potassium intravenous and after that she never threw up again. I would definitely ask the doctor about what is available to u!
Lovve - 18 days ago
Hi ladies am 9wks 1day pregnant.The vomiting is worsening and am losing alot of weight
blue-stork(blue) - 19 days ago
Me too, he would be one last month! I am very happy to be having another baby but its very scary too! I'm fearful of everything and especially that if something happened to this baby if have to let my other kids down again, they are very excited about the baby! My 6 yr old is constantly telling my 4 yr old 'BE CAREFUL OF THE BABY IN MOMMY BELLY!'
blue-stork(blue) - 19 days ago
Because my last baby passed away at 38 weeks 5dayd
emily1988 - 19 days ago
Why do they want to deliver you at 37 weeks?
blue-stork(blue) - 19 days ago
Hey ladies popping over from week 8, it's so quiet over their now! I saw the Dr yesterday and they changed my due date from 12/9/13 to 12/13/13 but my dr is going to deliver baby at 37weeks so that will be around 11/22ish.
emily1988 - 19 days ago
So tired. Working another 12 hour shift today...
maddyls - 20 days ago
popping in from week 20- I just want to say that I had spotting at 8,10,12 and 14 weeks with this pregnancy and it looks like we are having a healthy baby. Blood is scary but doesnt mean the worst. Good luck!
Martin515 - 20 days ago
I had a huge gush of bright red blood at 8 weeks with my last pregnancy and was told it was just a pocket of blood that had formed. Of course it scared the heck out of me, but everything was ok with baby. Sometimes things like that just happen.
zem6 - 21 days ago
What the heck its May 2nd and its snowing here!! Its Spring!!! Almost 10 weeks! wow. So glad to finally feel like we are getting somewhere!. lol
Alexis Jay - 21 days ago
Salimrenee am also off almost all the symptoms.i just feel normal
brookebaby3 - 22 days ago
Zem- it's good that the bleeding is not red. My doctor told me there are a lot of reasons for spotting. Most of them are pretty common and just need some monitoring. I bled during my 10th week. It was caused by a 1cm blood clot. They said I lost a twin and when my body absorbed the twin its umbilical cord was removed and bled out. I've heard that if you had implantation bleeding a blood clot will form also. The way the body heals it is to either absorb it or bleed it out. There a a lot of us that have it on here. Just take it easy and drink tons of water! I read another women's comment that had a sensitive cervix and spotted also it she healed fast.
zem6 - 22 days ago
Brooke- no its not red, its a pink/brown coloring. It has started to get better yesterday and today. They still don't know where it is comming from, but baby looks ok. They think my cervex might be the cause, but can't tell for sure.
emily1988 - 22 days ago
9w1d today. Can't believe in two days, I will have known for six weeks..
Martin515 - 22 days ago
Yay week 9! Getting closer to 12 and having some energy back. So thankful!
brookebaby3 - 22 days ago
Zem- is the spotting heavy? Is it dark or light in color? I spotted also and found out I had a small blood clot between my placenta and uterus. It's common and can heal by the 20th week. If your filling up a pad in 1 hour you need to go to the ER.
salimrenee - 23 days ago
9w4d -- I spoke too soon, lol. My symptoms are minor right now, but they came back yesterday. Mostly just bloated and tired. I seem fine at home. Maybe I'm allergic to work? LOL. One more week until we get to see our little one. A few folks at work keep telling me its twins, not sure why. I'll be more than happy with just one healthy little bean, it took us over two years to get here. Hope you are all doing great today!
5xmom2be - 23 days ago
Had my u/s today! Saw my beautiful healthy baby with a hb of 168 :) Finally got a EDD as I got pregnant on the pill so I had not idea lol.. 12/01 which happens to be my bday!!!
zem6 - 24 days ago
I so wish i was with you on the food thing. Still hate food! lol I am even on meds to help, but they don't seem to do much (if anything?). So I had a little freek out session this morning...I have been spotting since last thursday, still spotting today. I did see the dr on fri. BUT I am still spotting? so I called again today, and asked what I should do, do I need to worry, because I am freeked.... Do you guys think this is over reacting or would you be the same? they might send me to have a proper ultrasound done in a few days to check it out....
salimrenee - 24 days ago
Anyone else have a relief from almost all symptoms recently? I hit 9 weeks Friday and this weekend I felt almost normal. I didn't hate food, lol.
gigous3 - 24 days ago
Well, all went well at my appt. I was a day off with where I was, so 10 weeks starts today. I had an ultrasound where I got to see my little one and the blood flow is good as well as a heartbeat which was at 174 bpm. So excited, it finally feels real. I was a wreck at the appt. since I was so scared about having another m/c. But now I feel so much better.
bouza - 24 days ago
I know it might be too early, but I started to feel random flutters. They are barely noticeable but I know it's not gas. :) Happy 9 weeks!!!
annonshey - 24 days ago
Last day in week 9...for real this time!! I was so disappointed that measurements put me back 5 days, so I basically had to repeat week 9, but yay! Officially 10 weeks tomorrow! so happy to be progressing! I'm excited to have this nausea go away, and look forward to new pregnancy symptoms soon! Hope you talk to you all in week 10!
annonshey - 24 days ago
there's not one to my knowledge 5xmom.
armywife63 - 25 days ago
Zem - glad to hear your baby is doing good. With respect to the meds for morning sickness, I've found that it takes away the chance of actually throwing-up, but that I still sometimes feel iffy and may still gag. I'm sure everyone's body reacts differently to it, though. I hope it starts helping you soon!
5xmom2be - 25 days ago
Is there a due in November fb page?? if so, how do I add myself?
annonshey - 26 days ago
Happy to hear you had good news zem!
zem6 - 26 days ago
Well I went to the Dr. today. They found the baby and said it has a strong heat beat! They could not figure out where the bleeding was from, but said that the baby and sack look healthy. I also found out that in less than a week I lost another 4 pounds. So I am now down 14 pounds...He put me on some meds for MS. I took one right after I got it, still feel sick??.. Does it take a few days to get in your system or what is wrong with me.. Guess the good news is that for now, the baby looks ok.
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