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.
mamas3girls - 6 days ago
lol G7. i have a 9yr old ,a 6yr old and a 20 month old baby ...all constantly demanding my attention so the 3 year phase dont apply to me....the thought of another baby that is going to need me 24/7 is so scary.i work as well so i literally have no time to relax at all.
G7 - 6 days ago
I hear ya Mamas3. I have no advice except eat whatever sounds good when it sounds good. If I make dinner that is fragrant, it smells good but by the time I put it on the table uck! I can't eat it. And I can't eat leftovers to save my life so I bought high protein tasty snacks like chocolate covered nuts. Usually when I get something in me it helps a little with the nausea but then I have to deal with heart burn. Ginger ale helps me too. It is just hard this first trimester. I'm also super stressed about another baby, I have chronic fatigue and I'm a terrible sleeper so I just feel like I'm going to be a miserable mess. I keep telling myself it will be great in about 3 years ha!
mamas3girls - 6 days ago
CANT BELIEVE IM IN MY 9TH WEEK ALREADY.HATE BEING SO TIRED AND NAUSEOUS ALL THE TIME.I SNAP FOR NO REASON AND CANT GET ALONG WITH MY DH AT ALL.HAVE A HARD TIME EATING AS WELL AS HAVING TO ADJUST TO THE THOUGHT OF ANOTHER BABY AS THIS IS MY 4TH.JUST WANT TO GET OVER THIS PHASE.DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE SIMILAR EXPERIENCES AND MAYBE SOME ADVICE.
G7 - 9 days ago
Ha 5th. we are twins. I think feeling poorly gets me down more mentally than anything. I hate being a slug. I'm also extremely anxious about having another child. I have been exhausted since my son (22 months) was born because I am a terrible sleeper. and I am a person who is not much fun when I'm tired so I don't know how I will cope with being exhausted for another 3 years. I just think I will be this miserable awful person which will be terrible for my children which will make me feel guilty and stressed which won't help at all. I think I may have to stop breast feeding the baby after 3 months (when I will return to work) and start taking drugs to sleep just in order to be somewhat of a normal person - and that just sounds terrible to me! I really need to stop stressing about this =/
5thBlessing - 10 days ago
g7- I feel the same way, yet I am not content laying around or doing anything at all =/ I feel very pouty and grumpy these last few days. I feel sick most of the time and am having a hard time adjusting to the reality of adding a 5th child to our family.
g7 - 10 days ago
Ugh! I don't want to do anything. I just want to curl up in bed forever. I think DH is getting tired of it although he is amazingly supportive. How's everyone feeling?
Kerjer - 19 days ago
I'm officially 9 weeks and 1 day. My baby is due June 9th!! I have not had any morning sickness just been nauseous and some how with eating kept it all back. Just tired now. I believe this pregnancy is going really fast as well.
BabySaunders - 20 days ago
Sorry you're feeling shitty Jennish :( The only thing going on with me is heartburn, sore boobs and tired. No sickness really.
Jennish - 21 days ago
Mine is going fast too. I'm actually quite relieved it's going by quick because I'm SOOOO over the first trimester. I'm ready to stop feeling so shitty all the damn time.
BabySaunders - 23 days ago
This pregnancy is going SUPER fast for me. My first two pregnancies seemed to drag on forever. I'm like holy cow I'm already 9 weeks? That went so fast! I think because I'm so busy with my kids and my work. The days are all a blur.
please be healthy - 36 days ago
Are any of you getting up a lot at night to pee? I am going 4-5 times a night and am so tired! When I'm more tired, I'm more nauseous! Ahhh!
tsubasa - 38 days ago
BGSCOOBYLUVER I was so stuck on the HG thing I didn't read it clearly. TWINS OH MY GOSH!!!!
bgscoobyluver - 38 days ago
tsubasa- that happens to me all the time! I tell my husband all the time that im so hungry but so nauseous too, LOL.
TA77- this is my fifth too...well, 5th and 6th LOL
tsubasa - 38 days ago
I finally got a craving yesterday (amid bouts of nausea) but I couldn't figure out what it was I was craving! Lol
TA77 - 39 days ago
Bgscoobyluver how exciting congratulations. You must be so excited. They gave me a dating scan as my levels were a lot higher than what my dates were. I was dead on the money with my dates so they changed to vaginal to check for twins. Since this is my 5th baby i was happy it was only one there.
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