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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.

See also:

Blood pressure during pregnancy

Caffeine intake during pregnancy





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anything4nikki@gmail.com - 3 days ago
Sorry your appt got pushed back...I know you were looking forward to it. What day did you reschedule for?

flybear - 4 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 - 4 days ago
This week is dragging. I'm so ready for my ultrasound tomorrow.

joytotheworld - 5 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 - 5 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.

anything4nikki@gmail.com - 6 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 question....do 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 - 8 days ago
Yay 9 weeks! Almost to double digits lol 5 days until my first dr visit and ultraaound!

summerhope - 16 days ago
Off to 10 weeks, hopefully see you all there 😊

summerhope - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 18 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 - 19 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 - 19 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 - 19 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 - 19 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 - 21 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 - 21 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..

summerhope - 21 days ago
Finally plucked up the courage to join. This will be my second child if all goes well. Have a 7 year old and suffered a loss this time last year at 12 weeks. I hope the old wives tales prove right, I can't get enough orange juice and sweet stuff, would be lovely to have a little girl. How's everyone feeling?

darlababy15 - 22 days ago
Cant wait to find out what I am having. This will be my 2nd child. Do any of you believe in those old wives tales? You know, a girl is a high heart-rate, boy's are lower... things like that.

movnadia - 26 days ago
Ok I know we are not suppose to feel baby already but I swear ive felt him/her move today without a shadow of a doubt. I had some coca cola and all of a sudden as I was lying down ive felt like bub did a little roll in there. Cant wait to feel the proper little kicks :)

movnadia - 27 days ago
Loralb I have also thought about placenta encapsulation but I couldnt afford it and the thought of doing it on my own just seems too hard to stomach... so I will not be doing it... it sucks your hubby is uncompationate mine is the same but he only goes on because at the moment we are still living with family friends once we move in our own house he will stop or he better anyways lol. Cant wait to have our own house again its been a really long 5 months... getting the keys tomorrow :)

loralb - 27 days ago
I am sipping on water and my mouth is still dry! There is no way to quench my thirst and water makes me want to puke. Ug, also very sick today and husband seems to think I should still have the house clean, meals made, have kids and myself dressed everyday. I say..screw you! He gets a headache and gets to lie around and watch tv and play games on his phone all day. I'm not in a very good mood:(

loralb - 29 days ago
I dont want to know gender until the end either, but my husband does. We already have a boy and girl, so we have all we need for either. Okay everyone, here is a topic that may gross some of us out...placenta encapsulation. Anyone done it or thought about it? I get post partum depressed and wonder if injesting placenta pills might help. I know it's common in some places.

movnadia - 29 days ago
Woop woop week 9!!!! Its still going really slow for me but I am getting more and more excited . Anyone else going in the comments from all the weeks? I do cause just on our week there is just not enough... will you all be finding out the gender? I didnt want to this time cause this will be our last baby and I wanted to be excited either way to find out at birth but my partner really wants to know.. he even says he will come on the 12 week scan just in case we see a penis lmao. I said no way but oh well I dont want to spoil his excitement lol

loralb - 31 days ago
Wow, not many people here. When I was pregnant 3 years ago, every week had at least 50 members! Well, I am happy to be in week 9 and I feel much better today compared to yesterday. I hear our hcg levels have peaked. I hope that is true. I'm exhausted and it's only 7:22 pm.

sleepymom - 36 days ago
Doda- I am doing the genetic screen this time around. I didn't with my first, but did with my second and I figure I am older now so it would be a good idea. Plus, an extra us never hurts! I think I have my nuchal translucency test next week. Do you know, are you supposed to do the blood work around the same time? My dr. never really said and I can't remember what I did last time.

Doda - 38 days ago
wohooo to week 10! always leaving me behind! LOL No I'm doing the genetic testing/screening... are you?

sleepymom - 39 days ago
Moving to ten weeks. Yay.

sleepymom - 39 days ago
Ha ha my girl was a princess too, my boy a dragon. They went trick or treating to like ten houses so that was enough for them at this age. Was pretty chilly here. R u going to do the genetic testing/first trimester screen?

Doda - 41 days ago
I don't think I can wait to find out, I already want to know now!

Doda - 41 days ago
Sleepymom, yeah I say wait, my kids don't really get it. I'm sure they will once the belly gets big. I have given all my baby clothes away so will need to buy new clothes, new stroller, car seat and baby swing. Other than that have all the other stuff (crib, change table, exersaucer, playpen etc.) But I am excited to buy a new stroller - I wanna get a good one! My kids were transformers (bumble bee and optimus prime) for the two boys, and my princess was a princess :)

happywoman84 - 42 days ago
Sleppymom, my son dressed up as a ninja.. 😊

sleepymom - 42 days ago
What did your kids dress up as for halloween? did they go trick or treating?

sleepymom - 42 days ago
Yay Doda!!! I haven't told the kids yet, thought I might wait until I am showing a bit more so they might understand a bit better. We did find out the sex with the other two kids, so prob will find out again but haven't really truely decided yet. At least we have boy and girl stuff so it wouldn't matter too much which sex either way (in terms of planning). I forgot how tiring shift work is when you r pregnant. I am dragging my butt at work today.

Doda - 42 days ago
wohoooo week 9 today :)

sleepymom - 46 days ago
PS- I really really miss having more than one/two cups of coffee a day....especially when my 2 yr old decides to get up for a few hours during the night...loudly.

sleepymom - 46 days ago
Hi all, first day in week 9. I have been feeling good. bit nauseous after I eat sometimes. I do have a cough I just can't get rid of keeping me up at night. blah. Luckily I don't get morning sickness in the same way it sounds like the rest of you do. I couldn't imagine how awful it would be to feel like throwing up ALL day.

happywoman84 - 47 days ago
It's all day sickness for me here 😔

honeymoon-surprise - 47 days ago
Sickness is back for me, had a couple of days feeling ok then it hit me again like a sledgehammer!!

ekstandridge32 @gmail.com - 48 days ago
Morning sickness is kicking my rear. How is everyone else feeling?

honeymoon-surprise - 49 days ago
1st Day in week 9! 3 weeks today until my forst scan, can not wait to see new bub!! Sickness seems to have eased off thankfully!

sandra251307@yahoo.com - 52 days ago
Welcome a2d and congrats! I'm also keeping hope up for a boy. We have an 11 year old daughter, a daughter in heaven, and a 6 month old daughter. There's so hope for a boy right? ! Lol

A2D - 53 days ago
Hi Ladies, sorry I'm only checking in now, I joined in 2011 and my baby girl was born in May 2012, now expecting our 2nd, how are you all?? Hope to make loads of friends like we did before! I am Tired all the time, and sick often, today the headaches started. Hoping it's a boy this time!

sandra251307@yahoo.com - 56 days ago
I love this site. I wish there was more discussion on here.

SoonToBMommaOf2 - 57 days ago
Hello ladies...I think everyone moved over to facebook instead of using this site. It was so busy when I was pregnant in 2007 now it's a ghost town :(

cmb123 - 58 days ago
Hello! I was here in 2011, too! My son was born in August.

Viri_martinez01@yahoo.com - 61 days ago
Cmb123- I'm constantly checking to see if anyone logs in. I loved this sight in 2011. It helped me so much trough out my pregnancy. On the bright side we are due the same day! =)

cmb123 - 61 days ago
I am so sad to see that no one is using this site. When I was pregnant with my first, I made such wonderful friendships here. I will keep checking back. I hope everyone is feeling great!

tazzysmumma - 83 days ago
KristinaA yey! congratulations on the positive ultrasound. Glad everything looks perfect. Man you ladies are making me soo impatient. bloody UK making us wait until 12 weeks for 1st ultrasound. Had my booking in appointment where they do the paperwork and my midwife was shocked to see me AGAIN so soon as well. lol x



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