Monday, December 31, 2007

11 weeks


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 baby's length will double in the next three weeks. The head is grossly out of proportion and is almost half of the baby's 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 their baby moving 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. Your baby's 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.

Well i am 11 weeks tomorrow and i am starting to feel a little bit better. These past few weeks have brought nauseous and tiredness. With the nauseous i could hardly keep food down but now i am starting to feel a litte bit better. I still feel like i want to throw up but not recently(today) I am hoping that my symptons with go away. I dont like feeling this way!
 
posted by Summer at 10:45 PM, |

4 Comments:

I hope you start feeling better soon!!! Happy 11 weeks :)
I started feeling better around 13 weeks - I am sure you'll feel better soon!
Oh, I remember this well! The morning sickness is terrible! I hope you come out of it soon and start enjoying a more pleasant pregnancy!!! Happy New Year!
That pesky first trimester is almost over--hang in there!