Carrying a new life inside you is a blessing! You must cherish each and every moment of it. You are still in the first trimester of your pregnancy and must be very careful at this time. Your baby grows rapidly in this period where it has all the organs getting generated. Are you excited to know more about how your baby must be inside you? Well, here is Pregnancy Week 9 to 13 – Signs, Symptoms and Fetal Growth. We are here to make you imagine what the size of your baby is right now. Moreover, what signs and symptoms you must look for.
You just have completed the 8th week of your pregnancy, which means you have completed the 2nd month of your pregnancy. Now you must be excited to know what the baby will look like in the coming weeks. Some have the excitement of tracking what changes your body has and what changes are happening with the fetus. Hold on as we take you on this tour.
Pregnancy Week 9
The 9th week marks the end of 2nd month and the start of the 3rd month of your pregnancy. This is also the start of your last month in the first trimester. Your baby has now ended the embryo phase and got into the tiny human phase.
Signs and Symptoms
You will experience these signs in the 9th week
- Tiredness- You will feel tired most of the time now. You will feel like lying in bed all day long without lifting your head.
- More visits to the bathroom- You must have by now gotten into a habit of this. However, now the frequency of going to the bathroom will increase.
- Breast tenderness- You will feel that your breasts have become tenderer with the increased blood flow in it.
- Having gas- yes! You will feel bloated and experience the need to fart more often!
Your baby will be an embryo only for a week more and then it will be a fetus! The size of the baby is about an inch now. The head of the baby is almost fully grown now. Moreover, its ears have come out and are still growing. The essential organs of the baby have now started to develop.
Pregnancy Week 10
Hooray! Your baby is developed into a fetus this week. Count on as there are now 6 months for your baby boo to come out.
Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of the previous week continue. This week might also be a little constipated one. You must try on foods that regulate your bowel moments. Try to eat healthy as possible even if you crave the junk.
This week your baby’s teeth buds form. They have come and sat there and are waiting for the baby to get delivered and be 6 months old. Your baby’s tummy has developed and started functioning. Your baby will also develop bones this week. Make sure you have enough calcium intake. Your baby will be the size of a prune.
Pregnancy Week 11
Your baby is growing rapidly with each passing week. You will soon be experiencing some movements of the baby but there’s still time for that.
This week, you will still have the symptoms of the past 2 weeks. However, you will experience that you are hungrier than you were before. This is actually good as this means that your morning sickness is going to say goodbye. Remember to eat healthily and avoid junk.
The webbed hands and toes of your baby will now take form in the human hands. Its head will be larger than the body with ears being placed in the position they should be. By this time, your baby will be able to hear what you say. The head of the baby will be half of his body length.
Pregnancy Week 12
Do you know, by the 12th week, which is the last week of your 1st trimester, your baby will be as big as a lime!
Signs and Symptoms
Here comes a sigh of relief. The end of some pregnancy symptoms such as too much morning sickness and frequent trips to the bathroom is going to end. However, you will experience a heightened sense of smell. Moreover, bloating and gas continue. You will also experience low sex drive and may feel a little dizzy at times.
The baby’s digestive system has begun to work. The bone marrow of the baby is now busy making white blood cells. You will be able to hear the heartbeat of the baby this week. Your baby’s pituitary gland has begun producing hormones. This means that is she is a girl she’ll be able to have babies of her own one day.
Pregnancy Week 13
Your baby has successfully become the size of a lemon by this week. This marks the beginning of your 2nd trimester and end of the 1st trimester.
Signs And Symptoms
While you might still have some of the symptoms of the previous weeks, you might experience virginal discharge this week. If it makes you uncomfortable, use a panty liner but never a tampon to stay dry. There will be days when your sex drive will be high and then sometimes you will not feel a thing but that is just normal.
By now, the baby has intestines and vocal cords are developing. Its eyes have arrived, however, they’re not open. The big baby head is getting more in balance with the rest of the body.
Are you excited to know more about the baby? By the start of the 13th week, you will be entering your 2nd trimester. This Pregnancy Week 9 to 13 – Signs, Symptoms and Fetal Growth was for detailed information about your pregnancy week to week. You must be waiting for more… so keep tuned here for more!