Weeks to go!
Little Human Being
Your baby’s paddled feet and hands start sprouting tender fingers and toes.
If you experience facial swelling, low back pain, or persistent itching, then get in touch with your doctor immediately.
At week 9,you’re now in your third month!
Your baby is now the size of a grape.
This week, your baby has been promoted from the embryo stage to the foetus stage. The head becomes erect and develops with prominent ears along with the formation of the spleen and gallbladder. The baby has started making early movements that are not detected externally. You can hear the heartbeat of the baby through ultrasound. In some cases, you may hear the baby’s heartbeat even after 11 weeks which is quite normal.
Baby’s Length: 2.3 cm
Baby’s Weight: 2 g
This week, you might find your breasts and waist increase in size leaving you uncomfortable wearing tight clothes.
The increased blood flow may cause the veins to bulge and you may also encounter extreme tiredness.
This week, do not forget to fix your appointment for antenatal screening tests.
Some expectant moms might continue to experience the same symptoms from last week including morning sickness, heartburn, bloating and gas, weight gain, etc.
If you experience tiredness and feel like sleeping all the time, then you might be undergoing extreme pregnancy fatigue. Listen to your body’s needs and try to devote enough time to snooze.
Heightened Sense of Smell
Another side effect of increasing estrogen levels is a heightened sense of smell which could cause frequent nausea.