CHANGES TO MUM
Your emotions might be in full swing by week 9 of pregnancy, you may find yourself bursting into tears for no real reason or at the smallest of things such as something you saw on TV or in a movie.
On the other hand you may find yourself laughing uncontrollably. You are possibly feeling like you are suffering from PMS, and on an emotional rollercoaster.
As for other changes you will most likely still be suffering from some of the normal symptoms of pregnancy such as morning sickness, tiredness, headaches, tender breasts, frequent urination just to name a few.
Most of these symptoms are discussed in previous weeks, so for more information have a quick browse. An overview of the first trimester found in the menu will also discuss these further.
CHANGES TO BUB
Your baby’s major organs, muscles and nerves are now formed. During week 8’s development and changes to the baby, the cells that create either the ovaries or testes were beginning to form, by week 9 these are complete. However the genitalia appear sexless and therefore it is still impossible to tell on an ultrasound the gender of your baby.
If you were to see your baby this week during week 9 of pregnancy you would find that your baby is extremely active. Unfortunately it is still much too early to feel any sort of movement, but be rest assured that your little one is having a great time in your uterus.
All body parts are now in place and are developing such as the baby’s arms and legs. Facial features are also forming with a primitive bone structure developing to define such features as eyes, cheeks, chin and sides of the upper and lower lip.
The baby’s body is becoming less curved, it is straightening and elongating. The neck also begins to develop as the primeval tail is reabsorbed. At 9 weeks, the crown to rump length of the baby is approximately 20 to 28 mms and weighs about one gram.