By the ninth week, you are beginning the last month of the first trimester. Because of intense baby’s development, all the symptoms and changes in your body are at the peak. Your baby is also growing rapidly, and it will change from embryonic stage to fetus stage.
By the time you hit the ninth week, the baby will be about 1 inch or approximately the size of a ripe grape and weighing about 1 ounce. The baby’s organs will continue growing during the 9th week and start taking the shape of a human being.
At this stage, the head is still very huge and bowed over extrusion of the stomach. The ears have grown further and are taking the shape of the normal ears. The eyes start moving towards the front position with eyelids clearly visible by week nine. However, they will remain closed until the end of the second trimester.
The baby’s reproductive organs continue growing in week nine, but it will not be until weeks 17-21 when an ultrasound can be used to tell the sex. Even by then, it will still be early, and sex will only be determined when the baby is in a good position.
The legs, hands, toes, and fingers continue growing rapidly in week nine. The fingers become more distinguishable and grow faster than toes. However, they are still joined. Notably, the baby can move the elbow and legs slightly though it will not be possible to notice them at this stage. The curved shape will now begin to straighten up as bones start to harden and lengthen.
Other changes to expect include itchy skin, nausea, breast soreness, and development of stretch marks.
No matter how hard you try, many find it hard to remain calm because of the fast ranging pregnancy hormones. Apart from moodiness and shifting craving, many women find themselves struggling with their body image. All along, you have maintained a model body, and now you are putting on weight so fast! The doctor makes it even worse by telling you the truth; you will continue adding weight until birth and even after.
For others, how to break the news to close family members could be causing them a lot of anxiety. Some people could become abuse while others may desert you. For those who are not married, close male friends who were expressing interest in you could simply vanish. Many ladies end up being confused and crying a lot when they are alone. To deal with this;
One thing you must understand is that your husband gets emotionally involved so much and could suffer from the same symptoms you are going through. Many men start feeling guilty of what you are going through and do not want you to get hurt. Well, this is a great moment to bond together more, take more time together, and more importantly about how great you want the baby to be.
During the ninth week, many ladies are feeling like they have hit a dead end. You are just about to get over it by close of the first trimester. Here are the most important to do things during the 9th week.