Saturday, August 23, 2008

7 weeks....al hamdullilah


This week your baby has an amazing growth spurt. At the beginning of this week, your baby is approximately 4 to 5 mm and by the end of the week it has more than doubled to 11 to 13 mm! Your baby weights approximately 0.03 ounces. Most women are ready for the world to know they are pregnant. Even though you have not changed very much yet, it will come soon! You might have gained a small amount of weight by now, but it should only be a couple of pounds at this time. It is not unusual to lose a few pounds or remain the same though. Internally, cervical mucus is thickening and will form a plug in the cervical canal. The plug seals your cervix throughout the pregnancy and it will be expelled prior to delivery when your cervix begins to dilate.

Your baby's leg and arm buds are longer now and they have divided into segments where the hands and feet will be. The hands and feet also have an area where the fingers and toes will begin to form. At this point of your pregnancy, the heart is bulging from the body and it has divided into right and left chambers. The brain's hemispheres are continuing to grow and the air passages into the lungs are visible. Your baby's eyes are beginning to get pigment. The nose is developing and the beginning of the face can be seen. The baby's abdomen is developing quickly and the appendix and pancreas are already present. Your baby's digestive tract is beginning to form and the hindgut is present. The shape of the talk can still be seen, but it will fade in 3 or 4 weeks.



Even pregnant women get sick occasionally. You should not take any medications during pregnancy unless your doctor has approved them first. If a problem does not resolve or you need medication, your caregiver can give you advice on relief options that are safe during pregnancy. Take good care of yourself by eating nutritious foods, exercising lightly, drinking extra water and getting an adequate amount of rest.

Mood swings can be a pain in pregnancy. It could be hormones, or a touch of anxiety at the idea of all the coming responsibility.

The baby's limb buds are growing quickly, and they actually look more like arms and legs, with small separations which will become toes and fingers.

Embryo's hand development in week 7

Hands are developing at an amazing speed this week! Day 48

And this is the hand only 3 days later

Embryo's foot development in week 7 & 8

Your baby's feet are developing at an amazing speed as well. (Day 51)

And this is the foot in week 8 (Day 60)


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Salam Alaykom...
So this is where I am this week.
I feel like having a party after each week I am surviving.... having a baby at 38 yrs old, 12 years after the last one...is a HUGE difference. I have wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much less energy..and much more tired..and this time I have morning sickness...when with Nick and Sarah..nothing. It's mostly in the evening , though....and I have learned to eat a little throughout the day. Trying to drink a lot more milk.
I sleep as much as possible but only get about 6 hours at night... this is not enough. so I try to catch up on weekends. When I get home from work , I lay down for an hour or so after prayers and shower. The kids have been away at their Dad's for the week, al hamdullilah. My brother has been making supper usually and Adil too.
cravings....not really..but when I want something I want it now lol.
I have been really emotional and short tempered too. This does not help with the relationship with hubby..unfortunelty...May Allah help us both with this. Aslo..it's been hard on Adil to see me sick and can't do much.I know this . Incha'allah he knows I appreciate his patience and realy proud of him as well. been calling him " big Daddy " lol
the fun part of this is that I have 4 close freinds pregnant too, and all of them same weeks as me !!! Imagine that !!
Sisters... you ahve no idea how long I have waited to have a baby...and its happening. Al hamdullilah. I am blessed.

now..off for a nap !!!
ma'salaama

7 comments:

UmmAbdullah said...

Masha'Allah.

May Allah bless you sister. Jazakillah Khair for the info. I was amazed to see the baby's foot and hand, subhaanAllah.

May Allah make this time easy for you and your husband and family. Ameen

I actually came to this site via HalfDate, and was surprised to see my blog on your blogroll!

Anisah said...

Oh Thank you so much for sommenting !! Ur my first comment, besides Ammena's/ She's my Bud.. and got me on here... so I expect her comments hehehe. Incha'allah.

I dunno what halfdate is....will try to check it out...

and I got ur site form Ammena's too, I enjoy reading ur blog :)

UmmAbdullah said...

Really? Thanks. You should have left a comment and made your presense known ealier!

Anyway...halfdate.com

didn't you leave a comment there?

strangerinthisdunya said...

Assalaamu alaikum

Masha'Allah what wonderful news sister - alfi mabrouk!

May Allah make it easy for you - my last pregnancy was at the age of 33 and I feel it gets more difficult as you get older! And added to that you have a huge gap! Look forward to reading your future posts. :)

ammena said...

masha'allah :) keep it up sis.. sorry i havent been online lately but with ramadhan coming too might be on even less insha'allah. Take care, and take it easy. fi amenallah

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Sis:

Mabrook! Mabrook! Be well, sis.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Assalamvalekum. Ramadan Mubarak. Allhumdulliah May Allah shower his blessings on u. Take care dear. First time here. I love that amazing pictures of baby foetus.