At week eleven, your baby is now about the size of a fig! Tiny finger nails have developed, and their hands will soon start to open and close. Your baby’s head has all the facial bones now there, and the ears are moving to the correct place on their currently dis-proportionally sized head! At weeks ten and eleven of gestation, your baby will start to inhale and exhale small amounts of amniotic fluid, which helps your baby’s lungs to grow and develop. A fine layer of skin has begun to envelope your little one. Say farewell to webbed fingers as their tiny digits begin to separate. Hair follicles are starting to form on your baby’s head and the rest of his or her body. Also nasal passages and, the tongue and palette, have now developed.
Although a significant bump may not be evident, you may feel that your tummy is bloated. This is a time when you feel move overweight than pregnant and can feel self-conscious especially if you have not told people you are pregnant yet. You will feel better when you bloated and wobbly tummy turns more into a firm pregnancy bump.
By the eleventh week of your pregnancy you should be starting to regain more of an appetite as morning sickness and general nausea subsides and as you approach the end of your first trimester of pregnancy. You will by now start to feel more at ease with your pregnancy symptoms and know that many of the early pregnancy symptoms and discomforts will begin to settle and wane as you approach the second trimester at thirteen weeks.
If you have any symptoms that concern you it is important to consult your doctor as soon as you can.
You may also like