How big is your baby now? Spread one of your hands wide open—your baby is about the same size.
It might look like your baby is bulking up! Over the last week, her weight has increased about 50 percent to about 150 g. But over the next little while, her rapid growth will slow down a bit as she continues to develop.
What’s your baby up to in his watery world this week? Intrauterine mischief! He may be sucking his thumb, turning somersaults, or pulling and grabbing the umbilical cord as if it were a toy.
Believe it or not, this week heralds the mid-point of your pregnancy. If you go full term, from the start of your last menstrual period to the time you give birth, your pregnancy will be about 40 weeks long. So you're halfway there. Congrats!
If you were able to see a picture of your baby around week 9, you might have thought he was "top-heavy" because his head was so big compared to the rest of his body. But you wouldn't think that any more. Now his head and body are much more in proportion.