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Friday, January 27, 2012

9 Weeks

Woo-hoo! We are 9 weeks along!

That means I am beginning the third month of pregnancy and only have 6 months and three weeks to go... but who's counting?

This week while perusing the 4 magazines given to me by the doctor, I came across an interesting sentence. It appeared in the magazine "As Your Baby Grows: From Conception to Birth." The statement reads: "Despite all the advances in biology and genetics, no one can explain how every cell in the embryo knows what to do and what part of the body to become; that remains one of the many mysteries of how human life develops" ('The 2nd Month,' American Baby's As Your Baby Grows, Volume 19, Number 2, 2011, Pg. 8)

However, I personally know that God is creating my baby piece by piece and part by part. His hands are all over this miracle! In the book of Psalms, David writes:

"For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful; I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from You
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in Your book
before one of them came to be"
(Psalm 139: 13-16, New International Version)

Aaron and I know that we have been blessed with a miracle. We are so thrilled to be on this journey to parenthood! Thank-you for taking the time out of your day to read the blogs and pray for us!

Baby Growth:

Little Baby P. is surely growing fast. This week, Baby P. is between 3/4 inch and 1 long. That's roughly the size of an olive. 





(Photo credit: sallybernstein.com)
In case you don't have any olives around, another way to see the measurement is to look at your thumb from the top knuckle to the tip of your thumb is roughly an inch. However, this may vary depending on if your thumb is the size of Great Britain's "football" star David Beckham's thumb...



(Photo credit: sport360.com)
Or my thumb:



However big or small your thumb is, it should still give you a pretty good idea of the size of our Little Baby P.

This week:
-Little Baby P.'s heart is fully developed. 
-The Baby can hiccup. (how cute!)
-Fingers and toes are no longer webbed.
-The arms develop bones.
-The hands begin to touch the face.
-The legs start to move.
-Hair follicles and nipples form.
-Baby begins to move around (although I won't be able to feel the movements for several more weeks)
-Pancreas, gall bladder, bile ducts, and "diaper covered area" are all formed.
-Gender anatomy is forming.
-Eyelids continue to form.

Little Baby P. weighs 2 grams-- which is just slightly less than the weight of a penny.

My Cravings:
-Fruit (fresh or fruit cups)
-Arby's (I just can't get that one to go away!) :)

So far, I am very very tired, but haven't been feeling too sick, which is a total praise! 

Thanks again for keeping up with the Baby developments. We are very excited as we learn new things each week!

Love, Reba

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