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