Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm one of THOSE moms

Who's going to bore you with all the little details about development!

I find this stuff so fascinating. God truly is the author of life--Who else could create something so complex?

Week 3: Your teeny tiny miracle pear

Fetal development in pregnancy week 3: embryo in first month Although your belly is still the same size and shape as it was pre-pregnancy, a plethora of amazing and dynamic changes are taking place despite this fact. Right now your little zygote is already 1.5 – 2.5mm in size. This is quite a change from the microscopic pack of cells you had just two weeks ago. Your microscopic little one is already composed of three complex “germ” layers: the ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm. Although you could hardly see them at this point, these layers are the beginnings of your baby's nervous system and brain, stomach and inner organs, and skeleton and connective tissue. Your baby is also starting to take on recognizable physical dimensions somewhat comparable to a very tiny pear. The round part of the pear will eventually become the head and the pointy part will be the spine. Perhaps the best part of this week is that somewhere around the 21st day, your miraculous little pear will have a beating heart, although the heart chambers and valves will not be completely developed for another couple weeks.

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  1. I am so happy you are embracing every moment of being a mother! I always did too, but I have to tell you that this last pregnancy last month, I struggled with fear and not attaching--grateful & blessed, but fearful. Well, we know what our Lord teaches about that. I worked through it quickly and came swiftly to the foot of the Cross and even though I will not hold these little ones myself, I want you to know that yesterday's post you wrote spoke to my heart in a mighty way. You are an encouragement to so many, but yesterday and today I continue to be humbled by His mercy and His grace and my hope for tomorrow. You and your babies and your strength and faith were truly used by God to touch another's journey and draw me closer to Him through my own circumstances.
    I am so very happy for you and continue to pray and rejoice with you in the lives of your precious little ones!

    hugs, Shannon

  2. I never tire of reading the week by week account of the little miracle of life!! Celebrate and enjoy!!!

  3. I adore reading about baby's development! I still did it with G. (though not so many - only read one or two of them instead of five with C.). So much fun! I'm glad you're enjoying it. Let's see, would you be 4w0d now? :)

  4. Congrats on your pregnancy-so excited for yall!

  5. Corinne WollesenMay 26, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    So, so happy for you. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Please keep posting so we can continue to celebrate with you.