Traditionally, we believe Christ was conceived on March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. We will watch the parallel development of “Chris” in the womb from March 25 to December 25.
(Week 25) Thousands and thousands of brain cells are growing in Chris’s head every day! Soon Chris will have billions of brain cells. “I can make a fist and grasp things. My spine is beginning to form to protect my spinal cord. I’m covered by a white cheesy substance that protects my skin. Don’t worry, it will come off right after birth.”
Mom can tell if her baby gets the hiccups.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you came to birth I consecrated you; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jer. 1:4-5
(Week 24) “I’m really beginning to bulk up. I gained 6 ounces this week! I think most of it was muscle but also some bone mass and some organ development. My taste buds allow me to distinguish bitter, sweet and sour. My lungs have developed so well, I’m now officially considered viable.” Chris could live outside the womb.
Each parent contributed 15,000 genes that determined not only what Chris looks like but how Chris interprets tastes, Chris’s athletic abilities, allergies, health, and much more.
“Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother's breast.” Psalm 22:9
Last update : 09/14/2014