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 31) It’s really cramped now, so Chris has assumed the fetal position. “I weigh three pounds now and will gain about a half pound each week until birth. I can see but I don’t have 20/20 vision and I won’t have 20/20 vision until I’m 7 to 9 years old – hopefully.”
Mom is pretty uncomfortable. Sleeping on her left side may help as it will remove some pressure on the nerves and blood vessels in her back.
“For you love all things that are and loathe nothing that you have made…” Wisdom 11:22
(Week 30) I must be getting younger. The wrinkles I had everywhere are slowly disappearing as I gain more and more weight. I used to have a big head, but now my body is catching up. I can move my eyes but it is still pretty dark in here. I can hear my mom. I can’t wait to see her.
The baby takes mom’s breath away as Chris kicks her lungs and ribs. Fatigue is her constant companion.
“I was a stranger and you made me welcome . . . in so far as you did this to one of the least of these bothers of mine, you did it to me.” Mt. 25:35,40
(Week 29) Chris has doubled in size over the last 4 weeks and is getting cramped in the womb. “I don’t have as much room to do my exercises. My muscle tone is getting much better and my body is filling out with baby fat. Hair is growing on my head – nice fine hair. I can recognize my mom’s voice.” The third trimester is filled is aches and pains and general discomfort for mother but she knows that soon she will see her baby.
“Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” Psalm 127:3 St. Gerard Majella, pray for expectant mothers.
Last update : 10/26/2014