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 34) Chris’ immune system is really beefing up. Chris will be ready to fight infections and illnesses right after birth. The amniotic fluid has reached its peak so Chris has lots of padding. Chris’ skull is pliable and soft, ready for delivery. “I’m going to decide when I will be born.” Mom feels she has to go to the restroom frequently – the pressure is on.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. …all things were created through him and for him.” Colossians 1:15,16
(Week 33) Chris has started to move head down because 96% of babies are born that way. I’m almost 17 inches long but I’m all curled up so it is hard to see how tall I am. I like to look around when I’m awake but it is hard to see anything – it’s all fuzzy. Ouch! I scratched myself with my long fingernails. Mom’s uterus is stretching and is pushing her organs every which way causing heartburn, constipation, indigestion and breathlessness.
"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” Mt. 18:5
(Week 32) All Souls Day Chris weighs over 3 pounds and may weigh about 7 pounds at birth. My brain is growing very fast. I’m starting to have regular sleep and awake time. I have dreams but I keep them secret between God and me. I’m using my four senses of vision, hearing, taste and touch. I try to stretch out but there is not enough room. Mom is planning a Baby Shower. I don’t know why, it’s always wet in here. She prays for me. She wants me to be a saint.
“Listen to my words: ‘When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams.’” Numbers 12:5-7
Last update : 11/14/2014