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 17) “When I am sleeping, I have REM (rapid eye movements) which means I am dreaming, but I can’t remember my dreams. My vocal cords have formed but I don’t make a sound – must be because there is no air in here. Isn't it amazing that I’m able to breathe "underwater," inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid?” Chris is working on developing great lungs. Mother may start to feel Chris as a flutter in her lower abdomen.
“Is there anything too wonderful for Yahweh? At the same time next year I shall visit you again and Sarah will have a son.” Gen. 18:13-14
(Week 16) “I’m getting a little baby fat under my skin. My heart is pumping as much as 6 gallons a day at a rate about double my mom’s. I can swim and kick and do somersaults! I’m the same size as my placenta now. I’m not a lightweight anymore – I weigh almost six ounces and I am about three inches long.” Chris will keep growing until about 23 years of age.
The mother might be able to hear tiny thumps of Chris’s heartbeat with an external monitor now.
“They, no less than I, were created in the womb by the one same God who shaped us all within our mothers.” Job 31:15
Last update : 07/20/2014