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 4) Chris’ heart is now pumping blood. All four chambers of the heart are working. The umbilical cord forms like a lifeline for the baby in the “space” of the womb. The lungs start to appear along with the brain. Arm and leg buds start to appear. Soon Chris will be doing somersaults and back flips in the spacious world of the womb.
Mother also is undergoing some major changes. She is probably tired and may experience morning sickness as her body adjusts to a baby.
“It was you who created my inmost self, and put me together in my mother’s womb, for all these mysteries I thank you.” PS 139:13 He is Risen!
(Week 3) Chris’ heart started beating 18 days after conception. Chris may have a different blood type than the mother’s. Chris’ neural tubes are forming and will develop into the nervous system. Already, Chris has the foundation for thought, senses, feeling, and more. The amniotic sac, which will house Chris, is formed and the amniotic fluid will cushion Chris throughout pregnancy. Chris now has a yolk sac which supplies blood and nutrients until the placenta has developed and is ready to take over.
“Your own hands shaped me, modeled me.” Job 10:8
Last update : 04/20/2014