Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Heart Question

At Week 4, the heart begins to beat.  Eyes, ears, and lungs begin to form.

At Week 5, tiny arms and legs appear, as does the baby's face.  The baby's blood is now separate from the mother's.

At Week 6, the fingers and toes develop.  The baby's brain is divided into 3 parts: emotion & language, hearing, and seeing.

At Week 7, buds for the baby's teeth appear.  99% of the muscles are present, and brain activity is detectable.

At Week 8, the baby moves spontaneously and is well proportioned, about the size of a thumb.  Every organ is present, but immature.  The skull, elbows, and knees are forming.

At Week 9, the hands and eyelids close if prodded.  Muscular movement begins.  The gender can now be determined.

At Week 10, the baby's fingerprints begin to form.  (Even at such a tiny size, the baby's individuality is being formed!)  Nerve and muscle connections have tripled.  The baby's eyelids fuse together to protect its delicate developing eyes.

At Week 11, the baby practices breathing and facial expressions, even smiling.  

At Week 12, the baby is now 3 inches long, 2 ounces in weight, and has fine hair.  The baby is able to swallow and feel and responds to skin stimulation.

 Did you know that the majority of abortions take place before the 13th week? 
At some point during this young child's life in the womb, it is snuffed out, dismembered, and thrown in the trash.  Would you have wanted your mom to do that to you?

 "For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother's womb. 
 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well. 
  My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them."
Psalm 139:13-16 

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