Monday, October 6, 2008

Up late

Hm. For some reason blogger won't let me give this entry a title. No big deal.

I'm up late. Thinking. Hungry. Blown away by the pictures in the book Don and I were looking at tonight-- "In the Womb" is the name, I think. It's a National Geographic book, I think, and it follows the growth of a baby from conception to birth, with some of the most fantastic (in the truest sense of that word "fantastic") images ever.

Did you know that right now my baby has a face??? Oh my gosh. A face. And little tiny hands and feet. And it's the size of a grape, about 1 and 1/2 inches long. That its little placenta is now doing most of the work of balancing hormones and providing perfect amounts of nutrients and oxygen, etc., to the baby.

I can't sleep, I'm so amazed at this. This is a miracle.

I mean, okay-- I'm sick all the time. Who cares??? I'll get over it-- and this little person is my reward!!

Wow.

Wow. Imagine how God feels? Watching this kind of thing over and over again, breathing life into it (wow-- I have my spirit in here, the Holy Spirit in here, and my child's spirit, hanging out inside me, growing every second). It can't ever get old. I'm sure it doesn't.

4 comments:

kristin.mccown said...

I know...it's it amazing to think about what is going on inside your body? Even though I can now feel Myers moving all the time it still blows me away that there is a person growing inside me! It is truly a miracle!

Mary said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy, Sam!! I am blessed to receive regular updates from your sweet Mom and am cheering you on!!
Blessings, Love!!
Mary

Samantha said...

thank you mary!!! i didn't know you had a blog-- i am totally going to get that book you spoke about. i just finished a tear jerker by anne rivers siddons and need something a little lighter :) PLUS i am a major sucker for book covers-- that book is gorgeous.

Samantha said...

kristen, i can't wait to meet your baby-- can you imagine how much fun we'll have at salem this summer with all of the babies around? hilarity will ensue :)