we were blessed with rain, and the sky lit up with lightening and the wind blew and
blew. Just as quickly as the storm had come, it was gone, and part of the sky was bright
blue and the other part was dark with rain clouds traveling on to another town.
Nature is amazing. The sunset last night was so beautiful, God is the greatest artist of all!
Take the time to watch the sun rise and/or the sun set and look up at the sky
through out the day. I love it when I see the sun's rays shining down through the clouds,
I feel like God is reaching out to us with a warm hug with those sun rays. If I'm outside,
I'll raise my arms upward to Him, thanking Him for everything.
Life is such a miracle and I'm going to share some very interesting information about
what happens from conception to birth:
The gestational stages of a baby as he or she grow in their mother's womb is amazing.
Did you know that at the moment of conception a new and unique individual
is formed. All of the inherited features of the new person are already set-whether it's
a boy or a girl, the color of the eyes, the color of the hair, the dimples of the cheeks and
the cleft of the chin. He or she is smaller than a grain of sugar.
Day 1: Fertilization The sperm joins with the egg to form one cell. This single cell
contains the complex genetic makeup for every detail of a new human being. The child's
sex, hair and eye color, height skin tone, etc.
After fertilization, nothing new is added but oxygen, nutrition, and time.
1st Month (1-4 Weeks) Did you know that a developing baby's heart begins to beat at just
21 days, some say as early as 18 days? Whether it is at 18 days or 21 days, isn't that
amazing. The foundations of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are laid.
2nd Month (5-8 Weeks)
The baby's growth continues rapidly. The eyes, ears, nose, jaw, and neck form. Tiny
buds become arms, legs, fingers, and toes. The intestines grow, the heart develops
separate chambers, and the liver and spleen take over production of blood cells so that
the yolk sac is no longer needed.
The kidneys begin to function. Fingers and toes are developing.
At seven weeks a baby's chest and abdomen are fully formed.
3rd Month (9-12 Weeks)
The baby now has fingerprints, turns his or her head, and opens and closes their mouth.
The baby bends his or her arms, forms a fist, curls his or her toes. By the twelfth week,
the external genitals are well-formed. The sex of the baby can already be detected with
ultrasound. The baby has fingernails, toenails, tooth buds, and eyelids that open and close.
4th Month (13-16 Weeks)
This little baby is growing, and will be between 8-10 inches in length, and weighs about
one-half pound by the end of the fourth month.
His or her little ears can hear their momma's heartbeat, and external noises.
5th Month (17-20 Weeks)
This little one is growing bigger, and moving a lot. Some babies have been seen sucking
their thumb during a sonogram at the fifth month. At 20 weeks, a baby can be stimulated
as well as irritated by sounds.
Abortions are still legal in most states up to 20 weeks.
6th Month (21-24 Weeks)
A baby's oil and sweat glands are functioning, this little one is growing rapidly and his or
her lungs are becoming more developed. (Abortion is still legal in many states at this
stage of a baby's development)
7th Month (25-28 Weeks) This little baby boy or girl now recognizes his or her mother's
voice. They exercise by stretching and kicking as they grow even bigger. They can use
their senses of hearing, touch, and taste. They can even open their eyes and look around.
If the baby is a boy, a son, this is when his testicles descend from the abdomen into the
scrotum. What a miracle a new life is.
8th Month (29-32 Weeks)
Now the baby's skin will thicken, with a layer of fat stored underneath. This helps with
insulation and provides nourishment. He or she will swallow a gallon of amniotic fluid
per day. The mom will be able to feel an elbow or heel, sometimes a little rear end,
as her son or daughter kicks and moves in this cramped area. (I remember that my
daughter had the hiccups a lot, it was such a funny and neat feeling. I could feel my son
doing flips in my stomach!)
9th Month (33-36 Weeks)
He or she will gain one half pound per week, and they are getting ready for birth.
The bones in his or her head are soft and flexible to more easily mold and go through
the birth canal. Did you know that ninety percent of our development happens in the
Jim and I ordered two Touch of Life Fetal Models display sets. We are donating these
to the Pro-life Rams at Angelo State University and Raiders Defending Life at Texas
Tech University. These pro-life students work really hard to defend life. These fetal
model display sets will help people see the actual size of babies at 12 weeks gestation
(14 weeks LMP), 16 weeks gestation (18 weeks LMP), 22 weeks gestation (24 weeks
LMP), and 26 weeks gestation (28 weeks LMP). I added a short video clip of me
holding up the fetal models so that y'all can see them. You have to click on the
"View my complete profile" tab right below my picture to see it.
One more thing........
There was an article in last week's paper about using pain meds for babies that are
20 weeks gestation or more while the abortion is being performed because the baby can
feel pain. Several doctors denied that they feel pain and that the legislation for pain meds
is futile. Please look at the fetal models of the babies at 22 weeks and 26 weeks gestation
and tell me they don't feel pain! I think the baby at 16 weeks feels pain also. I am so tired
of all the lies and the cold heartedness of these abortionists! This is another description of
a baby at 12 weeks (14 LMP) gestation: Fine hair begins to grow on the upper lip and
the baby swallows and responds to skin stimulation. Week 13: The face is prettier and
facial expressions may resemble the parents. Week 15: A wild production of nerve cells
begins and continues for a month.
Week 16: The baby may suck his or her thumb, turn somersaults and has a firm grip.
Week 20: Mom may feel the baby kick, turn or hiccup and may be able to identify
a bulge as an elbow or head. Each side of the brain has a billion nerve cells now.
People have no problem speaking up for Eagle's eggs, dogs, cats, etc. But when it
comes to speaking up for these precious little human beings in their mother's womb,
we should hear the loudest cries, we should act like mama bears.
Here is my cry: I am woman, hear me roar - these babies are gifts from God
and it is time for all abortions to come to an end!I'm going to close with this scripture verse from the bible:
"Truly you have formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother's womb.
I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works.
My soul also you knew full well;
nor was my frame unknown to you
When I was made in secret,
when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth."