Sunday, April 19, 2009

7 Weeks

6 Weeks and 4 days
I was 7 weeks yesterday. Next week I will already be 2 months. Time is flying by. This week our embryo reaches the size of a small berry, about half an inch. The head is clearly over sized and the skin very thin. He/She can already move in the amniotic sac. Fingers and toes are separating, and elbows are now visible. Vital organs are developing, as well as fine details: teeth, eyelids, nipples, and hair follicles. The liver is now producing red blood cells, and blood vessels in the umbilical cord represent our baby's lifeline-carrying oxygen and nutrients between the two of us.
I went back for a follow up this past Wednesday. I shared our u/s picture from Easter morning, but I thought you might like to see how much of a change there was just a few day in between. Please excuse the quality of the picture.
I would like to leave you with this link to the Hymn The Old Rugged Cross. This is a song my dad sang growing up in church. He sang this at a Church Member's Funeral and the Choir teacher said she had never heard it sung so beautiful. We thought it was only right to have someone sing it at his funeral.

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