May 8th: Week 7 Chris’ brain waves can now be detected. Wonder what Chris is dreaming? Did you know that over the remaining months, Chris’ brain will develop over 100 billion neurons? The brain begins to control movement of muscles and organs. The nose is developing and the eyes darken as pigment is produced. The mother has probably confirmed that she is pregnant.
May 15th: Week 8 Chris begins to move. Chris’ arms are bending and flexing like a child taking a Karate class. Fingers are developing and will soon become Chris’ first toy. Chis started swimming and can do a mean backstroke. Chris is also doing back flips–getting ready for the 2018 Olympics. The mother may have to buy some Clearasil.
May 22nd: Week 9 Chris is a little under an inch long. Chris’ name changes from embryo to fetus, which is Latin for “young one.” Everything is now present that would be found in a fully developed adult. If Chris would have kept growing all 9 months as fast as this second month, Chris would have been born as big as two overfed elephants. Whew! Thankfully, development slows down.
May 29th: Week 10 Chris’ fingerprints are already evident. The fingers can curve around an object placed in the palm. Chris is having a wonderful time wriggling, shifting, dancing and playing with the toys in the womb–other fingers, toes, nose, ears — such fun! If only we had a window to the womb. The mother is coping with many changes–nurturing a baby is hard.
“You know me through and through, from having watched my bones take shape when I was being formed in secret. . .” Ps 139:15