Saturday, October 30, 2010

Twelve Weeks

Fetus at twelve weeks

You can tell from my previous posts that this was a really tough week for me. I have just been so sick - nauseous and constipated. What a combination. Ugh!

I am really hopeful that I will start feeling better very soon. I'm off all hormone supplements now, and everything I've read seems to indicate that it's likely that by week 14 I will no longer be dealing with nausea. Please, Lord! I'm so sick of feeling queasy and insatiably hungry at the same time. It's awful.

I've started messing around with a baby registry, but I've come to realize how hard it is to choose things without knowing the gender. So, I haven't gotten very far. It's not like it needs to be done now, but I've had some time on my hands since I've been without television this week and it was something to occupy me.

Each week when I search for the images I use with these weekly posts, I am simply amazed at how quickly babies in utero develop. It has made me even more strongly convicted about my pro-life position.

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


  1. I agree! The pictures are proof of what a miracle new life is. God is so amazing! I actually know several women who are not Christians but are pro-life simply because of seeing photos of and learning about the development of a baby. Yes, BABY. And on another note, I am praying, praying, praying that you feel better soon!

  2. I love that scripture Joannah. Sometimes I wonder if things are random (like my sister getting pregnant and not me) but that scripture reminds me, they are not.

    I hope that once all those hormones settle (as much as they can for being pregnant) that you will feel better.

    I too am amazed at how quickly the baby grows and develops inside us, what a beuatiful amazing miracle.

  3. I am sorry. I had to giggle, I feel your pain from the previous post. I typically have my face in the loo all day, every day when expecting. There is NO WAY I could have a job outside the home I am such a wreck... I commend you for holding your job!
    Call Merry Maids - just this once. It might make you feel better!

  4. Sorry you are sooo sick.. I can't imagine.. LOVE YOU girly..
    Love the photos..
    it is simply amazing how these little bundle of joys grow inside of us.


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