But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gestation Calculations-- and an amazing video.

Many people have asked us when Carrie is due.  Well, officially, a full-term pregnancy would be on November 3rd.  (for you men [like me a few weeks ago] who may not know, 40 weeks is full-term)  The doctors have said that 29 weeks is a big marker.

Basically, if the babies and Carrie can get to that point, then they will have a much higher chance of survival and good health.  The 25-28 week period is a critical formative time for the babies.  29 weeks will be on August 19, so that's quite milestone for us-- in the doctor's words, "29 weeks is not a home run, but you'll definitely be on third base!"

Since the longest we've heard of any quints lasting in utero is 35 weeks.  Our "chosen due date" is September 23rd, which is 34 weeks.  Maybe we'll set the record for the longest-gestating babies and the highest birth weights! We serve a great God, so why not ask him for a "grand slam?"

If you're wanting to count with us, each Sunday is our week marker and so today Carrie is at 12 weeks.  If you're a guy and are tired of all this gestation talk at this point, you'll still be amazed along with anyone else at this video below about the miracle of baby growth and birth seen through incredible new imaging technology.


Is anyone else thinking of Romans 1:20 after watching that?  Why not just take the next step and attribute it to divinity?

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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