Monday, April 14, 2008

Baby O is 18 weeks (give or take)

Our little one is growing so quickly! I can't believe we are halfway to our due date already! I felt him* move for the first time April 2... I was laying on my tummy (I'm trying to enjoy that while I still can!) and it was such a precious, unmistakable flutter.

This photo of a baby about the same age as our little one- isn't it amazing how perfectly formed he is already!? Baby O has fingernails, loves to stretch & wiggle and can hear our voices! The children already talk to him and Andrew blows raspberries on my tummy regularly- which probably feels a bit funny to baby. I guess that's a good way to get him used to all the lovin' he'll get once he makes his debut!!

The miracle of the life developing in me is awesome- something that gives me just a glimpse of God's amazing creative power. It's easy to take grass and trees and flowers and veggies for granted- they've been around as long as I remember. But this new life forming inside me- this precious eternal soul that the Lord has seen fit to entrust to Chris and me... wow. I just don't have anything to say that can be more eloquent than God's Word- so I'll close w/some Psalms.

"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 (italics mine)

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." -Psalm 127:3

*him as in the universal, mankind sort of way


  1. Hi Allie! Just read an old email and found your blog address, Very Nice!!

    Take care,

    This is a great way to keep up with the "Cheery O's!!"

  2. It's quite amazing...and so very hard to grasp or even imagine. But the miracles that God sends in our lives are so very special. Congratulations on the "half-way" mark!!

    When is your due date by the way?

    Ruth Ann

  3. oh, and that's cute about Andrew blowing raspberries on your tummy!! Such sweet big siblings...they'll be so excited. :)

  4. Hehe Cheery O's really is so cute. *wink*

    Thanks for sharing the pic, pregnancy is such a special time!

  5. So I forgot to ask you Thursday about what happened to the mouse?! I'm dying to hear the end of the story. :)

  6. ahhh don't know the rat story??

    maybe she'll keep you in suspense!!!

    ((actually, she told me, that a few days later she still felt sore about it so had to go sanitize the closet again!!))

    Well...I guess she can tell the rest of the story! *grin*


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