Ready, set, grow
"I'm going to be a mom..." I recall a friend of mine confiding in me several years ago. About two months pregnant at the time, she was anticipating the changes to happen in her lifestyle, her priorities and (of course) her figure.
She was anticipating the day that her baby would be born -- when she would "finally be a mom." Little did she know that motherhood didn't really start after delivery, for she was already nurturing the new life inside her. Essentially, in taking the 9-month journey with her baby, motherhood had already begun. The mom was simply equipping the little one to get ready for life outside the womb.
See the different stages of this 9-month journey here
Photo from A Child is Born by Lennart Nilsson
4 months old, 16 cm (about 6 1/2 inches) long. When the feet and toes are partially developed, it is the leg's turn to grow. The spiral shape of the umbilical cord is caused by the fact that the two arteries and the vein are longer than the sheath in which they are contained -- an ingenious safety device for lively fetuses!
posted by sunnyday at 5:19 PM
....and life continues
very poignant picture, indeed!
I think if one looks intently at the picture, he will somehow realize the splendor of the growth of life inside the womb. =)11:28 PM
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