This Beautiful Inheritance: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Yesterday I had my first ultrasound for Baby #2.

Seeing our baby on the monitor was no less remarkable this time than it was with Eden. It was absolutely amazing.


There is something about seeing your baby in an ultrasound that just makes the pregnancy so much more REAL. There is a real, live, beating-heart baby inside of me.

I have always been a supporter of Pro-Life issues, but being pregnant makes me want to be one even more, if that's possible.

As of tomorrow, I'll be 12 weeks along. That means, according to Babycenter.com, my baby is the size of a lime, has fully formed arms, legs, fingers, toes, eyes, nose and even reflexes. Its kidneys are functioning, its nerve cells are rapidly multiplying, and synapses are furiously forming inside its brain.

To me, that sounds like so much more than a "fetus"! You can call me crazy, but I even think I've already felt this baby move a couple times, which the doc told me is possible. And judging by how much the little stinker was kicking and flinging around on the ultrasound screen, it's likely!

Bottom line is that I will never comprehend how we can, as a society and a nation, "OK" the practice of aborting babies. Tyler and I talked about it later and could only shake our heads in disbelief and disgust. That baby we saw kicking around on the screen was just as alive as the one sitting with me on the exam table.

I read that 84 percent of women decide against an abortion after having an ultrasound. (That's why they are so important) And that makes perfect sense to me after seeing how very ALIVE those little babies are.

But even more than to me, I know they are very alive to God.
 
Psalm 139:13-16 "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."

4 comments:

  1. Amen Kelcie. I could not agree with you more. A baby perfectly made in Gods eyes and alive inside of you. Can't wait to see what this sweet little angel looks like. ;)

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  2. Isn't it amazing that your baby is completely formed, kicking, and can even feel pain, yet you're not really even showing yet. She (he) may be small, but is no less fully human, and fully loved!

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  3. So happy for you!!! God amazes me so much everyday but creating us to have a baby grow inside our little belly just tops the scale! AWESOME is all I can say!!!

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  4. Congratulations Kelcie! I'm so happy for you!

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