I went to the doctor last Friday because of a sharp pain I was feeling in my stomach. After ruling out anything scary, the doctor concluded that it was probably just nerve pain or muscle strain from lifting the girls.
But, because they needed to check for cysts, I got another ultrasound and I was just amazed at how much the baby had grown in just four short weeks.
When we first saw the baby, you could see little arm and leg buds beginning to form and four weeks later, this baby already has developed long arms, legs and feet! My guess is we have another "long and lean" baby, like Lauren.
Seeing the baby again and how much has developed in such a short time reminded me of what an incredible miracle it is. Without doing anything different (except for a prenatal vitamin every morning), I'm growing a perfect life inside my stomach.
It renewed my sense of awe and wonder of how God is at work in and through our lives (and our bodies), even when we're unaware.
If you click on the image, you can see it larger and if you look closely, you can make out an eye and the nose on the face.