It is one thing to study embryological development in medical school and a completely different thing to be experiencing it first-hand. As you might guess from Warren's interest in ultrasound, this little baby has already had multiple ultrasounds (weekly). Our first ultrasound dates to about 2 weeks post-conception when all we could see was the gestational sac (not even a fetal pole). Slowly we were witnessing changes like the appearance of the heart (taking up half the body size at about 6weeks), to the spinal column, and the tiny limb buds. Now this little embryo is a fetus with a complete set of internal organs and now simply needs to mature. It is simply amazing and from looking at me you would never guess I am carrying this little person inside of me. He/she is very active on ultrasound, yet I can't feel anything.
We wonder what it will be like to have a child that looks like us (maybe even acts like us). Will we know how to raise him/her? It seems overwhelming to think about, but I believe this is an area that we will grow in our trust in God and His ability to provide through us. This is His child, designed by God himself. We were just involved as co-creators. What an honor to be a co-creator with God.
"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.
Lindsey and Warren Cooper