by MW Cook

Baby’s first pictures!

The child has now been sitting in that womb for exactly 18 months (edit: er, weeks). We took a little trip down to the X-ray lab and got ourselves our first baby pictures. Check them out!

Over on the left you can see the child’s leg. It looks like she’s sucking her thumb too. How cute!

This is my favorite one. It looks like she’s waving! If you look closely you can make out five digits on the right hand (which is a good number to have).

Now this is the face. I have a bit of trouble making it out, though.

A sudden reality of the situation hit me when I watched the screen as the technician scanned for the baby. I actually saw her bring her hands to her face at one point. It seemed she was rubbing her eyes or something. (Just for disclaimer, although I call the baby a ‘she’, I don’t actually know the sex. It just seems funny calling her and ‘it’.)

One is forced to think on God. I often wonder what kind of a parent I’ll be, what kind of a child she’ll be, so many questions. But they’re all in His hand.

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 were none of them.
Psalm 139:13-16