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Baby arms begin to form at 3 weeks, and fingers begin to form at 6 weeks. At
six weeks we can also begin to detect brain waves.
Cute legs and feet begin to develop at approximately 9 weeks, and the baby
begins to have fun swimming in the amniotic fluid too!
This is a picture of a baby's ear at 3 1/2 months into the pregnancy.
The"fetus" — latin for "little one" — can respond to stimulus such as
light and pressure. He or she can even respond to sounds the average adult
can not even hear!
This baby is also 3 1/2 months along. He or she will keep their eyes closed
until approximately seven months to protect them.
This picture is a baby's face at just 4 months! Now the mother can begin to
feel the movements of her unborn child.
This picture shows a baby at 5 months into his or her development. Mom can
feel the baby's hiccups, the baby can suck its thumb, and weighs about one
This picture shows a baby at five months. The baby will gain weight quickly
and by the time of birth will weigh about 6 to 9 pounds.
This baby is 6 months along. At about 5 & 1/2 months babies have a very good
chance of survival if born prematurely and given proper medical care. Some
have survived premature birth at even earlier stages.
After about 9 months of growth the baby is born, what a miracle!
PRAYER FOR LIFE
Lord God, thank You for creating human life in Your image.
Thank You for my life and the lives of those I love.
Thank You for teaching us through Scripture the value You place on life.
Help me to uphold the sanctity of life in my church and community.
Give me the strength to stand up to those forces
that seek to destroy the lives of those most vulnerable,
the unborn, the infirm and the elderly.
Today I commit myself never to be silent, never to be passive, never to be forgetful of respecting life.
I commit myself to protecting and defending the sacredness of life
according to Your will, through Christ our Lord. Amen.Anglicans for Life405 Frederick AvenueSewickley, PA 15143