Friday, December 15, 2006

Oh. Wow.

Do you know what this is?

Those of us who've been pregnant do.

Someone I know and love is expecting (no, it isn't mine - bite your tongue or I'll bite it for you!) - and I spent quite a bit of time with them at the doctor's office yesterday, watching this little peanut wiggle and twist and turn. Only 11 weeks old, people... 11 weeks! See the profile of the face? Start at the upper right and follow the profile downward: there's the forehead, the nose, the mouth. The whiter areas are the cheekbones and chin... bone is already forming. The little arms and legs are there, but in this image the left arm is kinda 'folded' against the body so you can't seem it too well (the white streak at the bottom of the photo is the bone of the arm).

Video showed it all - a still photo can't quite capture it. Two arms, two legs, five fingers and five toes (respectively) on each limb (thank goodness!)

But the anxiety isn't over yet. The reason we were at the doctors is because this is a 'high-risk' pregnancy. I won't go into all the details, but Little Peanut isn't in the clear yet, and we won't know the test results until next week. Cross your fingers and say a prayer, will you?

5 comments:

MarlyMathews said...

Oh. Wow...I couldn't have said it better, Terri. I'm sending many prayers and good thoughts for Little Peanut and his/hers mom to be!

God Bless,
~Marly

Terri said...

Thanks so much, Marly. :)

Anna Sugden said...

Aww - how precious. Keeping good thoughts for mum and peanut.

Anna

tammy said...

I am in awe. Such a wonderful picture and CONGRATULATIONS!

Janice Lynn said...

Okay, I typed out a response, then had to go back and erase it because Anna had said EXACTLY the same thing. Go figure. :)

Lots of warm wishes for a healthy baby and mom!