Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pregnancy Calendar: development & growth of baby in the womb

In the Bible, there is a verse saying that "no one can explain how a baby breathes in the mother's womb".......No one can explain how a baby breathes before it is born. So how can anyone explain what God does? After all, he created everything. (Ecc 11:5 ). That was 3,000 years ago. Today, with the help of modern technology, doctors can determine the gender of the baby using Ultrasound, they can monitor the development of  organs, limbs, and body systems of the growing embryo to fetus to baby. With all this technology, the more we discover how wonderful are the works of God, the more that we are ought to grow in our faith in God, the Creator and Giver of Life.

In this article, you can see the month to month stages of your baby's development, size, length, and weight of the embryo from the first month to the ninth month baby ready for birth and delivery. This guide is helpful as a monitor for pregnant and expecting women.

First Month:
- heartbeat begins
- arm buds appear
- leg buds appear
- digestive system develops
- central nervous system starts developing
- embryo length is 5 mm (1/5 inch) long
- embryo is smaller than a grain of rice
- weighs about 1/5 gram

After Two Months:
- brain, liver, kidneys are developing
- heart, neural tube, and major organs begin to form
- bloodstream and digestive system are developing
- limbs developed
- fingers and toes start showing
- embryo has become a fetus
- length is about 2.7 centimeters (just over 1 inch long)
- weighs slightly below 1 gram

Month 3:
- facial features are visible
- nose formed
- outer ears formed
- head is developing
- head begins to turn
- sucking fingers begins
- heartbeat can be detected
- sexual organs developing
- muscles develop
- all internal organs are developing
- fetus length is about 7.5 cm (3 inches) long in size
- weight is about 1 ounce (30 grams)

Fourth Month:
- strong heart beat begins
- fine body hair develops
- teeth and skin begin to form
- baby starts kicking!
- fetus length is about 15 cm (6 inches) long
- fetus weight is about 110 grams (4 ounces)

After Five Months:
- finger and toe nails already formed
- ears are developed
- responds to noise
- hair is growing
- growth of eyebrows
- growth of eyelashes
- baby can swallow thumb
- baby can suck his/her thumb
- frequent and stronger movements
- fetus length about 25 cm (10 inches) long in size
- weighs more of less than 350 grams (12 ounces)

Month 6:
- eyes are open
- immune system developing
- baby's lungs develop
- more vigorous and increased movements
- fetus length is about 32 cm (over 1 foot) long
- weighs approximately 0.7 kilogram (1.5 pounds)

Seventh Month:
- baby's eyes open and close
- body fat is increasing
- bones are fully developed at this stage
- baby may experience hiccups
- fetus weight is about 1.1 kilograms (2.5 pounds)
- size is approximately 37 cm (15 inches) in length

After Eight Months:
- baby is very active at this point!
- baby is maturing
- baby prepares for life outside the mother's womb
- baby weight is around 2.2 kg (5 lbs)
- size is around 42 cm (17 in.) long

Month 9:
- baby prepares for birth
- baby positions head first or sometimes feet first
- baby responds to light
- baby weighs around 3.2 to 3.6 kg (7 to 8 lbs)
- length more or less than 50 cm (20 in.) long      

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CHILDREN: according to the Bible

The children of disobedience (KJV)

Ephesians 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

John 8:42-44  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 43Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. 44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Ephesians 5:5-6  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Colossians 3:5-6  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

The children of God (CEV)

Mar 10:14  When Jesus saw this, he became angry and said, "Let the children come to me! Don't try to stop them. People who are like these little children belong to the kingdom of God.

Luk 6:35  But love your enemies and be good to them. Lend without expecting to be paid back. Then you will get a great reward, and you will be the true children of God in heaven. He is good even to people who are unthankful and cruel.

Joh 1:12  Yet some people accepted him and put their faith in him. So he gave them the right to be the children of God.
Joh 1:13  They were not God's children by nature or because of any human desires. God himself was the one who made them his children.

Joh 3:6  Humans give life to their children. Yet only God's Spirit can change you into a child of God.

Gal 3:26  All of you are God's children because of your faith in Christ Jesus.

Php 2:13  God is working in you to make you willing and able to obey him.
Php 2:14  Do everything without grumbling or arguing.
Php 2:15  Then you will be the pure and innocent children of God. You live among people who are crooked and evil, but you must not do anything that they can say is wrong. Try to shine as lights among the people of this world,

3Jn 1:11  Dear friend, don't copy the evil deeds of others! Follow the example of people who do kind deeds. They are God's children, but those who are always doing evil have never seen God.

Gal 4:6  Now that we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. And his Spirit tells us that God is our Father.

Heb 12:8  God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn't correct you, then you don't really belong to him.

Teach, train, correct your children

Pro 22:6  Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right.

Pro 13:24  If you love your children, you will correct them; if you don't love them, you won't correct them.

Pro 19:18  Correct your children before it's too late; if you don't punish them, you are destroying them.

Pro 3:12  The LORD corrects everyone he loves, just as parents correct their favorite child.

Pro 22:15  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Pro 23:13  Don't fail to correct your children. You won't kill them by being firm,

Pro 29:15  Correct your children, and they will be wise; children out of control disgrace their mothers.

The rewards of correcting, training, teaching your children

Pro 29:17  If you correct your children, they will bring you peace and happiness.

Pro 15:20  Children with good sense make their parents happy, but foolish children are hateful to them.

Pro 23:15  My son, if your heart is wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Pro 23:16  Yea, my heart shall rejoice when your lips speak right things.

Pro 27:11  My child, show good sense! Then I will be happy and able to answer anyone who criticizes me.

Pro 17:6  Grandparents are proud of their grandchildren, and children should be proud of their parents.

3Jn 1:4  Nothing brings me greater happiness than to hear that my children are obeying the truth.

Teachings, instructions, advices, warnings to children

Pro 1:8  My child, obey the teachings of your parents,
Pro 3:11  My child, don't turn away or become bitter when the LORD corrects you.
Pro 3:21  My child, use common sense and sound judgment! Always keep them in mind.
Pro 4:10  My child, if you listen and obey my teachings, you will live a long time.
Pro 24:21  My children, you must respect the LORD and the king, and you must not make friends with anyone who rebels against either of them.
Pro 23:19  Listen to me, my children! Be wise and have enough sense to follow the right path.

Pro 5:1  My son, if you listen closely to my wisdom and good sense,
Pro 5:2  you will have sound judgment, and you will always know the right thing to say.
Pro 5:7  My son, listen to me and do everything I say.
Pro 5:8  Stay away from a bad woman! Don't even go near the door of her house.
Pro 5:9  You will lose your self-respect and end up in debt to some cruel person for the rest of your life.

Pro 15:20  Children with good sense make their parents happy, but foolish children are hateful to them.

Eph 6:1  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Eph 6:2  Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),
Eph 6:3  so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.

Pro 20:20  Children who curse their parents will go to the land of darkness long before their time.