It's been a rough week, but today I had a wonderful moment. I wanted to share it with you all!
Baby7 is 7wks 4 days old, and 1.28 cm long. He or she is a little kidney bean with a healthy heartbeat. It's exciting every time, an amazing miracle!
I am sure to many this is just a indistinguishable blob, but that's a baby with a strong heartbeat, a growing brain and nervous system. It just blows me away.
St. Gerard Majella, patron saint of expectant mothers, watch over us all.
For Mother with Child
O almighty and Everlasting God Who through the operation of the Holy Christ, didst prepare the body and soul of the glorious Virgin Mary to be a worthy dwelling place of Thy divine Son; and, through the operation of the same Holy Ghost, didst sanctify Saint John the Baptist, while still in his mother’s womb; hearken to the prayers of Thy humble servant who implore thee, through the intercession of Saint Gerard, to protect her (me); that it may be cleansed by the saving water of baptism and, after a Christian life on earth, it may with its mother, attain everlasting bliss in Heaven. Amen.