Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Oh Baby!

The wife of a co-worker of mine just had a baby about a week and a half ago.  The process of birth is a miracle, no doubt about it.  The intricacies that our Heavenly Father calculated into the whole thing, from fertilization to the actual birth are nothing short of amazing. 

But there are a few things that have always struck me as odd and I thought I would share them with you.

First off, my co-worker said his baby is very good and the only time she cries is if she’s hungry or wet.  This got me to thinking.  A baby spends nine months floating around in fluid yet they cry when they are wet?  Really?

Second, near the end of the nine months, the baby flips upside down so their head is first out of the birth canal.  So basically, the baby is standing on its head.  Yet all our life we are told its bad if all the blood rushes to our head.  And just this past weekend, my mother commented it is bad to flip a baby upside down because you might tip their liver.  Really? 

The last thing is their arms; baby’s arms are very short and if you stretch them as far as they will go up next to their head, the tips of their fingers reach about the top of their ears.  Baby’s bodies are so out of proportion yet we don’t see it when we look at them.

No doubt about it, the whole process is a miracle and babies are absolutely perfect; wet or dry, big heads, short arms and everything else.

Have a great day.

R. K. Avery