Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

I really like the video below. We took this after I held Roscoe for the first time and the nurse set him back in his incubator. They leave the top up now since he's able to maintain body temperature, so both of us can interact with him a lot more. The lights were on and Roscoe was wide awake and looking around. He does some preemie shakes at points through the video that are pretty cute:

What I noticed was that his brain is already able to blink his eyelids simultaneously and control each eye to point in roughly the same direction. Just think about all that would need to happen inside his body (or yours) to make those things happen. As you watch him blink and stare, think about the brain activity, nervous system communication, muscle control, visual processing, and reflexes that are all happening to make this little guy look around and wave at the camera.

"God thunders with his voice wondrously, doing things we cannot comprehend ... whether for correction, or for his world, or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen" (Job 37:5,13 - NASB)

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