Thursday, October 11, 2007

6 Weeks, 3 Days

Dear Rockstar Embryo,

We saw you today, you little lentil with the flickering heart.

This is not, technically, the first time we've seen you, since we have a gorgeous picture of you at merely 8 cells. That's just a head-shot, if you will, not much action happening in it, but it captures your round perfection quite nicely.

But today...well, today we saw you in real-time. And you are nothing if not a rockstar.

You are .47 cm long, and your heart is storming away. We scoffed at the need to measure it, for it beats at the speed of light.

There's just one of you in there, no sign at all of any comrades. This news was received by your mom with a teary gasp.

"Just one?!"

Knowing her like I do, I assumed this was a teary gasp of relief; but to my great dismay her chin started to quiver and her eyes began welling up.

"I really thought there'd be two and now I'm sort of disappointed..."

And she clutched at her midsection, looking down at her belly and crying out:

"No matter, I'll just love you twice as much!"

Thank you for staying, our thunderous little Rockstar.

With preposterous amounts of love from me, E, and your many other swooning fans,



Anonymous said...


Love to you both from Scoutgjee

bleu said...

No sooner had I hit post on a comment then did I see this post. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am sooooooooo happy for you three. I knew E would have that reaction if there was only one though. Our minds play such lil games with us.

You will both be such awesome mama's.

Congrats, enjoy the rest of your day and week if you can now.

Mama2BandT said...

Congrats on the great u/s! hmmm maybe the "younger" lentil is playing peek a boo behind the "older, bigger" lentil...I really thought that there were two in there...have a great bday!

Pamela said...

I love this post.

What a lucky embryo.

Anonymous said...

Way to go!! This will be one hell of a lentil, I'm sure. I know these things being Indian and all : )
The Indian

owl said...

So very happy for you. such lovely news, I was so sad for you in the last post and then this fantastic post popped up!

But I do hope your dog is OK and very sorry about your cat too.
what a crazy week you have had.

but you have a lentil with a heart beat!!!!!

Carey said...

I had that same thought, being sad there was only one. Until 2 days later -- when we saw the second one!! LOL Congrats though... this is fantastic!!!

charlotte said...

Aw. All teary here in California.

Nana said...

"Thank you for staying...."
I don't know if I've ever heard more poignant words from you. Break my heart in a million pieces.

Lentil --- is that a good name?

Nana said...

"Thank you for staying...."
I don't know if I've ever heard more poignant words from you. Break my heart in a million pieces.

Lentil --- is that a good name?

KJ said...

I am already putting aside clothes for the my tiny neice, I mean nephew! pile. Yeah Baby! I love you!

vee said...

A lentil with a heartbeat - such sweet relief, even if there is only one!

Melody said...

In tears. I am so happy for you two.

Melody said...

In the sudden storm of emotion I forgot to add-- with the HCG levels you've had, that must be one hellaciously strong little embryo you've got in there. Congrats!

starrhillgirl said...


The Town Criers said...

Not only did I love this letter to Rockstar Embryo, but I loved loved loved this line:

"No matter, I'll just love you twice as much!"

charlotte said...

update please.