Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Mr. S has succesfully scanned our ultrasound picture. Today we are at just 6 weeks, so there isn't much to see. The dark space with the circle in it is the yolk sac and the embryo and the little heart area. It sort of looks like a chick with a large eye, looking over something. The something is what may be the other sac, empty.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and thoughts today. Today has been a really nice day, beautiful weather, and the reality of our baby kicking in!

When we left for the ultrasound, I saw a monarch larvae attaching itself to our gatepost. This evening I went to look at it, and it was all encased in its gorgeous chrysalis. Hopeful and waiting.


  1. Beautiful! Congratulations!

    I love the last line of your post...

  2. Baby is looking good! Congratulations!

    And so cool that you saw the monarch beginning its transformation.

  3. What a beautiful yolk sac and gestational sac!! I remember when my little one looked exactly like that (not so long ago...)

    I understand your ambivalence on the twin issue. As you know, S & I only put in one embryo, and it was a tough decision. I support all of the twin-moms-to-be out there 100% (and don't want to offend anyone)...but truly I think that carrying a singleton is safer both for you and the baby. Still, I'm sorry for the sense of loss that that little empty sac is causing you.

    I'm so happy that you saw the chrysalis. Great analogy.

  4. How wonderful! Congratulations! Reading your post and seeing your beautiful embie just brought tears to my eyes.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing the U/S picture. What a cool sign about the butterfly.

  6. Hoorah! I have the egg pic and this one on my desktop at work and am looking forward to adding more pic as the your child develops!! Yeay baby!