Still Holding Onto the Other Shoe
I felt like crying even before she put the dildo-cam in, but everything is okay. In the words of the ultra-sound technician, everything is actually “perfect” for 7w4-6d. The embryo grew exactly one week’s worth (it is now 1.3cm) and has a heart rate of about 176 (she had to manually count as the particular machine did not have the audio function), which is well within the normal range (120-185bpm). It also has “limb buds,” which I think sounds like a great name for a band (as does “dildo-cam” and “fetal heart rate”).
The also drew blood to check my thyroid levels.
Is it rude to fall asleep in your own lecture-based class?
Yes, I am still waiting for the other shoe to drop, but for now, and now is really all I can handle, it is still up in the air.