...because we saw the heartbeat flicker on the ultrasound screen.
So far, so good. Dr. Quick actually made a joke when he came in -- he said, "Today we get to see how many!" which he would only have said as a joke if he was sure there was one, since he takes multiples quite seriously.
Embryo-O, the one and only, measures at 1/4 inch, and appeared on the screen as a tiny dot with a distinct pulsing flicker. Dr. Quick pointed and said, "That's your baby's heartbeat." He definitely shows a different side at this stage. (I guess the only other phrase I've really heard him utter much is "Sperm is going in now.") He also pointed out that Co has some cysts on her ovaries left over from the cycle and told her to "be careful," which he clarified to mean not exercising too hard or "making sudden turns." Hmmm.
He did print us a picture of the little dot. In fact, he printed a second, handed it to me, and said "Here's one for you," apparently in response to my gasps of "That's the baby? It's alive?"
He said he'll continue to monitor Co for 2 to 3 more weeks to make sure everything is going well. She (we!) have another ultrasound next Friday. He said we'll see big differences.
Afterwards, as we planned, we stopped by Barn of Evil to take the plunge and buy pregnancy books. We picked up The Pregnancy Bible and Your Pregnancy Questions and Answers. We will buy more books but we wanted to have some in hand immediately. (So if you have recommendations of titles we shouldn't live without and haven't already told us, comment here!)
I definitely plan to order a pregnancy organizer I saw on-line because, well, I love to organize. Co's response to this announcement was, "You're going to organize my pregnancy?"
My response was, "Yes."
Finally, during Internet searches and today's real life search for pregnancy books, we have discovered that pregnancy books for men have the most insulting, asinine titles. "My Boys Can Swim!" and "The Caveman's Guide to Pregnancy" are two highlights. I have not chosen to partner with a man, but I do respect their intelligence more than those authors. Really.