Another thing that amazed us was that our little one is no longer looking like a shrimp! There is actually an identifiable head, body, arms, and legs. It actually looked liked a baby. I have a huge fat grin about that.
The final part that was incredibly cool was simply hearing the heartbeat for the first time. The sound of the dub-dub was recorded by my industrious husband with his iphone. He did some quick maneuvering to get it to not interfere with the monitor and presto, we had something to share with my parents who arrived later that day. My mom and dad were incredibly cute hearing it and wanted it forwarded to them so they could listen to it at their leisure. My dad played it first thing when he woke up the next morning. How sweet is that?
Alas, I have no pictures to share as the ones they gave us were crap and incredibly dark. However, everything is moving along. With this visit, I officially was released from monitoring from the RE's office. This means no more shots, no more disgusting pills to insert or swallow...and, my husband and I are now clear for a little "coloring" although we are way too afraid to do so!