I saw you today for the first time. I was so nervous, apprehensive. I didn’t know what to expect; I didn’t know if you would really be there. Maybe I imagined it all.
But there you were. I held my breath - a sharp inhale as the cold gel made contact with my stomach - and turned my head to the screen and there you were. A gasp! You were in there, wiggling around, kicking your legs. Big. Bigger than we thought.
Danny, your dad, said nothing, then turned to me, beaming, looked again. There you were. There was your beautiful head, little legs, your strong heartbeat. Your nose! And those legs kicking away. God, you existed! And we couldn’t stop laughing. We loved you then, instantly, more than before. It was a catalyst, that moment, meeting you. It changed everything.