Yesterday afternoon Mr Green and I had our first face-to-face encounter with Little Green, and all I can say is WOW. I hadn't expected the visibility to be quite so clear or for it to be moving around so much already. Most early ultrasound pictures I've seen are little more than a silhouette of a large shrimp-like head and body that are really only exciting or interesting to the parents-to-be. But on the side profile I could make out an ear and a small shaded area that was the heart fluttering on screen. The arms were windmilling, or waving perhaps (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!). And from the front not only were both brain hemispheres visible - reassuring, considering Mr Green is the father! - so were the eye sockets, nose and mouth so it looked like a real face looking out at us. We all know the nuts and bolts of how nature works from science class 101 but until it happens to you, in your own body, it is impossible to grasp what a truly amazing and indescribable feeling it is. A 7.6cm miracle.