Mr. B and I have a mutual friend that just had a beautiful baby boy born just last week. And what makes his birth even more special (now that we are in the midst of all this) is that he was conceived through IVF. Although we haven’t met him in person yet, we have been able to see pictures. As soon as Mr. B saw his picture, he said, “Wow, he’s perfect”. I could hear the relief, awe, and excitement in his voice. I swear, sometimes I think he thinks that since we are going to be making a baby all scientific-like…in a lab & petri dish, that somewhere in the back of his mind, he thinks our baby might come out with 2 heads, 12 toes, or fins on the side of their body. He doesn’t know anyone personally (and I know just a handful) who have had kids this way, so it’s definitely unfamiliar territory for both of us, but more so for him. I could see him staring at the picture and taking in each and every one of his new babies features. I could see the relief on his face and in his voice as he looked at that baby boy and saw every bit of his perfection! It was just the hope and picture we needed to be reminded just what we are doing all this for.