“You’re crowning! Push, PUSH!” the room’s excitement was palpable as the mother-to-be, with a last effort, delivered into the hands of the obstetrician’s assistants.
“Careful!” Dr. Ross directed, gently wiping away blood-streaks from the translucent shell. “Get it under the hardening lights!”
Turning the sphere, she peered through the soft, still translucent shell. “We’ve got a good one! I see a blastoderm!”
Addressing the still-expectant mother, she asked, “Now, to whom are you releasing your egg?”
“My husband. He’s been fattening himself up. He’s taken all the classes in warming, turning and coo-clucking.”
"Wonderful! See you in six months?"