Last night, we candled the eggs. Can you believe what I saw? It’s amazing and certainly one of God’s miracles.
We held up the first egg, one of our own duck eggs, put it on top of the flashlight and covered the light. I slowly searched for the spreading lines through out the egg that is the lifeline of the ducklings inside. I saw the forking blood veins and got very excited! I showed Hubby, “Look! Those veins are what we’re looking for! There’s a duckling developing!”
Then we saw it…
A small black dot. In some invisible yet visible way, connected to another black dot. One black dot kept moving, swishing around like something pulsing inside. The heart? I think so but not sure yet. I still am going to check that out.
So we held up the other egg to the light. This is the wild mallard egg. The veins running through took a second longer to find, but find them we did! Then we saw the little pulsating life inside that egg also.
I felt like I was just informed that I was having babies….Twins!
Now the fun part for the next 3 weeks is watching it develop in the egg. I’ll be checking every couple of nights because the growth and change will be quite rapid now.