The sperm and The Egg
The Sperm and The Egg
January 26, 2012
I finally made it! It may have taken awhile, but at last I am here in the infundibulum, and in case you did not know it is the outer part of the female fallopian tube. My name is Eggs, at least that what my friends call me. I have been waiting for a long time to meet my long lost friend called sperm. Although we have never meet it seems like I have been waiting forever to see him again, it is my calling. It is my calling because although we have never meet this is what I am made to do. Once we do finally see each other and everything goes the way it is supposed to we will create an embryo that will become a female or male. The embryo will finally grow into what is called a baby.
So here I am waiting on my friend on what seems like a long journey to get here. I use to live inside of a woman’s ovary; she started off with about 400,000 of us eggs that were eventually reduced to about 400 after puberty. We are then called the ripened ova, and guess what? It is my turn to become the ova that may suppress the growth in other ova’s that will be released in the ovulation cycle of the female (Nevid, Rathus & Fichner-Rathus, 2005).
I first started in my home called the ovary and as I swam my way to the fallopian tube. I must say that it felt like forever to get here, this would be because it two weeks for me to get here. I traveled down a tube that is four inches long and at times I thought I was not going to make it because I felt like I was getting stuck. However along the way I ran into a group called the cilia. They are tiny hairlike projections that were more then willing to give me a little shove when needed, and I must say that thanks to them I was able to go about an inch a day (Nevid, Rathus & Fichner-Rathus, 2005). So here I am in the fallopian tube for about a day now waiting for my friend the sperm to make his journey to me. I...