Saturday, March 20, 2010


Well, thanks to those who weighed in on whether I should get the 3D ultrasound. My Dr. sent me to an imaging center where they made me a 20-min. video, switching between regular 2D ultrasound and 4D (live action) ultrasound. They also printed up some 3D stills (below). I feel bad -- I started to get bored during it, but come on, that's a long time to watch grainy, nondescript images on a screen.

I'm glad I had the opportunity to do it while I still have the choice, but Rosemay, you were right, they're really freaky looking!

And I'm kind of bummed she does not look cute at all! In fact, it looks like she only has FOUR TOES! I've been reminded that most babies look a little funny when they're born and that most 3D ultrasounds are not true reflections of how they'll eventually look -- they're smushed into a tiny space, after all. Click any image to enlarge, at your own risk.

She apparently likes to chill with her arm up beside her head and her foot under her chin.

And in even bigger news, literally and figuratively, I had these images done 10 days ago, on 3/10. At that time, both the ultrasound tech and my Dr. counseled us that according to their measurements, she already weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and would gain 1/2 to 3/4 lbs. a week until she is born!

Reminder: I'm due on Tues., 2 weeks from when that calculation was made.

Umm, so we're not going to think about what she might end up weighing at birth. But they did say her head and tummy are normal circumference, so that's a relief -- apparently she has really long legs and arms. Where'd that come from??


rachel said...

your post made me laugh out loud......thank you........She is a cute little blobby.

rachel said...


a mermaid said...

She's gonna be so mad at you for showing us these unflattering photos! ;)