The first time I saw my midwife, she told us about an opportunity to have a 3D/4D ultrasound free of cost. In fact, they would pay US! There’s a company here in Washington that makes imaging machines and needs models to test their equipment on. I finally got a phone call from them a few weeks ago and we went up to Redmond yesterday to see our baby.
It was an interesting experience, since the ultrasound technician was being trained and didn’t really know what she was doing. A second technician was there to help her and make sure they got some good shots. They definitely weren’t as interested in us, or the baby as a normal technician would be, but I felt like they did a really good job of making sure Ryan and I enjoyed the experience. They even put all the pictures and a few video clips on a disc for us. I have to admit, I always thought 3D ultrasounds were a little creepy, but this was probably a once in a lifetime experience, and heck, they PAID us! It was so fun to see our little baby in so much detail.
So tell me- who do you think she looks like?
I think she definitely has Ryan’s nose and the same full lips that Nathan does. She stayed asleep for the whole ultrasound (we should have done it in the middle of the night) and quite enjoyed burrowing her face in her placenta pillow. She also covered her face with her hands and arms a lot while she slept. Considering the last ultrasound, I think we may have a shy one on our hands.
By the way, I made them check, and she’s definitely, definitely a girl!