Sunday, October 18, 2009

3D/4D Ultrasound

Yesterday, we went to Prenatal Peek in San Jose with my parents and Rob's parents for a 3D/4D ultrasound.

We got confirmation that Bob is still a boy - now we can start painting the room blue!

As soon as the technician turned on the screen she said "looks like he is going to have a lot of hair!" Both Rob and I were born with a decent amount of hair - no bald babies for us! For some reason when I think of Bob, I see him bald in my mind.

He was being very stubborn and kept hiding his face into my hip. He also liked to press his face up against my body (placenta?) so we didn't get a good view of this face. Here are the best pictures of his face - looks like he may have some chubby cheeks!

I think this picture is kind of scary looking, but you can see him with his mouth open:

Bob covering his ear.

It was fun and neat to see him, I just wish he was in a better position. I guess we'll just have to wait another 10 weeks!


Ariella said...

He is a cutie! i love those 3d u/s, they are so cool. Did you notice his cord is wrapped around his neck? It happens to lots of babies and can be no big deal but it might be worth mentioning to your OB. Don't get freaked about it though, my son had his around his neck too and it wasn't a big deal at all.

Katie said...

I want to know how they can tell he has a lot of hair?

Alyssa said...

Ariella - I did notice that. I figured its normal but still a little scary. I have an appointment with my obgyn on Tues and I'll mention it to her.

Katie - When the image first came on the screen in black and white, you can see this fuzz around his head. She pointed it out and said thats his hair. It didn't really show up in the 3D/4D ultrasound pics.

melrem said...

I LOVE the last picture with him covering his ears. It's like he's telling you, "enough already, let me have some peace in here." Can't wait to meet the little guy.

Zoe said...

So cute! When our little one was a few weeks old we compared her to the prints and video disc we got at our 3d u/s. It was definitely the same baby! So neat that you got a peek at your little guy!

Chris lang said...

3-D ultrasound can furnish us with a 3 dimensional image of what we are scanning. The transducer takes a series of images, thin slices, of the subject, and the computer processes these images and presents them as a 3 dimensional image. Using computer controls, the operator can obtain views that might not be available using ordinary 2-D ultrasound scan. The scans requires special probes and software to accumulate and render the images, and the rendering time has been reduced from minutes to fractions of a seconds. M-F 10am-8pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. 4d ultrasound