Along with a CD of images from our 3D ultrasound, we also got the full hour in video! Of course, most of the video was trying to line up frames to look at or were unsuccessful attempts at seeing the baby’s face. However, Ianiv edited the video down to just the best portions:
Pretty cool, hey? The actual DVD they gave us has a lullaby as the soundtrack, which was a nice touch.
If you missed the news on Twitter, Facebook or Flickr, we’re having a boy!! Right after we came back from Victoria, we had a 3D ultrasound. If you’ve been following our story, you’ll know that our little guy didn’t co-operate at the 19-week ultrasound. While we wanted to know the sex of our baby, the umbilical cord was right between the baby’s legs and there was no way to tell the gender!
So, we waited somewhat impatiently for 23 weeks in our pregnancy to go for a 3D ultrasound at the Som Visao Spa. Since we wanted to know the gender, and you need to pay for ultrasounds that are for “entertainment” only (i.e. not for medical reasons), we figured, why not? 3D sounded more fun! Ok, the images are a little weird if it’s not your baby, because they are so clear, in a way.
Our little guy wanted us to know he was a boy right away – his legs wiiiiide open. In fact, his feet stayed up around his face for nearly an hour that we were in there! I think the technician was getting a little frustrated trying to get us a picture of his face. Whenever his feet would move down, he’d put up his hands or he’d be moving too quickly (he is a very active baby!) to capture the picture.
That said, we got a few good shots, and we were excited to see our baby! Check out those lips!! You can see all our ultrasound pics in this set.
Before you ask: no, we have not picked a name yet. We’re working on it. In all likelihood, we’ll narrow it down to a few choices and will pick and/or announce his name after he’s born. :)
Here’s the latest image of our baby! The ultrasound was taken at 18 weeks and 4 days. We’re now at 19 weeks and 3 days in our pregnancy.
So far the baby is very healthy and growing the way it should. All our pre-screen tests came up normal, so that was good to hear. We don’t yet know the gender of our baby. During our last ultrasound, the baby had its legs up high but the umbilical cord was running right between them, covering any chance of seeing if we’re having a boy or girl!
Since there’s no “medical” reason to get another ultrasound, we’ve decided to get the “entertainment” ultrasound. Basically they call any ultrasound that just looks for gender an “entertainment ultrasound.” This is one you need to pay for yourself. Given that, we decided to have fun and get the 3D option. We’ve booked a 3D ultrasound on June 22nd (23 weeks in) to see the gender of our baby.
Right now, I’m feeling pretty good. Some of the pain and discomfort I had during the first trimester has passed. I still have difficulty sleeping, not being used to sleeping on my side plus the added weight of the baby causing some pain in my hips. I get very uncomfortable sitting and working through the day, so that’s been a challenge too. I’m growing more quickly now, so we’ll see how that changes as I get bigger!