Sunday, March 25, 2007

3-D ultrasound...

Our little sleepy head....


Yesterday was an exciting day for both of us... We went to see an ultrasound "specialist" for a 3-D of our angle. Learnt about this place from our birthing class just this week. Another couple wanted to do it but I think was scheduled at a later date.

Its really amazing to actually watch your baby before he/she is even born! The best part of the entire 1 hour or so was we get got to see our baby yawn and in action on the over projector from the ultrasound. Needless to say both of us were just speechless as we watch silently. I didn't know babies could yawn or make funny faces while being inside....
The best of all is we get a CD and DVD, with 2 print outs (from any image we choose) for the price we paid. Which is not cheap since its just for the "fun" of it. Apparently here, these images can not be considered as the official ultrasound scan that our doctor uses. Well to make the "photo album" the images taken were 1st "cleaned" up by the technician. Its like using a basic Photo Shop or Paint Shop Pro to lighten, "cut" away unwanted "hats" etc and to "turn" the image around. No, we can not add or make major changes to the image, like drawing a moustache or making the eyes look bigger etc. Any ways, we can't even see the eyes here since its shut!

There are some difficult part when it comes to this. Sometimes the baby in question, is hiding some where in there and we can't seem to see him/her/them! We almost couldn't see ours face-to-face but with some chocolates, our baby was at least "reacting" to the taste! hehehehehe.... Ah... the wonders of cocoa! I hope our baby will not fall for chocolates that soon yet though.....

5 comments:

Barbara said...

That is soooo beautiful. A true miracle. Isn't it the cutest thing you've ever seen? Ah...the advancements of science...amazing!!

~ mrs lam ~ said...

ooh... i didn't know got 3D scan these days.... so, did ur hubby & u plan to scan the bb gender? hehehe.... if yes, can start buying clothes for him / her....

ShannyK-L said...

Barbara, yes its truly amazing to see such wonders. I'm just glad that with such advancement, we're able to make use of them in a good way that is...



Mrs Lam, we already know the gender of our kid. Just that we want to keep it to ourselves for the moment.. hehehehehe.... Boy or girl doesn't matter, as long as baby is healthy is enough liow...

~ mrs lam ~ said...

shanny.... it's true that the bb gender is not important... as long as bb is healthy... i'm so excited for you & ur hubby... can't wait for ur due day....

Emily said...

Shanny, Its amazing! Babies also somersault when they get bored... well at least, mine did!