30 Weeks: 3D Photos

June 29, 2012

This week we ventured back to Inner Child Imaging for a 3D ultrasound! [Here’s my recap from our first visit to find out the sex of our baby.] I was a bit concerned about doing this “for recreation” so I asked my doctor about it and she said she would do it – no hesitation. So I felt comfortable with the short extra session.

The biggest difference this time was that I could actually feel all the movements as we watched him move! And my favorite part was being able to put a limb to a movement. Our baby likes my right side a LOT, which I know from his daily movements and position, and this was clear in the U/S as well – he was tucked into a ball on the right side in a deep C shape with his head down and his butt in the air and his legs wiggling just under my right ribs.

In this photo, you can see his head in the upper left corner, followed by his hands, which are crossed in an X, and then his big ole leg in the front of the image. Wrapped in a ball!

ChillinInABall

This is my favorite of the images – the clearest of his face. Our images aren’t quite as clear as many of the others on the site, but I guess that’s OK – he was not the most cooperative. Everyone is saying that he has my nose! I think it’s cute he’s rubbing his left eye – and those fingers look all pointed. Sleepy boy.

WholeFace

The images are not quite as realistic as I thought they would be – meaning they have a fisheye look to them and all of the body parts aren’t really to scale. Because space is tight too, they have to focus through things, so sometimes we were looking through an arm to try to get to the face – it was tricky to see!

Here’s an elbow touching a knee from the side. Face in the upper left again! I love that he’s sleeping against his left forearm in his little ball shape. Makes me claustrophobic!

Elbow

I love this image – he is smirking!! But his nose looks huuuuuuge – sort of like a cartoon! I think it’s just the fisheye angle though Smile 

Smirk

A nice foot from the bottom. We also got a clear shot of the boy parts!

Foot

It’s not surprising to me at all that his hands were over his face again – because that’s how he was at 17 weeks! He knows his mom is going to take lots of photos of him : )

                                                                17 v. 30 weeks

No Photos Please! Handsonface

And this one is absolutely hilarious if you imagine that his hands – in the upper right corner are really a little orange cat on his shoulder!! So typical that there’s an orange cat keeping him company like El Tigre and Pumpkin – he is certainly our son!

KittyOnShoulder

It was so fun to see him in there live. It find it even more shocking that he’s real seeing him in 3D! It’s hard to imagine that he 3D baby and the one in my stomach are the same. The images are a little weird and spooky, but I can imagine him in real life better. It will be fun to compare him in real life with these images too. It was a fun experience!

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Reghan June 29, 2012 at 8:31 am

awww so adorable! I loved the 3D session. I thought my pictures were a little clearer and not as dark as yours? Maybe it depends on the equipment of the ultrasound place? Either way you can still see he’s a little cutie. I have a hard time still imagining the 3D baby and the one in my stomach being the same too! Not much longer to meet them in real life :)

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2 Jennifer June 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

I know nothing about pregnancies and ultrasounds and my question may sound silly but is a 3D ultrasound part of the normal set of u/s?? or, is it an extra?

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3 KERF June 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

No, this was extra

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4 Jennifer June 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

totally worth it though! So cool!!!

A friend of mine posted her 3D pics on fb a few weeks before baby was born and the 3D was 100% accurate reflection of her cute baby girl! When I met her for the first time I felt as if I’d met her before, really cool feeling!

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5 Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 29, 2012 at 8:44 am

That’s the part of having a baby that I’m most looking forward to. I can’t imagine the feeling of seeing what you guys created, live. I can’t wait to meet BabyKERF =]

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6 Jennifer June 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

Those are great u/s pictures. I love the one of his face with his hand rubbing his eye. So sweet!

He definitely has your nose and mouth but his eye looks like Matt to me. Cute combination. :)

Can’t wait to see him, too.

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7 Jess June 29, 2012 at 8:52 am

You saw your baby before he is born………..so amazing!!!! He is perfect and precious. Enjoy these last weeks of being pregnant. It is a miraculous process.

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8 Hannah June 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

Thanks for sharing these. I do have a question/suggestion – could you include more of Matt in your berf posts? For example, I would have loved to hear what his thoughts were about the pictures of his son. I’m just curious!

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9 KERF June 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

He’s a pretty busy guy, but I said he’d do another post before the baby’s born

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10 Hannah June 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

Oh, I know. I just meant it would have been cool if you wrote “Matt thought his nose looked like mine too!” or “Matt and I laughed about the cat on his shoulder” or something.. It seems like something’s missing when he isn’t included in these discussions. But maybe it’s just me! Sorry. I’m really glad everything’s going well with your baby!!

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11 Kate June 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

looks like someone has a crush on Matt….

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12 JessicaE June 29, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Or someone who is interested in the husband’s point of view? I know I am as well; not just Matt, but any Father-To-Be.

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13 Bridget Miller June 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

this is just incredible!!! you really do have a face to imagine/talk to/dream about/think about as you continue through the next 10 weeks. I wish you nothing but the best and am ANXIOUSLY waiting for his big arrival.

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14 Irene June 29, 2012 at 10:16 am

I love the 3D shots. I went in for an ultrasound around 26 weeks and the tech surprised me with some 3D shots. It was SO cool to see her on the screen but the pictures she printed for me to take home were a little scary…her nose looked huge! The tech assured me that it’s just the 3D picture and she was pressed up against me.

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15 KERF June 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

Haha… Glad big noses are normal!

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16 Jourdan June 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

so exciting! those pictures are amazing. that would be really cool to see him move and feel him so clearly at the same time and to see which body parts those are! makes me even more excited to meet our baby girl!!!

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17 Susan Mc June 29, 2012 at 10:55 am

I SO love the BERF + kitty pic!
We wrote about this at work and it made me think of you! Have you seen this video yet? Holy wow!
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/06/28/mri-child-birth-live-video?hpt=hln10_6

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18 KERF June 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

Just did… Very cool!

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19 Katherine June 29, 2012 at 11:10 am

so no more breech?? :)

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20 KERF June 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Not at 26 or 30 weeks..

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21 Katherine June 29, 2012 at 11:11 am

i keep singing “turn baby turn” since at 28 i’m still breech!

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22 Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength June 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm

So cool! We love comparing CJ’s 3D picture to him. Kinda creepy yet so stinkin cool. ;-)

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23 jen June 29, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Isn’t technology amazing? I can’t believe how far we’ve come. I keep forgetting that when I was born in 1979, my mom didn’t have any of these options, and now we can learn so much!

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24 Marissa@ohhhsolovely June 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

what a fun thing to experience! glad you & matt got to do this!

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25 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Glad you could see him – worth it’s weight in gold when you’re 30+ weeks and tired and it’s feeling long but still 10 weeks to go. 3D saves the day. Well, it did mine back in my day :)

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26 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 29, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I’ve been waiting for this post, since you showed one of the photos on KERF! The 3D images are so neat! I can’t wait to see him out of the womb!

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27 Danica @ It's Progression June 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

such amazing pictures!!

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28 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles June 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

What a cutie! How fun to get to see him. We do our gender/anatomy scan ultrasound in a couple of weeks. It can’t come soon enough!

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29 Angel7 June 30, 2012 at 12:16 am

I believe that our baby likes my right side, too, because that is where I feel him.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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30 Erin June 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

This is soo amazing! One of my favorite Berf posts yet! It’s so cool to “meet” him – and he totally has your nose ;)

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31 Britt July 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

My baby boy looked exactly like his 3d pictures once he was born. I can’t wait for you to meet your angel

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