4D Ultrasound

June 18th, 2008

Today is Wednesday, June 18. We’re at 26 weeks and 6 days. Last week, we had a check up ultrasound. We found out that the baby is larger than average by nearly a pound!! The doctor says that’s just fine and he thinks the baby looks great, but it certainly explains Crisi’s ever-growing belly.

In more exciting news, Crisi and I took the opportunity to have a 3D/4D Ultrasound done of our baby Jellybean. Don’t ask me what the fourth dimension is, but it was hecka cool!! We were also able to have both Cris’s and my mom join in on the fun. He doesn’t just look like a faceless blob of fetus anymore – he’s our baby boy, with a face and a personality. He kept kicking the ultrasound probe on Crisi’s belly and insisted on putting his hands and feet in front of his face when we were trying to take his picture. We also saw him sucking on his hands, making all kinds of faces and squirming around to get more comfy. I have some video that I’m hoping to have posted in the next day or two. In the mean time, enjoy some of the best pictures of the Jellybean.

ps.  As a note of explanation, what looks like dark hair on his head is not actually hair.  He does have hair – we’ve seen it on both the standard and 4D ultrasounds, but it looks different and is not seen in these images.  To get these images, the ultrasound generates sound waves that reach a specific depth.  The black areas represent stuff that is out of focus or deeper than the sound waves are penetrating – like where his skull bones are sloping back.  The widow’s peak “hairline” is actually where his two skull plates come together.  A little bit further beyond that, in the black area, is where his soft spot will form.  -Trav

His eyes are open in this picture. Cute Boy Crisi's Nose Scowling Pursed Lips Funny Lips Smiling

2 Responses to “4D Ultrasound”

  1. Ed on June 19, 2008 9:07 am

    Great Pictures,this is too cool!

  2. Mike Miller on July 14, 2008 12:15 pm

    very nice site Trav…. I enjoyed getting to talk to you and Crisi today

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