Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Blitzen's 4D Ultrasound!

Yesterday we had Blitzen's 4D ultrasound! It worked out wonderfully timing wise because it helped us not to feel so depressed coming home from Disney. I was looking forward to seeing Blitzen and to comparing how he/she looks with what Kye looked like. You can see more of Kye's 4D ultrasound here. I KNEW when we scheduled Blitzen's that the girl was wrong about the timing of it...29 weeks is pretty late for that type of ultrasound. But I let her tell me that it was the best time...and you can tell in the images that Kye's were better because I had it earlier in my pregnancy (during week 27 rather than 29). Good to know for next time!

"Clover" at 27 weeks
I had the 4D Ultrasound done at the same place we did Kye's. The prices have actually gone down since then and the package included more! Sounds good to me! Zach, Kye, Mom, Mrs. Charlotte and I all went to the appointment and spent a solid hour enjoying seeing Blitzen. They gave me over 10 actual pictures, a cd with 76 images on it, and a dvd of our entire session. He or she was not too happy to be on tv and kept blocking his or her little face with his or her arms and hands. We still got several great shots though!!! You can click on any of them to make them bigger and see them better :)

Love how well you can see the arm
told ya Blitzen wasn't pleased...he or she is giving us the finger haha
Since I am further along in this pregnancy...the pictures aren't as clear and the baby looks a little more smushed (because it IS! There's less room in there for that child every day!). I knew it was probably fine but in lots of the images there's a ball looking thing on Blitzen's right eye...luckily it was just a blob or something and isn't actually on Blitzen. You can tell it's gone in several of the pictures so that made me feel better :)

a little grin!
blob free :)
The baby made LOTS of funny faces for us!
covering the face again


profile shot
To us, Blitzen looks chubbier than Kye with fuller lips, don't you think?
more smiles

good one of the face
probably my favorite, love the little fingers


making an "Elvis face"
resting the hand on his or her little chin!
sad face :(

this is another favorite, looks very sweet!

another funny facial expression



covering those eyes
covering the mouth!
It was neat that we were able to see each individual finger. The ultrasound tech also showed us the feet (while avoiding any private parts!) and we could count all the toes. To me, Blitzen and Kye ("Clover") looked very similar...but to Zach they look very different. Maybe I just think all babies look alike?!?! With Kye's we left feeling like it looked like a boy...this time we both said it looks more feminine. Maybe it's because it's filled out more or something? Maybe seeing these will help some of you make your guesses for the Blitzen Baby Pool ;)

We were also able to see some fuzz on the head, so Blitzen DOES have hair!!! You can't tell in any of these images but the tech was able to show us. It's a little bit frustrating when you go to these types of things because they can't tell you anything health-wise about the baby. They aren't allowed to. Even though they couldn't say that Blitzen looks healthy, I still felt good SEEING the baby and being able to tell for myself that he or she is healthy (at least the best I can tell!). The heart rate was 148 which is consistent with every appointment I've had. Blitzen was moving a lot during the whole thing and it was neat to see the movement while I felt it.

One of the most precious things about the whole experience was Kye. He was so sweet to me. He asked to get up on the table with me and laid his face on mine. He kept giving me kisses over and over and just wanted to be right with me the whole time. I'm not sure if it all made him nervous or something? I also think he thought we were bringing the baby home with us. When we got home he got a diaper from the nursery and started running around the house looking for the baby b/c "Kye needs to put diaper on it." He had show and tell at school today and it was supposed to be an item that starts with the letter "B". I'm not sure how he did with it, but I let him take one of the ultrasound pictures with him. I think he enjoyed it because when he was eating lunch he asked to hold the baby and took the pictures and was talking to them and kissing them. He told the baby all about Disney ;) Here's a video of it!

Kye talking to his sibling
It was a really great experience and I'm SO thankful that Mom didn't have to make the drive up from Melbourne for it this time around. How awesome is it that she's here now and able to buzz to the dr and then go on with her day? Such a blessing for sure!

Mom with her 2nd grand baby!
 Mrs Charlotte with her 4th one :)
 proud parents!
 soon-to-be family of four!
While I do wish we'd done it a couple weeks ago, I'm still glad we had the ultrasound and the experience together. It's wonderful to be able to better visualize the baby and makes everything feel SO much more REAL. Can't wait to meet Blitzen in person and hold our baby in our arms!!!

What do you guys think of the pics? Look like Big Brother? Different? Does Blitzen look more like a girl to you or a boy?

3 comments:

Forddygirl said...

How cool :-) And jeff and i were laughing out BUTTS off at the baby giving the finger. Thats classic!

In the profile shot i think the baby looks like a girl. I mean, could a boy have such fULL lips?! Maybe, but the profile shot looks feminine!

Kharner said...

SHE/he looks adorable! Cannot wait til Blitzen is born to find out the sex and names! Won't be too long now! Sooo exciting!

Olivia Jack said...

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ultrasound comes from machines that help create images of the womb in
your body. With the help of an ultrasound, your doctor can tell many
things about your child like its size, how well the baby’s heart
and organs of the body are growing and working, and even give the
expected date of delivery. Though 2D and 3D ultrasounds have been
around for some time, 4D is a relatively new technology in
ultrasound. 4D is four dimensional, and in 4D ultrasound, this fourth
dimension is what helps create live pictures of your unborn baby. The
major difference between 4D ultrasound and other scans is that it
provides live studies of the baby. This gives a great bonding
experience with the baby and mother to make her work at taking better
care of herself. Siblings and other family members also draw closer
together with a 4D pregnancy ultrasound.





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