Monday, May 10, 2010

I am the proud Mama of a Pretzel Baby!!

For my first Mother's Day Ben's gift was to take me to Becoming Mom Spa to have a 30 minute 3D/4D session with out our little bun in the oven. (3D because the pictures are taken in 3D and 4D because we can view her movements live on the TV screen...That's for Sonja who asked and anyone else who was wondering.)

So we go there and of course we were both VERY excited to see what her face looks like. The tech put the wand on my belly and instead of seeing her face we saw everything but! Not only were her hands covering her face, but her FEET were too! She couldn't have done a better job hiding herself. The tech was even a little surprised by how curled up she was. We tried moving me from side to side and I even got up to dance around a bit to see if we could get her to move, but she was sound asleep and not budging.

It reminded me of how our dog Libby sleeps:

The good news is that everything looked perfectly healthy. Her heartbeat was 148, the fluid was in good supply, and all her limbs looked great...and long! We even got a few moments when a hand moved just slightly so we could see her mouth moving as it inhaled and exhaled amniotic fluid practicing for when she'll be breathing air. With her feet clear up to her forehead we got a excellent view of, well.... it's definitely a GIRL! There was no mistaking that!

Thankfully this Spa guarantees a full face shot so we were able to reschedule another 30 minute session free of charge. We go back this Thursday evening, and maybe then she'll be ready to show us her sweet little face!!

I know...I'm so impatient!! I just can't wait 'til August to get her first picture taken!! :)


  1. Awe! I hope you see her little face Thursday! Happy Mother's Day.

  2. Oooh, so you get to go back!! That makes it worth the trouble, you get two for one! I know, like me, you must love just getting to see her and know she's doing well in there. Can't wait for the pics!!!

  3. Good luck at the next ultrasound! I bet she looks like Mommy!

  4. Thanks for the clarification on 3D vs 4D -- I was very curious! What a sweet Mother's Day present! I'm glad all was well and that you saw so much, even if she was hiding her sweet little face. Our 3D/4D shots of the faces were hard to get, too, and we never did see our baby girl's face. I can't wait either!

    Can't wait to see the pics and for the eventual full face shot!!

  5. Hey ... I was just checking out your slideshow and saw all of you pre-natal vitamins that you were taking.

    Could you post what all of the pills were? I could make out a few, but not all of them. Thanks!

  6. I'm glad you get to go back again. That pic of your dog is too funny. I have never seen a dog sleep that way! I can't wait to see pics of her sweet little face. What a wonderful gift from your hubby.

  7. Hi are the vitamins I took prior to and during my second IVF round. (Of course my doctor approved them too!)

    My prescribed prenatal vitamins with DHA Pill
    extra Omega-3 fatty acids (Fish oil)
    Vitamins C, E
    Extra Folic Acid

    (some of those containers in the picture were supplements my husband took.)

    Then after I conceived I scaled back to just my prenatal multi vitamin and DHA pill, 500 mg of vitamin C and fish oil daily.

    Best of luck to you!!

  8. You just made my day! Your love and support is amazing! I don't know what I would do without you. Thank you so much for your comment. This has all really sucked, but it is so much easier with wonderful friends like you. Thank you girl! You're the best!

  9. Camera shy baba! Hope she shows everything at the next scan - can't wait to see!!!!