20 weeks pregnant: Into the 4th dimension

by Angela on March 21, 2013 · 4 comments

So, little baby lady was featured in a motion picture already — a 4D Ultrasound (or 4D Live Motion Imaging), more precisely! Here’s where you shake you head and mutter, “Technology, technology, technology…” This stuff will blow your mind. 4D is a continuous 3D scanning of the baby, so you see it move in real time. The ultrasound tech told me, “It’s as if we inserted a scope into your uterus and took video footage of what we see.”

On a routine 20 week checkup at an OB/GYN in Omaha, I was getting an ultrasound to measure cervical length, as I am considered somewhat “high-risk” since Max was born so early. Normally, 4D Ultrasound isn’t done until the fetus is at least 27 weeks, when there’s more mass to view. But as we were doing the boring old (yawn) standard ultrasound, the lively tech switched over to 3D, then exclaimed, “Wow, she sure is chubby! I think we’ll try this…” Et, voila:

Hello, baby. Chubby, sweet 4th dimensional baby.

The tech kept claiming how this was the best 20-week picture in 4D she’s seen to date. “Ordinarily at 20 weeks, they look like Skeletor, so we don’t like to show parents that.” What gets me is how she already resembles Max when he was just a few days old!

Max (left) had been born prematurely at 32 weeks, and was just a day old in this photo. Little lady on the right is measuring right on course, and I’m determined to bake her as long as I possibly can!

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Kate March 22, 2013 at 8:32 am

Hello there, we are new subscribers to your blog! We saw the Lion King a few nights ago and were stunned at how wonderful everything was produced. I am now trying to catch up on your blog back stories and it has been fun getting to know your family and see the fun things you all are doing. It is a fascinating life you lead! Thanks for liking Omaha so much so far. As a third generation resident here I can tell you its the best!


ANGELIQUE March 22, 2013 at 10:02 am



steve m March 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

what a wondrous thing this is. my family is very happy for you and wish you continued health for this baby and your whole family.


Janeen March 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

Holy schnikes, this is amazing! She looks just like her brother!


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