we surprised A's parents and grandparents by taking them to the ultrasound experience to get a sneak peek at baby sunshine when we were in san diego. we thought this outing would be more meaningful than purchasing gifts.
i've seen lots of 3D ultrasound pictures that show so much detail of the baby. baby smiling. full facial features. so that's what we were expecting. tons of cool pictures.
but our baby boy did not want to cooperate.
he was facing my spine and napping almost the entire time.
for 25 minutes, the ultrasound tech prodded my belly with the wand, trying to get our boy to wake up and roll over. she poked him in the bottom. jiggled my belly. she had me get up a thousand times and switch positions. there's nothing we could do to get him to turn around.
some of the things the ultrasound tech said:
"um, i think he's going to be a very good sleeper"
"he clearly does not want to be bothered"
"he is quite strong-willed"
finally, she gave up and offered us a refund minus a tech fee. sometimes people have to come back if their baby isn't cooperating. but since we were only in town for the weekend, she just gave us a refund and a disk with the images she was able to glean which wasn't much.
but right at the very end of our session, our sleepy guy turned around and gave us a 3/4 shot of his face. his arm is draped over his face and his knee is up by his head. he was all curled up. but we got to see a glimpse of him. it was wonderful to see his sweet face while he slept. this boy is so precious and loved.