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Monday, January 12, 2015

a glimpse of baby sunshine | 3D ultrasound

instead of buying christmas gifts, 
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.

he's my heart. 
sneak peek of baby sunshine at 27 weeks

29 comments:

JoJo said...

Aww that's one adorable picture. Sorry he didn't cooperate for you guys. Nice to hear you got a refund though.

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

What a little stubborn cutie ;) Glad you got to see his face!!!!

Amanda said...

Look at his adorable little nose! So cute! I'm glad to hear that he's doing well! Hoping that "good sleeper" part turns out true! : )

Heidi said...

He is precious!!! Look at those lips!!!!! Jessah!!!

Laura Rahel said...

Awe <3 So precious! I never did get an email from you with photos for a mini album. Let me know if you still want one!

Katie said...

Ohhh how precious! Emma didn't want to show her face the first time I went either. At least you got one really good picture.... and your money back. :)

Katie @ The Macarthurs Lately said...

So precious! You'll have to do a side-by-side comparison after he's born!

Whitney @ Southern Hope said...

HE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Oh I am SO HAPPY for y'all!! SO HAPPY!!

Jessica said...

It's amazing to be able to see his little face so well! What a sweetheart:) So glad he turned just a bit for you. I'm sure your family loved being able to join in for such a wonderful experience with you!

Gypsy Mama said...

I was never able to get a good ultrasound shot of Paloma... glad you were able to get one of your boy! And what a cutie he is!!

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

So precious! I'm dying for a 3D ultrasound! xx

Aramis said...

Adorable! We're not doing a 3D but we get to see Chalupa again at 34 weeks. I can't wait! Crazy to think we'll both be moms so soon!

Elena @ baby Ridley bump said...

So sweet!!

Jennifer T said...

How sweet! I also have not had a ton of luck getting a good 3d shot... but I have a pic almost identical to yours :)

Cristy said...

What a precious image!

Julia Spencer said...

Cute!

shay said...

oh man, that stinks that he was uncooperative! nicholas was the same way, but we were able to go back the next day... at least you got one good shot of him. he'll be here before you know it!

Ashley Sanderson said...

look at that cute little nose!!! He is adorable Jessah. I'm so glad he cooperated at the last second. Little stinker!

Krystal Sullivan said...

He is adorable already. Look at those cheeks! SO glad everything is going well :)

holly said...

awww he's precious! I didn't get many good shots from my 3D either as my little one was using my anterior placenta as a pillow!

monica yard said...

He looks like a good little snuggler already!! :)

Bren said...

Oh he is SO precious! Sorry the ultrasound experience wasn't so smooth. My little guy kept covering his eyes and at one point gave us a full on booty view with his back at us. Even so, it's super fun to see them in there all cozy and snug. We'll make up for lack of photos in a couple months!

Lisa @ AmateurNester said...

What a wonderful idea for a Christmas present! I'm sure your family loved it! Baby boy is looking good!

Elisha Kearns said...

Oh my!! He is such a doll baby already!! LOVE!!! xoxo

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Chelley N said...

Oh this just melts my heart. What a beautiful sight!

ADSchill said...

Aww that's a great photo! You just need that one! Hi Sunshine!!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh, SO sweet! What a priceless Christmas gift!

Elle @ ELLELYNNE said...

Those 3D ultrasounds just make it all so surreal. Getting a glimpse of what they look like I think forms that connection and bond even more now that you have a face to look at.

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Dave Thompson said...

How cool is that picture. So neat you can see your babies face while it is still growing. A few years ago we could not even tell the sex of the baby until it was born, and now we can do things like this. Technology has come a long way in a few short years. http://www.weepeek.ca

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