We had our big “Baby Tour” on Wednesday. The “Baby Tour” is that awesome ultrasound session you have sometime in the second trimester. If you’ve had it done, you know what I’m talking about.
“And here, you see The Kid‘s the feet. See those little toes? Aren’t they cute?”
“And this, of course, is the head. See the nose? And the eyes? So cute…”
You don’t, of course, see the eyes or the nose. But it sure sounds a lot better than, “See the eye sockets? Aren’t those cute eye sockets? And how about that nasal cavity!”
Our tech was extremely polite and, despite the annoying habit of calling our wonderful child The Kid, was an excellent tour guide. He answered all of my nerdy questions like, “What’s the standard deviation on those measurements of the femur?”
He also produced some stunning pictures of The Kid, including a nice 3D view of the face. (I started asking more nerdy questions about 3D and 4D ultrasound and he kindly flipped into 3D mode to illustrate a point.)
I’m totally fascinated by the development process we all go through. It blows me away that everything happens like clockwork in most cases. Every one of us starts growing fingers on the same day. Our ears form in exactly the same way on exactly the same day. The views of development offered by embryoscopy and fetoscopy just blow me away.
Enjoy these – we did! Marla’s growing and glowing! I’ll post a few pictures of her belly later this week. She’s got that awesome “expectant mother glow” going on in full force now. I can’t take a bad picture of her these days.