He sent me off for an ultrasound that revealed that there was indeed just one baby in there at which point I finally exhaled. That was when I was 10 weeks along, so LJ resembled a kidney bean more than the little human that he actually was.
Little did I know that was the only ultrasound my doctor was going to give me.
Anyone who knows me IRL knows that I am a planner – I have to have things planned out far in advance, with every little detail attended to. Not knowing the gender of our baby ahead of time was not an option for me. I recalled hearing something about 3D and 4D ultrasounds and began to look into them.
The closest one I could find was just outside of Chicago, so off we trudged. I will never regret taking the trip down there and spending the money on that experience. Seeing out little guy was such an amazing miracle – and we were shocked at how much he really looked like his ultrasound pictures.
|A beautiful relaxing environment.|
|A large viewing screen allows every detail to be seen.|
While you are there, take a few minutes to chat with the owner/operator, Lorraine. She is one of the most interesting and kind hearted people I have come across in a long time. Listening to her talk about her own birthing experiences and how they influenced her to go into this field brought tears to my eyes. Southeastern Wisconsin women are very lucky to have this wonderful resource available.
If you are pregnant or know someone who is, be sure to check out the contest Baby Preview has going on their Facebook page. Each month, women can upload their funniest, cutest, or most beautiful pregnancy photos and have their friends vote for them. The winner will receive a complimentary 3D ultrasound (valued at $250)!
|Before and After Photos.|
My sincerest thanks to Lorraine at Baby Preview for giving me a guided tour and sharing her story with me.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced by any compensation.