January 23, 2011

28 Weeks (ultrasound pictures)

Welcome to the third trimester! I did it, we're finally here....yippee! :D

This week we had the pleasure of seeing our gorgeous baby boy again, in a medically-ordered scan (our OB likes his IVF patients to have a 28-week scan as part of pregnancy care; he said it's to make sure that everything is continuing to go on track, as IVF babies can sometimes come earlier than naturally-conceived babies).

However, all looks to be well! Placenta is perfect, baby is weighing in at 1260g (2.5lb) and if he continues to follow the growth curve observed at our 21-week scan and this one, he'll be about 8.5lb at birth. Of course, this is only a guestimate but it's nice to know that he won't likely be an 11lb'er! ;)

Here are a couple of pictures of the little man (who has put on some gorgeous chubby baby fat in the last seven weeks). Go here to see pictures from our previous scans.
I love his profile

Snuggling against the placenta, umbilical cord over his shoulder

Beautiful sleepy face (hubby and I agree that he has my nose!)


  1. WOW!!! That last shot is unbelievable!!! He's a handsome little man :)

  2. I have another scan at 32 weeks to check on my placenta...but it won't be 3D...I would love to see her in such detail!

  3. I'm in awe of that last shot too... I know that it sounds strange, but he looks like such a little fully-formed baby now! I'm in love and I haven't met him on the outside world yet. :)

  4. Nice ultrasound pics.

    4D fetal ultrasounds are similar to 3D scans, with the difference associated with time: 4D allows a 3-dimensional picture in real time, rather than delayed, due to the lag associated with the computer constructed image, as in classic 3-dimensional ultrasound.


  5. Congratulations! I wish we had the technology of the 4d scans when I was having my first child. The ultrasound scans made me feel incredibly natious, I hope this is normal =\