“Scream”ing Baby

by Bryan Friedman in Daddy's Corner, Pregnancy

So, we went in for our second appointment yesterday and were happy to discover that we would get to have another ultrasound! Of course this makes the appointments soooo much more fun because you get to see and hear the baby. It responded to the pressure and was dancing all around with arms flailing. Ultrasound technology really fascinates me. Even though the images come out kind of blurry, it’s incredible how clear things are when watching on the monitor and just how much you can see of what is going on inside there.

It’s neat to see how much things have changed from the last ultrasound. We know from our obsessive following on babycenter.com that it’s now developed eye and nose sockets and a little mouth. Still, when I first saw what I thought was the “face” on the screen, I thought I was just seeing things, like the man in the moon or something. Sure enough, though, the doctor confirmed it was indeed the face. It’s definitely in that “alien”-looking stage right now. Alison and I both agree it looks more like Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” than anything else. Right?