Can you see him? It's kind of hard to see, but-- and you know me, so you know that this had to be a relief from something, though you might not know what-- i'm happy to report that it looks like my child has a normal little face.
See, they keep trying to get him to pose for a profile shot. Even though he is not born yet, I'm getting to know something about little buddy here: he is not easily manipulated. He keeps his head facing my spine whenever someone wants to take his picture...no 3D pics for us because he was asleep and wouldn't wake up when they tried to take it...and woke up about a mile down the road and danced and played for the next hour after i left the place :)
But there was this one picture... i learned a new word yesterday when they took this shot. "artifact." At one point, it looked like his skull had this crazy crack across it. the ultrasound tech is just moving along, chatting with us and pointing stufff out, but you know me-- i'm thinking "OH MY GOSH!! do you see the CRACK across his head?????" when i asked her about it she told me that it was an artifact; just some shadow or stray mark in the image. anyway, there was a picture back when they were first trying to get his profile, around week 20, maybe, and it scared me.... he looked like cro-magnon baby. he had all of these crazy sharp lines for his nose and upper and bottom lip, and his head seemed gigantic. the technician was cooing over it ("looook at your precious wittle boy") and i'm thinking, "i will love him no matter what, but Lord help him!!"
but this week, in this picture, i see from his face that he has a little squished up nose (and have been counseled by a few that he won't even look like this when he's born-- everything's distorted in the amniotic fluid) and two eyes and things don't look angular at all. sigh. he's okay.
bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me. ALLLLL that is within me :)