We recently discovered that our local Babybond (and most likely others nationwide) have the ability to record the 2D scanning session onto DVD. This isn’t a service they advertise but we wondered if they could do it as they record the 4D scans. A quick phone call confirmed they could so we made an appointment.
I can’t articulate effectively just how amazing it is to see your growing but yet unborn child wriggle and play. The cold logic of knowing that your partner is pregnant does not correlate to the miracle that grows a little every day inside her. It’s like you have these images in your head of pregnancy: fetus, birth and newborn learned from books and from others. It’s only now they are being coloured with emotion and they take on a whole new meaning.
The word “fetus” is now enhanced by the memory of these scans. It’s no longer just a word or a meaningless image.
I’ve heard a few times that literally just before a child is born the parents finally realise they are going to be parents. I can believe that.
The DVD we took home was some 18 minutes long and had a lot of close-ups and scanner searching which didn’t make for entertaining viewing, so here are two edited down versions complete with sentimental music designed to tug the heart strings.