My reaction to this was, of course, sophisticated and nonplussed. Let's see if I can remember what I said:
"YEE-HAW, RYAN!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE WE GET ONE OF THEM NEW-FANGLED 3D ULTRASOUNDS!"
Or something like that. Cool as a cucumber, that's me.
Anyway, we trooped into the doctor's office with our horde. We truly sounded like a herd of elephants thundering across the plains, I think. I felt sorry for any poor soul who might walk in the door to, you know, go to the doctor. They might have expected a normal, quiet, peaceful doctor's waiting room, and what they would have gotten instead was a carnival. But--and I was thankful--no one but us darkened the door.
In truth, the techs and nurses were extremely kind and accomodating. (I think we weren't the first family to decide to have a family reunion at that location...)
We emerged from the office with a videotape, several regular and several 3D photos, and--let's just say 100% confidence that we have a little Noah Frith coming into our lives in just a few months.
Perhaps you'd like to meet him? I'll spare you the, uh, money shot.
Here he's all scrunched against my side, but you can see his cute little face!
Here are his little feet:
Everything looked perfect and wonderful. Noah was sucking his thumb when the transducer showed the first image of him. CUTE!
We got to see his little four-chambered heart beating (143 bpm); they can even show you the blood flow through the chambers as well as the cord! The grandparents in particular were blown away by the advancement of technology.
I can't wait to hold my son.