Friday, March 16, 2012

Baby Liam in 3D (my visit to Hudson Valley Ultrasound)

I've been missing in action, forgive me. But I've got a fun post for you today! Last Friday I went for a 3D/4D ultrasound at Hudson Valley Ultrasound in Munroe, NY and I'm happy to introduce to you baby Liam for the first time in 3D!

How stinkin' cute is he??

The image is blurry because I snapped a shot of an ultrasound printout with my cell phone, but I actually received a CD with over 70 printable/shareable images with my $149, 30-minute-long ultrasound session. Plus, I received a free video of the whole session which is something fun to have (normally a $25 value.)

We had a really nice experience at Hudson Valley Ultrasound. My husband wasn't able to come along due to work, but my mom came along and Andrew too. The ultrasound room was large and comfortable (with a big couch to seat a bunch of family members), and we were able to see little Liam on both a big movie screen and a television. Andrew kept laughing because the baby looked orange on the screens, so I think he's convinced that his little brother is orange (maybe he'll have red hair too so it won't be far from the truth!)

The ultrasound technician was very nice and he worked hard to get a good shot of the baby, even though he was hiding behind the placenta. He seemed genuinely happy every time the baby smiled or yawned for him, which I though was sweet too. The tech confirmed the baby's gender again for me and also confirmed that he was positioned head down.

I left the session really happy we had decided to schedule a 3D/4D scan. I didn't have one with Andrew because my OB provided us with so many ultrasound photos, but this time around I had only 3 or 4 pics. Along with the pictures on the CD, I received 4 black and white and 2 color ultrasound printouts with my session. The ultrasound tech also handed me a small Enfamil diaper bag containing formula samples and a bag containing other baby loot (Similac samples, magazines, etc.) before I left, which was a nice surprise.

Check out for details about ultrasound packages and pricing at Hudson Valley Ultrasound. They even offer sonogram streaming to a remote computer, which is great for far-away family members who want to be involved.

My only disclaimer is that the office can be a bit hard to find because the Google Map plotting is off and it is a shared office/storefront with other providers. The office is actually located just after the intersection of Lake Street and Millpond Parkway (the lake will be on your right and the office will be on your left, right before the parking lot entrance.)

The parking can also be a bit sketchy (either road parking or the one parking spot designated to the ultrasound practice in a shared parking lot), but we managed to find it and snatch up a parking spot no problem.

Now, let's scroll up and look at Liam again! <3

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that picture is so AMAZING! I can't believe how clear it is. I'm hoping that my ultrasound will be as clear :)