The Cutest Smile

In honor of my dentist appointment today…

I read the cutest thing. There is a London facility called the Create Health Centre for Reproduction and Advanced Technology that performs 3D/4D ultrasounds in lieu of the 2D screenings. The pictures are very detailed and life-like. They look almost like a photograph.


It really takes the work out of deciphering the image to find the baby. Mothers and fathers don’t have to stare for hours and wait for the picture to emerge as if it is a stereogram. I know I was really worried my baby was going to come out looking like some kind of blob in the shape of a peanut. My biggest concern was not being able to differentiate between his head or tail. Later, that becomes important, right?


One particular ultrasound done at the health centre pictured a baby smiling in the womb. Before now, it was typically thought that babies didn’t smile until four to six weeks of age. It was the most adorable thing. Of course, it was probably a muscle reflex rather than a “social” smile, but it is still cuter than ever.

Published in: on April 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

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