July 11, 2003

Camera Shy Kate

Today was the big 4D ultrasound day. Not only would we be confirming that Kate was indeed a Kate, but we would also get really cool 3D pictures of our little bundle of joy to share with family and friends. Apparently though, Kate already has a mind and opinion of her own.

The good news is that Kate is a Kate, and Ken can get started on painting those nursery walls pinks as soon as he wants. The bad news is that Kate was in a shy, sleepy mood and did very little to cooperate with her fetal glamour shots shoot.

The session was supposed to last for about 30 minutes. We were there for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Is this a foreshadowing of the many pictures to come with good 'ol Saint Nick? Hopefully, silly puppets and Ken's funny faces will work in our favor once she's out of the womb. In the meantime, we tried everything, from drinking a can of Mountain Dew and promising her ice cream later, to laying on each side to move her around and a room full of office staff cheering her on. In the end she was face down and completely ignoring any of our coaxing.

As you can see from the few images that we got, there's either a hand, a foot or two of each in front if her face. Perhaps she's meant to be a celebrity and just practicing her paparazzi pose.

There is more good news though...in addition to camera shy Kate working against us, so was the technology (go figure!). Because we came home with less than what we paid for they have us going back on Monday for more. Our CD of stills did not include the images you see posted in black and white. Fortunately we got printouts of those but the sepia digital images are much better quality. Also the 4D ultrasound (video) turned out blank because of some error.

We're definitely hoping that Kate is a bit more photogenic on Monday during the reshoot session.
Posted by Jean-Marie at July 11, 2003 06:30 PM
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