First off, can I say how thankful I am for elective ultrasounds! Without them, we would have only gotten three (I had an extra one in the beginning to confirm my due date) throughout the whole pregnancy. That may seem like enough, but with it being my first pregnancy, I just LOVE seeing how much she has grown and changed over the weeks/months, and the 3D/4D ultrasound shows so much detail — it’s insane!
Funny story about scheduling this…
I called in November to take advantage of a Black Friday special they were having. Yep, I was only like 10 weeks pregnant! 😂 So when I asked about scheduling and the best time to have it done, she said around 30 weeks, which would be in April. I couldn’t help but laugh at myself. Total first-time-mom, calling about five months too early hahaha! But you better believe I got it on the calendar and have been looking forward to it ever since November! I highly recommend doing the 3D/4D ultrasound if you have the option, and around 30 weeks is the ideal time!
Fun fact: If you choose to have an elective ultrasound during your pregnancy, make sure you visit a facility that employs certified ARDMS registered ultrasound technicians. These technicians undergo years of training before earning their credentials. Stork Vision is Gallatin Valley’s ONLY elective facility with ARDMS technicians, and it’s reassuring to know my baby and I are in good hands when we go in!
Not all elective facilities have registered technicians, and they don’t have to disclose that, which is a little crazy to me!
Stork Vision Bozeman
We had ours done at the cutest and best place in town — Stork Vision Bozeman. The place itself is adorable, warm and welcoming, and the owner, Chalah, is just the icing on the cake. She is super knowledgeable and made sure to point out everything we were looking at. Otherwise, I sometimes can’t tell if I’m seeing an arm, the umbilical cord, or the placenta. 🤷🏼♀️ Definitely check her out if you’re in Bozeman and looking for a 3D/4D ultrasound!
It still amazes me some days that I’m growing a human, with the lack of knowledge I have of my own body. Just the other day, I had a MALE explain to me in detail what was attached to what and everything that was really going on inside my body better than any female ever has! Pretty impressive.
It’s so fun getting to see all of her features! I can’t wait to see her once she’s here. I think she’s looking like me, but has a little of Josh in her too!
I can’t wait to start this new adventure with this guy. He’s going to be the best daddy, and she’s going to have him wrapped around her little finger the second she enters this world.
We can’t wait to meet you so soon, sweet girl! Your dad and I already love you MORE than you could ever imagine!