It’s my 31st week of pregnancy today. I have 9 more weeks to do. We just had another peek at my Zeeka yesterday morning as we visited Asian Hospital’s Women’s Health department. Last week (week 30), we had our first 4D Ultrasound, but Zeeka that time was sound asleep. To add to that she, placed her umbilical cord infront of her face so we couldn’t take a good picture of it. She showed herself for 2 minutes and really looked at the ‘cameras’ and then hid. My daughter is already trained for the paparazzi as early as now.

Anyway, yesterday, I went with my family to check out Zeeka. The tip of the Dra. who did my ultrasound the last time was to eat and drink a lot before having the 4D Ultrasound. So that is what I did. I ate a half cup of brown rice, longanisa and taho for breakfast. I also drink A LOT of water! Because of this, when we got to Asian Hospital, I rushed to the rest room to pee! I think I overdid ‘drinking’. Anyway, true enough, Zeeka was now more enthusiastic and awake!

Here a video of her getting inis (irritated) with all the scan and picture taking! 🙂 LOL!

She was gracious enough to look at us the whole time! Good job, baby!

Zeeka's 4D Ultrasound picture

Zeeka’s 4D Ultrasound picture

Zeeka 4D Ultrasound 2

Zeeka's 4D Ultrasound 3

Does she look like me or my husband, EJ? 🙂 hehe!

The 4D Ultrasound at Asian Hospital costs Php 4500. You have to make an appointment. The best time to have a 4D Ultrasound is between 28 – 31 weeks. In Asian Hospital, they have obstetricians who really take time out and wait for your baby to show itself in order to take a good picture. Aside from that, they of course, have to go through the entire process of checking on the bones, body parts, and weight of the baby. The fee comes with a CD of videos and pictures of your baby. They will also give you two printed colored pictures and several black and white ones.

The doctor gave us one free scan since during the first visit, we didn’t really get to see a lot of Zeeka. So again, tips before you have a 4D Ultrasound is to take in a lot of water and food! Really! This will help, indeed.

Just wanted to share!

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger

I can’t believe it! I can already see the features of my Zeeka. We went to the Women’s Health Department of Asian Hospital yesterday. We had our 4D Ultrasound scheduled. Ej and I were so excited to meet Zeeka.

The 4D ultrasound at Asian costs Php 4,550. It comes with a CD of the pictures and a video of your baby. Our appointment was at 10:00 am, but the doctor who was in charge of scanning us, advised me to go and hydrate and eat! This is actually a tip for moms-to-be who will have 4D Ultrasound appointments. Be sure to arrive with a full stomach! Drink a lot of fluids and eat food. Doctors or the one doing the scan will want to have the babies alive, awake and enthusiatic for this procedure.

I went down to have a bagel and two glasses of water. I didn’t go to the restroom anymore before the procedure. The more liquid that you take, the better, since it creates space so it would be easier to find the parts of the body of your baby like the face, limbs, etc.

We were called in at around 11:30 am. Zeeka is still in breech position.

Baby Zeeka, I hope you turn around just in time. Mommy wants to have a normal delivery. hehe!

During the first few takes, Zeeka was smiling with her hands cupping her chin. Talking about a Koreanovela pose! Way to go, girl! Actress in the making. Maybe you could fulfill mommy’s dreams of being an actress. A few seconds later though, she made a fist and hid her face. Aaaaaaw! She then hid also under her umbilical cord.

Pictures from Zeeka's 4D Ultrasound

Pictures from Zeeka’s 4D Ultrasound

We couldn’t take any more nice photos of Zeeka. The doctor was kind enough to offer me another 4D Ultrasound schedule Thursday next week, so that we could take better photos.

We then just continued the ultrasound by measuring the body parts and taking the weight of Zeeka. Chubby cheeks Zeeka is now at 3 pounds and 4 ounces. She’s also definitely a girl! The doctor checked again and she was sure.

We left happy. I have the printed out black and white photos, but I still have to come back on Thursday for another $D ultrasound. It’s okay! That means i’ll get to see Zeeka again. I’ll go with my mom and dad, too, on Thursday. They’re super excited!

I am, too! Again! 🙂

I love you, Zeeka! You have mommy’s nose.

Love,

Mommy Ginger

Mommy Ginger