My Little Prisoner During And After Incarceration

Back at the end of June, I wrote about our experience of going for a 4D ultrasound scan which reminded me of a Carbonited Han Solo. This was a pretty cool and emotional encounter in which we got to see a 3D Baby L (or should that be Foetus L?) whilst she was still aboard the mothership.

We were also able to walk away with a few photos of the little one which were great, as well as a DVD of her ‘best bits’ from the session, although truth be told, the DVD was pretty boring and definitely lacked a plot. Still, a nice little keepsake.

Since Baby L came into the world and escaped her womb prison, we’ve not really thought much about the photos we got from the 4D scan. That was until we were sat on the sofa on Saturday looking through some old photos on the laptop.

In a weird coincidence, twist of fate or whatever you want to call it, we stumbled across the 3D photos from the session at the same time that Baby L turned and snuggled into my arm / chest. That’s when it struck us that a 15 week old Baby L looked remarkably like a 31 week old Foetus L.

That is hardly surprising as she is the same person, but remarkable nonetheless in my opinion. We always knew a little person was inside the missus, but it’s crazy thinking that the thing in there is the thing that is now out here. The fact that the baby comes out looking like they did in the womb is obvious but also mind-blowing.

Out of interest, I decided to put the two photos side-by-side to show how similar the 4D scan is to real life. Apart from the nose looking slightly bigger in the 4D scan, Foetus L and Baby L look remarkably similar despite there being a gap of five months between the two photos. The pink muslin cloth also worked perfectly as a replica placenta.

I’m not going to get all religious or political or whatever, but it does make you realise that abortion does involve prematurely ending a life, particularly when the baby’s features are developed relatively early when inside the mothership. Anyway, that debate is for another time and for another blog!

The fact that we can see that Baby L is Baby L when we compare her life as a prisoner to life on the outside is pretty mind-blowing. They say prison changes people, but it doesn’t seem to have done so in Baby L’s case!

Can you see a resemblance between the photos, or are these just the words of a doting Dad? Did you have a 4D scan and could you see a resemblance when your little one was born? Let me know below 🙂


  • Coombe Mill (Fiona)

    It’s amazing how similar she looks, obviously it’s the same baby but I’ve always though scans gave you a vague hint. This shows how great the 3d scans are. Popping in from Magic Moments.

    • Yeh exactly. I also thought many of the babies look the same in scans, but this is a bit too uncanny, shows surely shows that the scans are pretty accurate! 🙂

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Wow, we didn’t have 3D scans with ours, but this is incredible. The resemblance is so clear! #MagicMoments

    • Cool, isn’t it. And also a bit freaky! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • They are so fab. I have one of my grandson and he looks just the same now he has been born. My daughter had one done last week and the picture is super cute. I will look forward to seeing if my granddaughter looks the same when she is born in feb

    • That’s good, bet you’re looking forward to Feb and at least you have an idea of what the little one looks like already 🙂

  • disqus_dIRjNoslsp

    I think the 4D scans are a bit freaky to be honest but I do find this so clear and as you say identical (nor freaky!) The human boby is amazing and the growing baby inside the womb is facinating. I don’t think you really think about how amazing until you become a parent.

    • Haha, I agree, they are freaky and don’t mind if you call my once unborn child freaky 🙂 Definitely, everything that the human body does is incredible when it comes to birth and parenthood. Thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Em – Frills & Doodads

    Wow they really do look the same! It’s amazing that they’re in a similar position as well so it makes it even more obvious! x

    • Yep definitely, that’s what made me think that they looked the same!

  • Megan

    Very similar indeed!

  • Aww how cute and how very similar! I had a normal scan just the other day as I was worried about fetal movement and we got to see the babies face and OMG it’s a person in there! So scary to think baby will be here in 6 weeks and he/she had proper little facial features. Amazing and definitely mind blowing 🙂

    • Crazy isn’t it?! It’s really weird that the baby ‘in there’ becomes the baby ‘out here’. Took me a while to get my head around that. Good look for the next 6 weeks 🙂

  • Susanne Remic

    Wow it’s amazing to be able to see the similarities! I know what you mean, it’s always hard to relate the baby on the outside to the one on the inside, especially the older they get! x x

    • Yeah, very true – not so difficult with a newborn, but I imagine when the little one is 15 or something, the concept that they came out of you must be pretty odd! 🙂

  • Wow incredible to see the similarities isn’t it, I thought 3 and 4D scans were a bit freaky to be honest but they’re fascinating aren’t they! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts x

    • Freaky and fascinating sums it up pretty well I think! 🙂

  • Let’s Talk Mommy

    It’s great to see the similarities. WOW! I love 3/4D scans they are so amazing. Love this. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again next week. Happy Holidays #sharewithme

    • Thanks. Crazy isn’t it. I’ve also seen that there’s a HD version of a 3D scan now which looks so life like it’s like you’re in there with the baby!

  • I can definitely see it! 4D scans usually freak me a little bit but that is pretty awesome! #magicmoments

    • Agree, definitely something freaky about them but nice to have as a keepsake 🙂