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The Rorschach Test

by Stephanie Stricklen

Posted on December 11, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:42 PM

As someone who waited until 34 to have her first child.. I'm one of the 'last to go' among my friends. This means I have looked at a lot of ultrasound pictures of fuzzy images that, maybe, looked more like fancy sea monkeys or tiny aliens to me than a human baby. So, with that, I can now join the club and share my own (lucky!).

The hospital offers 3D ultrasounds and I was all for it, until I asked the technician who told me with a certain measure of candor, "It'll give you nightmares."

See, while the side shot on the ultrasound is kinda cute, especially to me since that's mah nugget, and made me all weepy while I sat there holding the husband's hand.. the truth of the matter is our little baby does look like a spindly, skinny, transclucent space creature with eyeballs that aren't quite in the right spot and stuff sticking out of odd places.

The technicians used to flip the switch to 3D for women who wanted to see what their kiddos looked like in the 3rd and 4th months, until some of those women stared wide-eyed and horrified at what they saw. And as much as I like sci-fi, I think it's just best to wait until this little baby looks just like.. well, a baby.

So think of these pics as a Rorschach inkblot test; can you spot the nugget??
Here's a little help. That drawing is some of my finest work ever.
And they measured The Nug from top of the head to the rump. Bizarrely cool!

Okay, off to get a crash course in some producer basics from Live @ 7 producer Aaron.