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At 28 week ultrasound, unborn baby waves to parents

by | Jan 11, 2018

Dad says, “He decided to give us a proper hello so we would leave him alone.”

By Dave Andrusko

“Hello, Mummy”—what a delightful headline to describe the gesture expectant parents Lucy Bearley and Stuart Barrett, from Thatcham in Berkshire, England saw from their unborn son at her 28 week ultrasound scan.

“’I was laying on my side so it was difficult to see much really,” Ms. Bearley told the Daily Mail. “Stuart suddenly said he thought he saw him waving so we asked the lady to rewind the footage.”

“Luckily [the sonographer] had caught the moment and sure enough when we looked there he was, not only waving but turning to look right at us.

“It was really lovely to see but I think we’re definitely doing to have a little showman on our hands.

“He’s obviously a bit of an attention seeker.”

According to Mr. Barrett, the sonographer said she had never seen anything like it before. He told Alex Matthews

‘We’ve showed midwives since and they said it was a very unusual thing to see too. Especially with it being so synchronized by waving and looking at the same time.

‘It’s like he was doing his own thing and then decided to give us a proper hello so we would leave him alone.”

The baby is the couple’s first and is due March 5.

Mr. Barrett’s final tongue-in-cheek observation to Matthews was quite funny:

“The reaction has been split really. Half the people we show say it’s really cute and half the people say it’s scary and we’ll need to perform an exorcism as soon as he comes out.”

Categories: Unborn Children