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Week 26: The Fourth Dimension

31/05/2011 16:12 | Updated 22 May 2015
Week 26: The fourth dimensionPA

Dumped when pregnant and facing motherhood alone, follow mum-to-be Farah Ishaq's bumpy journey to motherhood. This week she was astonished to see her baby has inherited the prominent family nose.

I was always under the impression that the fourth dimension entails time travel, so I'm not sure if '4D' is actually the correct term for the new fancy ultrasound scans in which 3D pictures are looped together to give an impression of 'real time' in the womb.

Nit-picking aside, my very excited sister treated me to a 3D/4D scan. I would never have been able to afford it with 'packages' starting at over £100 – but it was a great experience.

Based on today's lengthy scan, I can already tell she's more than a bit like me. For one, she wouldn't wake up, at all. Not even when prodded, poked and being thrown about by sudden movements. I have been known to sleep through anything.

Secondly she was in one of the worst positions possible for her 3D close-up. Lying diagonally upside down and tucked completely in between uterus wall and placenta. The reason? She was using both as pillows!

And thirdly, she displayed bags of attitude when the estimated 2.2lb wonder managed to throw us a clear middle finger salute to get us to stop peering in at her cosy little world.

Seeing her face was absolutely amazing. She's got my huge eyes, my sister's chin and unfortunately, it looks like she's going to inherit the let's call it 'unique' family nose too.

Next time I get to see her, she'll be here, in proper 3D. I can't wait.

You can have a look at Farah's 4D scan here.

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