I have my anatomy scan in a couple of weeks and was interested in bringing DS 4 yrs along to see "his baby." Did anyone else do this or plan on doing this with their ultrasounds?
Siblings at ultrasounds?
We are planning to bring our almost 3 year old. At my US for my daughter, they brought me in while my husband waited and did all the measurements and stuff, then they called him in, turned the screen so we could see the baby. I'm assuming it will work the same way this time, so it shouldn't be too long for DD to sit and wait and I know she'll get a huge thrill about seeing the baby.
We brought our DD to ours last week. She is 3 years 2 months. She did awesome. Sat on DH's lap for most of it and then DH had to leave for an appointment and she just hung out while the rest of the measurements were done. She was so proud to get her own ultrasound picture and introduce people to her brother :)
We brought both kids (5yo and 3.5yo) to the ultrasound yesterday and I'm glad DH was there. The US took quite a while, about 30/40 minutes and we had two more appointmnts before that one so DD was tired and DS was hungry and restless. DH took them back home before I even got out of the office. They did look at the screen a bit and I'm glad I brought them, so they feel more included. We also had the Ultrasound burned on DVD (10 bucks) so we can watch it again. I already watched it lol...just to confirm if maybe the technician didn't miss a little wiener after all.
We haven't faced this issue yet ourselves but I can say that I remember my mom taking my brother and I along with her to find out the sex of "my" baby. I was about 8 and he was 10 so we were a bit older though.
Actually, what I remember most was telling the technician he might be wrong and that my brother could still be a girl, we would just have to wait and see - he was right though and my brother is now 19 years old but it was definitely a memorable experience for me. So if you do take the along, they might be building life long memories.
We go to a MFM for our ultrasound (no medical reason, but he is well-recommended by the area MWs) and they specifically said no children at appointments. I'm fine with that because DS is only 2 and DH and I would really like to focus on the information they have to provide us. I'm sure he'd be excited but don't know he'd really get much out of it.
I wish I could bring DS! My practice does not allow children. I'll bring home images for him though - he loved that from my first ultrasound and hopefully these images will be a little more recognizable for him. When we told family (via Skype) that we were having another baby, DS held up "his" photos to share the news.
DD came with us to the 12 week US and will come again tomorrow. She is very excited to find out if she's going to have a brother or sister (her guess changes every day or so). They are fine with her being there as long as there is another adult. DH and my sister are both coming as well, so we are covered (and very excited!!!)