When we found out that we were expecting our first born, we decided we really wanted to know the gender so that we could start planning and preparing for his or her arrival. I had a few not so great experiences up to this point with the medical ultrasounds, and I really just wanted something to go well in relation to an ultrasound. We booked a 3D at one of the local businesses, and it did go alright but I was a bit frustrated as we had to wait well over our scheduled appointment time. There are also a few other things that left me a bit disappointed with that experience.
Enter Belly Bean Imaging. Did you know that you can actually have someone come to your own home and do a 3D ultrasound? When I found this out I was so excited. It meant that I could pick the time, and date for when I wanted, and the person performing the ultrasound would be coming to me. Staying in the comfort of my own home, and getting to see my baby… that is a win right there!
I cannot say enough good things about Brie of Belly Bean Imaging. She made this whole experience go so smoothly. After emailing and inquiring about booking an appointment we quickly arranged a day and time for her to come to my home. She followed up by calling me a couple days before the appointment to go over things, and get some of my details about the pregnancy. The best information she gave me… no needing to chug a bunch of water before hand! Best news ever. I may have cheered after hearing this.
Brie arrived at our home a little early, and was able to set everything up easily. You’ll be surprised by everything she unpacks from the different bags to be used during the ultrasound. Soon the portable ultrasound machine was connected and ready to go. I got comfy on the couch, and Brie doodled a smiley face on my baby belly that made Evie giggle. This was something I really appreciated, Brie got a long with my daughter so well. She has kids herself, so she gets it. Brie had Evie involved the whole time, which was something I really wanted but didn’t realize until after. Evie got to be a part of the whole experience, which I feel made her more connected to what is happening.
We were surprised at how quickly we were able to find out the gender. This little one was in the perfect position. When Brie said she knew, Jason was quick to ask if it was a boy. Brie changed the view point and nope… it was a girl! There was no missing it. Evie had called it, and was right. We were got to spend a nice amount of time observing our little girl. We saw her yawn, and move around lots. We laughed when she was in the same position Evie was when we first saw her face in a 3D image. Hand up on her cheek. My favourite part of all ultrasounds though is watching the heart beating, and hearing its precious sound. The whole time Brie was snapping some images that we got to go through after the ultrasound was over. We were able to select two photos we wanted to have printed, and she printed them off right there for us.
Now there are some pretty amazing options from Belly Bean Imaging depending on what package you go with. The Gender Package is $90 and includes seeing baby, listening to the heartbeat, and getting to select 2 standard 4×6 pictures. There are other package options and the prices range from $159 – $299, there are even party packages available if you are wanting Belly Bean Imaging to come and be a part of a gender reveal party.
There are also a few different add ons. Such as getting a USB with the images on it for $20. What my daughter loved is the heartbeat animal. There are several different heartbeat animals you can select from, my daughter picked out the puppy. During the ultrasound Brie recorded our daughter’s heartbeat onto a little red heart and then put it inside the puppy. Evie now presses on the puppy and proudly proclaims “Baby sister’s heartbeat!” every time. It has been a nice way to connect her to her sister already. I love being able to hear it whenever I want to as well.
While we don’t know if the future holds more children for us, this was the best ultrasound experience I have ever had. I was so incredibly impressed by Brie’s professionalism, and being able to connect so easily to all of us. It’s a memory I will always have. If you are considering going for a 3D ultrasound and are debating it, considering having Brie of Belly Bean Imaging come to you. You will not be disappointed!
Did you have a 3D ultrasound done in order to find out gender and see baby? Would you have a 3D ultrasound done at home if you’d know this option was available?
Disclosure: Belly Bean Imaging provided this opportunity to us in order for me to provide a honest review. We bought the puppy for Evie after she fell head over heels for it, and loved hearing her sister’s heartbeat. All opinions expressed are my own, and you all know I am so thankful to get to share with you about companies and products I love.