In what may be the best ultrasound photo ever, an unborn baby gives his parents a hearty thumbs up during a 20-week ultrasound scan.
Paul Schofield, 31, and Cheryl Stevenson, 32, went to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, England for their routine 20-week checkup of their unborn baby. Nurses carrying out the ultrasound said they had never seen a clearer picture of an unborn baby giving mom and dad a thumbs up.
Little Cameron, who is now 18 months-old, clearly gave Paul and Cheryl an indication that everything was great and he would be ready to take on the world.
“It brought a great deal of happiness to our day,” they said.
Mr Schofield, a manager at a conservatory company, said: ‘It was all so clear. The midwife spent 15 minutes with Cheryl and the scan was very comprehensive. They check for an awful lot of things and you get 360 degree images.
‘He was moving back and forth a lot and when it came to the end of the scan, they asked us if we wanted to know the sex, which we did. Then they asked us if we wanted some pictures.
‘He immediately curled up into a ball and put his face down and at first we couldn’t get a clear picture. We were gutted. But as soon as the midwife said she would have to wrap things up, his little hand came out and he gave us the thumbs up.
‘We all burst into laughter. The midwife said she had seen a few hand gestures in her time but nothing as clear and forthright as this. It brought a great deal of happiness to our day.’
He added: ‘It was a unique experience that we wanted to share – and it was a great way of him telling us that we are doing a good job by him so far.’