Monday, March 17, 2008

29 weeks




A little blurred as I don't have a scanner so had to photograph the scans with a slightly wobbly hand, but here is Little Planet in full 3D gloriousness. We got some video footage of her moving around too. Our little girl. She already has hair. Doesn't she look like a baby alien!

After the scan on Harley Street on Saturday, we popped over to Marylebone for lunch at Café Divertimenti of spinach and bacon quiche, Iberian platter, blackberry and amaretti tart, almond and raspberry shortbread, and coffees. In between bites, we eyed up the pretty little Indian toddler lunching on Hipp organic baby food with her parents. Then to John Lewis to look at carpets for upstairs in the new house, rugs for the living room, a spare bed, and curtains. And then, to the Barbican for Hou Hsiao-Hsien's new movie, Flight of the Red Balloon. Though not as compelling as his previous Café Lumière, the film spun a chaotic human story around a calm and serene heart in an elegant and beautiful way. Then a hearty dinner of lamb chops and kebabs at our favourite Turkish restaurant Antepliler.

Most of Sunday was spent in the new house, dismantling old wardrobes the previous owner had left behind, measuring areas to see where things should go, and generally enjoying ourselves in our first official, privately-owned place together as a couple.

My home, my family. This weekend was bliss.

14 comments:

closetconfessions said...

she's amazing! wow...
you've made me broody!

childwoman said...

Wow..this is the first time I have seen baby pics in the womb!! it must be an amazing feeling to watch and feel your child grow inside you...You know, me and s have dreams of me pregnant and us being a couple....what a coincidence....sighhhhhh!!

WA said...

OMG WOW

Bombay Beauty said...

What extraordinary images! I've never seen them so detailed -- she's a real person now!

I'm obsessed with spaces and fitting things in. Really, the only thing you will find more obsessing is your daughter!

xoxo

BB

Anonymous said...

SilentOne

Wow what beautiful images...Technology these days is truly incredible..

She looks so calm and peaceful in there..

mumbaigirl said...

She looks so sculptured and serene.

Olivia said...

Oh, I *wonder* where she gets her hair from?

I think Mumbaigirl nailed the word on the head for Little Planet: SERENE.

I remember I spent a lot of time shopping on Marylebone High Street when I was undergoing a course of light treatment on Harley Street a couple of years ago.

There was a little gift shope filled with fun nicknacks...called Tradewinds or sometihng like that.

Mallika said...

How mean! I think she's beautiful. Not much longer to go... do you have the name sorted? I am BROODY...

Anonymous said...

It seems only right that I leave a comment after reading thru all your archives for many weeks now esp. now, after these beautiful images. You know I never got such crystal clear picturs of our brat when he was in utero. Just as well perhaps, because unlike the sweet dainty look your lil one has our perhaps would've sacred us with his
lil' devil one.

Deepa

Anonymous said...

sorry for all the typos:-) Awful!
Deepa

Planethalder said...

Many thanks all, and welcome Deepa!

Mallika, yes we have had a name for her since before she was conceived (and a boy's name too!).

The clarity of the images are because they are special 3D scans and not conventional 2D scans. We paid extra for these. In actuality they were 4D scans because they were live video footage which we now have preserved on DVD.

Many people have mentioned to me how serene she looks in these photos but would you believe that she was kicking and punching and moving so much it was a struggle to capture her still enough to get a good look at her face! These were the lucky shots.

leslee said...

Heh, very cool. She does look quite content in there. Not at all ready to leave just yet.

So exciting about the house, too. Woo hoo - new life all around!

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful. She looks like Avni to me. ;-)
Premalatha

Planethalder said...

Thank you Premalatha and Leslee!