In June, Debbie King went in for her 20-week ultrasound of her unborn daughter and noticed that she looks exactly like her late grandmother.
She explained, “The scan was on the side of my fridge and I didn’t pay much attention because I just thought all of the scans looked the same. It wasn’t until my friend said she could see a face that I looked at it properly. As soon as I did I could see it was Nanny. It’s not like you’ve even got to squint. I showed it to a few other people and they agreed it looks like her. They thought it was the strangest thing that they have ever seen in their whole lives.”
According to the Mirror Online, Kings 82-year-old grandmother, Teresa, passed away in February 2012 after struggling with dementia for two years. Teresa was married for 30 years and had four children and six grandchildren. If she were still alive today, she would be a great-grandmother to four children.
King believes that the ultrasound is a sign that her grandmother is still with her. She said, “I used to talk to her about everything. I still ask her things in my head and this has made me realize she’s listening. It feels like she is watching over us. It has made me feel a lot more at ease during the pregnancy.”
Additionally, Debbie’s 25-year-old sister Amanda confirmed that the scan resembled her grandmother. She said, “When I looked at the picture the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. It was the creepiest thing I have ever seen. Obviously when someone really close to you passes away, you look for signs of them everywhere and we were wondering if that’s what we were doing. But everyone agreed that the family resemblance is uncanny.”
She continued, “Me and Debbie are strong believers that no one is ever really gone and we feel like Nanny is in her final resting place now. She’s letting us know that she’s there and she’s happy. She was such a wonderful nanny who doted on her grandchildren. She always spoiled us and she loved babies.
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I had my son seven years ago and she absolutely loved him because he was her first great grandchild.”
Overall the family feels like their “Nanny” is watching over Debbie’s pregnancy. Amanda concluded, “Debbie fell pregnant in September and she has always been worried about the pregnancy, because this is her first child. This is her way of reassuring us and making sure this baby arrives safe and sound. We have a guardian angel minding our new arrival and feel blessed to know Nanny is watching.”
As LifeNews previously reported, in utero unborn children are seen doing remarkable things including sucking their thumb, smiling and even clapping their hands. In fact, a recent study published in Infant Behavior and Development revealed that babies in the womb are able to recognize words and even remember nursery rhymes if their mom repeats them between weeks 28 and 34.
Another study published in the February 2014 Pediatrics suggested that the more words a preterm baby hears while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the more they respond with sounds of their own. This means that preemies could be developing speech patterns in the NICU. Additionally, the study found that an increased amount of parent talk was linked to higher language and thinking scores when the babies were older.