Watching a couple celebrate their unborn baby is a beautiful experience.
And Libby and Mathew Vlasic, of New York, have some very special reasons to celebrate.
The couple said they struggled for years to conceive their unborn daughter. Then, during their 20-week ultrasound, the Vlasics’ baby girl appeared to give them a high five from inside the womb, the Daily Mail reports.
The overjoyed couple shared the special image online, and the image spread to baby blogs and other sites where thousands of people have shared in their joy, according to the report.
The Vlasics said they spent several frustrating years trying to make their 6-year-old son, Miles, a big brother.
“It took us quite a few years of trying for baby number two and it was such a struggle, I’ll be honest,” Libby said. “I’d pretty much given up hope of having a second baby, but life works in mysterious ways and I miraculously found myself pregnant again.”
She currently is about 30 weeks pregnant. Though Libby said her pregnancy has been a wonderful experience, she said she was not feeling well on the day of her 20-week ultrasound scan. Libby said her day brightened when she saw her unborn daughter reach up her tiny hand on the ultrasound screen and give them what looked like a high five.
“… I wasn’t physically feeling the best, so it took me a little while to realize what had happened,” she remembered. “However, the scan technician was very excited about it at the time and now I realize how special it was.”
As they wait for their baby girl to be born, Libby said she is “thoroughly enjoying” carrying her daughter in her womb.
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“‘It is such a beautiful and wonderful time, the female body is so fascinating the way it adapts to be able to create, sustain and produce life, I’m constantly in awe,” she said.
Modern science has given our society a wonderful look at life in the womb. Via ultrasounds, parents now can see their unborn babies move, yawn and even suck their thumbs. Amazing new research indicates unborn babies begin learning languages and even nursery rhymes. And before they ever see a human face, some researchers believe unborn babies have the ability to recognize faces. Other studies suggest that unborn babies dream during the last trimester and develop tastes for specific foods.