By Hayley Pugh
Hello mummy! These expectant parents had the shock of their lives when their unborn baby turned to face the camera and waved at them during a ultrasound scan.
The magical moment was caught on camera during a 4D scan and clearly shows the tiny foetus waving before turning his head to face his mummy and daddy and say a proper hello.
Ecstatic parents, Lucy Bearley and Stuart Barrett, from Thatcham in Berkshire, were blown away by the scan, which was done at 28 weeks at Babybond in Newbury.
The baby, which is due on March 5, is the couple’s first and Lucy, a dog groomer, said she was amazed.
She said: “I was lay on my side so it was difficult to see much really. Stuart suddenly said he thought he saw him waving so we asked the lady to rewind the footage.
“Luckily she had caught the moment and sure enough when we looked there he was, not only waving but turning to look right at us.
“It was really lovely to see but I think we’re definitely doing to have a little showman on our hands. He’s obviously a bit of an attention seeker.”
Stuart, a restaurant worker, said: “The sonographer said she’d never seen anything like it before.
“We’ve showed midwives since and they said it was a very unusual thing to see too. Especially with it being so synchronised by waving and looking at the same time.
“It’s like he was doing his own thing and then decided to give us a proper hello so we would leave him alone.
“The reaction has been split really. half the people we show say it’s really cute and half the people say it’s scary and we’ll need to perform an exorcism as soon as he comes out.”