Ultrasound caught unborn baby smiling the same way Leo David does now that he is five months old


Dave Andrusko

Smiling baby Leo David Hargreaves at 31 weeks and at 5 months old.

Smiling baby Leo David Hargreaves at 31 weeks and at 5 months old.

Our four kids are all grown now. Our son is the father of two kids of his own. So whenever the topic of four-dimensional (and full color) ultrasounds come up, I ruefully reflect back to the 1980s.

The ultrasonographer ‘s job, back in those prehistoric days, was to convince the parents that when she pointed to this or that essentially undistinguishable feature on the ultrasound, we were actually “seeing” a head or a arm or a leg.

We agreed, of course. Why? Because even if we could not make out details, mom and dad could see the outlines, could see the baby (“our baby”) moving, could identify with the little one even if the “quality” of the photo was a tad blurry.

There was this delightful little story that came out Friday. The headline in The Daily Telegraph story is “Four dimensional scans show that Leo David Hargreaves, five months, has been smiling since before he was born, and he hasn’t stopped since.”

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As you can see from the side-by-side pictures of Leo David when mom Amy Cregg was 31 weeks months and Leo at five months old, he is/was one happy fella.

Miss Cregg and Leighton Hargreaves “say that baby Leo has continued to wear a perma-grin since he was born on June 30,” according to The Daily Telegraph.

“Leighton and I were absolutely shocked,” Miss Cregg said, “even the people who did my scan were amazed.”

Indeed, a spokesman for the company that took the ultrasound said, “Our sonographer who scanned Amy and her gorgeous baby was overwhelmed at her smiley baby throughout the entire scan,” adding, “I think we can safely say that Amy’s baby has been the smiliest baby we’ve ever seen.”

A very nice story which you can read here.