In this age of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, an unborn baby may have just provided the coolest ultrasound photograph ever.
The child appears to be giving a whole-hearted thumbs-up during his mother’s 20-week ultrasound scan.
The child belongs to Paul Schofield, 31, and Cheryl Stevenson, 32, from Manchester, England.
Stevenson went to Saint Mary’s Hospital for her routine check-up, and discovered not only the sex of the child is male, but she was pleasantly surprised with the image seeming to indicate all is well in the womb.
“It was really surprising. People have asked me if it is real,” she told Britain’s Daily Mail. “It’s a prized memento and he must be having fun in there to be giving us the thumbs-up.”
The couple already has an 18-month-old boy, Cameron, but they have not decided yet on a name for their forthcoming son.
Schofield, a manager at a conservatory company, told the paper: “It was all so clear. The midwife spent 15 minutes with Cheryl and the scan was very comprehensive. They check for an awful lot of things and you get 360-degree images.
“He was moving back and forth a lot and when it came to the end of the scan, they asked us if we wanted to know the sex, which we did. Then they asked us if we wanted some pictures.
“He immediately curled up into a ball and put his face down and at first we couldn’t get a clear picture. We were gutted. But as soon as the midwife said she would have to wrap things up, his little hand came out and he gave us the thumbs-up.
“We all burst into laughter. The midwife said she had seen a few hand gestures in her time but nothing as clear and forthright as this. It brought a great deal of happiness to our day.”