I’m still trying to get used to the trend of the 3-D ultrasound. I’ve heard there is now a 4-D ultrasound – and honestly I don’t even want to know what that is. Looks like I can skip over that anyway because there is a new pregnancy over-share vehicle in town: the 3-D printed fetus.
From 3-D Babies.com:
Your pregnancy with this child is a once in a lifetime experience. Recall those feelings with your own 3D Baby.
At 3D Babies, we create an adorable baby figurine resembling your baby’s facial features and body position. We use your 3D/4D ultrasound images or newborn baby pictures to create a unique artistic representation of your baby using the latest computer graphics and 3D printing technology. This is a great way to share the excitement of your new baby with family and friends. Your 3D Baby will be a treasured family remembrance of your pregnancy and new baby.
Here’s what your little 3-D printed baby looks like:
The site has a crowdfunding page on Indiegogo that explains the motivation behind this
horror show creation:
We are the parents of two wonderful little girls, ages 3 and 1. We love being parents and have been cherishing our time with our girls. Every time another family member or friend has a baby, we are reminded of our first few months with our girls. More importantly, we are reminded of how much we have forgotten about that time. In an attempt to hold on to those memories, we created a way to make a 3D figurine of what our baby looked like at that time.
Well, I don’t know about you guys, but I’m okay with pictures of my children once they are out of the womb – I don’t need a figurine of what they looked like inside it. Plus they deliver it in this strange box that kinda looks like a coffin:
I like to live by the mantra of to each his own, but I just don’t want to ever be confronted with a situation where I have to act like one of these things isn’t totally creepy.
Here’s our baby book! Oh, and here’s a 3-D doll of our precious baby in the womb. Do you want to hold her?
No. No. No.
Plus, I can imagine right-to-lifers having a field day with these little things. I’ll stick with my little, out-dated photo album, thanks.