Lit­tle smiler

Un­born baby poses for cam­era:

Stockport Times West - - FRONT PAGE - JOHN SCHEERHOUT @john­scheer­hout

IS this Bri­tain’s hap­pi­est un­born baby? The amaz­ing im­age, be­low, was cap­tured dur­ing scans and sent in to the Times and Ex­press by proud par­ents-to-be John and Char­lotte Steel from Hazel Grove.

The Steels reckon their un­born baby son could be one of Bri­tain’s sm­i­li­est.

They sent us more amaz­ing images which ap­peared to show him with his head rock­ing back­wards and laugh­ing heartily.

They were cap­tured when Char­lotte, 30, was 32 weeks preg­nant – the baby is due this week.

The cou­ple were amazed when they saw the pic­tures of what will be their first child at a clinic in Manch­ester.

John, 31, said: “It was re­ally heart-warm­ing and nice to see. It com­pletely took us by sur­prise.

“We had seen other peo­ple’s scans and how good they were but we weren’t ex­pect­ing any­thing like that. We were de­lighted not only with him smil­ing but with him open­ing his mouth as well. It was re­ally good to see.”

He told how their un­born son had been un­co­op­er­a­tive for previ- ous scans at Step­ping Hill Hos­pi­tal.

“We were there hours and hours try­ing to get a de­cent scan of him. He just wasn’t in the right po­si­tion,” said John.

It prompted the cou­ple to go to pri­vate Manch­ester clinic Lol­ly­pop where they saw the amaz­ing smil­ing images.

John said: “He was look­ing around and ev­ery­thing. The scan was re­ally, re­ally good.”

Matt Rat­cliffe

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The Steels’ smil­ing, un­born baby boy

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