Today was my 12 week scan. I was so so nervous. I think no matter how many children you have (actually may think it’s more worrying the more you have) you worry and hope and pray that everything will be OK and they don’t spot any complications.
We got to the hospital and booked ourselves in and we had about a 20 minute wait until we were called in. I laid down on the bench and exposed my tummy and the sonographer put the gel on and started to look. It was a couple of minutes until he turned the screen around and I saw our little baby (yes just the one, phew!)
All my worries and concerned disappeared for a moment. I wont lie, since I have known I was pregnant I have been scared and worried and have wondered why the hell I am doing it again. When people would say “oh how exciting” I just didn’t know how to respond because I wasn’t excited but seeing that little baby on the screen waving it’s arms in the air filled me with so much happiness. I turned to look at Tom and he was looking away and first I thought what an ignorant git but then realised there was a bigger screen for him to look at.
The dates I had worked out, I thought was 12+4 but the scan confirmed that I am 11+6 (I’m just taking that with a pinch of salt though because we all cook differently)
The sonographer had to keep pushing into my stomach (so painful and I needed a pee) because the baby was moving about so much. After a while he suggested that I go to the loo because he thought my bladder may be too full (you think!) and was squishing the baby so I popped to the loo. There were two cubicals and one was occupied with a women being sick so I went in the other. It wasn’t until half way through my pee, I realised had no loo roll so I had the dilemma shake and hope for the best or ask the women being sick? I decided I had to go for the latter, the poor women was so lovely and didn’t seem to mind.
So back in the room I went. The wee didn’t help. More pushing, more moving from side to side. But we got there in the end and all is well 🙂
Now I am finally 12 weeks I shall try (can’t promise) to do a weekly bump update so if that’s your thing, then please do come back soon x