Posted in Being pregnant, Second trimester, tagged 20 week scan, additional scan, baby has empty tummy, bond, dates, happy, it's a girl, measuring, new life, normal, re-scan, relationship, sister, sonographer, stomach, unable to scan baby's stomach, womb, worry on January 27, 2010 |
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The sonographer said she was confident to tell us what it was after only about ten seconds of scanning – before I could even make out the shape of a baby even!!
I cried when she told us, I just felt so happy and emotional. I honestly was convinced it was a boy, and have been all along! I would’ve also cried with happiness if it had been a boy, I really did not mind… I think just knowing what you’re having makes you feel an even stronger bond, and makes you really realise who this new little life might be!
I’m also really excited about Lilly having a little sister. I just hope they get on well together and have a good close relationship that hopefully will be lifelong. I hope the 2 and a half year age gap will make that more likely – either that or they’ll fight like cat and dog (or both, I suppose!!)
The scan itself was very clear, really really brilliant. We saw hands, feet, legs, arms, lots of ribs…. and even at one point a full face-on image of the baby – you could make out her eyes, nose, mouth, chin… incredible!
The sonographer said all was ok, everything looks as it should and baby is measuring spot on. However, she wasn’t able to scan the stomach as it was empty. She said it can take up to seven hours for a baby in the womb to fill its tummy, so there was no point in her sending us back out to the waiting room until later. She has booked us in in two weeks time for an additional scan to double check alls ok. I was completely reassured that it was nothing abnormal, nothing to worry about, buy hubby is a real worrier so has been worrying about this ever since. But, at least we get to see little bubba again in two weeks time!!!
When I picked Lilly up from nursery, I said to her: “Lilly, do you want a little sister?” she said “I want a story!” So safe to say she was underwhelmed with the news so far!!!!
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Posted in Being pregnant, Second trimester, tagged 12 week scan, 20 week scan, cuddly lion, finding out the sex, girl, grown, it's a girl, mars bar, Mothercare, names, not telling anyone the name, pink snowsuit, scan, sonographer on August 7, 2007 |
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We had our 20 week scan this afternoon and the sonographer told us she’s pretty confident we are having a baby girl!!
All was well with the scan, everything appeared as it should. Little girlie wasn’t very cooperative despite a pep talk (and a Mars bar for energy) beforehand – she was curled up tight in a little ball and didn’t move much!
It was so much harder to make out what we were looking at as she has grown so much since the 12 week scan. Tony was much better at understanding what he was looking at than me – he said he knew it was a girl even before the sonographer told us!!!
So, a little baby daughter for us! We went afterwards to Mothercare and bought our little girl a pink snowsuit and a little cuddly lion toy!
Took it round to Tony’s mum and dads and made them guess (they were wrong!) then held them up the pink outfit to show them it was a girl!
Spoke to my mum on the phone as well, she was delighted!
However, now the questions have started about what the name will be. Well, we have decided, but we are NOT telling! We don’t want everyone’s opinions on the pros and cons of the names for the next four months! So, we decided that we stick with what we like and once she is born people will be too excited to see her to comment on her name!
Anyway, we think the name we have chosen is lovely.
So…. a little pink one…. wow!
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