Pregnancy: 20 Week Scan & Gender Reveal

Pregnancy: 20 Week Scan & Gender Reveal

It honestly doesn’t seem a minute since we had our 12 week scan – although that put us forward by a week so I guess we skipped a week. The last week or so has dragged though, always the way when you are excited about something isn’t it? I have been thinking about this baby every second of every day, even dreaming about whether it was a boy or girl – I’d changed my mind over and over again depending on who I’d spoken to. Our excitement came to a grinding halt on Monday however, when I spent 7 hours in the Early Pregnancy Unit.

Up until Monday it hadn’t felt completely real, as although we planned it we are still very much in shock that it is actually happening. We had always wanted three, three is my lucky number, but were happy with two and didn’t see our family growing by any more. Hormones are funny things though aren’t they? My brain and my body certainly weren’t ready to stop at two!  It all started to feel very real indeed when I felt wasn’t quite right on Monday morning, so I asked Mr F to come home to take me to A&E. Frightened doesn’t even cover it.

After a very long wait it was discovered that I have a urine infection, so thankfully we are still ok and carrying on with this journey. Having lived through the alternative outcome before, I am so incredibly grateful for every day that this little bean is safely tucked away inside. We are certainly not ready for this journey to be over just yet.

Time for the scan!  

Yesterday I made it to 20 weeks, a milestone that means that from now on I will be seen by maternity staff should I need them – fingers and toes crossed that I don’t! It also brought our scan day – the day that I had been longing for. We knew that we wanted to find out the sex, I hate not knowing things and this is just too big of a secret for me to handle! So, as soon as I laid on the bed I informed the sonographer that we did want to know and he promised to look at the end of the scan.

The scan itself was amazing! I have had 2 other anomaly scans before of course but this one involved two sonographers – one being a trainee. This meant that the experienced sonographer spent extra time at each stage, explaining the process to his trainee. He kept apologising for being boring but I found it all so interesting. He was really lovely too, not like the cold clinical sonographers we have had in the past.

Baby 20 week scan

Baby is completely healthy, everything is in working order and I am totally in love. The only issue that was found is that my placenta is low lying. This could mean I end up having baby by c-section but he assured me that in most instances it moves up as the uterus grows. I am booked in for another scan at 32 weeks but I am not worried – baby will come out somehow and as long as they are healthy that is all that matters to me.

So what are we having?

We told the girls as soon as we got home. LJ guessed a boy (although she calls her sister ‘Boy’ so I am not sure she fully understands haha) and Little G guessed a girl. Once we had told them I explained that we were going to tell other people via video and that they were going to help me. They both had Next sleepsuits to come home in and so I wanted to do the same for this little one – any excuse for a shopping trip eh?

So here we are… 

Did you guess right?

I am so excited to finally know. I didn’t mind either way but now we know it means we can finally focus on names properly. Just 20 weeks to decide!! 🙂

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66 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy
    April 14, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Eeeeeeeek congratulations! What lovely news 🙂 so happy for you xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Thank you Amy 🙂 🙂 xx

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    Lindsay
    April 14, 2016 at 7:06 am

    How lovely to be having a little boy and your girls seem so excited!

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:20 am

      They really are! I am still in shock haha! x

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    Not A Frumpy Mum
    April 14, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Aww, congratulations, what lovely and exciting news! xx
    P.S. Love the Next sleep suits, they’re adorable.

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:19 am

      They are so soft, doesn’t quite seem real that I am buying blue! x

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    Sam - Travelling With Our Kids
    April 14, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Congrats, such lovely news xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Thank you Sam xxx

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    Katie Haydock
    April 14, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Congratulations Katie! I’m so pleased your little guy is healthy and your girls are so cute!!!
    Xxxx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Katie xxx

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    Emilyandindiana
    April 14, 2016 at 7:41 am

    Ahh amazing!! What a gorgeous video and such wonderful news. Congratulations xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thank you hun xxx

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    Hannah Budding Smiles
    April 14, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Woo! Such a gorgeous video, your girls rock! Massive congratulations lovely lady, so happy for you all. And I was right! Haha Loads of love xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Haha I was wrong in the end- changed my mind to girl last minute lol xx

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    Louise | Squished blueberries
    April 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Congratulations! That’s amazing news, baby brothers are brilliant!

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:17 am

      I never had a brother so I am really excited to experience a boy xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    April 14, 2016 at 8:21 am

    How cute is Little G! She is a future Zoella! LOVE this 🙂 xxxxx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Hopefully! Mama wants a million pound house hahahahaha! x

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    Jodie
    April 14, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Oh how exciting. I loved the natural gender reveal video.

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Thank you Jodie, that is how I wanted it to be, just a glimpse into our life you know? x

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    April 14, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Congratulations Katy, what lovely news and reveal! Your girls must be so excited, that little baby will be well looked after by his big sisters 🙂 xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:16 am

      They are really excited, although they just love the idea of a baby lol x

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    Mim
    April 14, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Oh Katy I’m so happy for you all, I’m crying here, so lovely! I would be just as thrilled with a girl too ha ha! How lovely are your girls, they’re so excited for their baby brother. Hope you’re feeling well lovely, you look AMAZING x x

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:15 am

      It is funny isn’t it, it didn’t matter girl or boy but knowing is just fab. And thank you, that is a lot of makeup to hide the bags haha! xx

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    Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    April 14, 2016 at 10:04 am

    This just made me cry!!!!! Congratulations Katy xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Aww bless you lovely. Thank you xxx

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    Life as Mum
    April 14, 2016 at 10:27 am

    How exciting! I am having a boy too 🙂 loved watching your video. The girls look so happy.
    Congratulations x

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:14 am

      Boys are lovely, I always had a soft spot for the boys in my class. I can’t wait to meet him. xx

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    Janine
    April 14, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Yay I guess right. 🙂 all the best.

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Haha! Thank you xx

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    Helen
    April 14, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Ahhh congratulations!! Such a cute video announcement too 🙂

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Thank you Helen 🙂 x

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    Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
    April 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Katie congratulations! I am so happy for you and I love your vlog! So cute! xxxxx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Thank you Julia xx

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    Kiri
    April 14, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Congratulations! Your girls are so adorable, I love how excited they look!

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:12 am

      They are super excited, they keep giving me cuddly toys to hold ‘for the baby’. lol x

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    There's always time for tea
    April 14, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Congratulations! Lovely video as well! So sweet xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Thanks lovely xxx

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    Kim Carberry
    April 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Aww! How exciting! Congratulations. What a lovely video! x

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Kim 🙂 x

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    April 14, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Awwwww KATE!!!! So happy for you lovely!! 🙂 Really enjoyed your little video too xxxxxx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Caro xxx

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    Lindsay At Newcastle Family Life
    April 14, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Congratulations , it is lovely having a boy after two girls .it is fun buying boy clothes and lots of blue after lots of pink xx

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      Katy
      April 14, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      I am SO excited to buy brand new clothes after all the hand-me-downs LJ had xx

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    Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops
    April 14, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Awww what a gorgeous video and congratulations! How exciting for you all =)

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      Katy
      April 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Jenni, we are all so excited! x

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    Abigail Bryony
    April 14, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Aww that video is great! Congratulations to you all! Xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Thank you Abigail xx

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    Kate - It's A Bug's Life
    April 14, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Congratulations Katy, what lovely news & a fab reveal! Your little girls are gorgeous xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Thank you Kate xxx

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    April 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Oh Katy, your girls are just so adorable. What a beautiful way to announce the gender – loved your video and your outfit choices 🙂

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Thank you Louise 🙂 xx

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    Christina - Ladybug Home
    April 14, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    I am tearful watching your wonderful video. I am so thrilled for you. I loved my daughter but there is something very special having a boy. Huge hug!

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:07 am

      I am excited to see how he will be different, all very new to me xx

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    Amelia @ Oh Little One Sweet
    April 14, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Aw congratulations! What lovely news Katy xx

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Thanks lovely xxx

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    Helen
    April 14, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Ah such a lovely video. Your girls are so sweet together. How was the giant bun?!
    Congratulations on your lovely blue bump X

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:06 am

      It was delish!! Very sticky but would treat myself again haha! xx

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    lizzie ( firstooth )
    April 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations that’s fantastic news!!! It’ll be such a change for you and I loved the reveal very sweet having your girls involved x

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:06 am

      It really will be a change, I have no idea about boys as never had a brother haha xx

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    An imperfect mum (Catie).
    April 15, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Congratulations Hun!!! What a lovely video I had tears in my eyes at the end. ????

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      Katy
      April 15, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Aww thank you Catie xx

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    April 15, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Ah congratulations again Katy!! It’s such a special and exciting time. I loved finding out what we were having and sharing that news with the girls. I must admit I would have put money on you having another little girl. Look after yourself and put your feet up as much as possible in the next 20 weeks. xxx

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    Caroline
    April 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Congratulations lovely, I missed this when you posted, its been a mad week. I love the Best little Brother sleepsuit, I absolutely love next sleepsuits. x

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    Sarah Christie
    April 16, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Aw Congratulations, I couldn’t get on your blog in Greece and have been doing to know, such wonderful news. And as a Mum of 2 gorgeous boys I can tell you having a boy is just wonderful. Kate your Vlog is gorgeous too xxx

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    Hayley
    April 17, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Oh huge congratulations Katy!!! I don’t know whats wrong with me but I totally cried when you were talking about being excited lol! So happy for you! xx

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