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 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!! 🙂