Sunday, November 22, 2009

12 week scan!


This is Squiggle!
Isn't she lovely!
(Although I am guessing about her being a She, it's far too early to tell).

I've been a little nervous about this scan. There have been a lot of women on the forum I visit who have had the worst news possible at their 12 week scan. And even though I was certain everything was going to be ok, there's always that little niggle in the back of your mind that maybe the worst will happen. And with the 6 week early scan showing Squiggle to be small for our dates there's that added concern,
Luckily, though, every thing is perfect! We got a lovely picture of squiggle (which for now I have had to photo instead of scan since I have lost my scanner cable, doh!).
I can't help thinking that this baby is a girl, even though it's too early to tell, so forgive me as I keep referring to the baby as "she" or "her"! She was very obliging in the scan (unlike Jack who mooned us his 12 week scan), she laid on her back so we could get a look at her profile, see her spine and tummy, legs, arms and cord. You could see her heart beating too. Other than that she was pretty still though (sleeping it would seem) and just as I was asking if that was normal (again, Jack was wiggling all over the place at his so that's all I have to compare against) she did a little shuffle!
We were recorded as being 11 weeks and 5 days, with a due date of June 5th, which is only one day off what I thought (the 6th) so that means that baby is developing at the right rate too (and is not small like we thought at the 6 week scan).
In the end the only thing I wasn't happy about with the scan was not being able to let my dad come in to see. He missed the whole of my pregnancy with Jack and I'm trying to get him included in this one so invited him to the scan. I knew that I could only have 1 person with me in the scan, but was hoping that Mark and my dad could swap part way through and that this would still count as one person as they would not be in there at the same time.... but no. It wasn't allowed, and as much as I wanted my dad to see, it's more important for Mark to see his unborn child. Still, my dad was the first person to get a scan photo, instead of the last!
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