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My Twenty Week Baby Scan

I had my twenty week ultrasound on Monday .

I'm relieved beyond words to say that everything is just as it should be .

Thanks to the Angelsounds doppler , I bought from Amazon ( £22 ) , I knew baby was happy and had a good strong heart beat , so my nerves were much less waiting for my appointemt , and a good thing too , as we were called half an hour late because of an emergency .

emoticon :sad: , I can just imagine as that happened to me in March 2013 when my second baby had no heart beat at my twelve week scan .

Now this bit - you couldn't make it up ! , as I sat waiting , down the corridor and out thru the doors next to us , came my ex - the father of the baby (Ellis ) , I lost . I haven't seen him since last June and after everything he did to me , it's been a weight off my mind cutting all contact .

He was dressed in a porters blue scrubs , I had heard he was on a work placement thru the local college , but damn , I never expected him to walk past me in the maternity department . I exclaimed "Oh my god , that's Phil " really loud . Simon looked at me , I didn't look back and Phil went thru the doors .

I've been shaking my head in disbelief ever since ! .

When we finally had our appointment , baby was moving around and kicking away .

It was a bit uncomfortable having the scanner pushed into my fat tummy , to obtain clearer results , but once the image appeared on the screen , and I heard the magic words " nice strong heartbeat " , I could relax a little bit as all the measurements were taken .

After the assesment was finished , I asked the babys sex .

" It's not a hundred percent , but I believe it's a girl " .

Hospitals aren't allowed to guarantee the gender incase they make a mistake , but as I will be having additional scans , I will ask at each .

So there you go , baby's now got a name - Faith .

Yesterday With excitement , I bought boxes down from my wardrobe , it felt just like Christmas eve as I made a stack in the livingroom - the steriliser , baby bouncer , play mat and bouncer .

I wanted to do it days ago , but it felt like I could be cursing the result , so I hung on .

I'm sighing again with relief , it's one of the best feelings in the world knowing my babys healthy .

19 weeks to go ..........................

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Colibry21 wrote on January 22, 2015, 10:57 AM

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your other child. It couldn't have been easy. I'm glad that everything is going well so far, with this child. I hope that it stays that way. Being a mom as well, it's exactly what you want to hear. You want to hear that your child is doing well.

Kasman wrote on January 22, 2015, 2:08 PM

Glad to hear everything is going well this time. i can still remember how we felt when our first was on the way - and that was 35 years ago!

kat123456 wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:36 PM

You can't beat the feeling of seeing your healthy baby on that screen, so magical x

MegL wrote on January 22, 2015, 4:34 PM

There were no scans when I had my first. And they were static and only for emergencies when I had my 2nd, 4 years later, so when I was expecting my 3rd (another 4 years later), I was scared when I got a letter sending me for a scan. By that time they had become standard! (Though still static and no photos.) Glad to hear everything is going well. Hope it continues that way for you.

isabbbela wrote on January 22, 2015, 7:08 PM

That is ultimately the only thing that matters, that your baby is okay! Happy to know it's probably a girl! Please let us know when you're sure!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 16, 2015, 12:17 AM

By now , your baby is born and I hope he or she is growing well and is a happy baby. Congratulations!