Friday, 21 February 2014

20 Week Scan

If you have seen my poem from a big sister post you will know that the baby is BOY!! We are over the moon at the fact that baby is a boy. Of course either way we would have being but a boy is lovely.

Let me back up a little and tell you exactly how we found out.

The day of my scan was exactly when I turned 20 weeks. Mark was working a half day like all Fridays and we were to meet him at the hospital for 3:50pm. My dad picked me and Paige up then dropped me off to meet Mark. We decided that my dad would take Paige to his house to watch her while we had the scan/ On my letter from the hospital it said that small children would be asked to wait outside the room with the partner or whoever else was with you so that the sonographer could properly concentrate on all the measurements that he/she had to take. Then they partner and child would be allowed back in for a first minutes to see the baby at the end. With Mark not seeing the baby since 7 weeks I really wanted him to see the whole scan and not miss a moment so not having Paige there was the best thing. She was there for my 12 week scan though and did so well.

We got there, signed in and were sat in the waiting room. By this point I was needing a wee and really quite nervous. I knew that deep down the baby was ok because I had felt bubba kicking all day but still I felt nervous. We didn't have to wait long and the sonographer came to collect us and take us into that all familiar room to do the scan. I laid on the bed with Mark to my side and we waiting to see our baby.

One thing we learnt about the baby was that he was laid straight across my stomach, with his head to my right and legs to my left. It was so strange to me as Paige at this stage was always head down. He is also a wiggler. The sonographer had to repeat a few measurements because he wouldn't keep still.

It still amazes me all the details you can see on the 20 week scan. The brain, the 4 chambers of the heart, toes, fingers, bladder, kidneys... everything! Everything measured perfectly and he is measuring about a week ahead now. At my 12 week scan he measured about 5 days ahead so he is defiantly growing well.  During the scan while measuring the sonographer also showed us the front of baby's face. I'm still not used to seeing that imagine. It honestly scares me a little to see the bones and eye sockets! We did see baby yawning though which was cute. He also had his legs right above and in front of his face towards the end. No idea how he was comfy like that, hehe. She asked if we wanted to know the sex and we said yes. She then showed us a shot of between the legs. Me and Mark both stared in silence. It was pretty obvious that he was a boy and was showing us quite clearly yet we just sat there. She then said 'it's a boy'. Mark shouted as loud as he could 'YES' and I cried my eyes out. I had already started crying earlier in the scan so this just pushed me over the edge. I couldn't believe how lucky we were to have a healthy baby and that he was a boy.

After that the sonographer went onto check my placenta. We were told at my 12 week scan that my placenta was anterior and it sure is. The sonographer checked a few different angels and my birth canal is totally clear so that is good.

We left the scan feeling a little overwhelmed and very happy.
Our second precious baby. A baby boy.

Thanks for reading,

Nicola Xx


  1. Awww wow! Congratulations!! This is so cool that you're giving Paige a little brother :)

  2. How adorable is this post! So happy for you guys! a Mum with 3 boys....they are delicious to raise! xx

    1. Thank you. I can't wait for the different experience x

  3. How lovely! We were team yellow but I can see the appeal of finding out now.

  4. aaw, i love watching baby during scan, very precious

  5. Ahh congratulations! I was so nervous during the second scan and couldn't believe we were having a boy haha! x

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty | Tiny Flutters - Mummy & Baby


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