So the 20 week scan or the anomaly scan as its also known , my appointment fell exactly on my 20 weeks gestation date and although I was excited to see our little bean bag live on screen I was also filled with nerves and apprehension. Luckily enough the other half was able to book time off work so that he could attend the appointment too.
We arrived in advance of our appointment, and were told that our appointment would be conducted in the Ante Natal day care unit, which is one of the newer parts of the maternity unit and seems a lot more relaxed.
The sonographer called us through to the scan room, took my notes and checked my previous history. Shortly after the cold gel was applied to my tummy and the scan probe applied, those first few moments whilst the sonographer checks baby and baby's position seemed like an age, before the screen is turned towards us both and we see bean bag wriggling around in front of us.
This scan always amazes me as to all the detail that can be seen, from the heart chambers, limbs and vertebrae, it also seems to take a lot longer than the twelve week scan as measurements are carefully taken. On this occasion bean bag was also not playing ball and was not lying in the right positions to get all the measurements without beeing prodded and poked.
|Cheeky Baby waving fingers|
Just over twenty minutes later, feeling over the moon we exit the scan room armed with several shots of little bean bag and ready to wait and see the consultant.
As for the gender, did we find out ? Keep your eyes peeled for my next post.