12 April 2013

20 Weeks Scan

It's hard to believe that it's only been six weeks since my last scan. The weeks have flown by, but I did find the first few quite difficult. I was fine with the idea that I was pregnant, but I couldn't connect that to the idea that there would eventually be a baby. I didn't look pregnant and didn't feel pregnant, there was just this constant possibility that something had gone wrong. I just couldn't think about it - which has made writing extremely difficult.

But in the last week the baby's movements have become more regular, adding a bit of reassurance that things are going well. I still don't look especially pregnant though, just a bit podgy. Luckily I found a brilliant Next dress hidden in the back of my closet. It was always prone to making me look pregnant -even when I wasn't - so it accents my bump perfectly now.

Yesterday we had our twenty week scan. It seems our little one doesn't enjoy the scans as much as we do. It wriggles and hides from the scanner, shielding it's face with it's hands. Unfortunately for me, this meant the ultrasound technician really had to dig into my belly with the scanner - I felt quite bruised and sore the rest of the day.

Luckily everything seems to be fine. The technician had me worried for a bit as she spent a long time examining the spine, but then I remembered my family has a history of spina bifida. Not sure it's really realted, or if it's normal to take about eight photos of the spine - but it certainly made me feel better to have a reason. In the end despite all the wriggling and thrashing, we were rewarded with this profile scan.
We did find out what it is, but I'm afraid you'll have to wait a while before we share the news - feel free to make a guess in the comments though!