The First Scan


I was extremely nervous about the first scan with Baby #3. Just a few weeks ago I was back and forth in the doctors to have some blood tests to check my hormone levels because of certain pains. So I was eager to have my scan and was hoping to get a scan appointment before Christmas but the Midwife said there are so many people due around July, it might take a while. After nearly two weeks of waiting I finally had my scan appointment letter and my first scan was for Wednesday, 30th December 2015 at 11.20am.

Luckily, my partner was able to take time off work. It was still the school holidays so we arranged Elliw to go to my partners Mothers and Mia to go to my Dad's so we could go for the scan. Once we dropped the kids off we managed to get a space in the busiest car park ever. I ran into the hospital because the rain was pretty heavy. We arrived at the hospital about 35 minutes early. The letter had said I needed to drink a pint of juice/water, anything but milk and fizzy drinks. Silly me had drank a pint of diluted juice with my breakfast and then again an hour before the scan. So of course, I was absoloutely bursting. Because we were early, my partner wanted to go to the café to get a coffee. I felt so uncomfortable and nervous at the same time.

We didn't wait long until my name was called to go into the room. I laid down and the woman put some of the gel on my stomach, which was actually really warm. She pressed down pretty hard below, the place that really pushed my bladder. I turned my head and there Baby was, wriggling about. In fact, Baby didn't stop wriggling. I was shocked seeing the littlest legs and arms moving about. Watching Baby wriggle, and seeing the heartbeat made it all real. I am actually going to have a baby I thought! I was over the moon. The lady was very friendly. After the scan finished, she told me to go to toilet before I burst and to wait in the waiting room whilst she prints a photo of Baby and sorts other paper work out.

At the time of the scan Baby was only 10 weeks 3 days old. Which made sense because of all the negative pregnancy tests I had. They have given me another scan appointment date for January 18th. They want me to come back because they need Baby to be a certain size and Baby should be that size at around 12 weeks. At the time of the scan I should be 13 weeks (if dates haven't changed again).

36 comments

  1. Congratulations! It's the best thing ever seeing your little wriggler isn't it :)

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  2. I remember that feeling of seeing the baby on screen so well. Congratulations! x

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  3. Congratulations, best feeling in the world seeing your baby for the first time x

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  4. Congrats that first scan is just the best thing in the world nothing beats it thanks for hosting #justanotherlinky

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  5. Congratulations! I remember my first scan with Lily I was so relieved and just couldn't believe it :) it's fab that you've got a little one who wriggles and loves to boogie, you'll be feeling kicks before know it xx

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  6. It's so lovely seeing them on the screen for the first time, wriggling around!

    Anna - Annas Reflection

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  7. Ahhhh we had scans on the same day :) Ours was the 20 week scan. We also had a very wriggly baby! In both scans actually. Congratulations hun xx

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  8. Congratulations. I completely understand why scans are nerve-wracking. I have had so much bad news at scans that I dread them. So pleased everything is going well and that you saw your baby wriggling away. Good luck for the scan on 18th Jan. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  9. Congratulations! You must be so relieved and so happy to see such a wriggly active baby all happy. Good luck on the 18th x #justanotherlinky

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  10. aw congrats hunny its so comforting to know that everything is just as it should be

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  11. Congratulations! It's always so exciting getting that first scan. :)

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  12. Congratulations hun I am so happy for you. It must have been amazing to see the first scan what a beautiful moment x

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  13. Congratulations! There is nothing like the first scan and you realise that hey that's my baby! How exciting! #justanotherlinky

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  14. Glad the first scan went well! And I am amazed you managed to get a parking space. That carpark is stupidly busy!! They should have special bays by the maternity ward so you don't have to waddle far with a full bladder - and bloody hell that was awful!!n Hope all goes well with your second scan!

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  15. Congratulations beth! The first scan is always so lovely and so nerve wracking at the same time. I do remember that awful feeling of needing the loo so uncomfortable. Lovely to see all was well xx

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  16. Aw congratulations, what a wonderful scan and if this was me, I would totally be a bag of nerves x

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  17. Congratulations! Nice that you'll get to see baby again soon as scan was a bit early! #sundaystars

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  18. Ah it is so lovely isn't it? One of the most amazing feelings seeing a wriggly baby on the scan. But SO nerve wracking too. x

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  19. Congratulations! I'm glad the scene went well. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  20. Congratulations. That first scan is a nerve wracking one isn't it?! #sundaystars xx

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  21. Congrats again thanks for linking to the Binkylinky X

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  22. Congratulations! I am always so nervous at scans, I'm so pleased it went well for you!

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  23. Congratulations lovely! The girls look so delighted, they will be so happy to have a little baby to look after. Best of luck to you at the next scan!! #KCACOLS x

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  24. Congratulations! I was nervous for every one of my scans in the past. Very exciting!

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  25. Congratulations, such an exciting time for you and your family:-) Wishing you a trouble free pregnancy! xxx

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  26. So exciting. That first scan is such a combination of excitement, apprehension and emotion isn't it?

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  27. Huge congratulations, that first scan is really terrifying isn't it. Lots of luck. Thanks for linking up with us for this first #sundaystars of 2016. Hope to see you next week.

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  28. awww the scans are the best and they make it seem more real! think of it as a bonus you get to see the little bean twice so close together :p #KCACOLS

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  29. So exciting, bless you. It is really nerve wracking but the greatest feeling in the world too. Very emotional seeing them there on the screen. Just beautiful xxx congratulations #theordinarymoments

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  30. Congratulations! It must be really exciting to be starting the journey over again, I stopped at one! Glad everything was ok for you

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  31. Congratulations on baby number 3 - I can imagine this is such an exciting time for you and your family. Xx

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  32. Congratulations! I know how it feels to finally seeing your baby for the first time at the screen and be sure that everything is okay!! You must feel such a relief!! Good luck with all your pregnancy journey lovely!! All the best! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS, :-) xx

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  33. Congratulations lovely! Aaaàh it's so precious seeing your little baby for the first time isn't it...Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy hon.Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.xx #KCACOLS

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  34. Congratulations lovely! Aaaàh it's so precious seeing your little baby for the first time isn't it...Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy hon.Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.xx #KCACOLS

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  35. aw so glad the scan went well, and a bonus that you get to have another one soon! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  36. Aww, congratulations! I'm glad everything went well, it's so lovely seeing baby on the screen, even if you feel like you're likely to wet yourself any second! Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars x

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