The Second Scan - 13 Weeks Pregnant


At our first scan they told me I was 10 weeks 3 days, when I had worked out I was 12 weeks (and some days) pregnant, so they took us back 2 weeks and Due Date moved forward. This did make sense because it took my 16 days to find out I was pregnant with Baby. I was a little gutted I was early on because I was just so excited and it felt really slow, but Baby was all healthy and wriggling around non stop!

The second scan, we had on 18th January at the same time, but different day to the first scan, at 11.20am. My partner came with me and I was really excited to see how much Baby had grown but also still a little worried in case something was wrong. After trying to find a parking space, we finally found one after 20 minutes of looking and we arrived at the scan department around 11.15am. We didn't wait long until we were called in.

This time it was a man scanning me, he seemed lovely though. There was also a trainee with him looking at what he was doing too. He put the cold gel on my stomach and pressed down (pretty hard ouch!). I turned my head and there was Baby! Still as anything! I did get a little worried because Baby wasn't moving but I then saw the healthy beating heartbeat. Baby hardly moved at all during the scan but did have hiccups! Baby kept jumping and moving its head backwards every time he/she jamp, it was pretty funny.


After the scan I was taken to a room to get my blood tests taken for the Down Syndrome test and some other tests too, which I should have the results for on Wednesday morning when I see the midwife.

We later on went to Tesco and I bought Baby a new outfit, pack of vests and a bib. I was super excited. The man at the scan also told me I was 13 weeks exact, which makes me Due on 25th July 2016 instead of the 24th July. The size difference was amazing. In the first scan Baby was 6.4cm when in the second scan Baby was 12cm exact.

The hospital have booked my next scan for the 9th of March, which is just 4 days after Elliw's birthday and I will be 20 weeks + 2 days pregnant. Although it has gone really slow up until now, I can see these next few weeks flying by because I have a few busy weekends ahead of me. I have also booked an early gender 3D scan on the 31st January.

22 comments

  1. Congratulations, sounds like baby is growing up nicely and before you know it, it will make your family complete.xx

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  2. Congratulations my lovely. So pleased everything went well at the scan. Glad you can get excited now and its only a few weeks till you will the baby's gender! eeek! :)

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  3. Aww congrats, always nice having the scans to see baby and for reassurance.Eek not long at all until your 3D gender scan, very exciting!!

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  4. Glad everything is ok! Hope those test results come back all clear for you. And good old Tesco! We did the same.... hospital then Tesco shopping! x

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  5. Aw congratulations! A very exciting year ahead for you and your family!xx

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  6. Congratulations lovely. I am so glad that your scan went well. I always find these scans so nerve-wracking. It will be hardly anytime until you find out if your having a little boy or a little girl. How exciting! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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  7. Congratulations, it's great to hear that baby is growing well. I bet you can't wait for your 3D scan, I would have love one when I was pregnant with one of mine!

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  8. Congratulations!! I hope it all goes really smoothly.

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  9. I remember when I was pregnant being so surprised at how much they had to push down on your belly when doing the ultrasound scan. I always thought it was such a gentle thing! Glad everything turned out OK and that baby is growing nicely.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  10. Congratulations! Maybe your baby will be born on my birthday (July 31st)! I am a bit jealous that I don't have another scan, but will actually be meeting my little one fairly soon as I am due in less than 6 weeks. Congrats again, being pregnant is a blessing!

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  11. Aw massive congrats lovely. Bit scary I guess being earlier than you thought but getting to see the little one twice is ace. Glad all ok for you and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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  12. Aw bless you lovely, cant believe it, you have your gender scan next, doesnt it go so quickly! Look forward to your next update x

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  13. whoo hooooo :) and yay again. Can't wait to find out what you're having xx

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  14. So pleased to hear everything is going well - hope you're feeling ok too! #happydiaries

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  15. Congratulations! How exciting... this takes me back! My boy is coming up to his first birthday in Feb. Good luck with everything. #happydiaries

    Nadia - ScandiMummy x

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  16. Congratulations! My second scan consisted of my bursting to go to the toilet and trying not to wee myself as he pushed on my bump! Ha ha! #HappyDiaries

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  17. Congratulations lovely lady! Exciting times...looking forward to following the updates! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub x

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  18. It's so easy to worry about things isn't it! I've worried so much more about this baby, because I'm more aware of things. When I was pregnant with Lamb I was clueless! I bet you can't wait to see baby again, we get a 34 week growth scan due to me having an underachieve thyroid and I'm so excited to see baby again! Especially as he will be so big! xx

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  19. Congratulations, I know with my scans was a bag of nerves before it is always abit scary isn't it. Glad everything looks healthy and all the best for the rest of your pregnancy look forward to reading all about it! xx

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  20. It's hard not to worry about the little things for the unknown but how very exciting hunny on your new adventure ahead. Huge congratulations. Thanks for linking up to Share With me look forward to the baby updates. #sharewithme

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  21. Well ultrasound is not safe we all know but if the ultrasound technician exposes only bare minimum radiation than the effects is minimized. Get 3d ultrasound and 4d ultrasound scans done by experts.

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  22. Thanks for your informative article. I reckon 3d ultrasound and 4d ultrasound scan is best option to determine the early child health.

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