20 Week Scan Experience


I was so worried we weren't able to make the 20 week scan but a good friend of mine said she would take Elliw for me, whilst Mia was in after school club. I had my appointment letter at my dating scan, so it felt like a long time to wait but finally I have had it. The letter told me to drink water one hour before the scan and so I did.

When we arrived, we arrived a little early and it was really quiet, we were then called in within 5 minutes of arriving which is a first. I got so nervous walking into the room. Even though baby had been moving a lot more the past week, I had all kinds of other thoughts in my head. The man who scanned me is the same one who scanned me at my dating scan and we really did a have a good laugh with him in this scan.

I took my scarf and coat off and I went to lie down on the bed. Took my top up a little and leggings down so he could put the cold gel and then he pressed down with the thing he had. I turned up and there he was. My baby boy. Growing perfectly healthy. He measured 16.2cm from head to bum. He was also a very active baby and the man had trouble getting some photos but got there in the end.

The man and my partner talked a lot but we did all laugh, a lot. I didn't mind because I got to see my little boy on the screen for a bit longer and also had a fantastic experience in the scan room. My partner told the man 'I bet you he is a boy' sarcastically (because we had already paid for a 3D gender scan at 14 weeks 5 days). The man checked and yep, he was definitely a boy! We then told him we had gone for an early private gender scan. I was so pleased I had seen again that he was a boy. I was so worried the gender scan had done a mistake! All the clothes I have at the moment are boys clothes.

The most amazing thing that happened at the scan was watching baby move on the scan and actually feeling him kicking and moving.

Before showing everyone on social media, I waited to show my girls. Mia was super happy and excited. Elliw was over the moon and gave the scan photo a kiss! It's so nice them both sharing the same excitement as me. I will more than likely be booking another private scan when I am around 30 odd weeks. I will also be booked into having growth scans after 30 weeks too at the hospital.

I really can't wait until my boy arrives.

32 comments

  1. Aww that is lovely. And lovely that Ellie kissed the pic. I don't think I could believe I was having a boy until I saw his *you know what* when he
    Was born ;)

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  2. Having a 20 week scan is so exciting and a little nerve wracking too, until everything is confirmed as normal. What a cute photo!

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  3. Oh that is so adorable that she kissed the photo! Congratulations on baby boy and welcome to the world of all things "willy";)

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  4. What a lovely photo and I'm so glad that your girls are so excited for his arrival x

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  5. Aww how lovely, so sweet the girls are so excited and love their baby brother already.xx #coolmumclub

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  6. aww congrats, i just found out i'm having a niece today! So excited as I have two boys x

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  7. The 20 week scan and gender confirmation is by far the best scan! It's so exciting (once all the scary medical stuff is assessed!) xx

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  8. Aw aren't they going to be the most amazing big sisters? Congratulations on another perfect scan x

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  9. Ah that 20 week scan is just the most amazing thing - exciting times and congrats all round! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

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  10. I never found out the sex of mine, it must be an exciting scan when you do though! Good luck to you x

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  11. I found out the sex with all 6 of mine and pleased I did

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  12. it's all very exciting going for the scans especially when you find out what you're having.

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  13. Congratulations! What an exciting time for you all. The kids must be so excited about their new baby brother

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  14. It must have been so cool seeing those scans and seeing the baby move. It really puts things into perspective.

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  15. Aww so lovely. Its so cute that the girls are so affectionate already!

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  16. This is so exciting. Congrats again. Enjoy your pregnancy.

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  17. Aw so glad you got this amazing scan experience you must feel such a close bond to little bubba already.. Hope the pregnancy goes well!

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  18. Aww it must have been so exciting having your 20 week scan! EEEKK! x

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  19. I haven't had a baby before so its lovely to get an insight into what its like to be pregnant through your blog xxx

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  20. It's so reassuring when everything is confirmed to be ok, isn't it. The tool he used is called a transducer. :)

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  21. Oh that is just so precious! I loved having scans and I was super lucky because I worked in a Mothercare that had a scanning unit inside and the sonographer let me have a cheeky scan every so often! Eeek! H x

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  22. It's amazing that you saw your baby move!! Glad that things seem to be progressing well :)

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  23. So adorable how Ellie kissed the photo :)
    Glad it went well and you were able to make it =D

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  24. Technology has come up so much these days. The scans are getting more advanced. You must have been ealted seeing the baby .

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  25. How lovely, I remember at my 20 week scan the woman blurted out that 'look at her, you can see she's healthy' then looked at us and said 'you did want to know the sex, right?' Luckily we did but the horror on her face was priceless! It's so lovely that the girls are excited for their little brothers arrival, it must be the best feeling in the world knowing they are so accepting already xxx

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  26. So exciting. Glad you had a great scan and lovely to share it afterwards with the girls first!! X

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  27. Awh your kids reactions were so cute. Congrats again. Delighted to hear all went well 😊

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  28. Aw I'm so glad everything looks well with baby boy, and that he's definitely a boy as you've got clothes! We've only seen once that ours is a girl and I still have Toby's newborn clothes and a boys name picked just in case!xx

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  29. Glad to hear your scan went well. It's amazing to see them moving around.

    Laura x

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  30. Aw such a lovely moment isn't it glad all is going well in the pregnancy and you little bundle is growing well! x

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  31. Oh how lovely. I always feel so nervous before scans and often think the worst.But I am so thrilled that you got to see your baby boy again and that he is healthy and happy. It is also lovely to hear that your daughters are equally excited about having a little boy in the family. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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