I had booked my 4D scan for Saturday 27th February and was really looking forward to it, until the night before when I started panicking that they may pick up something that hadn’t been seen at previous scans, even though I feel him booting me most of the day I don’t think those worries go away. I guess pregnancy and being a mum gives you lots to worry about, with pregnancy because there is so much that can happen, reading things on the internet just set you into more of a panic, then baby is born and a whole new set of worries come along.
Anyway this all led me to have a really bad night, I couldn’t sleep, I know I don’t get much anyway with the pain in my pelvis but with the added worry I had about 3 hours sleep. Saturday morning came and I kept feeling so dizzy and light headed, not a great start to the morning.
Luckily after having a couple of cups of tea with extra sugar it stopped that and apart from the tiredness I was fine.
My appointment was at 12 and I took my husband, mum and Skye, my 9 year old with us, she had been counting down the days and was so excited to see her little brother on the screen. She had been talking non-stop about it for weeks.
We had arrived early and had a bit of a wait until our turn as they were running late, I was hoping that I would be able to empty my bladder before the scan but they asked to keep it full and then they would decide whether I needed to empty it or not once they started scanning me.
Finally we were called in, I was asked if I’d like them to double check the gender again and of course I said yes, luckily he is still a boy. I had visions of them being wrong before and it turning out to be a girl and I have so much blue stuff it is unreal.
We had a 20 minute scan which included a DVD, CD rom of images and 4 black and white photos to take home with us.
The whole experience was surreal, seeing our little boys face for the first time, he looks just like his sister did when she was born.
I was 26 weeks + 5 days when I had this scan, this may sound a bit early (most suggest 28-32 weeks) but I was told that I should have it between 26-28 weeks due to an anterior placenta and baby would more than likely be squashed up against it after this point.
Here are some of the photos we got.
Feet, his feet were right above his head at one point, a proper little gymnast. He has really long legs too.
A little smile going on in this one.
Looking like his sister when she was first born.
Looks like he is trying to sleep on this one.
And all cuddled up.
This will most probably be the last time we see him until he is born which is quite a scary thought that our baby boy will be with us in less than 3 months time.