12 Weeks Pregnant – Ultrasound.
When you get to 12 weeks you’ll be glad to be out of the “danger zone” as the chance of miscarriage decreases. I guess all through you’re pregnancy nothing is ever 100% safe, but reaching this milestone is an important one not only for this reason but also because fro a lot of people this is the first time you will get to see your little one!
However with my second pregnancy I had an earlier scan as I had had some bleeding. We discovered from an ultrasound that I was intact carrying twins but sadly only 1 heartbeat could be detected on the ultrasound and also on an internal scan. So until 12 weeks I was definitely walking around on eggshells, hoping that I wouldn’t lose this baby and more than a little nervous about seeing that little heartbeat on the screen. After what feels like an eternity in the waiting room, they took us in to have a look. Luckily everything was fine and he was perfectly healthy, although it was mixed emotions for me, on one hand I was so relieved that my baby was ok but sadness for the one that we had lost, the moment that I saw him it felt more real, the ultrasound technician could of been saying anything at this point – I wouldn’t have a clue I was paying no attention at all – too mesmerised by what I was seeing.
They printed off my little pictures and we waited to be seen again. They measured my height – I was smaller than I thought (not good when your already vertically challenged!), weight asked hundreds of questions tested my wee and took blood for testing too, then we were free to go with our pictures to show everyone. .It was now official and we could start sharing the news!
Now all you have to do is decide how to announce it! Are you any good at baking? Announcements that you can eat sound good to me.
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