Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The One About Whether we have a Pink One or a Blue One.....

So yesterday afternoon we went for our second scan.  Just like any other first time mum's to be I was feeling incredibly excited, but apprehensive too, just in case there was something wrong.  But I was worrying over nothing (as per normal) and baby passed all the checks, and all the measurements were ok, and we got to have a good look.  And wow has baby grown since the last scan!  We could see all the bones, and the spine in particular, we could see the little heart beating away, and the lady was even able to get a close-up of the heart to see all four chambers.  Just so you can get a sense of how big baby is, the thigh bone measured at 3cm!  The lady said at the moment baby is about the size of my hand!  And the most astonishing thing of all.... baby actually yawned twice whilst the scan was being done and we got to see!  Oh and baby's arms are both up near their face, which is why you can't see them in the picture below.


So we (I really) were desperate to find out the sex of the baby, and it was fairly clear that we're having a girl!  Which is what I've said all along, and there was a lot of family history in that girls are always born first, on both sides of the family, so we're really excited and grandparents to be are knitting away in pinks & purples!  The next thing to do is to get the baby's room ready, we have furniture coming at the end of November, now the question is, will we be ready??? Electrics need doing, ceiling & walls need plastering, then the room needs painting, and all the current furniture needs moving out! (Slight problem with that - the room its going into also needs a sort out) can you tell I'm panicking slightly?? Well we're only just coming up to 20 weeks, so it means we've still got half the time again to get the house ready!

7 comments:

dogmatix said...

so exciting :) glad everything is going well. hope u are getting o ok x

Alison said...

You'll get there, Gem...panic is normal!
Alison xx

Maya said...

Congratulations! Girls are awesome! :)

WendyB said...

As Alsion says, you'll get there, just make sure you enjoy being pregnant too along the way (sickness aside of course). And isn't technology wonderful, the level of detail those scans show.

I only knew what I was having for my third (I already had one of each) and boy did I use that knowledge - I justified buying a gorgeous green velvet coat for my baby girl on the basis that really it was cost effective because the next one could use it too lol

Sian said...

I saw the title and I couldn't read fast enough to get to the end and find out lol! Wonderful news. keep on growing that little girl :)

Miss Smith said...

Oooh, you kept the suspense going!

A pink one, congratulations!

Kirsteen said...

Congratulations on your beautiful pink bump Gem!! Scans are brilliant aren't they. Enjoy setting up her room - just sit back and let everyone else do the heavy work :)