Monday, 11 February 2013

Scan is booked

It is yet again the two week wait. My scan is booked in for February 26th, which is two weeks tomorrow.  I am so nervous but excited at the same time.  If anyone has any advice on how to stay chilled out for the next two weeks it would be greatly appreciated.

For a normal pregnancy the first scan would be at 12 weeks so I am lucky that I am getting an extra scan at 6 weeks 5days.  Neither do we have beta's.  We test get a BFP then sit and wait.  I think if I had to wait until 12 weeks it would drive me insane.  I would be an emotinal wreck.  Two week increments I can cope with.

Once the early scan is done it will mean having to wait another 5 weeks for the next scan then the next scan is at 20 weeks so an 8 week wait.  Arghhhhhhh...............

I am hoping to get a 4d scan done but it will all depend on how things progress and of course the cost.  I want to spend as much time at home off work as I can so if I have to miss out on the scan to have an extra week or two at home then so be it.  I am hoping to be able to take the full year I am entitled to off.  Time will tell on that, it is a shame money has to affect such an important part of life.

The only "sympton" I have at the moment is sore breasts.  Seriously every time I take my bra off they ache and are tender.  I normally get this sort of pain for a day or two before my period starts so I am used to it and it isn't awful.  I just keep my bra on longer when it is on I don't seem to notice the sensitivity.

If all goes well at the first scan we may tell our families on Mothers Day which is March 10th.  I was thinking of getting postcards made up with a picture of the scan and something along the lines of "Due to arrive October 17th" written underneath.  We did plan on waiting until 12 weeks.  It is all about one step at a time so for now we will just wait and get the scan done and decide from there.

If anyone has any pregnancy announcement ideas I would appreciate them.  Or any links to pages with ideas.


  1. Thinking of you. I think Mother's Day sounds great!

  2. Yay for getting in for an early scan! Looking forward to that update!

  3. Happy to read that you'll be able to get an early scan.

  4. Tried to reply to your comment on my blog but your email address doesn't show up.

    Congrats on your pregnancy!! That's great news that you will get an early scan. :-)

  5. Found the link to your blog from the "footprint" left on mine. Congratulations on the pregnancy and fingers crossed that it all works out for you! will be looking for updates.