I just checked to see what my last post said and I was shocked to see it was just after the very first scan we had done. The one where we saw the heartbeat and found out we were 100% pregnant. That was so long ago! I am 20 weeks today halfway there already.
March 12th the midwife came to visit us at home to get us booked in. We were asked about a 1000 medical questions. In the end I was laughing, as between the two of us, plus close family members (parents and siblings) the amount of medical issues that came up was just ridiculous! Plus the do you smoke, drink, do drugs questions. It took a while to get through it all.
Due to family history on my side I have to do the GTT test but that isn't until the end of July. I was given a load of leaflets to read through, most of which were common sense. I will have to have whooping cough immunisation done. I am not sure when that needs to be done but I believe it is pretty late on. I have no dates written in my notes for that yet. I am sure the midwife will add it on to my list nearer the time.
The midwife took my notes with her to book me in for the 12 week scan. These notes are to be taken to every appointment, along with a urine sample. I would receive the appointment through the post for the 12 week scan and I would be able to collect my notes on this day and then they are my responsibility from there on out. Normally you don't get to see any medical notes here in the UK so it was pretty strange knowing they would be my responsibility. Although I do like having them as I am constantly checking to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.
My 12 week scan appointment came through pretty quickly and actually landed on the day I would be exactly 12 weeks April 4th. I am booked under OB care due to being high risk because of IVF and Endom.etriosis. The midwife explained that it would just mean that my appointments would be split between her and whichever OB I was allocated.
Once again the day of the scan I was a nervous wreck. I hadn't had any problems but I can't half work myself up for no reason. My appointment time was 10.45am I drank water as directed and my bladder was nice and full ready to get the scan done. Unfortunately we were an hour late going in and by this time I was in a lot of pain and discomfort (thank you endo on my bladder!). It took all my concentration to relax on that bed while the scan was done. As soon the the u/s probe was pressed on to me it hurt like hell. I closed my eyes and took deep breathes and waited to be told that the heart was still beating.
Luckily she told us almost straight away and turned the screen for us to look. It was hard for me to open my eyes and look but I did, I did not want to miss this completely. Within 20 seconds my eyes were once again closed to get through the rest of the scan. The measurements were done and we were told we were measuring at exactly 12 weeks, spot on so no worries there. We had some pictures printed out and I was bale to head straight to the toilet.
Before leaving the next set of appointments were booked in, a follow up with the OB and the GTT test. So we would be back in less than four weeks to find out what happens next.