I had been so very excited about my 20 week scan.
So of course Joel decided to wake up at 1am and be restless and want Mummy cuddles for three hours the night before. I feel almost silly for thinking otherwise! Any day I’m looking forward to seems to involve a lot of wakeful hours the night before!! I did get an extra hour in bed this morning though to try and compensate though.
Anyway, I was a bit cheeky and told Steve that the appointment was at 11am rather than 11.30 to make sure he was at the hospital on time. As we were there early I went along and handed my notes over, and to my surprise was seen immediately!! No waiting for us today!
And it got better from there. As they weren’t busy, the midwife took ages over us. She talked us through the whole baby and we saw everything. From the head and brain, the face and eyes, ears and lips, bones, spine, legs, hands and feet. It was so clear and she took her time too so we could take it all in. With Joel’s 20 week scan it was all a bit rushed and we weren’t sure what we were looking at as it was all very blurry.
What was weird was seeing this very lively baby pushing, twisting, turning, and pretty much pounding my insides! Steve asked how I couldn’t feel the legs pushing into me, but the midwife commented that I have an anterior placenta, which means the placenta has grown across the front of my uterus rather than at the back which is more normal. It’s not a bad thing, it just means that baby is more cushioned so could explain why I wasn’t feeling much movement until this week (and now I’m feeling lots, but more around the sides than the middle). It can also mean a c-section is more risky due to having to cut the placenta but I guess that will be a discussion with the midwife next time.
After we were done we went out for a lunch date as Steve is heading off to Scotland for 4 days next week. It was nice to have a little mini date in the week. And then I headed back to collect Joel who had been at Grandma’s, and we headed straight to Mothercare!! Where I bought baby some new vests, babygrows and a going home outfit.
I really liked the simple neutral colours in their new range, so opted for unisex!!
How cute is that!! It’s a long sleeved vest with a cute velour trouser suit to go over it and a matching hat. They did have a lovely beige cardigan but at £16 I felt that was a big steep so Mum has said she can knit on for me to match!! Yay Grandma!!
In 20 weeks or so, i should be bringing a new baby home in these clothes. I can’t actually imagine it just yet, but I’m sure as time gets closer I will be getting more impatient to meet baby. One thing is for sure already, as placid as Joel was in the womb, this one is a live wire, and is a complete opposite of Joel already! It will be very interesting to see how different they are! But I’m sure they’ll be great friends and Joel will be a great big brother to his LITTLE BROTHER!!!! Yep, we’re having another boy and we’re so happy!! 🙂