In most pregnancies, the 20-week scan is one of the most important and exciting milestones! Yes, I am only 19 weeks pregnant but we had to do our scan a bit earlier so I can have peace of mind travelling to Malaysia for a holiday next week.
Hubby and I were very excited, and a bit nervous earlier today! After all, we haven't seen our baby for 12 whole weeks since we had our first scan at 7 weeks. Hubby and I have decided to skip the scans in betweens (the scans for Down Syndrome, etc) because it wasn't going to change anything and we just had faith that God will take care of our baby.
At just 7 weeks during our first ultrasound, our baby was the mere size of a jelly bean:
|Scan at 7 weeks|
Today, we saw a healthy and very active baby! Maybe it was the orange juice I drank in the morning (someone told me if you wanted to see your baby move around drink orange juice before the scan).. but the bub was super active and kicking its legs and moving its arms and playing hide and seek, our scan took longer than normal because the cheeky bub couldn't sit still!
|Scan at 19 weeks|
We couldn't really take a good, full length photo of the baby because the camera wasn't one of those cameras that allowed us to see the whole thing. It was also a pretty "long-ish" baby so the most full length we could capture was between its head and its knees! That photo is blurry though, so I'm not posting it on here.
Anyway, I'm sure you've noticed I've just gone "it" the whole time... yes, we did find out the sex of the baby... and I suppose this is the moment some of you have been waiting for... some of you have probably scrolled through this whole blog post just to read this final sentence...
Yep, there is absolutely NO DOUBT (the scan showed a very clear view) that we are having a baby BOY!