13 Week Scan

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 13 Week Scan

Today I had my 13 week scan to check the Nuchal translucency fold.

And of course it was a bit emotional.

So while everything went very well and so far so good, getting to that point was a bit hectic.

Oh my Goodness, Baby brain!

I lost my referral for the scan and took in the wrong paperwork. Don’t do that. They don’t like it.

The first nurse was lovely and understanding and said she’d call my doctor and get them to fax through a referral for me. The second nurse at the desk was crabby and rude and looked at me like the stupidest person in the world, like I was poop on her shoe, deliberately making her life harder. Eventually the technician came and got me for the scan and actually yelled at me for not having the right paper work, saying it was actually illegal for her to do the scan without it (well if that’s the case send me on my way, honestly!) but started to do the scan anyway, in the hopes that the referral would come through in the mean time. (which it did)

Once she’d cooled down, and many snippy comments later, she was very thorough about telling Jake and I what was happening in the scan. Pointing out what everything was, trying to get good shots for us and was very reassuring that our baby looked perfectly fine. Does depend on the blood work of course but she didn’t seem to anticipate any problems. And Wow is Bubby a wriggle but!!!! It was doing flips and twirls and spins the whole scan. Did not stay still for a second. I got to see it’s tiny little face and I teared up a bit when I saw the little hands waving about, and sucking it’s thumb! Cutest thing ever! Was pretty cool that depending on the angle we could see the skeleton and even the brain, which looks a bit like a butterfly if you ask me. And I’m now leaning towards baby being a boy, I’m pretty sure I could see a doodle….. she didn’t say anything, but it looked a lot like boy parts to me!



Melissa is a married mum of 1 little man Elliot who arrived in our family in july 2013. She also have 2 cats, despite being a dog person. Before becoming Mummy, she worked in a 120 place long day care centre as a toddler room assistant, but being there 3 years i have worked with ages 3 months to 8 years. As well as that she's an arty farty do-it-yourself kind of Mum who loves creating new art experiences and making her own toys and crafts.

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