|First scan at 13+1|
We didn't tell people straight away what we were having. From the beginning we thought we were having a boy, we were even calling my a bump a 'he'. When the sonographer said it was a girl the first thing out my mouth was 'are you sure?!' haha! We went straight into town to buy pink things and picked up this ribbon in Fenwicks. We took this picture and a few others and posted it on Facebook. This was the first time we had even announced it on there, and gave everyone the surprise we were having a girl too!
From the second we found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted a 3D/4D scan. We were so lucky that our local private scan clinic had an offer on that made the price a lot lower (they're pretty pricey), so booked it for my birthday! It was the most amazing experience seeing 'Speck' as we called her throughout my pregnancy, bouncing around and her features so clearly. I would recommend one to anyone!
|3D/4D Scan at 26+5|
My baby shower was put on by my sister Laura at her flat. It was only a small affair with just family and some close friends attending, but it was a lovely afternoon. We played games, had loads of food and surprisingly we got quite a few gifts which we were very grateful for!
Around summer time as well we saw adverts for The Baby & Toddler Show at our local shopping centre, Bluewater. We heard good things about it so booked tickets to go ourselves. So at 34 weeks pregnant we spent the day walking around the show and the shopping centre, and man that was tiring! The show was great and we got these pictures taken for free (we loved them so much we bought a photography experience, which you can read about here).
The day after the baby show at 34+1 I was sent home from work after suspected broken waters and after feeling faint all day). I eventually found out I had low iron and needed to take supplements, lucky me haha!
|Hearing the baby's heartbeat was amazing|
|39 Weeks (that ball was my best friend at this point haha)|
|40 Weeks (I'd finally dropped!)|
I was SO lucky to go into labour on my due date. So I didn't have to go overdue or get induced. My labour did however take 2 days, but you can read more about that here. I managed to get a final bump shot, but this was on the 25th by the time I was allowed to go to the delivery suite.
|You can see my stretchmarks pretty badly in this shot :(|
|Just a few hours old|
Even writing this post has got me all emotional.. those damn hormones just haven't gone away haha! I can't believe that this was so long ago. It's almost a year since I found out I was pregnant, and I actually was this time last year (I just didn't know it!).
Do you miss your bump?