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|08-4-2010 - 20 weeks 2 days - 3rd Scan
||My mood while writing this blog:|
Pissed off! (But happy peanut is ok!)
OK, first off all is good with Peanut.....now brace yourself for a hormonal rant!!!
As I think I told you all before, my normal NHS hospital (which seems to have ultra amazing scanning machines) had run out of appointments for my 20 week scan so refered me to the local private hospital. The same hospital I had gone to through my private healthcare for treatment for my PCOS. We had be told the scanning machines there would be just as good, if not better.
Well we get there at 4:30 and are seem straight away - good start. But I quickly realised the sonogrpaher was a right mardy cow. She hardly spoke and I had to keep asking questions to get reassurance from her that all was ok. After about 5 mins she asked me how far gone I was, so I told her 20 weeks 2 days, but that due to my PCOS that did not match my period which would put me at 23 odd weeks. "Oh" she says. Well if you'd asked me in the first place I would have told you! Anyways, she then tells me baby is measuring only 19 weeks. I have to probe her more to find out if this is of concern. I don't think it is, but to be honest she didn't exactly ressure me either. From what I could tell she was doing this from a head measurment, both Dan and I have quite small heads, so I would expect Peanut to be small too, so maybe that explains things? What do you ladies think? Do you think they will change my due date?
We were in and out within 20 mins, and given 3 grainy pictures. We didn't get to hear the heart beat, and the set up meant I had to crane my neck to even see the screen. We got out and into the car and I just dissolved into tears. Don't get me wrong - I'm over joyed all is ok with Peanut, and hey, a wait of another week is nothing in the grand scheme of things. But I just feel what should have been an exciting appointment was a total let down. I know from my previous scans at my normal hospital that the experiance can be so much better and exciting. I really didn't expect this from a private hospital. I hate that I feel so upset by it all. I should be happy and bouncing off the walls....
An emotional Pol & Peanut x
4 Comments on 20 weeks 2 days - 3rd Scanrainbowrach
- Wednesday, 14 Apr Sorry to hear this :-( I was told that any measurements within a 2 week radius are perfectly normal & of no concern xx yvonneshope
- Thursday, 8 Apr Those scans do have quite the impact - either way! I've had my share both ways too :-(. So sorry it wasn't enjoyable! Glad things are great with peanut, but the best thing to do is not put much stock into what they say, as they do not diagnose they just measure! Your doctor will be able to tell you accurately what is going on! Keep your chin up sweetie! TanMansMomma32
- Thursday, 8 Apr My babys head measures big and tummy small lol I am wondering why she didnt measure the tummy, leg, head all that to get a combo and rang where they tell you what bean is measuring.... Freespirit
- Thursday, 8 Apr Oh hun! Glad peanut was ok, but you are right, you should have had a nicer experience than that. (HUGS) Perhaps you should mention it to your midwife and maybe she can refer you for another NHS scan? (I guess you didn''t have to worry about finding out the sex then if she was that quiet? I know you didn't want to know anyways!) So sorry but bubba is ok and that is the most important thing xxx