Although I’m getting more scans than most women in pregnancy due to the gestational diabetes, it’s not quite the same as being able to see the baby on a 3D scan.
My growth scans pretty much just pick out the vital parts of the baby that need to be measured, so I don’t really get to see much detail. Just a variety of limbs and body parts that are frozen on the screen to be measured.
And that’s why even though I am getting so many extra scans, I still wanted to get a 3D scan done.
We did one when I was pregnant with Little London, and I loved being able to see the features on his face. Not that I think his scan looked massively like he did when he was born, but it really helped give me that reality check, that yes there is a baby in there.
So with this little sugar lump, we decided to also book in for a 3D scan. We just picked a random deal off of group on and booked in a suitable date.
I also wanted confirmation on the gender. Although we’ve already been told the sex, I just wanted it to be double checked before I continue buying things for a girl and it turns out I’ve been hiding a boy in there all this time instead. Not that I’d be fussed of course, just for my own peace of mind.
As always Little London came with us when we popped into Window to the womb in Walthamstow. I lay down on the bed and just like Little London when he was in the womb, this baby was not keen on showing her face.
Even with some jiggling around she was far too comfy to move. So I was sent off for a walk and a snack to see if I could wake her up and get her to move positions.
Thankfully it worked.
We got to glimpse ‘baby sister’ on the screen, and watched as she put her arms up to shield her face. Little London was really entranced by the ‘yellow baby sister’ he could see.
And he kept telling us there were creatures in the dark with her inside my tummy. The imagination of a 3 year old can be somewhat disturbing!
We got some great pictures of her, but what amazed me was just how similar she looks to Little London.
Her 3D scan picture could easily be Little London’s 3D scan picture. If it wasn’t for the obvious factors, you could mistake them for identical twins at this stage. The nose, the lips, the face… it’s all just the same.
^^ Little London and Baby Sister side by side.
Although, she has got less hair than her brother did by this stage. She has just a tiny amount of fuzz.
And yes we got the gender confirmation that she’s definitely a girl.
It’s silly that sometimes it takes that visual for me to really grasp that there is another baby on the way, but it gets me so excited about meeting that baby and finally seeing it in real life.
Although I’m petrified of the impending birth, I’m also so excited to get my first real glimpse of her now.
Items for baby:
We bought a few more clothes pieces this week.
Both the cardigan and the romper are from Boden. They’re sold separately but think they look so cute together and the pattern will work so well this summer. I love the floral design on the romper and the little yellow duck on the cardigan is just too cute. Does anyone else get jealous of how comfy baby clothes are?
The other little bits we purchased were from the Joules sale.
Although it’ll be a while before she’ll need mittens these little bear cub patterned ones are adorable, and the penguin top will fit her towards the winter season as well so it’ll be fitting.
This sale item has a llama on it. Enough said!