I am starting this blog to help to motivate myself even more on this weight loss journey. I started just after Christmas 2009 and I know it will be a long journey but one I lknow will be worth it in the end. This has been a long time coming....

Friday, 6 May 2011

Baby Spying!

Good morning my lovelies! I just thought I'd check in and share how the scan went yesterday...

For those of you who aren't sure, the 20 week Scan is the main one for finding out if the baby is growing well and as it should be. They take all sorts of measurements such as the spine, checking for spina bifida, making sure the placenta is OK and head measurements. You can also find out the sex of the baby if you wish at most hospitals.

Bean cooperated fully (very well behaved!) and then got a bit fed up of being poked as we could see it stretching and curling up out of the way! The only measurement the lovely lady couldn't get was the skull as Bean had moved quite far down into my pelvis out of the way. The only way to get this was to fill my bladder up!! I've never NOT had a full enough bladder!!! So I had to return to the grotty waiting area to drink more water and wait to be called back in.

The scanning lady managed to get a measurement the second time but then couldn't get us a decent picture without us finding out what sex we're having! We really don't want to know, and apparently Bean was laid with legs wide open so it would have been very easy!!! It was lovely to see the heart beating and Bean wriggling about, then relaxing with arms in front of its face (think Adam Ant's "Prince Charming" dance...) and then hands behind the head! Mr B is now even more convinced its a boy, I still think it's a girl as it was very well behaved!!!

So without further a do, here is baby Bean Broadhead due on the 18th of September:

Bean's side

Top view of Bean, those are hands next to the head :)

Bean from the side again

Getting very excited now as Mr B is whisking me away for a secret belated anniversary weekend after work tonight. Convinced I've forgotten something important though!



  1. How wonderful! It's so nice to hear some good news. I can't wait to see more photos and scans in the future.


  2. I love that you're not finding out the sex - too many people do and it just spoils all the fun I think!! Glad everything is going well and Bean is growing as should be! Congratulations again xxxx

  3. Oh god, silly me - forgot what I came on here to tell you! I've given you a Stylish Blogger Award :) the details are on my blog!! xxxx


  4. congrats!
    I want to lose about 5 stone too, I'm already 26 lbs in to my goal and I'm loving your blog, so inpirational!I write about my WW experiences here - http://www.wherearemyknees.blogspot.com/ and if you have a great recipe or story to share we always have a guest post on Saturday :)
    Gem xx