Pregnancy Scans & Hospital Appointments Continued….
Appointment 3 – Scan 2: 12 week scan – 03.11.10:
All geared up for this one, Mike was looking forward to the 12 week ultrasound a great deal and was fairly emotional the first time he saw the baby on the screen. I was intrigued as to what exactly the blood and urine had been tested for and had hoped that Dr. Bazán would be able to explain. As it turns out, at this appointment we saw Dr. Freddy Simon Simon and in the excitement of seeing more of a developing baby on the screen it didn’t occur to me to stop and ask about any specifics of the tests for the vials of blood I had given away. Armed with the results though Dr. Simon said there was nothing out of the ordinary and nothing to worry about on the results.
Dr. Simon didn’t speak much English so I translated the little information we were treated to for Mike. We were told that the size of the baby was in line with expectations of a 12 week old foetus and that it had a healthy heartbeat.
With the scan over, I was given a further slip of paper to go upstairs from the scan suites to the blood testing area where I had been a couple weeks earlier to have the Down’s Syndrome blood test which is due between week 8 and week 13 + 6 days. Once again, I was told the results would be due the following week.
The whole appointment seemed to go so quickly but it was nonetheless awesome and felt like we had reached a big milestone by sharing the first special moment of having seen our baby on the screen together as parents to be.
Having been seriously impressed with seeing his child for the first time, Mike was eager for more and no sooner had we reached the car, he had called a private clinic in Marbella to arrange a 4D scan for as soon as possible. The Trimester 1 12 week scan pictures were clear enough for us to work out a limb or two but as we wanted to send a scan image to Mike’s mum for her birthday at the end of the month by way of surprising her about the pregnancy, we also wanted clearer images to send her. The first of our 4D baby scans was arranged with Dr. Berral for the following day 04.11.10.