The wife and I are obsessed with Peanut. We couldn’t wait for the normal 13-week scan that you get with the NHS, so we booked in a scan with a private Obstetrician on Tuesday, 25 Jan. I couldn’t go, but the wife made the trip down after work to Oxford Circus, had the ultrasound and a chat with the Obstetrician.
Peanut is doing very well. He’s more than doubled in size since the last time, nearly 40mm in length now compared to 18.3mm the last time round. You can also see his little arms and legs. He also has a good, strong heart.
The pictures are a little blur, as I took pictures of the ultrasound with my camera (picture of a picture. Makes sense?). But I made the pictures a little larger so we can all can see Peanut in the pictures. The arrow in the picture shows his heartbeat. 🙂
You can quite clearly see Peanut’s little arms and legs in the next picture. They’re probably about 2mm in length at the moment, given that they’re just about developing. The best thing was, the wife said Peanut was moving around a lot during the ultrasound; kicking his little legs and reaching his little arms out like he was trying to catch something. The wife says it’s like Peanut was waving to her and saying hello! 😀 I just wish I could have been there to see it.
My mum told me that I kicked her quite hard when I was a baby, and if Peanut is anything like me, the wife will be feeling it soon enough!
The Obstetrician also said Peanut’s facial features are starting to form! How cool is that??
The wife’s next scan will be in around 3 weeks, and it will be here in the hospital. If my bloods are OK, and I am not sick, the nurses may let me go for the ultrasound. I will be able to see Peanut first hand. And that’s good.
For now, I know is Peanut is strong and healthy. I will be strong and healthy for Peanut too.