Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Second scan

I hardly slept a wink last night, I was so nervous. There's so much pressure on a surrogate I think, so much more than when you're having a scan with your own child. You just want everything to be perfect and you don't want to let your couple down. In my case,they have waited almost 30 years for this child and I have been trusted to look after their child for them.
But, all my worrying was in vain. The little one never stopped wriggling and jumping everywhere. We have a very active baby on board! Also, measuring 3 days bigger than dates so we have had our due date moved forward. The radiographer really took the time to explain all the anatomy to my IPs, which I thought was really nice. We saw the little heart, bladder, kidneys and the point where the umbilical cord joins the stomach. My placenta lies right along the top so when the little one laid on his/her back her head was buried inside it! We also saw inside the tiny butterfly shaped brain. It's hard to believe how perfectly formed it is at such a young age.
I also had my nuchal translucency test and blood test. Should hear within the week if we are of a high risk. My IPs do not mind whether we are, they want this baby so much that they will continue with the pregnancy regardless.
I'll speak to you when we get our results

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