I think I was quite lucky. Cause I didn't know when my last period was (was roughly around end of march) I phoned them on the Thursday and come the Tuesday I was in my booking appointment and booking my 16 week appointment. Found out I was already 2 months gone and didn't know haha.
I found the wait for the dating scan seemed to take ages but it's probably cause I'm too impatient and wanted to see my little one.
Had mine at what I thought was 10 and a half weeks (turns out it was 11 as dates were slightly out). I only got that because despite my GP supposedly referring me, having heard nothing by 10 weeks I rang the maternity ward of my local hospital (only number I could find - my GP won't give out the midwife's number!) to say I'm sure I should at least have an appointment booked if not have had one by now. They had no record of me! 9 weeks is just fine! It does feel like a long time though.
If you have anything in particular that is worrying you such as bleeding/cramping, you can always get an appointment with any GP (not mine hopefully) who can refer you to the EPAU (early pregnancy assessment unit). I think dialing 111 can also get you referred if you need it. Otherwise, you just have to sit it out.
Congratulations OP. Like others have said 9-10 weeks seems about standard. I was 11 weeks with DD1 and 9 weeks with this pregnancy. Just to warn you that it may well drag until your booking appointment. Same for the 8 weeks from your 12 week scan until your 20 week scan. But after 20 weeks it seems to fly in! Like others have said, any worries don't hesitate to phone GP or NHS 111.
Was it just the earliest appointment they could give you? I'm a bit anxious that I need to wait for more proof of address to arrive in the post before I can even register with my new GP and I only just have a month left in my first trimester!
Thanks again. Probably just being paranoid (who me?!) I guess it's cause I don't feel pregnant. I'm lucky as sin that I've never had any morning sickness so far knock on wood or any other symptoms. I guess I'm anxious for "proof" other than a lack of period and a pee stick. I want someone in a white coat to tell me lmao!