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confuseddot Sat 01-Apr-17 22:48:50

When you first had your scan and seen the screen? And your partner?

Did it change dramatically from how you felt when you first found out you were pregnant? Made it more real?

Helbelle75 Sat 01-Apr-17 22:51:29

I cried. Seeing the heartbeat was the most magical feeling of my life. We'd had a previous mmc, so no heartbeat on the scan and were anxious about this pregnancy. It was just wonderful. Still is, every time I hear the heartbeat.

NerrSnerr Sat 01-Apr-17 22:53:52

Just relief. That's all I feel after every scan. I'm a bit crap at pregnancy though and tend not to get excited etc until the baby's here.

nicenewdusters Sat 01-Apr-17 22:55:30

One of the most amazing moments of my life. I felt quite overwhelmed and tearful. It did make it more real, but in a good way, if a little scary.

willothewisp17 Sat 01-Apr-17 22:56:04

a bit bemused really, first pregnancy so expected tears of joy and all that, but nothing 🤔 even my second scan that I paid for privately where you could see her face properly still no crying 😂 i am smiling, don't get me wrong! always feel very happy and relieved to see her on the screen!

SlB09 Sat 01-Apr-17 22:58:14

More real for a couple of weeks, before then it was just,an abstract concept that I was having difficulty getting my head round! Now in the inbetweeny bit where I have the evidence babies there but I cant feel it yet, nor do I have a bump so gone abit abstract again, until next scan or I feel it im sure. I didnt cry or anything, just watched facinated at how clear it was. My husband just went silent! I think that was his 'oh shit this is real' moment!!

Sandsnake Sat 01-Apr-17 22:59:04

Far more overwhelming than I expected, seeing him bouncing around at 12 weeks. I cried and I'm not really a crier. Afterwards DH said he had to try very hard not to cry but didn't want us both to be!

Happyandhungry Sat 01-Apr-17 23:13:46

Cried ar our 7 week private scan. The rest just felt amazing and happy but didn't cry. Same with my DH!

confuseddot Sat 01-Apr-17 23:18:08

Happy did he or she look like a baby on the 7week scan? I think I'm either 8 or 12 weeks. I was on the pill so I don't actually know. Just wondering what to expect as nothing seems real atm x

MrsGsnow18 Sat 01-Apr-17 23:20:28

Definitely some relief, seeing the heartbeat and baby moving around at a stage when I couldn't feel the baby and was constantly worried.
I cried just a little at my 12 week scan and then cried when I saw baby's face in 3D.

SelfObsessionHoney Sat 01-Apr-17 23:25:16

Fucking terrified. As all that was there was a gestational sac as I had early scans due to bleeding. There was just a little circle with nothing visable inside. We went back two weeks later and there was a blob in the circle which had a heartbeat. I felt pure elation.
When I had my 12 week scan I couldn't get over the fact hat my baby had a face, in my head it was still just a little grey blob with a fluttery bit in the middle.

doodlejump1980 Sat 01-Apr-17 23:28:01

I was in shock, and cried for two days straight. But then had just found out that we were having twins! still in shock now and they're two!

Happyandhungry Sat 01-Apr-17 23:33:15

At 7 weeks she was just a tiny little blob BUT we saw and heard the heartbeat, just a litter fluttering on the screen it was amazing and made it seem real as we still weren't 100% I was pregnant as it was so out of the blue. Now 38 weeks!

EssentialHummus Sat 01-Apr-17 23:39:11

Bemusement from me too at the 8 week scan - and DH followed up with "So there's just one in there?" But I did get a bit excited at the 12 week scan when s/he kept doing backflips and wouldn't let the sonographer measure grin. I'm now 17 weeks.

Lemondrop09 Sun 02-Apr-17 00:49:40

Primarily relief that the baby was ok. I'm normally quite an emotional person, but surprisingly (while happy) I wasn't overwhelmed or sobbing or anything. I think I'm acutely aware that I have another 6 months to get through safely still. Although I did smile like an idiot when she pointed out baby's little fingers, they were ridiculously cute. I'm looking forward to hearing the heartbeat for the first time, I think that might get me a bit choked up!

Lemondrop09 Sun 02-Apr-17 00:52:03

Mine looking like a jellybean/prawn/alien at 8 weeks! But this tiny little flickering heartbeat. Definitely looks more like a baby by 12 weeks (arms, legs, head etc)

haveacupoftea Sun 02-Apr-17 05:36:45

At 12 weeks my partner seemed to find it very overwhelming and retreated into himself for a couple of days. I'm not sure whether he realised it was real and happening or realised what we had to lose, or both. He later talked about how he held his breath when the midwife was trying to locate the heartbeat, and loved seeing him kicking and somersaulting.

I was overawed at the kicks and rolls, thrilled that baby was ok, but underwhelmed and scared by my partner's reaction.

We enjoyed our 18 week gender scan at a private clinic a lot more, the 20 week scan was very clinical and not really for bonding. I go to my growth scans alone and hardly look at the screen now as you just see blobs at this stage however I did catch a glimpse of his face at one last week and was mesmerised.

So, a mixed bag, not always good but seeing that baby move and being reassured he is thriving is a feeling like nothing else on earth. Pure elation every time.

DontBeBlueBeARainbow Sun 02-Apr-17 05:50:58

Absolutely amazing, immediately seeing an actual baby on the screen in front of me.

A big contrast to scans abroad in my first pregnancy, where the screen points away from you, you have to wait long minutes before they tell you anything, and you barely get a glance at your baby when they turn the screen round.

So very emotional and moved and excited. DH couldn't come though, so he's looking forward to the 20 week one soon.

Smurfy23 Sun 02-Apr-17 06:03:21

I cried at my 12 week scan- Id convinced myself it wasn't real and was all in my head or that something had gone wrong so they were tears of relief more than anything

confuseddot Sun 02-Apr-17 23:23:08

Thanks everyone. I'm so so nervous x

inspiredbutohsotired Sun 02-Apr-17 23:28:54

First scan was 12 weeks, found out I was pregnant at 3 weeks so it felt like such a long wait between finding out and getting to see the baby. I kept doing tests and reassuring myself but to be honest I just didn't believe it was real. I'm only 21 and it wasn't planned but I was so scared something would go wrong... part of me was convinced I'd had a missed miscarriage. When we finally got to the hospital for the scan boyfriend was excited and I was petrified... then she showed up and she was perfect. They have a real little face even then, and she had a strong heartbeat and was moving around.

Best moment of my life to date. Due in a few months smile Good luck!

confuseddot Sun 02-Apr-17 23:31:40

Congrats inspired. As i said above I think I'm 8 or 12 weeks totally unplanned. And it doesn't seem real to me or partner yet. I'm hoping it feels more real tomorrow and we will finally be able to be happy with the thought because at the moment all we're feeling is dread and worry I suppose. Even though I definitely do not want an abortion it's just scary thought and doesn't feel real xx

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