One whole year ago we were sat nervously waiting to see our little peanut for the second time. I remember the rush of love I felt seeing those tiny toes and sweet face like it was only yesterday.
Although we had paid for a private scan at eight weeks, this scan felt a little more real. I don’t know if it was because it was an official one or because it was at a hospital, but whatever the reason, it felt like we were really expecting a baby.
Though there were no concerns at our private scan, you of course still worry about going for a scan. Has something changed? Is everything still ok? Is the baby growing how it should be?
Hospitals make me nervous. I’ve only ever had bad experiences with them so I was particularly scared to have this scan. But thankfully I had Chris by my side, and the sonographer’s in the room made me feel at ease and reassured me that everything was great.
And just like that, there you were staring back at me on the screen. Your tiny hands and feet. You were a very sleepy baby, rubbing your eyes the whole time (oh, how some sleep from you would be great right now), but you were in the perfect position for us to get a good view of you.
There’s no feeling quite like knowing there’s life growing inside of you, and being able to see that life is incredible. The difference between our eight week scan and our 12 week one was amazing. We could suddenly see features like a nose and a hand and those tiny toes up in the air. It suddenly became easy to see it was a human in there, not just a little bean.
I think the smiles on both of our faces could have been seen from space as we waited for the weighing part of the check up. They could have told me I’d already put on four stone and I would have still been giddy with excitement. Our little baby was there. Growing inside of me and I was doing everything right to keep it safe.
Suddenly April 2017 became the most important month in our lives. We had a date for you. A date to work towards and plan for. That’s when you’d be here, and we’d become our perfect little family of three.
We couldn’t wait to announce the amazing news and this is how we decided to do it. Something simple, but to the point and that summed us up quite well!
And now, one year on, we have our beautiful little boy here by our side (or glued to our hip should I say). He is everything we could have wished for and more in a son and we’re so excited to watch him grow into the most wonderful man. I can’t believe how quickly this year has passed, and soon you will be six months old. Half a year! How crazy is that?
We love you, sweet boy x