So I’ve had my first scan and it was the strangest thing I’ve ever experienced. I was so nervous before we went in, like I was going to a job interview or something. The nurse performing the ultrasound didn’t seem very friendly at first, but once the machine was running and my abdomen was covered in goo she warmed up a bit.
I really don’t know how to describe seeing my baby up on that screen for the first time. He or she was all curled up, hands by its face squeezing open and shut. Part of me wanted to cry, but I ended up laughing. I can feel tears welling up just thinking about it, which makes me feel daft.
I think it really made me realise how real the baby is now, there’s no denying it’s there! I don’t think I feel like a mum yet, but I definitely feel different.