Monday, 16 September 2013

8 Weeks: I Saw My Bean!

I'm so incredibly happy! On Saturday me and the Mr saw our little bean for the first time, and it was AMAZING!

I didn't know what to expect given that I've  never been pregnant before, but it was a lovely experience that was over just a little bit too quickly!

We were led into a large room, complete with sofas sporting pink and blue cushions (original) and I lay down on the chair-bed while gel was squidged on my swollen tummy.

Swollen due to suffering from constipation, gas and a VERY full bladder.

At this point I was terrified they wouldn't find anything, then all of a sudden, out of the abyss, I saw a circular black, circle like thing appear on the screen, and within it, the most beautiful, tiny bean, complete with tiny arm and leg buds and a strong, fast heartbeat!

I chocked, I'll admit it, but it was AMAZING!

There was something there, there was a teenie tiny baby in my belly and I felt a huge rush of emotions and love for this tiny person growing inside me.

So you're the little person causing me to feel so grim!

I had to hold my breath while the sonographer held the wand over my beans heart to check his/her heart rate as with each breath I took she lost the spot over the baby (He/she is super tiny right now after all!)

My bean's heart was pumping away at 175 beats per minute! Incredible.

Going by the first day of my last period I had been dated at 8+1 weeks the date of the scan, but the sonographer revealed that I was a few days ahead at 8+4 or 5 weeks, though that would probably change at the more accurate 12 weeks scan.

It was an amazing experience; So reassuring and incredible and I can't wait to see my little bean again in a few weeks! 


  1. I had a scan at 8 weeks and was very reassuring especially that I had a previous early miscarriage before - it was so worth the money we paid :)

    1. I agree 100% I just wanted to feel reassured more than anything, so it was great for that reason xx

  2. The first scan is amazing and they just get better and better as you watch your baby grow.

    1. It was amazing, even at this really early stage! Miracle x

  3. Congratulations - it's amazing seeing the 'bean' for the first time! Been reading all about your morning sickness as my little girl is off poorly today! I completely sympathise or is it empathise? I was sick as a dog with both mine and had to be signed off work - the smell of tuna, bananas or my husband's Thai meal would make me heave and even eating a slice of dry toast was an ordeal! Still - both times the sickness lifted and then I stuffed my face to make up for lost time and lost weight! Brings it all back reading your posts - in a nostalgic way! :) x

    1. Awh I'm really pleased that you're enjoying read everything so far- Im trying to be as open and honest about the whole experience as some women just aren't lucky enough to have wonderful, stress/pain/sickness free pregnancies! Just want to tell it how it is! Its so weird how smells can just set you off, its awful! Thankfully at least it doesn't last forever! x

  4. How do I say this without sounding rude?

    Your womb looks huge in comparison to bean. As the anti-kid party of 1 over here, I only ever see scans from much further on so the baby looks crammed in.

    Its lovely to see a small bean with room to grow as it really gives perspective on the whole growing another life train of thought.