Karen and I went for the 20 week scan at the hospital yesterday… or rather the 21 week scan in our case.
It was quite a nerve-racking ordeal as this was the point last year that we discovered the baby was dead. Hence we didn’t particularly have good associations with the process.
I’m glad to say, however, that all is very well in womb-land and baby is developing nicely. Good strong heartbeat and everything appears to be in order. Obviously there is still a way to go but so far things are looking good.
They also had a look to see if they could determine the gender (at our request). After a bit of nosying around they were pretty sure that 'baby' is a boy.
We’re dead chuffed. To tell the truth, boy or girl we don’t really care as long as they’re fit and healthy and have a penchant for winning the Lottery. Actually that last part is an optional extra. Fit and healthy will be rich enough for us.
Names… names…! Now that we know the sex we’ve been mulling over a few names.
We’ve unfortunately discounted Napoleon and Ludwig. And Anakin too, much to the chagrin of our boy, Ben.
Instead we’ve pretty much settled on Thomas Arthur. But hey, that could all change between now and October (the due date).
Enjoy the scan above. Tom wishes to say “hi”…