Monday 20 May 2013: Baby Buttercup's Feet
We were interviewing for a new deputy head and I was a teaching assistant short but today still dragged. It always does when you have something to look forward to after school...
We had our scan at 3.30pm. It was fantastic again. The baby is developing really well; he/she is slightly longer than average and has a slightly bigger head than average! The baby started off facing downwards with its head near my pelvis on the LHS and by the end of the scan he/she was over at the RHS with its head near my ribs. Having so much room to move about would explain why I am feeling 'butterflies' rather than any definite kicks and punches. The baby weighs 324g and is already over 19cm long.
We were there for over an hour and mum came in for the last 15 minutes or so. She got all teary eyed and was totally amazed by how much she could see - every vertebrae; 4 chambers of the heart; kidneys; each section of the brain; bladder; diaphragm; leg, arm, finger and toe bones; waving hands; hands clenching and unclenching; kicking legs; pouting lips (on the 4D scan) and a little button nose.
We have some lovely photos, including a full length one, but the soles of these little feet are definitely our favourite.
We looked away at all the right times, Craig actually swivelled his chair around to avoid the temptation of peeking, so we don't know for sure whether it's a boy or girl. Craig is 99% sure he knows what it is though... I don't agree x