Ultrasound are made at 12 weeks and 24 weeks to check the growth. I would say it is a gift to curiosity filled people like me. Right from my childhood, I enjoyed my Biology class. I was curious to know what’s happening inside my body ,more interested in learning organs and right now more interested to know what’s in my tummy and where is the baby exactly.
So, I booked the appointment. Since my partner shows 100% attendance to his office , he choosed an early morning as he could go to office after the scan.And I also feel fresh in the morning.
With reference from a mani rathnam movie my husband came to know the bladder has to be full before a scan. The day came my husband kept telling me drink lots of water, your bladder must be full before the scan so we took a bottle of water.. I so uncomfortable, my excitement this time was like when can I use the toilet. Inside the ultrasound office, the partner showed me a sign board stating bladder must be full.. I felt like I must make him drink atleast half of this bottle and make him sit for just 1 hour.. As a partner in crime he must also participate in these.
My turn came, the sonograper called me and was checking me, she said she was unable to see the baby and I was looking nervous, my nervousness were what if she puts pressure on my bladder. She stopped and asked me what’s your problem is your bladder too full?
This gave me a relief, she laughed and said for these scans we don’t suggest a full bladder.. please use the restroom.. And feel comfortable.
Ahhh.. the relief after I peed was immeasurable, Then we saw the active baby. Though her features weren’t fully formed we were able to see her hands, kicking legs,very fast beating heart heard hertbeat fod the first time. It was like an untuned radio station sound.
While thinking of names we planned it could be akash vani for a girl and aakash if it’s a boy. Nickname was Radio potti (radio box).
We came back with an empty water bottle😀,empty bladder but my heart was filled with happiness and the brain filled with oxytocin (it a natural reaction in the body happens when you are happy or peaceful).
P.S : I knew it’s going to be a girl. Her hands, legs were more girly or its again my instinct in action. I felt she resembled my mother, I am happy when people say she resembles her Grandma.