It’s probably a boy!

Today we have been for the 20 week “anatomy scan”, once again Mrs SomeBeans was invited to fill her bladder before attending the clinic for an ultrasound scan (pictures to be found at the end of this post), a scheme whereby good timekeeping is important.

Strangely we found the images less easy to interpret than those in the dating scan, much more internal structure of the brain, the heart and so forth is visible but the overview is less clear. I don’t know whether it was simply the bedside manner of the sonographer but this scan seemed much more business-like than the last one.

This time I took care to check out the model number of the ultrasound scanner, it was a GE Voluson E8. Alongside the ordinary scans shown below, we also saw Doppler shift scans: an overlay in blue and red which shows the flow of blood through the heart.

Finally, the sonographer suggested that it’s probably a boy. I feel this places on me a great responsibility to act as a role-model!





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  1. Just the same with us: much more business-like than the twelve week scan. I suppose they have some pretty serious things to tick off in a very short amount of time. Little boys are lovely, congratulations! :-)

    • on October 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I feel I have gained extra responsibility! ;-)

  2. How wonderful

    • Becky on October 13, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Fantastic news, I think that you will both be fantastic parents, can see you now becoming a fab footy fan, – BIG RESPONSIBILITY CHOOSING THE CORRECT TEAM, investing in game consules etc etc ;-)

    • on October 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

    @Karen – thanks!

    @Becky – this is why I’m intending avoiding the whole football question!

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