Last week we were lucky enough to be invited by the lovely people over at First Encounters to pop by for one of their amazing 3/4d scans for a beautiful & intimate experience that the whole family could enjoy….we were all going to take a peek at little Ms A, all snuggled up & cosy and baking nicely at 26/27 gestation. How could we refuse?
To say we were excited was an understatement, but, having had the confirmation of our scan time we decided to not tell the children until we got there….
With loads of drinks on board to get the best scan views possible and a bag full of sweeties for a sugary fix to get the baby active we set out.
It didn’t take long for the kids to click on to the surprise we had in store ????
We were greeted at the reception by two ladies who straight away welcomed us and got us settled in….even with 4 children in tow they managed to cater for us all making everyone feel involved, they left mum and dad to fill in a few simple forms whilst talking us through what to expect and the facilities available…
all the kids had a cup of tea ????
and the receptionists took some time to show the kids some scale models of babies..
after completing our forms we were shown into the scanning room which was really comfortable and accommodating for all of us, with ample room and numerous large screens to ensure everyone had a fab view of the baby when scanned.
The next twenty minutes were truly amazing as the sonography talked us through everything that she could see to make sure we, and the children, new what we were looking at..
she took the time to stop the live view of baby A to point out her arms, legs, hands, feet, the cord….even the sign that she will have hair when born!
It was pretty crazy…
Everyone was silenced for a few seconds as the sonography made a recording of Baby A’s heartbeat which would later be inserted into a precious keepsake bear to take home and listen to over and over..
At the end of the scan a reassurance report was completed detailing heart beat, weight, length, gender (if required) & movements.
With the scan complete we returned to the waiting room.
In the waiting room we were given a portable DVD player with a DVD of our scan playing, and a bundle of small photographs so we could choose a few of our favourite to place in keepsake key rings..
our package came with the unique Photocloud, you’re provided with your own personal password that enables you to access all your scan photos via the website for a period of one month from your scan date….There are no copyright restrictions to the images within your photocloud™ album, so you may download, print and distribute as you desire.
It really was a special experience, our goodies, photos , momentoes/keepsakes were given to us in a pretty gift bag.
We were invited to First Encounters for our scan but have been before in previous pregnancies, the Pricing & packages have something to offer for everyone & we would highly recommend a visit for a unique experience to bond with your baby before birth or to introduce your unborn child to siblings… It certainly melts your heart.
We can’t wait to meet our new bundle in person and we would like to thank First Encounters for being part of such a special introduction to the smallest member of the Family Days clan...
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Everyone should experience a 4d scan ❤️
Leanne Cornelius says
That teddy bear is such a nice idea, I love that you went with the family too, it must have been a lovely experience for both the adults and the kids!
What Mummy Did Next says
Naw!! Looks lovely! Feeling a bit broody…..x
Cardiff Mummy Says says
Wow, amazing photos and what a lovely experience for your children to come along too and see their new sister! Gorgeous x