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Growing Bump is no longer a secret

Wednesday, 12 February 2014  |  Admin

Chelle is mama to a feisty red head called Fizz wife to Gav. Since 2009 Chelle has been on a massive career and life changing journey - first being a mama then returning to work all while blogging her journey. Chelle blogs at Unique and Chic ( - a website guided by her want to make sure that every Mama feels unique no matter what as well as sharing her own and others parenting stories along the way.

So hello there! Here I really am - if you have been reading so far you will know that I have been hiding over at @GrowingBump until we got the confirmation that our second bundle of love was all ok.

Our 12 week scan felt ages away from finding out we were pregnant at 5 weeks. So we have know since 13th December and then comes the long long wait for the scan date.

Our scan date just so happened to fall on our 5th Wedding Anniversary. Instead of celebrating we nervously walked around town, went for breakfast and wondered down to the hospital. We decided to go for the full nuchal testing. As it is all free to do it seems silly not to but I do also understand why some people choose not to have it all.

Waiting in the reception area we pay the £5 so that we are able to get print off of the baby should everything be ok.

We walk in. I lay down on the sofa and it's all very familiar. The nerves that they will find a baby. That the baby is ok. When you are there you know your heart is pumping.

The cold jelly on your tummy that makes you jump and a lot of prodding and trying to get the right visual.

Gav has to tell me to stop talking so the monographer can concentrate. Baby is lazy and doesn't want to move making it a little difficult for all the right measurements. Then hang on my due date suddenly changes from 16th August to 13th August. I feel like I have lost 3 days......

But baby is fine, there is a heart beat and that is all that matters - as well as Gav getting his blood flow back to his hand that it.

Next come the bloods - that is easy done and we'll have the results in 3 days if there is any concern. There isn't so thats another sigh of relief.

We decide to text family and close friends first. Then we wait til we are pretty sure everyone has got it as well as showing our daughter her sibling (I dont need to see it again, I've already seen it!) before unleashing the news on our social media accounts. The night is full of love.

But at the end of the day there is just me and Gav, ready for bed and a snuggle and a big sigh of relief.
Chelle McCann

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