“Hello there Sarah. Liam. How are you both?” Dr Fuller asks as she walks into the room with welcoming smiles.
“Good thanks doc how are you?” Liam answered for the both of us.
“Well, thanks guys!” she replies back as she grabs her clipboard and looks at the last notes taken.
“So it has already been 6 weeks since I saw you last, how time flys” She says as she takes almost 15 minutes to remove the cast after slightly examining my injured leg
“How’s your leg going?” She asks as she wipes down around the stitches on my leg.
“Heaps better actually, it still hurts at times but I can almost completely walk on it and it looks better than it did at the beginning” I reply telling her my thoughts.
“Well it seems to have healed well actually, there is still some minor bruising but that’s expected with any injury. The stitches are clean and have been treated well, now I just want to see how you go walking” she says as she grabs my hand and helps me up.
“Okay just walk to me when you’re ready” She says as she takes a few steps back making about a meters space between us.
Slowly but surely I made my way to her, limping slightly from discomfort but hardly from pain.
“How was that?” She asks as she made a note on her page.
“It honestly feels so much better, I don’t feel that much pain I think it is just mostly discomfort” I reply as I make my way back to the bed and take a seat.
“Good, good! So that will be all for the crutches then, I still need you to be careful don’t over do it obviously as your leg has not fully recovered. Dr Wattes will come in shortly to remove the stiches, then I will be back later to do your 20 week scan” She explained as she exited the room closing the door behind her.
“20 weeks already! I can’t believe our baby is already 20 weeks old” Liam says with a smile as he drags his chair closer to the bed and intertwines his hand in mine.
Hearing the words ‘our baby’ made butterflies appear in my stomach. I am so grateful to have Liam by my side throughout all of this, he has been so supportive and I literally couldn’t have gone through this without him.
“Our baby!” I repeat as I lean to the side and place kiss on his lips.
“So I’m back” Dr Fuller said as she returned back into the room closing the door behind her.
“Are you ready for your first official scan!” She asks as she moves her equipment closer to the bed so it was in arms reach.
“I think so” I reply slightly nervous as I shift slightly to get comfortable on the bed. Dr Fuller lifted my top slightly to reveal my slightly bulging stomach. I won’t be able to keep that covered for much longer!
“So the scan I am about to do on you is called a fetal morphology ultrasound, this is done to check for any abnormalities with the baby, if there is any. This is nothing to be worried about at all, it’s just like any other scan except now that your baby is big enough we are able to use this scan to be able to do proper measurements.” She explains as she puts a gel on my stomach and starts to move it around with a small scanner.
It only took a few minutes before an image finally appeared up on the screen. If I’m being honest it didn’t really look like much, but just hearing the heart beat gave me goose bumps. I think that moment right there was when I completely realised the situation. We are having a baby, we are going to be parents.
A tear came to the corner of my eye as the sound of the heartbeat gets me excited and slightly nervous. I look over at Liam to see the biggest and most beautiful smile appear on his face. Nothing could erase that moment from my memory, that smile, that look of pure happiness could make any heart melt.
How is it that I was so blessed to have fallen in love with him. Nothing in the world could make me unhappy knowing that no matter what he was by my side.
“Can you believe it! We are going to be a family” He said as his smile somehow grew and he leant over to give me a passionate kiss.
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