We had a private scan.. Cost £100.. It was really good for reassurance! They dated me at 8+4 (10th Oct due date) at the time although I dated myself at 9+3 (6th Oct due date) and when I went for my NHS 12 week/dating scan they said my due date was 5th Oct and that's the due date they'll use. My hubby was like yours and didn't want to wait til 12 week scan lol! Ended up being an internal scan because I hadn't drunk enough water before hand but I found it to be fine and a smear test to be more uncomfortable! They gave us photos and a little written report on their 'findings' and they gave us a guided tour of my womb ovaries etc! Lol! You could see the baby - Head, body, arm and leg buds and the yolk sac (?) which is what supports the baby until the placenta is fully formed. I'd personally recommend it although I underststand others may not. We used a company called Babybond - Ultrasound-direct.com and we'll most likely use them again for our 3/4d scan later on.
Best of Luck!
Sofia (15+6) xxx
I had a great experience with the Sonographer at Beehive ultrasound in Essex, I have booked another scan for reassurance and looking forward to it. They also said that I can ring them any time and they will fit me in. Really pleased with the scan.