S: I really enjoyed looking at all the things I’ve never really looked at before. I loved the little independent stalls. We also had a look at the prams which I did find pretty overwhelming! So much choice how do you decide?! I’m not sure I was ready to look at the big stuff! Only a few purchases made but the experience meant a lot.
This was the first time I’d seen Em in a couple of weeks and our small bump was definitely there now which was so odd but I felt really proud aswell!
E: I have to say this has been the slowest part of the whole process as we didn’t have any appointments or scans for 4 weeks! That’s the same for any pregnancy but we’ve just been so used to having SOMETHING in the diary almost weekly!
S: Our 16 week midwife appointment was the first time I would meet our official midwife Geraldine and I had heard lots of amazing things about her. She was so very kind to us from the offset and was very mindful to see how I was feeling and ask my thoughts on things which I thought was lovely. I’m not sure why I expect anything else of people who have been so lovely up until now.
E: I was really excited about this one as I’d finally get to introduce S&J to Geraldine- the midwife who I had seen throughout my pregnancies with M&T. She has a special place in my heart as I didn’t know anyone who was pregnant with my first pregnancy and she was someone I came to trust implicitly and who educated and gave me all of the info I needed to decide on having M&T at home. So seeing her again in these circumstances was really special!
S: The midwives advised there may be a chance we wouldn’t hear the heartbeat in the appointment but it was up to us if we wanted to give it a try so of course we did. Initially the first midwife struggled to find it so Geraldine swooped in and there it was loud and clear! 145bmp sounding like a galloping horse! WOW just incredible and the reassurance we got from that was amazing.
E: I had Theo with me at this appointment so there we all were, me lying on the bed with him, Jack filming, Geraldine and a student midwife (Vicky) all huddled in this little room waiting for this little heartbeat to ring out over the Doppler. In Geraldine’s words, it was ‘perfect’ ❤️