S: The following day Em and I took my nieces and her little girl to the cinema to see Frozen 2. Just as the film started Em said that baby was moving a lot! I put my hand on her stomach and felt the biggest kick! This was the first time I had felt him and was quite a special moment. She says he’s usually awake at 5am or late at night so I felt quite lucky that he had kicked me! I think it will he really special when Jack feels him (although it’s quite funny for me and Em watching Jack feel a little uncomfortable touching Em’s tummy!).
E: It was so nice to see Sophs face when baby Smith gave her a big kick, Mollie saw her excitement too which was lovely! I’ve started to feel like a lucky Buddha with my tummy being rubbed haha! I honestly don’t mind though, he’s very precious cargo!
S: Our consultant appointment was quickly approaching on 2nd January so I started to really swot up on my C section homework again. I wanted to be prepared for any questions, although knew it would mainly be Em needing to answer.
E: I had already done a lot of research into c sections before I’d even mentioned to S&J that that’s what I’d like to do, but I also (with the help of Instagram followers) wrote a blog on mind and body prep tips for c sections. I knew the consultant would ask me about my mental and emotional recovery (quite rightly so) and I wanted to be sure I knew what would be needed to help me in that space too.
S: Jack, Em and I went along to the hospital and Jack and I had to have a quick blood test that had been missed earlier in the pregnancy. We all then went in to the consultant. She was a very lovely doctor and seemed fairly sensitive to the situation. As we knew she would, she asked Em why after two home births she wanted to opt for an elective caesarean and talked us all through the risks.