So this week I’ve been up and down mood wise, I’m worrying regarding our housing situation, we could really do with being in a bigger place before baby arrives but we’re struggling to find anything suitable and within budget. I then found out that I’m not eligible to receive occupational maternity pay from work, I’ve missed out by 1 day! It’s absolutely gutting and just adds to the stress of finding a new home since I’ll be on half of my usual pay from January until I go back to work. However it’s not all been doom and gloom, and there’s been some really great positives this week!
We have been looking more in depth at pushchairs and car seats, choosing which isofix base we like the look of, and we also think we might have a pushchair chosen too! We’ve picked up a pack of vests for baby and had some awesome freebies including a bottle and dummy set from MAM which is all very exciting! I’ve also bought my very first pair of maternity jeans, I’m a jeans kinda gal and although I’m loving wearing dresses and being really girly, jeans are my thing but unfortunately mine were just that bit too tight now and becoming uncomfortable, the maternity ones are from new look and they’re soooo comfy!
Thursday I turned 17 weeks, and I had my 16 week check up with the midwife, this was great, she asked how I was feeling, took my blood pressure, we had a really good chat and then we heard baby’s heartbeat! This was terrifying at first, I’ve heard a lot of people say that you cant always hear the baby’s heartbeat at this appointment because baby hides, however my midwife seemed pretty certain that she’d find it so I was laid on the bed and she was prodding and poking me for what felt like hours (it was probably 4-5 minutes) it was all very tense in the room and myself and Ben were just looking at each other, not really knowing how to feel/act. Finally she found the heart beat, baby was really far over on my left side, and we all breathed a sigh of relief. The midwife admitted that she was almost about to send us for an ultrasound to find out where baby was. Luckily the heart beat was really strong and PERFECT!