Saturday, 26 September 2015

First visit to Mothercare... Ever!

Having never really had any reason to before, we made our first visit to Mothercare at Hermiston Gait, Edinburgh today. Wow! There is an overwhelming amount of products on the market, some of which I still have no idea what they are for!! There were sterilising systems that you could confuse for coffee machines if you weren't careful. Our good friend Sharon, who has recently become a mum herself to baby Glen, advised us that there are probably more buggies and prams on the market than there are cars. She was not wrong. 
I did find it a bit disheartening that not one adviser approached us to ask how we were doing, or if we needed any help with anything. We must have looked like rabbits caught in headlights, strolling around wide eyed and open mouthed at the sheer amount of stuff!! 
Came home with a body pillow for Caroline, which is actually what we went through for, but we managed to pick this up in TK Maxx as the ones in store were not quite the right shape she wanted. Anyhow, we came home and signed up to Mothercare's planned expectant parent event in October, but this time we'll visit the Falkirk branch. Hopefully we'll have a better experience there.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

EDD scan

Today's the day we finally get to meet our baby for the first time. It may only be on screen and a photo afterwards but it feels amazing. 
We have take then decision to not find out the sex of the baby, in a way it helps to prolong the surprise! This causes a bit of a headache over choosing names as you have to do double the work and you never realise how many people you actually dislike until you have to start picking names! We have quite a substantial list though, just in case!

Just had the scan... What an amazing experience! Such clear images of our little bump, our cheeks are hurting from smiling! "So far, so good" according to the ultrasound nurse so that is a relief for both Caroline and me. She worries all the time so this is something less to worry about. The only thing she's not happy with is the surprise blood test the nurse sprung on her! Laura told us there wouldn't be more bloods taken until 28 weeks! Caroline needs time to prepare for these things!
Have attached a copy of the scan, for posterity purposes!

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Telling family and friends!

Last week we made it to the "safe zone" of finally being able to tell our nearest and dearest that we were expecting!
It's been hard keeping it a secret for so long. Going to events and dinners and the like and Caroline not having a drink automatically puts people on alert! "Why?! Are you pregnant?!" 
Before 12 weeks we didn't want to tell anyone until we could, but at the same time you also don't want to tempt fate by denying it when asked. It leaves you in a bit of a pickle! We made it though. It was lovely being able to tell those closest to us to their faces so we could see their reaction. After that we could do the big Facebook reveal as is the norm these days! We tried to be inventive with it. Judge it yourself for the photo below! Little boot knitted by Marie!