by Hannah

16 weeks…

Last week I had my 16 week routine appointment with the midwife (although I am 16 weeks today). All was well and straight forward and I got to hear bubba’s heartbeat on the doppler, it was a little tricky to find but once she found it we mainly heard plenty of booting. Just as I thought another Beastie. We have a doppler by Angelsounds that we bought to listen to Beastie, so we have already listened to the heartbeat. I am officially hopeless at finding the heartbeat and have to solely rely on my husband and the knack he seems to have. You wouldn’t believe that I have actually used dopplers at work, although not for detecting babies!

My bump is still looking quite small and I did expect to be bigger at this stage, but then if you go by my previous post on boob size then maybe it’s just me that can’t see the changes. I have been told I have quite strong stomach muscles so I suppose this could also be the reason why I don’t look that noticeably pregnant. I shall look back on this post and regret what I have said I am sure, when I am at my largest I will be wondering why on earth I was questioning the size.

As I said in my last entry, I am not feeling nauseous anymore but there is a distinct difference to how I am feeling this time. I don’t remember eating so much before but then maybe I did and my memory has failed me. I do feel that what I am eating might be to blame for the state of my face, hormones aside I don’t think my skin has ever looked so bad. What’s this about pregnancy glow? I would love a dose of it.

Spotty skin aside, I now feel that I have reached a stage in the pregnancy I feel that things are really moving on and it won’t be that long until Christmas and then the New Year. We are all booked up to attend The Baby Show at Earls Court, London at the end of the month and I am looking forward to it. We attended the show at Excel last time and it was a great day out then. I am intrigued to see what new innovative products are showcased there this year. The Cuddledry baby bath towel in a funky cow print was my favourite purchase last time and the girls on the stand were lovely.

I am treasuring my time even more with Beastie now as it gets closer and closer to him not being the baby anymore. He is getting so grown up and astounds us everyday with new words and more often that not hilarious ways of putting things. I love seeing his personality developing, it’s so exciting but it’s also an end of an era. We are moving onto another exciting chapter but I am aware he will no longer be the baby anymore so the times that he does regress to being a baby, (which can still be quite often) I love it!





HELEN 11th October 2011 - 9:53 am

glad to hear all went well & you got to listen to Beastie Baby’s heartbeat. You do realise that if you have another boy they will be the Beastie Boys…hmmmm.
I had a doppler when I was pregnant with Jack – I had tried one of those Angelsounds ones before but I was useless with it, I had one of the ones like the midwives had – it became part of my morning routine to listen to the heartbeat every day from around 11 weeks – in fact I was a bit obsessive!
Can’t wait to meet Beastie & the bump – and you & of course Daddy Beastie in a few weeks! x

Mummybeastie 11th October 2011 - 7:31 pm

The Beastie Boys! ha ha wouldn’t that be great…

I managed to get the heartbeat last night on my own! Yay! I definitely couldn’t do it when the baby was smaller and I was trying from 9 weeks! all because I had read on Babycentre that other people had found theirs, more like their own heartbeats!

We can’t wait to see you and your brood as well! xx

Katie @mummydaddyme 11th October 2011 - 9:26 pm

Is that a Daddy Beastie logo? Thats great! You are really progressing well into your pregnancy- can’t wait to see your bump in December at the Xmas party.

Helen trust you to think of Beastie Boys!!


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