Word of the week: 17/4/15

Today I am 24 weeks pregnant, which signifies a very exciting milestone in our journey, so the word of the week is:



It’s widely recognised that 24 weeks marks viability day, whereby your baby would be viable for life if it was to be born now.

Giving birth now is a seriously scary prospect,don’t get me wrong, and I would not wish it on anybody. I really feel for parents who have to go through the worry and heartache of premature birth.

However, it is really reassuring to hit each of these milestones – 12 week scan, 20 week scan, viability day – and know that you are a little further along in your journey to meeting your little one and for all being OK. So far, so good, I guess you could say.

In a way that you would often describe a holiday, or time off work, or how long you’ve been married, for example, this pregnancy seems in some ways to have flown by, but in others, the day we found out we were pregnant seems like a lifetime ago. And 16 weeks will probably also fly by, but right now it seems an eternity away.

But we are hoping and praying that Little R-M stays tucked up safe in my tummy until it’s time for he or she to come out and meet their mum and dad. I am so very excited to meet our baby.


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  1. April 17, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    Oh what a lovely word, and one that brought tears to my eyes as I remembered what it was like at our 24 week scan…and then when we saw our little ones.
    What a great & exciting journey you’re just starting. Best of luck xx

    • heelsandhooves
      April 18, 2015 / 8:24 am

      Aaw thank you Tracey. So exciting! Xx

  2. April 18, 2015 / 8:21 am

    This is a milestone, and a reassuring part of the journey. I hope he or she stays safe and sound in there for quite a while yet, though! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • heelsandhooves
      April 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

      Yes me too! Thanks Jocelyn x

  3. April 18, 2015 / 8:30 am

    That’s brilliant 🙂 glad everything is going well

  4. April 18, 2015 / 9:36 am

    It’s always a great moment hitting this milestone, so what a fitting word. great choice 🙂

    • heelsandhooves
      April 18, 2015 / 11:08 am

      Thanks Ashley xx

  5. April 18, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    Awww! What a fantastic post. It brought back like yesterday how we felt when the boys had reached 24 weeks. I hope you get to enjoy the remainder of the pregnancy with a little bit more assurance. x

    • heelsandhooves
      April 19, 2015 / 3:36 pm

      Aah thank you Debbie! It’s a big relief, isn’t it?! And relax… A bit!

  6. April 19, 2015 / 6:50 am

    So exciting we’ve both made it to viability. It really does seem like another milestone in the pregnancy! Xx

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