Word of the week – 20/02/15

My word of the week this week in reality lasted for less than a minute, but it’s been all I could think about for the whole week.



I had my 16-week midwife appointment this week. I went on my own, as I thought it would just be a routine thing to check blood pressure etc etc and as Mr M had been really busy at work, he didn’t come along as we wanted to save his time off for the scans and the big appointments.

It was the first time I met my midwife and she was rather brusque in her manner, so when she asked me to get up on the couch, I didn’t really dare ask what for. Then she asked me to pull up my top, and she used a doppler and for the first time ever, I suddenly heard our baby’s heart beat.

The moment took my breath away. I suddenly felt a huge surge of love rush right through my body and I wanted nothing more in the world than for that baby to be OK.

Strangely hearing the heartbeat had more of an effect on me than seeing it on the ultrasound. It made the baby feel real. It made our impending parenthood feel imminent, it made everything feel so exciting.

It’s all I can think about and I feel so very excited to meet Little R-M.

The Reading Residence


  1. February 21, 2015 / 8:01 am

    Oh, this is so lovely, and a very special word of the week. It is something hearing that heartbeat for the first time, and yes, makes it all seem so real. Glad all was OK x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • heelsandhooves
      February 21, 2015 / 8:19 am

      Thanks so much Jocelyn, it was so lovely to hear! Xx

  2. February 21, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Such a special moment to hear your babies heartbeat for the very first time, absolutely lovely x

    • heelsandhooves
      February 21, 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you! It was just perfect xx

  3. February 23, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    Oh that’s such a special moment and one that will never leave, it’s such joyous and exciting time and gap taken me back to when I first heard my little ones. So special xx

    • heelsandhooves
      February 24, 2015 / 2:22 pm

      Aah you obviously never forget it then! Lovely memories to have xx

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