My midwife is an adorable lady who lives 2 doors down from my house. She arrived last night at 7.40pm for our appointment and didn't leave until 9.30pm! She is super chatty and just wonderful, we feel very lucky to have her on our side. The appointment went really well - baby boy is head down (woohoo!) and hopefully he decides to stay that way! HB was between 145 - 153bpm and my belly is measuring 27 weeks which is apparently spot on. I got my referral for my glucose test (yikes, I'm not sure about this sugar drink I'm supposed to consume, sounds pretty nasty!) which is testing for gestational diabetes. Fingers crossed that one comes back ok! We also did my Care Plan which is like a birth plan where we make and note down decisions on some of the major points when it comes to the labour - like if the HG will assist with the birth of his son as he comes out (this was a resounding NO) and whether he will cut the cord (he will if he's still upright apparently and not passed out on the floor . . . hmm . . . and he is my one support person! God help me!), also the skin to skin (yes) and what we want to do with the placenta (still in discussion about this - not sure whether to let the hospital discard of it or whether we want to take it home and bury it). So many decisions and scary to think that we only have 11 and a bit more weeks until the real thing! The HG was curious and asked many questions regarding the birth which was quite revealing. He had no idea how long labour would take (I seriously think he thought we'd pop into the hospital for a couple of hours and come out with a baby!) and was shocked to discover the truth. I think we are REALLY going to need those antenatal classes!