Week 19 – You say “tomato”

I say, “that’s a big tomato!”

That is, according to one app, Pod’s size this week.  The other app, a grapefruit.  I  think I prefer the latter – I find it easier to visualise a grapefruit rather than a giant (probably beef) tomato.

Week 19 is a strange week for me.  I imagine a lot will happen and it’ll be eventful in terms of supporting Laura and some change in Pod’s behaviour, but it feels like week 20 is just being delayed and that is a shame as week 20 sounds exciting.

What I can’t believe is how quickly this is all going.  We are around halfway through already and that’s actually a little scary.  Time is passing so quickly and whilst I am one for planning, Laura will be the one to keep me on my toes to make sure all the preparations are complete in good time.

However, week 19 has been good to us so far, with our first baby show and having our first meeting with a midwife from the home birthing team.

So yesterday was babytodd & beyond, a new bump, baby and toddler show in Sussex full of vendors, exhibitors and demonstrations.  With the event starting at 10am, Laura and I rocked up at 10.10am hoping to be one of the first 100 pre-registered attendees which meant you received a goody bag.  We didn’t get a goody bag.

In fact, we found out we had friends who arrived before 9.45am and they were already queuing.  We had no chance.

So we had a wander round all the stands, promoting services such as pregnancy yoga, hypnobirthing and baby swimming classes but also items to buy, from height rulers (which I actually really liked) to slings that Laura tried on…

One thing we did see that I might have bought was a Pod for Pod!  Made by Bizzi Growin, it’s a changing bag that turns into a travel cot.  Admittedly I don’t think we need a travel cot as the carry cot that came with our buggy does that job but it was actually quite neat… and it’s called Pod which is awesome.

All in all, it was a very good morning.  We spent about two hours there and it was a nice ‘warm up’ to the show at Olympia we’ll be attending on 21st October.

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