I have my 16 week midwife appointment on 3rd september, and my hubby cant come The midwife has told us that we are gunna be able to listen to the heartbeat, and seen as we dont have a doppler or anything, this will be the first time were gunna hear it. Basically to cut a long story short, my hubby works just him and his boss on their department at work. My hubby has wednesdays off, and she has thursdays off. It just so happens that our midwife appointments always fall on a thursday, this is the only day that ou midwife is at our surgery, so theres no way of changing to another day. Whenever my hubby has told work of our appointments, his boss has always got shitty about it. She thinks the whole world revolves around her i swear. When i had my 1st mw appt, she got really funny and it was only when we told her that was the only day we can have it, did she have to swap her plans and swap her day off with my hubby. When our 12 week scan came through, coincedece (sp) had it that we was allocated a thursday. Again, she said theres no way we can do it that day cos its her day off, and she had "personal plans". So we had to ring up and change for a later date I wouldnt mind, but whenever hubbys boss decides to swan off on holiday (which is about 6 times a year), he has to cover her day off, whether he can or not, working all week. Something as important as this and she cant even swap. When me and hubby came back from our honeymoon, she swanned off to mexico, so hubby had to work 6 days a week straight for two weeks, even though we had loads to sort out at the bank, housing etc. She then had weeks and weeks off cos of toothache, and guess who had to work all week? Yep DH. Anyways, so my hubby told her about my 16 week appt on the 3rd, and told her how important it is cos of the heartbeat, and she aint having none of it. Even if someone could cover him for an hour? I mean there aint even no1 there to cover him for a lunch break ffs. She really does take the piss. Now something that is supposed to be happy, hearing my baby's heartbeat for the 1st time, i just wanna cry about it i just want hubby to hear it as well, is that so bad???