“I’m scared right now.”
In the most recent Australian episode of Home and Away, Dean Thompson and Ziggy Astoni had a heart-to-heart discussion about their infant.
The pair recently learned that Ziggy is pregnant, which completely upended their life.
The beloved pair faced an early challenge in the Channel 7 programme airing on Wednesday when they realised they hadn’t been communicating effectively.
When Ziggy abruptly cancelled the appointment without telling Dean, he was confused because Dean had been prepared to go with her for her 12-week scan.
Dean became concerned that something might be wrong as a result, but Ziggy reassured him that everything was alright.
Ziggy confessed to Dean that she was too anxious to go with the scan because she feared hearing bad news while they were out on a stroll. She was keen to point out, though, that she had no particular cause for concern.
Ziggy clarified: “I’m still quite frightened. I was feeling OK until I started reading things online, at which point I became horrified.”
Dean did his best to soothe Ziggy, saying that the checkup is better for their unborn child and that everything is probably going to be okay.
In the end, Ziggy agreed to reschedule the appointment but cautioned them that they might still have to wait.
She uttered: “Last time, it took four weeks; I’m really sorry. Just hoping I didn’t mess this up. What happens if we do have to wait and there is a problem? What if my fear endangers the infant?”
A second time, Dean made an effort to soothe Ziggy, but also wanted her to confide in him going forward so he could be more helpful.
“We’ll get another appointment as soon as we can, and we’ll simply take it from there,” he assured her.
Dean has been especially anxious to get to the 12-week scan milestone because he wants the go-ahead to start telling more people about the impending arrival. Will he soon realise his wish?