Tuesday, November 6, 2007

There's a Baby in there!

Confirmed, our baby is in there! We heard her/his heartbeat again last night! There is not a more beautiful sound on this earth, I have learned.

Other than that, the appointment was loooonnnnggg. We like the philosophy of the Birth Center, but our appointments take forever (1.5 hours!!!!). Some of the things could be gone over in double (or triple) time... Additionally, they have an intern learning to become a m/w, so she was conducting a significant portion of the appointment. I'm a bit of a private person, and I don't appreciate an audience. (E.g. at our ceremony, I was so tired of having everyone "looking" at me!!) She was eager to prove how much she knew and -I'm sure - quite nervous, so we didn't particularly enjoy her. Things did improve somewhat, however, when OUR m/w commended us on our "organization" (list of questions and ability to think ahead.) The intern/resident took a hint that we didn't need to be reminded to 'wash our hands' in order to avoid cold and flu. I'm sure she's a lovely individual, and she's clearly passionate about learning to be a m/w. I just would be perfectly fine if she wasn't my midwife or attending any other of our appointments.

Her worst offense, though: She virtually ignored E the entire time while pouring tons of attention all over me. I HATE that. It makes me want to scream "leave me alone!!" while simultaneously cutting E out of the appointment for OUR baby.

Aside from the intern/resident and the 95 minutes spent in the Center (plus 30 minutes each way b/c it's on the other side of town), the appointment went well. All of our tests are coming back normal and good. I have good iron levels, which I was concerned about with my renewed meat aversion. The nuchal test came back good. The m/w thought I was eating pretty well considering my newly found hatred for vegetables (carrots and green beans as the exceptions.) She was happy with my weight gain. Yada yada yada. Everything is progressing well so far.

Oh, and did I mention that we heard our baby's heartbeat? 160's again. Perfect little baby!


K J and the kids said...

YEAH on passing all of the tests :)
Sorry that they ignored S.

MaMaMia said...

Thanks for the update!!
Glad you all are doing well and the baby sounds good. Something fun. . .if you have a digital camera that takes video clips, take it along to your next appointment and record your baby's heartbeat. I did this with our #2 and found myself listening to it over and over again. And I actually used that clip to announce I was pregnant--to those just getting an email about it.
Sorry you had an uncool midwife. The clinic we used had many midwifes. With our first pregnancy we "tried" out everyone. And there are some that you definitely click with, and others that are, just ok. What was interesting though was a midwife we didn't particularly care for in the clinic, was on call when I was in labor with Maxwell. She ended up being AWESOME. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is, you just never know.
It won't be long until you feel the TOT !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Perfect heartbeat makes MY day. Congratulations everyone. I am obsessing just a little bit about the possibility of the tiny tot being born wearing black velcro shoes. Love all around. Dad

*G* said...

glad things are progressing well for all three of you! you're already more than 1/3 of the way to meeting the Tot!

Keri said...

I wanna hear it! How can we figure that out? I guess I'll just have to "stop by" after work. :)
Congrats, ladies!

bleu said...

You need to tell YOUR midwife ho wyou feel. They want that input and will value it. If you are not comfortable or feel E is being ignored she will WANT to know so she can teach the student to be a better m/w. I am very close friends with some doulas and m/w's and without question they have all stated this to me.


Julie said...

That is very awesome. Congratulations!

Holly said...

Congratulations. Hearing the heartbeat for the first time is the most amazing thing!

I hope you are able to come to terms with the midwife. It's a emotional process, this having a baby thing, and I hope you can feel comfortable with those people who are going to help you meet your baby.

tbean said...

Yay-- so happy to read that everything is looking wonderful with the pregnancy so far. You guys SO deserve this after all you've been through!

maeby said...

Woo-hoo! It is so unbelievably amazing to hear the steady little hum of your baby's heart beat, isn't it? I still can't believe how quickly time seems to flying by! Grow, Tot, grow!

tiffany said...

Glad you are healthy and everything is normal with baby! Must have been awesome to hear the heartbeat!! Sorry about the way they treated your girl though...that is awful...Hope nothing like that happens the next time.

SaraS-P said...

Yay on the heartbeat!

Boo on ignoring one of the moms!