I had my first midwife apt here in Grand Rapids tonight. I am so lucky because I really like this new practitioner as much as I liked my old one- very down to earth and friendly. We talked through a bunch of things and everything seems to be right on track. I am getting my blood drawn this week again but nothing to be too worried about.
The big news is that when we were listening to the heartbeat with the doppler, Puddin' kicked me!! It was so cool to hear it and feel it all at the same time. It did it 4 different times. The midwife said it was "showing off for it's mommy." That totally made me teary-eyed (Lord, I am SUCH a sap!). I've never heard (or thought about) the word mommy being used specifically for me before. It honestly made my heart grow like 3 sizes in about 30 seconds.
Also, we will NOT be getting the "big" ultrasound next week which is our 20 week mark. The u/s tech is super picky at this office and doesn't do them until 21 weeks unless there is known fetal distress. GRRRR...... So we get in on the 30th of December instead. The upside to this, though, is that this office automatically does the 3D u/s as their baseline u/s, so we don't have to pay any more to get awesome pictures, AND they give us a disc with all the pics on it. This means it will be super easy to get some pictures uploaded here for you guys to see. (You know b/c I'm sure all of you are just sitting around with bated breath waiting to see pictures of my baby, right??)
Also, we are still looking to close on the 22nd and I still love my new job! I'm super jealous of all you planning out your Christmas lists as B and I are not exchanging gifts (what with the house and the baby and all) and all we are asking for from our families is gift cards to Home Depot and Lowe's. How not fun, right? I do have to say that I have really missed perusing the JCrew website this fall and winter, but my bank acct is loving that they don't make maternity clothes :) I hope you all are getting super excited for the holiday and are enjoying all the wrapping, baking, and card writing that comes with it.
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