As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I knew that I didn’t really want to receive pre-natal care from the obgyn’s office that I had been to previously. They just really weren’t ever able or willing to provide me with what I always really want – information! Appointments are too quick, doctors are too unconcerned and everything about the environment is generally sterile and sort of lifeless. That’s the opposite of what I want! I’ve got a brand new life growing inside of me right now. Somebody get excited and let’s talk about some details! ….oh…no? Just a quick 5 minute visit to weigh me and charge me $60? No thanks.
So, your Dad and I found this neat place called The Birth Center. Its a midwife practice and it is perfect. I was sold from the moment I read in their literature that I should expect the first pre-natal visit to last at least an hour due to all of the education that needs to take place for a new mom. Yes! Sign me up! After we went for an orientation, even your Dad was convinced.
So this past week I had my first appointment and they are no joke. I was there for an hour and half. I learned how to take all my own stats (so fun!), I got to ask all of my questions, I had lovely education conversation with one of the nurse-widwives and I left with a binder full of homework and extra resources to read through. Who would have thought that a binder full of things to learn would really get me this excited!?!
We Got a Peek At You!
Also, they had me get an ultrasound done to determine exactly how far along I am in the pregnancy and to project a due date. Found out that we should be expecting you around August 27th! Also found out that you look like a tiny, adorable peanut and that you can already move your little nub legs all by yourself. Great job!