Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Midwife Appointment #2

Okay, I am perturbed with myself that I can't come up with a witty title for this blog entry, but alas, I cannot. This was my first visit to the midwife with the kids, who are normally well-behaved, but you never know what can happen. They did very well and enjoyed getting weighed on the scale, getting to help put the goopy stuff on the doppler, listening to the baby's heartbeat, and getting lollipops after the appointment. The midwife remembered our disagreement with my due date, and we were both anxious to see where she thought I was at now. Last visit, I thought I was 10.5 weeks and she thought I was 14-16 weeks along. This time I think I am 14.5 weeks and she said it felt like 17 weeks at the most, 18 weeks would be stretching it, so not the 18 to 20 weeks that she had expected. I usually feel the baby move on a regular basis around 20 weeks, so I think that is going to be the best way to tell gestation. She still wants me to have an ultrasound done to get a more definite due date to ease both of our minds. I told her that Jeromy wants to know the sex of the baby, and I only want to have 1 ultrasound, so it has to be after 18 weeks. She told me to call her when I feel the baby moving for sure (I might have felt the baby, but am not positive yet) and she will schedule the ultrasound. For all your that are hoping for twins, she said that I would still only measure 2 weeks bigger, so that is still a possibility. So.........I don't know anything more than I knew before. It was nice once again to hear that little heartbeat. When you can't feel the baby moving in there yet, it is hard to know how things are doing. That's all the exciting news for now. I wish I had more definite answers, but for now I have to wait.