[[ 13.5 weeks- BeBe is about the size of a lime and, call me crazy, I already feel movement! A strong little girl or guy!]]
[almost] 14 weeks is treating me pretty well. I have a pretty moderate amount of energy and food is wonderful again.
I had my first midwife appointment this week, which I was worried about, honestly. I won’t be alternating midwives this time because the one who (i loved) that delivered Story is taking time off to be with her family. The other midwife, I liked, but didn’t seem to click with AS much. Aside from that, I was a little concerned over how they’d take the whole “third baby” thing. I know it’s silly, but some midwives, doctors, practices are judgey of moms who have the nerve (lol) to have more than 2.5 kids. My midwives are fairly hippie, with the barefeet, insense and braids. I just wasn’t sure if I was going to get scolded or what.
To my very happy surprise, I walked in and was greeted with a big hug and a huge, excited congratulations. She took me around to everyone having me share the happy news. Then, we basically just talked the whole time, on her comfy chairs in her nice candlelit and windows open office. We talked about Story’s birth and what I liked and what I felt I accomplished. She valiadated me in telling me how great I did and how much work they could all tell I did to get to the point I was when I gave birth to her. We talked about what I’d like to do differently this time around and she supported my plans for a natural childbirth and suggested we do a “homebirth in the hospital” and keep staff to a minimun and send me home as soon as possible.
She told me she wasn’t even going to both giving me a pelvic check the ENTIRE PREGNANCY unless I request it. (It’s really so unnecessary anyway!) and that we’re going to be very hands off! At the end, my husband was done rushing our girls off to their nonnie’s because he was dying to hear the heartbeat, he came in and we all got to chat and laugh together.
We got to hear the sweet, precious “swooshswooshswooshswoosh” of a new little heart and our own hearts grew 3xs more. Our little baby in there and doing well All in all I felt SO validated by my midwife and I’m looking forward to meeting this new little one in November.
I’m throughly enjoying pregnancy and I’m extra blessed to be able to experience it for a third time!