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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

is that it?....right there?....ok i think i see it....

Well this morning was my very first pre-natal appointment ever! My appointment was at OU Medical Center with Ann Stewart (certified nurse midwife). To be honest going into todays appointment we were still trying to decited if we wanted to use her at OU or use the homebirth midwive we met with and LOVED in June. But after todays appointment my decision was so easy!! When we first got there Ann was "catching" a baby (i loved their use of midwifery terms!!) so they sent us straight to the lab for blood and urien sample. 5 VIALS OF BLOOD and a empty bladder later, Ann was ready for us. We had a long "get to know each other" time where we pretty much fell in love....We loved her philosophies, her motherly support,and her firmness when needed. She complety gave me the confidence to birth in a hospital....which I know im totally weird, but I was so much more scared to birth the hospital then to birth at home. Anyway after our "get to know each other" time, it was time for my first ultrasound ever!! As most of you know we were very very anxious about this ultrasound and what it could tell us (good or bad)....well the little screen came up and right away we could see the bag of waters, it took a little while, but there was something there...HAHA...my little baby bean is so little you could hardly see anything!!! I was really hoping for that "TA-DA" moment with being able to see a flicker of a heartbeat, but I just could not see it :( Ann said she thought she saw a small flicker, but my baby bean is so small that she wanted me to come back next week, when the baby is 8 weeks to confirm that flicker she thought she saw. That was a little disapointing, but she said there is defently a implanted baby and that the bag of waters looks like a good shape and heathy and that tells her a lot. So thats pretty much the break down of what happend today...I know a lot of people were anxious to hear how today went :)

3 comments:

Momma Rhonda said...

Hooray!!! Tater went to the Midwife today! Yea!!! This precious little soul is developing as we speak (or type)! God us SO VERY GOOD...and this little servant will make a difference in His kingdom someday. But right now, it is time to grow! OK- I need to order a port-a-crib and stroller and highchair and diaper bag and playhouse/fort and car seat and....

lauren and brad said...

I've heard AMAZING things about Ann, and I'm actually considering using her for our next little one someday.

Loved my experience at OU. Highly suggest the Lamaze class there for childbirth education. It's 7 weeks, only 35 bucks, and Oh so wonderful. NOT the Lamaze you are thinking of...

Looked into Prenatal Yoga? :)

So happy for you both!

wornoutwoman a.k.a. Kimberly McKay said...

Congratulations guys! I had my first at 5 weeks and you could barely tell so no worries. I'm going to pray pray pray for you.