Friday, December 2, 2011

Our first appointment!

So yesterday was actually our first baby appointment! 
I was so excited for the day but I also had been freaking myself out a little about it for awhile before it. I feel like I was constantly having nightmares of not being able to find the heartbeat, or being told that I was never even pregnant. Haha... I know, ridiculous, but true! 

Anyway, Lee and I have decided to go with a midwife for various reasons (a post about that will be coming eventually!) So we headed over to her sweet little house/office in the country for our appointment. On our way there, she actually called and said that one of her amish clients was in labor and coming in at anytime to give birth! She said that it would be fine if we still came, as she has more then one room.  
Ha! Isn't that so cool?! Someone would possibly be giving birth while we were there?! 
So, when we got there, she took us back into the smaller room and we basically just talked about prenatal care, midwifes, and that sort of stuff. 
At this point, the amish family had come in and went into their room. 
During our conversation with the midwife, there was a knock on our door and sure enough the baby was coming! (they had just gotten there like 35 minutes before!!) So, she left us in there while she went to be with them. Lee and I were listening closely and then next thing we knew, there was a sweet baby crying! I can't even explain how I felt when I heard it. It was so so cool to be "there". 
So thats our awesome little experience with sort of being there for someone's birth. Haha.. I know sort of crazy for the first time, but a awesome story nonetheless! 
After the midwife was finished up with them, she came in and got out the doppler so we could hear the heartbeat. Like I said before, this was our very first appointment, so we hadn't ever heard the heartbeat. I'm sure you can imagine how excited we were for it! I tried to block out my fear of her not being able to find it. She looked for a little while on the right side, and was having trouble (I started to freak in my mind a little at this point) ...but when she moved over to the left side, we heard the most perfect beautiful sound! I can't even put into words that moment. It was like finally I knew, for sure, that our sweet baby really was growing inside of me. 
These past 3 months have felt like Christmas to me, despite all the sickness and throwing up, it's just so exciting to know that our little one is in there constantly!

Oh, how we love this little one so much already! 


  1. That's such a great birth experience haha. It adds so much to the anticipation.
    Congratulations again! I hope the baby is very much blessed during the next 6 months and on :)

  2. That is so awesome!!! We haven't HEARD the heartbest yet but we've seen our peanut and saw the heart beating ;) It was so precious and like you, I was so glad that there actually was somehting there! I had freaked myself out a bit hahahaha we have another appt on Tuesday, I'm hoping we can hear it this time!! ;)

  3. Haha that is a crazy story!! Congrats to you both, you will be wonderful parents!

  4. Awwww this is so sweet and exciting!

  5. Aw, you are making me miss being pregnant.

    So exciting for you guys!!!

  6. How exciting for you guys!! I had a midwife with both of my pregnancies!

  7. So excited for you :) I bet this is a moment that will stay with you forever. :)