Thursday, January 15, 2009

A tiny little heartbeat

I got to hear one today... my baby's. Yep, if you haven't already heard, I am pregnant! 11 weeks and 3 days.

Things are going to be so different this time. We have a midwife rather than an OB. Her name is Carey Collins and she's finishing up her apprenticeship (in late 2009/early 2010) with Labors of Love in Spartanburg. I met Carey months ago, and it is so cool to already know my midwife. With Carey I can call and get her on the phone and not a secretary or nurse line answering machine. Also, she's right here in the Anderson area so I feel confident she will get here in plenty of time once I am in labor. This is another one of the things babywearing meetings have done for me, because I probably never would've met Carey otherwise. I probably wouldn't be having this baby at home, either, because I ignorantly thought only crazy hippies did that until I met some really cool women who had done it.

There are so many things I want to blog about right now, I don't know where to start. Carey and her supervising midwife, Linda Weaver, came over last week and answered a million questions for Jordan, me and my mom. (They do this initial visit for free, by the way, so you can make an educated choice without money being an issue. How many times has an OB offered to do that for ya?) I'd like to do some posts about that interview, and also about a conversation I had recently with an OB.

I don't feel like talking about it now, though. I think I'm just going to put up a cute little pregnancy ticker and then hang out with my family and watch a movie. Good night!

15 comments:

Beth said...

Congratulations :-)

Cheryl Lage said...

Omigoodness, omigoodness! CONGRATULATIONS! All the very best. :)

MaryAnne said...

Congratulations!!! I have a baby due within days of you, so I look forward to reading your upcoming pregnancy/baby related posts!

Vicky said...

I am so glad you heard the heartbeat. Woo-Hoo!

Rissa said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! I'm SO excited for you! When did you find out??? How are you feeling?

So In Love said...

oh boy!!! congratualtions!!!! I know you all are so excited. I love life with 2 and look so forward to making it 3....

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Jenny!!! Your mom had told me - I am so happy for you and your little family! Good luck with the midwife!! I'm sure you will be just fine!!! Nancy H.

Emily said...

Ahhhh! Congrats!

GrandmaKathleen said...

Congratulations, Jenny.
What fabulous news, everyone must be so filled with excitement and anticipation. Will it be July? Perhaps end of June?
BTW I love your top border, so adorable the 2 sleepys

Hobo Mama said...

Congratulations! Midwives are so amazing, aren't they? They give such personal care and just in general seem to be peaceful people -- just the sort you want at a birth!

Rachel said...

For my last pregnancy (VBAC), it was interesting to meet 3 OBs and a midwife and get such varying comments about a VBAC and labor. My final conclusion was that the difference lie in attitude about pregnancy and labor and experience. Past experience really shapes their practice.

Melissa said...

So very happy for you ,what a blessing! Congratulations!!!

Kristin said...

A big congrats to you! So exciting about the midwife, too. I loved my midwife births infinitely more than my doctor-led births.

Theresa said...

Congrats, you crazy little hippie!! Blessings!

Blacktating said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear about your home birth experience!