Today I went to my 12 week appointment. I got to meet with another midwive today who was also very nice. She is also very natural-minded and I loved to talk with her. She had some interesting things to say. Surprisingly, it made me feel pretty comfortable that labor would go the way that I wanted it to, even in a hospital setting.
She went over my lab results and everything looked great. That's always a nice reassurance. I also only gained one pound. Hooray. (Actually I must have been wearing lighter clothes, because I believe I've gained 3 pounds. Which isn't surprising since it makes me sick to move, and it helps me to not feel sick when I eat. It's pretty much a lose-lose situation.)
Then we listened to my baby's heartbeat. I love that part! It makes you feel like everything is worth it! She let me listen to it for a long time. It's funny though, because since dopplers and monitors aren't my favorite thing, I almost told her that it was enough. I know she was trying to be nice and sensitive to the fact that this was the first time I was hearing it. It was pretty fast - in the 160's to 170's. I don't ever remember my boys being that high. I remember 150's. So that got my hopes up a little bit. But I'm still planning on a boy and keep telling myself it would be the cheapest option since I already have everything for a boy. Plus, the third boy is supposed to be an angel child. :) Someday I would like a girl though. And if this is a girl, I wouldn't mind it. :)