I had my 2nd appointment today with the midwife. Most of the appointment was done with a midwifery student as the midwife I was supposed to see was busy. The student was very nice and went through some things and answered some questions. Once all the basic paperwork type things were done my midwife (well actually my back up midwife) came in and they tried to find the baby's heartbeat. The student had trouble finding it and gave up, but my midwife was able to find it with quite a bit of searching. The heart rate was 168. So relieved to hear the baby's heart beating away. Also discussed with my midwife running and she gave me the go-ahead to keep doing things and told me to make sure I listen to my body if things aren't feeling good. We also discussed a vacation I have planned for March and whether it is a good idea to go. The vacation is to Hilton Head and I need to look into whether I am insured if I were to have a premature birth out of the country. Hoping the insurance we have will be adequate, because I really want to go on vacation and it's been booked for months (long before I knew I was pregnant)! Next appointment is in a month and at that point I will get my requisition for my "big" ultrasound. I'm sure the next 4 weeks will just fly by!
Editing to add a belly shot! This was taken last week, so at about 11 weeks