Well, I had my first appointment yesterday. I had to fill out a TON of paperwork, and then I met with the midwife and we chatted and she did a pelvic exam and got out the doppler. The birth center has only been in business for about a year and a half, and they were super excited to have me back with another baby because apparently I am the first "repeat" customer. Anyway, when she got out the doppler I knew she probably wouldn't find the HB... no one has ever found it (but myself) prior to about 13 weeks. So, yeah, she searched around for quite awhile (I didn't want to tell her that she was moving it around too high... afterall no midwife wants the patient telling them what to do, lol... even though I know my body!). I could tell she was getting nervous. Anyway, she had a vaginal probe. So, she got that out, she did a pelvic exam and said that, yes, my uterus was tilted WAY to the back, and she immediately found the HB with the vaginal probe. A nice strong HB chugging along at 165 bpm!
Oh, and since my kids go with me to all my appointments, I told them yesterday just before we left that we were going to check on our new baby. They were all SO EXCITED!!!! They said that they think it would be nice if Aidan has a brother, but that they really don't care if it's a boy or a girl.
ETA: Oh, and I forgot to mention that I got weighed as well. Yippy, I'm up 11 pounds already. Yep, right on track to gain my "typical" 12-15 pounds in the first trimester!!