I had my first appt at the birth center on Friday. I met with one of my favorite MWs (there's 8 or so in the practice). We chatted for awhile about all sorts of things. I asked about the new Maternity21/Harmony tests and she said my insurance wouldn't cover it because I'm not AMA and they're over $1000 out of pocket. So, NT scan it is! I'm having it done the week of Thanksgiving. She tried to find the HB with the doppler and warned me she might not find it (duh) but she DID. I was stunned and overjoyed to hear that sweet little thump thump. I signed up for centering (group prenatal care in the evenings). We didn't do it with DD but I think it'll be a good excuse for me and DH to get out of the house together. My first centering class is in mid-December.
I just bought a Big Sister necklace for DD to give her the day before the NT scan. I'm going to tell her about the baby and then she can come to the scan with us and see the baby. Family comes into town the next day so we'll have DD show them her necklace and the u/s pic. Eeep! So excited.