Well, I'm past the 10-week mark in this pregnancy, which is usually when you can have your first prenatal visit, but we've been so busy lately that we hadn't given a doctor's visit much thought. However, things started to become a little more "real" as we visited the birth cottage today (www.thebirthcottage.com) where #2 will be born. My first appointment isn't until next Friday, but we met all of the midwives and got an official tour. Yes - midwives - that's the way we're going this time. It was a pretty easy choice after the kind of stress we had in the hospital after William was born. He was an easy delivery, but the stay afterwards left much to be desired. Tallahassee Memorial has found that there are more than 70 interruptions per every 24 hours after you have a baby there. I believe that there were just as many at Lakeland Regional and let me tell you, that's the pits!! The midwives work with the hospital, so if there are any problems or complications, we'll definitely go there without hesitation and it's only 5 minutes from both the house and the birth cottage. But we're hopeful and excited to have a totally different experience this time.
I don't know if we'll be posting any ultrasound pictures this time either. We can have them done, of course, but we've decided that we want to be surprised with this one. Like I said, we are eager to have a totally different experience this time around! It'll be fun saving such a big surprise until the very end and don't worry, we can always shop for girl stuff, if need be, after she comes! :)