Yesterday (day #5 of resting), Eric & I went to visit our new OBGYN. Our midwife recommended this dr because it is a Christian practice & suppose to be "mother-baby friendly." While I'm technically under the care of the dr, he told me that it is likely I can deliver with one of the two nurse midwives because, despite the blood clots, I'm very healthy. :) No one freaked out about my previous home births & the dr even mentioned that he is fine with it for healthy pregnancies. What a blessing! I usually have to defend myself.
They told me I was 12 weeks 3 days. (Still a shock for Eric & I!) The dr couldn't hear the heartbeat because I am so early, so we had another ultrasound. What an absolute joy to see our child kicking and moving! This little one seems very active. Thank You, Jesus! We even got to bring a picture home, which thrilled the children & grandparents. (I'll try to post the pic soon. Our computer is utterly dead & we are hoping to get a new one today.) Elizabeth was very concerned that our baby has no clothes on. :) When I told her that we would dress the baby when he came, she replied, "Oh, like a doll." :)
Overall, I'm pleased with this practice. It's nothing like the care I receive from my midwives- oh, how I am missing them!!! The appointment was so short (well, it was short once we got in a room- we waited in the waiting room a long time). It seemed so clinical- nothing personal & we didn't even cover much about the birth. Just took down history & stats for blood pressure & baby heartbeat. But I know that a hospital birth is truly necessary in my case & I'm praying for God's protection. (Half of inductions result in c-sections.) The Lord is once again teaching me to joyfully yield to His will & to trust Him.
Today, I go see my pulmonary dr. I'll go back to the OBGYN in 2 weeks. All of these appointments are going to get old quickly.