My first appointment is a week from next Tuesday, when I'll be 9 weeks 6 days. Aahhh - I'm sitting on pins and needles over here. I just want to hear my bebe's heartbeat.
I'm having a terrible time deciding on a MW though. The first one I interviewed I really liked, but didn't show me any pictures, sent me home with no forms, and I was a little grossed out by finding a live roach in her bathroom.
I have talked to one mama that has birthed with her(and probably know one or two more), and she really really liked her. But, she's also not licensed(certified?), and told me that she eventually plans to return to her home country to live and become a nurse. Something about that just doesn't sit well with me -- she seems to love what she does, but she is not in it for the long haul, and for some reason I just have these visions of her taking off to her country at a moment's notice and leaving me high and dry. I really did click with her as a person, but I guess I just have a hard time trusting people I don't know.....?
The second one I've interviewed I like, showed me tons of pictures and gave me sample forms to take home, and is a CPM that used to run her own birth center. I like her, she seems a lot more professional, and am happier with the fact that she's a CPM...it just makes me feel better, and DH too. But she talks...incessantly. I have had a few phone conversations with her since our interview and often feel like I have to almost interrupt her to get my next question in. BUT, my best friend happened to have attended a birth she was at last year, and says that she is quiet during birth. So that's good to know. (and this is the one I have the appt with)
I have talked to two others on the phone, one that has been practicing here in GA for a LONG time, is a CPM, but doesn't do VBACs.
And another that was my friend's MW, who I didn't get a very good vibe from the first time I talked to, and when I called her back yesterday, told me that she's decided she's not taking any new VBAC's. For no apparant reason, just doesn't feel like it.
: Whatever. Saves me the gas money of having to drive out to meet her. There's ONE more that's in my vicinity, that I called and left a message for two days ago and she STILL has not returned my call. I'm annoyed. I know I still have time and that many mamas don't go to their first MW appt till 12 weeks -- at least that's what I've been told --but ahhhh, I just want to know who I'm going with already. What can I say, pregnancy is doing nothing for my patience.
So that's my story at the moment. I'm still feeling very lethargic with not much energy....you should just see my house. lol I think I'm going to curl up next to ds while I have a chance.