I had my first appointment this morning! My husband came along for the first part then left for work before the physical exam. The midwife was very welcoming. She took a long history (all EMR, which is great since I'm transferring care mid-pregnancy due to a move), questions and answers, discussed nutrition, and just chatted a little. She asked us to consider whether we wanted to do the nuchal translucency test (DH wanted time to read up and discuss before deciding), talked about why she normally wouldn't do an U/S now (which made perfect sense, although despite my general hands-off inclinations I was a wee big disappointed!), then did the physical exam (lungs, heart, thyroid, breasts, internal exam to confirm growth of uterus). Blood samples at the end.
Pretty uneventful overall, but really fun to have someone else in on the secret, since the only other person who knows is my best friend. I had a dumb moment and scheduled the next visit (4 wks) for a time when I'm out of town, so I have to call back and fix that. ALSO I left (like, down the street) forgetting they were going to do my blood ... the receptionist came out the door calling my name ... seriously embarrassing, but they were sweet and laughed it off. I was just thinking about moving onto my errands, ha!