The really short version is: I'm moving to a different state in about 6 weeks (we got an offer on our house yesterday!), so finding another midwife here is sort of a waste of time.
The semi short version is: I think she doesn't want me to be disappointed if it's not twins. And she wants to make sure it's not something terrible, though no signs point to anything terrible. She called me to say that she was worried that maybe I had a hyditaform mole! I told her the only way it was a mole was if I had a rodent swimming around inside me, and probably a pair of them at that!
She did listen on both sides, but when she found one heartbeat she didn't keep trying for another one because she had already searched both sides.
The long version is: she used to live in the state I am moving to. She's only been a midwife for maybe 5 years. She's lovely, but like most CPMs she's inexperienced when it comes to multiple birth. Perhaps she's a little unnerved by my researching and being so certain of myself. She was trained by the midwife that I have in the new state. The midwife there has been a midwife for 25 years or more, has 8 children, and is extremely laid back. She (midwife in new state) has caught 9 sets of twins at home, and has one in her practice now, expected in about 18 weeks. So that will be 10 before mine will arrive. She has excellent back up, including a very midwifey (if that's a word) perinatologist (sp?) who will be only a couple of blocks away from our new place.
I actually called the midwife in the new state today, and she told me just to tell Carol, my midwife here, that she worked for me, and that if I needed piece of mind, she needed to order the ultrasound! I called Carol, and she said, "I was just thinking about you. You know, if you want an ultrasound, let's go get you one!" I said, "I was just calling to tell you that!"
So, I have to wait until after pay day unless I can figure out how to get my insurance to pay for the ultrasound. So I still won't know until November 7th, but at least no more arguing with my midwife here!