i decided since i won't have enough appointments to take everyone twice, that i'd make the kids double up. This past Wednesday, it was Peyton & Charter's turn.
They giggled & poked each other the entire way to the clinic - & Peyton helped Charter finish up his math lesson.
We were going to meet with the third & final midwife in the practice that we're with. 2 of the 3 will be attending baby's birth - so we were excited to meet her.
She called us in - full of energy & confidence.
Peyton & Charter looked shocked when she asked them if they'd like to come help. She had them use the pinard horn to hear the baby's heartbeat - & we decided we'd rather not use the doppler if we could avoid it. After feeling around for the baby's position, they went on a little search mission for tiny feet. When they were successful, Peyton's face just glowed as she palpated one tiny foot, right where it usually rests just below my right ribcage.
She had all the time in the world to talk to us about our impending birth - & she told the littles conspiratorially - "i just love your names - i can't wait to hear what you guys name this one!"
Charter was fairly bursting when he announced to her *his* name of preference & was rewarded with an elbow to the ribs as Peyton whispered, "That's a SECRET, Charter!!"
"S'ok." - i laughed...
They giggled all the way home. Making promises to each other that neither would make Mollen jealous that she had missed out on the *best midwife appointment ever*.
i have two more appointments scheduled.
After that, they said we'll "play it by ear".
My friends were laughing at me counting on going over...
Come when you're ready, little one... we're ready when you are.