My little sister has requested a picture every month so she can see how the baby and I are growing.:-) So I decided to do a pregnancy update post every now and then. As you can see, at 12 1/2 weeks along, I am not "showing" very much. But this was about how big my tummy was at 3 1/2-4 months with Nathanael, so it's true that you start showing sooner with the second baby.
I still feel somewhat sick much of the time, but it is starting to get better now. Hopefully the sick feeling will be completely gone in a couple of weeks.
When I was expecting Nathanael, I wanted to give birth at our local birth center. But as there is limited space on their midwifery program, I didn't make it past the waiting list. So we are really excited that this time the Lord worked it out so that we got in much quicker and easier than we expected. :-) My first visit with my midwife will be next Monday. I haven't met her yet, so I am looking forward to that. I would have liked to have a home birth, but the cost for that was over AUD$5000! The birth center and hospital are free (socialized medicine has it's good points. haha), so it is such a blessing that we actually got in with the birth center this time.
My hospital experience wasn't terrible, but there were several things I wasn't happy with. Although they try to encourage "natural birth", I still felt that there was too much intervention. The midwives at the birth center seem much more relaxed, and I am hoping for a better birth experience this time around. :-)