We heard our baby for the first time today.
We had an appointment this morning and the doctor was able to locate the baby and we could (finally) hear his/her heartbeat. First, she pointed out my heartbeat (a louder, slower beat) and a few moments later found the baby’s (a much quicker, softer thump-thump-thump sound). It was pretty cool, I must say.
Ray has quite a few new nicknames for me, one of which is Chicken Little – I guess he thinks I always think the worst is going to happen or is happening. So, in true Chicken Little spirit, I was a bit nervous at the onset of the appointment as it took her a few moments to find the baby's heartbeat. She said I had gotten bigger, and I looked good so she wasn’t overly concerned, but I kind of think that even the doctor seemed a bit relieved after hearing the heartbeat (Ray would disagree with this assessment).
Either way, it was a quite comforting - and amazing - sound!
The entire appointment lasted about 10-15 minutes and concluded with me inquiring as to my weight situation. After a glance at my chart, the doctor told me I had actually lost 2 pounds since my last visit one month ago (oops). She gave me some pointers about gaining calories (drinking pop!) and said the main thing was to keep the prenatal vitamins down, even if I am feeling nauseas.
We are scheduled for an ultrasound and a third appointment on Jan. 30. With luck, we might be able to find out the sex of the baby that day – keep your fingers crossed that s/he doesn’t keep his/her legs crossed!!!
Thanks for checking on us,