Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Heartbeat!

You know how exciting it is when you go in for a prenatal appointment and get to hear that racing heartbeat that says your baby really is alive and well inside? I hate waiting between appointments, so I got myself a fetal stethoscope, also called a fetoscope, to listen at home. I heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time today using the fetoscope--I must have caught the baby just right, it's hard to get a heartbeat consistently with a fetoscope until the third trimester, and I'm a long way from that.
Hi baby! glad to know you're happy and healthy in there!

8 comments:

jennifer said...

Congratulations!

Hearing that heartbeat is one of the best sounds in the world!

maryanne said...

Very exciting!

becca said...

How exciting! I'm really looking forward to welcoming a new newphe to the world :)

Paula said...

Hi Becca,

Hm, do you know something I don't? I hope you wouldn't mind if it ends up being a niece :-)

Maile said...

What a great idea! I always love hearing the baby's heartbeat when I'm pregnant, and it does seem too long to wait for each appointment. Although I might get paranoid if I couldn't find the heartbeat...

Elisabeth said...

I think Becca uses "newphe" as a gender-neutral term to denote nephew or niece...I'm sure she'll be happy with either one!

Rixa said...

Isn't it fun to use a fetoscope? I always found the heartbeat around 14-16 weeks. The hardest part was getting the house quiet enough to hear it.

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

How fun, congrats!