Gimme A Beat…A Heartbeat That Is!

May 10th, 2011


I am now 11 weeks prego and it’s starting to feel a little more real now! We heard the baby’s heart beat!  On Friday we went to the Dr. It was funny, I wasn’t sure exactly what we were going to be discussing, since nothing’s really new, there are no tests to do yet, and everything seemed to be going fine. (You think I would have asked during the last appointment!) So there we are just sitting in there and the nurse comes in with what looks like a walkie talkie. She said we were going to try to hear the heartbeat today! We were so excited!

So there she went, mushing the goo all around trying to get a clear beat. There is was!!! I told her I heard it! Then I was like “Wow, it’s so slow”. The nurse then responds “It’s because thats the sound of your own heartbeat…” (DUH) A few seconds later, she zoned in on the baby’s heart beat, and it was definitely a LOT faster! It’s sounded like white noise on the TV, at first. Then you hear the swooshing…Swoosh,swoosh,swoosh,swoosh…etc. It was WILD. Really cool! Started to feel real for sure. I mean even though we saw the heartbeat at 6 weeks 4 days, we now actually heard it. That means it’s really in there!!!! Inside my belly!



No I am not talking about the size of an ice-cream treat from Cold Stone…even though some of you use your pregnancy as an excuse to get it! Don’t overdo it!!! Or at least wait until you are a little further along then 11 weeks pregnant to indulge like that…!  So you may think I am a little crazy, but after I went to the doctor, I went online and looked up fetal dopplers-what was used to hear the heart beat. You can buy them, and there not all that expensive! Yup, you guessed it-I bought one. Recieved it in the mail today! This is the site I bought it off of, if your interested! I am going to play around with it tonight :)

Oh, and by the way-Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and future moms out there! I got to celebrate Mother’s Day this year-kind of! People wished it, got given a few gifts, cards-it was really nice! I guess the fact that I have a baby INSIDE of me constitutes the fact that I am a mom already…? Sure I’ll take it ;)

Alright, off to finish up my first trimester! Next time I will post a pic and fill you in on whats new with my CRAVINGS, SYPTOMS, and EXERCISE!


ADVICE For The Mom-To-Be!

How did you react to hearing your baby’s heartbeat the first time?

Do you or did you have any experience using an at home Fetal Doppler before?

8 Responses to “Gimme A Beat…A Heartbeat That Is!”

  1. Im loving following your amazing pregnancy! Being prego is the best thing in the world other than actually being a mom! Im so happy for you, and looking forward to following the whole pregnancy! You are a beautiful prego with a great attitude! Wish all the pregos were as awesome as you!

  2. Hey, I love cold-stone ice-cream!!! j/k……I know you’re going to inspire a lot of people by what you’re doing. Great info and what a cool idea to actually have your very own Fetal Doppler. :-)

  3. Tiffany Wilson says:

    Love this! I can’t wait to hear the baby’s heartbeat!!! I am so happy for you and can’t wait to hear more! =)

  4. Yay!!! Play-by-play of your little munchkin in the making!!! How freakin’ cool! I’m so excited for you Jess!!! You have been BEAMING these last few weeks! Thanks for sharing your world with us!

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