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!
GOTTA HAVE IT!
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! http://www.pulseoximeteronline.com/ 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?