Monday, January 12, 2009

'lub dub'

Today we were able to hear the heartbeat of the baby. It was a sigh of relief.

It's always nerve-wracking for me to wait this long to hear the heartbeat. I found out with my first that I miscarried at this stage. My stomach felt in knots this morning as I was getting the girls ready. I was planning on taking them b/c Dave had other plans.

My midwife's office is very family friendly and I knew they would have toys to play with. I was a little worried about how they would react to everything. When they took me in to take my blood pressure and do all the necessary tests, Eloise sat quiet on the couch. As some of you know, sitting is a rare thing for her. I could tell she was trying to process. Lily was a little more worried and sat in my lap. Then when I laid back so they could have a listen she sat beside me.

It was a taking a while to find the heartbeat. Lily crawled down and onto Eloise's lap. I knew it was a bit early to hear with the Doppler so I focused on that and hoped that by some miracle we could hear it.

After several tries the rapid beating came about. Phew! I knew there was a reason my belly was expanding daily.

When I asked the girls what the baby sounded like, Eloise said, "lub-dub, lub-dub". Back to the toys they went, mama's baby really isn't that fun yet.

I should mention here that Eloise is convinced it's a baby sister. And she is going to call her, Ella.


anne said...

Yeah for little lub-dub/Ella. :) Hooray for your family too!

Shelby said...

What a relief that was. I remember it like it was yesterday. Yay for a good, strong heartbeat! Praise!

Steve, Kristine, Cole, Kade said...

I am so relieved for you! I too know what that scare is... I heard the heartbeat at 8 weeks in May.. and then no heartbeat in July.. very, very sad and scary! I am so glad that you are doing good this pregnancy! I am sure that all will be perfect! I love the sound of the heartbeat.

rebecca said...

Phew! Big sigh of relief! I'm looking forward to watching your baby belly grow:)