Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hearing the baby's heatbeat for the first time

We went in for our latest doctor's visit this week. It was a quick and easy exam, but the coolest part is that, for the first time we actually got to hear the baby's heatbeat. The doctor put a microphone on my wife's belly and moved it around. At first all you could hear was the loud sound of blood rushing through the placenta. The doctor thought he might have trouble finding the baby's heartbeat over it this early in the pregnancy, but then he found it...that little, racing heartbeat. It was a very cool experience. On our earlier ultrasounds, we got to see the heartbeat but in a way hearing it was even better.