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March 01, 2005

A little heartbeat

Last Thursday Paul and I went to see my OB for our first prenatal visit; at that point I was 10 weeks and 1 day along.

The appointment went very well, my weight was good, blood pressure was perfect and all of my bloodwork came back normal. YAY! After doing the other not-so-fun parts of the exam, doc said that I am doing great and that everything looked "perfect."

Here's the best part - WE HEARD THE HEARTBEAT!!! It was just a chugging away. When she first found it, I did an all over body giggle-teary sort of thing, so my belly moved and she lost it but was able to find it again right away. Paul's face lit up, I don't know that I've ever seen him smile so big. Well, maybe on our wedding day or when he opened up his new computer last week and saw the monitor...

She said that only every other family is able to hear the heartbeat so early in the pregnancy and that it was a great sign - it was beating at 160 beats per minute. I can't tell you how it felt to really connect with the little life growing inside of me. It's like, you know you're pregnant, your doctor has told you, you feel like crud and you're constantly having to use the restroom (wow, I had no idea my kidneys worked this well) but there is something very real and very special about hearing your child's heartbeat for the first time. It was one of the most precious moment of my life. :)

Posted by sam at March 1, 2005 12:40 PM in Daisy rant

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