Tuesday, December 9, 2008

9w3d - Milestone!

Today I am 9 weeks, 3 days and we heard bean's heartbeat on a home doppler!! I am so thrilled, I can't even tell you. I had debated about getting a doppler - knowing that I can be a little obsessive and a worry wart. I didn't want to get one and then find myself listening every day, or not be able to find the heartbeat and freak out. But I finally decided to that I would get one if I promised to be reasonable about it.

So I went on Amazon and ordered the Hi Bebe doppler that came with 2 extra bottles of gel (it was a steal at only $115). It came in the mail yesterday, and so of course I opened it up and tried it out. I didn't hear anything and was ok with that.

Today I decided I wasn't going to try. I knew it was realllllly early (they say on average you can't hear it until 12 weeks). Anyway, I got home and decided to try it anyway. See the obsessive part I'm talking about? So I was sitting and trying to find it for a few minutes when all of a sudden "whoosh whoosh whoosh" loud and clear!! 174 beats per minute. I did some research to find out if that was a good heartrate and found that at 9 weeks it should be 155-195, so bean is perfect. I called K to tell him about it (he worked late tonight) and then my mom. Then I found it and listened to it again just be sure I wasn't crazy.

When K got home he wanted to hear, so we sat down to try and hunt down the heartbeat again. I let him do it. He was so cute and patient, moving it all over, watching the screen, and listening carefully. He couldn't find it, so I gave it a try. I couldn't find it either, so then he wanted to listen to his belly just to be sure there wasn't anything funny going on in there. After we listened to his belly and heart, he wanted to try one more time and there it was! Strong and beautiful, still in the 175 range. K was amazed, as am I. I am so glad we got to hear the bean!!


Lindsay said...

Awww, so sweet!

Carly said...

wow Bee- that is great... we just heard it at home as well- but 9 weeks is super early, YAY! that is a big milestone- congrats