Thursday, October 22, 2009

I Got My Doppler!

My Hi Bebe fetal doppler arrived today. I decided to order it after spending too much time googling "missed miscarriage." After the spotting and losing some of my pregnancy symptoms, I was having a hard time relaxing. I knew today might be too early to hear the heartbeat, but I was excited to give it a try anyway.

When I got home from work, I immediately ripped open the package, lubed up the the probe and put it on my belly. I moved it around right above my pubic bone for about five minutes, but all I found was my own heartbeat. I was about to give up and was pretty bummed. Then, I found it. The most wonderful sound ever! The baby's heart was beating at 175 beats per minute. Greg and I both said, "There it is!" We listened for about 30 seconds, until Greg said "Stop poking it!"

Ahhhh...I am so happy right now. I now know we made it out of the extreme danger zone, and I can finally relax!


Nikki1007 said...

I love my doppler! When i get worried I just give it a quick listen. I found both within 15 seconds this morning now that I know where they are hanging out.

Alicea (mnbride1013) said...

How exciting! I lost ALL of my symptoms at exactly 10 weeks. It freaked me out too, especically since I didn't get to hear Kyle's heartbeat until 11 weeks!

Skye said...

Kristen, I am so excited for you! Glad you are able to hear the peanut's little heart beating so perfectly! This should keep you a little more calm, huh? Can't wait to see how you progress and can't wait to see more pics of your belly! You look amazing so far!!!! :)

Mrs. B said...

How wonderful! I finally heard ours for the first time this morning at 11weeks 4days. How awesome that you were able to hear yours so early!! I'm still so incredibly excited for you guys :)

G said...

I'm glad you were able to find the heartbeat with the doppler. I bet that sound is just amazing!

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