February 11, 2010

Most Wonderful Sounds in the World

My appointment went very well today!

I actually saw a midwife instead of the doctor I was supposed to see and I LOVED her! She was great. If I were going to be giving birth here, I would want her to deliver baby. She did a full exam today, but I will spare you from the not so glamorous parts and tell you allll about the most amazing moment so far in my life.

I had a friend come with me since Army training does not care what-so-ever that your wifey is hearing the heartbeat for the first time of your first born child. She was able to stand right next to me for the big moment (heartbeat, not pap smear... i relieved her for that moment) cell phone in hand ready to record. It took no longer than about 10 seconds for her to find that swooshing sound and it was music to my ears. The tears were flowing. Direct quote from midwife: "that's a fast one.. 160-170 bpm.. it's a girl" She could have told me it was an alien at that point though, I was so happy just to here that something is actually happening in there. Plus we have a gorgeous name picked out for a girl :)

The recording picked up better than I expected. I'm going to attempt to put it up for all to share my enjoyment...




No such luck! A big thank you for all of you who listen to my baby rambling day in and day out :)

17 comments:

JG said...

AWWW! How exciting! :)

Are you going to share that girl's name with us, or are you waiting for the physical confirmation?

The Mrs. in Stilettos said...

I am so so soooo happy for you! That sound is amazing and sweet relief for sure! I love reading about your growing baby and can't wait to see the bump pics when the bump starts growing!

Expat Girl said...

Ahhhh I am sooo happy for you, hearing the heartbeat is amazing, just wait till ur 20 week ultrasound now and uwill really be crying tears of joy! And woop woop for a girl, I am still on the come to Ft Stewart mission with you so now you def have to come and our little girls can be friends too!

Jen said...

Awwww. That is soo exciting!!! :) I am really happy for you and your hubby!! :)

Stephanie Hartman said...

Oh I bet that was so exciting..

Steph said...

That's great! And girls are the best, obviously.

Katie said...

wait...?! shes just guessing gender based off of heartrate?? Don't run out and buy pink yet! Seriously. Early on heartrate is high and then will start to drop lower....I know lots of friends who had boys and their h/r was up in the 160's 170's too. I mean, it could very well be a girl but until you see that ultrasound you wont really know for sure :) My little girl definitely followed the bpm rules...it was in the 170's...and now its in the 140's.

Charity said...

Congrats girl! Listening to that heartbeat never gets old. It is the best music you will ever hear.

Marsie said...

That is sooo exciting!! Awesome that you thought to record it too! Congratulations!

Jen said...

soooo exciting!! Glad you and your little one are doing well.

SCH said...

That's amazing!!
So exciting, and you can have that recording forever, that's very special!

Ashleigh said...

I think its a girl too! So, what gorgeous name do you have picked out for a girl?

Tori and Chad said...

AGH!!!! I'm so freakin' excited. I literally gasped and said "Oh my god!"

Yay. I think I'm tearing up. Seriously.

Shelze said...

Aww, I wish I could have heard your baby's heart beat too! Congrats! Are you going to share the baby's name or is it going to be a surprise! Congrats to you and your hubby, I am sorry he couldn't hear the baby's heart beat for the first time with you!

Julie the Army Wife said...

Awesome! I bet that made you feel so good!

Shayla said...

THATS SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!!!!!!!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's so exciting and great!