Friday, August 15, 2008
Waiting and listening...
Exactly 17 weeks ago I found out I was pregnant. Exactly 17 weeks from now, I will be holding my new baby (if the baby cooperates with his due date, which is unlikely but the only gauge I have right now.)
17 weeks ago I was driving Jarrod crazy about different things like wanting to rent a doppler machine so I could make sure the baby's heart was beating. I kept saying things like "if I could just know it's okay in there..." or "I'll feel more relaxed after the sonogram when I can see it's okay." I remember reading that you could hear the baby's heartbeat with a stethoscope around 21 weeks, and I remember thinking that was an ETERNITY away.
Guess what was ordered on Ebay during my 21st week...
Well, after the stethoscope was ordered, we had an appointment with the doctor where it took the doctor a good three minutes to find the heartbeat with his fancy doppler machine (Jarrod says three minutes... I feel like it was more like ten, but I think his inner timer is a little more accurate than mine). I wasn't worried because I felt him moving the whole car ride to the doctor, but felt pretty sure that it wasn't likely that I would be able to hear his heartbeat with our $6 ebay stethoscope.
I was right. Maybe next month.