12 1/2 Week Pregnancy Check Up, Heard The Heartbeat!
Yesterday my wife and I went and met our obstetrician for the first time, and got to hear the heartbeat. It didn't sound like anything I thought it would!
I wasn't sure really what to expect at this visit, but I kinda figured we would hear the heartbeat. I thought it would kinda sound like my own through a stethescope. Instead they brought out a little machine about the size of a walkman. It's actually called a fetal doppler. The doctor put some gel on her abdomen and put the small object on, and there it was!
The best way I can describe the sound was like a mechanical pump of some kind. It had a squishy noise and was going about 140 beats per minute. Which is totally normal.
And once again, I got that funny feeling as it's all sinking in. I got a big grin, and said... "cool."
I'll keep you posted on our next visit which is in just a couple of weeks! Wish us luck!