Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Miraculous Thunder

7:05 PM

Today Wonderman and I went to see the doctor.  It was just a regular visit, making sure I'm still alive and well.  I am.  And then she brought out this tiny little wand that she pushed into my gut.  I knew it was time to hear Baby Bean's heartbeat and I anxiously waited.  And waited.  My paranoia kicked in as she looked for it all over my little belly area.  I was terrified that she wouldn't find it.  But find it she did.  Phew.  It was the sweetest sound in the world, that gorgeous thudding at 150 thuds a minute (Is that fast enough for you to tell me it must be a girl, because apparently they have faster heartbeats?  That is still up for debate.  150 is right in the middle of normal, "they" say).  I looked over at Wonderman and smiled.  He kind of nodded and smiled a little bit back with a look on his face that said, "Right.  Of course.  You're pregnant.  What did you expect?"  I almost felt like I was being overly gooshy.  I wasn't, right?  I guess he meant it when he said he probably wouldn't get too emotionally involved until the kid was out.  Sigh.  Still, I was both relieved and thrilled.  Apparently there really is a baby in there.  Sweet.

5 comments:

Horsley Family said...

Oh, you're not gushing too much. That's a beautiful moment, and one of many to come in motherhood! Congrats on your pregnancy- I didn't know you were pregnant? That's really exciting though! When are you due? Are you planning on staying on the island?

brenda hatch said...

I remember my appt like that where they were trying to find the heart beat when the baby was so tiny. I swear it took her like 5 minutes. I was all sweaty and feeling sick and sad because I didn't think she would ever find it. Don had to hold me to make sure I didn't faint. Did you ever think I was such a wuss?! And now Brody is here and totally healthy!

Gosh, I'm SO excited for you!!! I'm excited that you're gonna blog more now too!

Amy and Clark said...

Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations! I love the idea of mini Julianne and Wondermans in the world!

Montierth Family said...

Not at all gushy! After all my miscarriages I cried (I'm mean sobbed) when I heard that heartbeat. It's an amazing process and feeling the joy now is just the start!

karaandcory said...

I did the exact samet thing everytime! Sometimes for me it was hard for the doctor to find as well. It gets better and better hearing that heart beat. I looked forward to that each visit.