Friday, March 6, 2009

Heart beat!

I had my first midwife appointment last night. Exciting. Even though it's not my first time being pregnant, it always seems just as exciting. Bubu wanted to go with me to the "baby doctor" so I took him along. It was nice to listen to his chatter all the way there (and back). That boy can talk, and talk, and talk! He kept listing two random things that he would then want me to sing about, it was sort of funny. "Sing the car and sun song." I didn't have the best lyrics, but he didn't seem to care. I couldn't help but think that in a few years the way I was acting, singing all loud and silly, would embarrass him instead of bringing a smile to his face. Must treasure.

Bubu was my brave super hero at the appointment. I had to get my blood drawn and I am a huge needle wimp. He held my hand and helped mommy feel brave, and watched the whole thing. Didn't even faze him. He was so proud to be my hero. The midwife I met last night was a new one, and she wasn't going to listen for the heart beat this time around, cause it's still early, but I asked her if she would anyways. I was able to hear it early with both of my other boys. So she humored me and got out the equipment and put the cold sticky gel on my stomach and sure enough right when she put the thing on my tummy, HEARTBEAT! She was surprised. The baby moved right away and she had to locate the sound again, then we called Bubu over and he was super excited too, he seemed to really understand what was going on. I was so glad I got to hear the heart beat because it always makes it seem so real to me. I will never cease to be amazed when I hear a heart beat that is not my own, beating away inside my body. Wow. The first appointment is always the longest and it took about an hour and a half, and Bubu did so well, I was really proud of him. Looking at his standing in the same room I laid in the first time I heard his heartbeat brought tears to my eyes. He is so big now, so self assured. The big brother, my first born son. How does it all fly by so fast?

3 comments:

Kat said...

Wow! That is super early to hear the heartbeat. My doc won't even try at the first appointment. How exciting!
Congratulations! :)

Mama said...

So exciting! YAY! Thats realy cool that you brought Bubu! Thats a cool bonding time for you and him and the baby.

Lisa said...

Riahli!! Wow! SOOOO awesome. I got goosebumps while reading...Listening to the heartbeat was always my favorite thing..If Little Man had not been born 2 months early, I was actually wanting a home device to listen to his little heart whenever I wanted! Soo happy for you. I hope for your sake, that it doesn't snow anymore either! We are on our way to a HOPEFUL last sledding party of the year...its warm out, so we may be sledding in slush!! Thinking about you today... :)