Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Sweetest Thing:

Remember how I told you Mr. Man tries to listen to the baby with his stethoscope? It did not work because I was not far enough along, so I bought him a doppler device.

We got it in yesterday. I waited patiently for him to get off of work for us to try it out. I am normally in bed by the time he gets home, but this time I made sure I was awake. I was still in bed, but awake. I brought the doppler upstairs with me, so when he got ready for bed it was right there. He did what he needed to do and crawled in bed, and we listened to our baby's heart beat away. It was the sweetest little thing ever. And I mean this! 

Mr. Man was so tired from work that he just laid in the bed with the headphones on, and I held the doppler on my belly where the baby was. He was not sleeping, but he was relaxing with his eyes closed and all. Every time the baby would move Mr. Man would say, "He's trying to run away again." So I would move the doppler because the  baby just kept going in a circle. Mr. Man would say, "There he is." And just lay back and relax again. It was so darn adorable. 

Of course, I got a turn. I tried to count the heart beats per minute, and I think I got around 146. I only did it once, but I plan on doing it again the next time we use the doppler (which I'm sure will be in a few minutes or tonight) just to see if that was a close estimate. It was awesome to hear, and it's nice to be able to do it when you want and in the comfort of your own home. 

Of course, Mr. Buttons got his chance, too. He just perked up his ears, then laid on his stomach all attentive. He was moving his head side to side, like dogs do when you talk to them and move your head. It was so funny and so adorable. But he does not like to talk on the phone or have anything with noise on his ears, so it did not last long. Long enough, though. 

Seriously, I have to say that this first time doing it is one of the best memories I will have with this baby. I think Mr. Man, too. Since the first doctor's appointment was more shocking than relaxing and enjoying even though it was pretty awesome, too. 

I just wanted to share this memory with you all! 

Happy Thursday! Happy Pay Day!


  1. That's awesome! When we get pregnant, that's what I want to do! I don't think I can go long in between appts without hearing that sweet sound!

  2. That is amazing!!! What a wonderfully sweet experience! :)

  3. This post made me smile! I'm excited for you and your husband!

  4. That is one of the sweetest things I have heard in a while :)


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