Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

There are lots of beautiful sounds in the world: laughter, spring rain, a crackling campfire, Andrea Bocelli singing...

But there is one that is more beautiful than all the others:

Lub-dub lub-dub lub-dub

It's the sound of your unborn baby's heartbeat (especially the first time you hear it). I've been feeling the little one move for over a month--little flutters at first, and in the last couple of weeks some good thumps too (the kind that can't be mistaken for intestinal bubbles!), so I know that baby is alive and well...but there is still nothing quite like that quick little lub-dub lub-dub on the doppler.
So my first prenatal appointment was today. Given the choice, I would have liked to do it a month or so ago, but this was how the logistics worked out, so 18wks gestation it is. Being the small world that it is, the midwife I saw (whom I'd never met before) lived in Alaska for several years--including 4 years in one of the areas we're considering moving to. She told me her recommendations concerning the providers there, and when I mentioned the provider I'd heard recommended (a GP who does obstetrics), she said oh yes he's wonderful, and by the way he's also LDS...and on the school board...she said he's the kind of guy that if we call him and say hi from her and then tell him our situation, he'll probably go out of his way to pull strings and try to help Hubby find a job there. So I'm inclined to call him. ☺

In a couple of weeks I'll have an ultrasound and at that point we hope to be able to see whether this wild thing is made with pink babydust or blue; but until then I am more than content to hear the soft little patter of lub-dub lub-dub lub-dub.

10 comments:

Stacy S said...

Yay Jenni! That's such terrific news. And I love the midwife you're seeing- she's fantastic. Glad that things are moving along so smoothly, and that you're finding those little blessings and connections everywhere.

Josie said...

Cant wait to hear what you are having!!

Mae said...

Congrats on the heart beat! Bet that's a huge relief/release as well as a huge excitement!

By the way, me, the non-mom really enjoys the little "fun facts" that you post regarding a baby's development. There's really cool things I've never thought about, like a while back it mentioned that the baby was already discovering it's face and feeling, etc. So keep posting!

Mallory said...

Sweet! It is such a miraculous thing.

sara said...

So sweet :) I love that sound too! And I love that midwife. :) How long are you going to be here?

Christa said...

I have my fingers crossed that I will hear some lub-dubs too at my appointment next week.

kimberlee said...

Congratulations. It is a beautiful sound.

Mommy Bee said...

Sara, we're here in UT for about 2 months. :)

Terresa said...

I agree, hearing your gestating baby's heartbeat is sweet music to the ears. When I had twins, that was something else, too. My midwives would feel around my belly for one baby, listen in and then feel around for the other. It was magical.

Katrina said...

:) :) :) !

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