Monday, March 21, 2011

Pocket Fetal Doppler

Monday, March 21, 2011
I came home tonight a little after 10pm after a long day of work and studying for hours before I took my human anatomy test at the BYU testing center. I was excited to come home to Micah and relax a little before going to sleep. Little did I know the wonder that awaited me...
Micah was opening up a pink box in the kitchen and I asked him what it was. He said, "I'll tell you in minute." It wasn't five seconds later that I made the connection and asked him, "Is that a baby heartbeat reader?" We both cracked up together as he pulled out the Pocket Fetal Doppler.
After we had gone to our first doctors appointment last Tuesday and heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time, Micah came home talking about how cool it would be to have one of those. He had even noticed at the doctor's office that their little machine was 3megahertz. We joked about how he would just be adding to his collection along with his home strep test that he bought years ago on eBay. As he opened the box on the kitchen counter, I thought that it resembled the home strep test, and that's when I realized what Micah had in store. Leave it to Micah. He thinks of great or funny ideas and like no one else I know he follows through and makes them happen. He makes life so fun, exciting, and full of variety from small things to big. I experience more of life because of the way his mind works coupled with his determination and abilities.

We had fun for the next little while squirting the cold gel on the little microphone and rubbing it around on my belly. It took us a while to hear it at first. We were able to find my slow heartbeat several times, and then we heard the 130+ beats per minute and knew that we had found our little guy (or girl). It was so cool. My pregnancy has been so easy because I haven't felt sick or hardly different at all, so until we actually went to the doctor for the first time I was still wondering if my pants were getting tight just because I was getting chubby. I'm glad there's a baby to go along with that chub:)

What a fun and wonderful time in our lives. It's so sweet to see Micah get excited about it. Mind you his excitement is nothing too demonstrative, but it's in the way he researches about pregnancy and the baby, buys a fetal doppler on eBay for $60, and sometimes says he's nervous, but I know that's also mixed with excited anticipation. I love him so much. He's going to be the best daddy!