Second Prenatal Visit


Seriously! They weighed me, took my blood pressure, then asked if I had any questions. Boom, done.

Okay, that wasn’t everything, but it was an infinitely more pleasurable experience than the torture halls I walked down last time.

Actually, it was very cool. I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time ❤ It was really fast, I think 160 bpm was what she told me. It kind of sounded like wubwubwubwubwubwubwub. If I had lingering doubts about being pregnant (which I think I did) that cured it. It was kind of surreal. And a little ‘Oh shit, I’m actually pregnant!‘ But it was definitely neat.

My doctor said the heartbeat suggests a girl based on the speed. This is apparently accurate about 3 out of 4 times. They don’t do an ultrasound until week 20, so if we decide we want to know, that’s when we’ll find out for sure.