Mine was 160 yesterday. So what do you gals think of the old wives tale about certain bpms being for girls and certain ones for boys?
Heartbeat....? - Page 3
I'm due 12/30 by ovulation but #2 & #3 were 41 weekers so I'm fully prepared to go til Jan 6th or so. And it does kinda of suck being the last one. My surro son was due Jan 28th but wasn't born til Feb 6th and I was literally the last one (by like more than a week!) So I "straddle" the Dec/Jan DDCs now.
I have my own doppler. I bought it about 6 years ago because I was doing a UC and providing my own prenatal care (I had "appointments" with myself every 4 week :) ) I haven't actually heard the heartbeat, but I've "seen" it on the number display. I can tell the difference between my heartbeat and when it's picking up my heartbeat doubled (it picks up blood going through 2 vessels simultaneously so it can look like a fetal HB.) But I can usually find one that's right in the 150 bpm range. It finds it for like 3-5 seconds then it loses it again. I know at this point his so small and my fundus is barely above my pubic bone so I just need to wait a little bit longer. I just keep having random spotting and after 2 losses it totally freaks me out. It calms me down a little to just see that read out on the doppler and know he's still hanging out in there.
Um, yeah, so I've been (obsessed?) looking through my notes from the last five pregnancies, and wouldn't you know it, the heart rate with my daughter was in the 160s and my boys were always in the 140s and 150s, even 125 once. So since this baby's heart rate was 160, of course it's a girl, right?! : ) I can't wait to find out!
I sooooo would love to have a girl too!! My daughter - really wants this to be a boy, though! She likes being THE ONE AND ONLY GIRL!! (Two brothers, and then two step-brothers!)
For my last baby.... it would be so nice to have a girl. When my mw said "BOY!" as soon as I asked, "Oh, what was the hb anyway...?" I wanted to stomp up and down and yell to her, "IT'S JUST A WIVE'S TALE!!!!" LOL
New Baby 12/9/13 .... getting closer every day! <3