Something told me to listen for the baby this morning. Even though a day before that I listened for a good 20 min without hearing anything. It is pretty early for a fetascope anyways.
So I got out my fetascope and took a listen for a while, at first it was just bubbles and taps and not much more. I was wondering to myself if I should cave and ask the midwife to use the doppler at my 16 week appnt. since I've been worried about the baby for a variety of reasons and thought to myself how much I needed to hear it's heart. Then about 5 seconds later the baby rolled over, and then a sweet, tiny little heartbeat made itself known :) I cried, and felt such relief I didn't even realize I needed it that badly. This pregnancy feels official now, so weird. Earlier today I had a "holy crap, Im pregnant!" moment. Life has been a giant pile lately so.... ha, yes... yes I am pregnant.
Lisa- mom to 3, expecting our 4th in March
Anyway, I can totally relate to feeling better after that moment. I had been feeling movement but could easily mark it up as gas, & following a m/c I was still slightly nervous. I had felt so sick & unlike myself the first trimester, to *know* there was a heartbeat was a relief for me as well.
mama to ds 6, dd 4, & ds who arrived March 2012
Congrats! I didn't think you could hear a heart beat this early with a fetascope! This makes me want to go buy one, even though I just heard my baby's heartbeat at my doctor appointment today. I also found out most likely for sure that I am 15 weeks along today(still going to have an ultrasound next week to confirm it). I didn't know before because of an irregular period, and it turns out I am further along than I thought. I already have one child ( a son who is going to turn 2 in November) and the sound of that heartbeat never gets old! It definitely makes the pregnancy feel real and brings a lot of relief to a worrisome mother-to-be.