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<p>After all my freaking out, everything was fine. Except for the part where I was so nervous before I went to the midwife that all I had for lunch was a piece of GF birthday cake so my pee showed signs of ketosis. Ooops.</p>
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<p>We went in to the room and they did the blood draws with my husband out of the room (he is very squeamish about blood) and then brought him in. The licsenced midwife was running around like crazy cause they had two births the day before and were short some people who were home resting after being up all night so the student midwife did the doppler. She is the sweetest thing ever and really fun to talk to, very light hearted and friendly.</p>
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<p>She gets the doppler going and sets it down and we immediately get the loud whooshing, and she laughs and says "that's you" so she moves to the other side and is moving the wand around and I hear a little heartbeat for a second and say "Was that it?" and she replies "yep that was it" and my husband says "What??". Hehe. Poor guy. She found the heartbeat again and it was loud and strong and 154bpm. We listened to it for a minute or so and it was totally awesome. Tears came to my eyes. I could have listened to it for hours, this little heart beating away inside of me. I walked around for the rest of day with a giant grin on my face, and announced on Facebook: "<span id="user_profile_status"><span id="user_status_text">Just got the best birthday present ever - got to hear a tiny little heartbeat going 154bpm"</span></span></p>
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<p><span><span>YAY!!!!!</span></span><span><img alt="joy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif"></span></p>
 
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<p>yay!!!!!!!!!!! i heard mine for the first time today too!!!</p>
 

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<p>I am feeling a little choked up reading that and remembering that moment for me with my previous two :)  It is so so wonderful, eh?  Congratulations!!</p>
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<p>One more week, one more week, one more week....my mantra right now :p  The wait has been crazy long this time - I'll be 17 weeks 2 days at my appointment next week! </p>
 

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<p>Awesome!   What a relief to hear that heart beat.  At my last appointment I was bummed because the midwife found the heartbeat but then the baby quickly started to move and then didn't try to go back and find it again.  I mean, I did briefly hear the little chug chug but it is so nice to hear it for like 30 seconds and enjoy the moment.</p>
 

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<p>oh, so glad!</p>
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<p>congrats elonwy and rye.</p>
 

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<p>So great! </p>
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<p>I get nervous before and during each appointment until I hear that heartbeat.</p>
 

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great news hun <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif"> i heard my baby today too <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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