Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Best Sound Ever!!
Today in the mail I received my Sonoline C1 Fetal Doppler. I was so excited to use it. I have been preparing myself for the possibility that I may not be able to find the heartbeat as I am only 9 weeks 1 day today and it is still a bit early. As soon as I got home I played with it for a little while but couldn't find the heartbeat. I needed to run out shortly after I got home so I just gave up. Shortly after I got home for the second time, I went upstairs and loaded the probe with gel, and started digging into my pelvis. I played around with it for about twenty minutes and all I was picking up was my own heartbeat and also the swooshing of the arteries that run vertically on both sides of my pelvis. The artery noises sound much different from the baby's heartbeat. They are more of a swooshing noise while the baby's heartbeat should sound like a horse galloping. I was just about ready to give up when I heard it, a very fast galloping sound and the doppler was indicating a heart rate of 169-173. I went to go turn up the volume and I lost it. I found it a few more times after that, but just breathing would make me lose it. I am so grateful that I got to hear it and I am sure that it will get easier to find every day.
Tomorrow is my appointment with the OB/MFM group. I will have my intake appointment with the nursre and an ultrasound. I finally heard back from them today about the physician appointment and they were able to get me in first thing next Friday morning. I believe that I am seeing a regular OB for the physician intake but they are still pretty convinced that I will end up with the MFM group. The doctor doing my scan tomorrow is a MFM doc so maybe I will know a little bit more. They also scheduled me for my NT scan which is two weeks from Friday (again first thing in the morning) at 11 weeks 3 days. Part of me is happy that I will only have to wait two weeks between scans, as I am sure the doc won't do one next week, but I am also worried how long it will be until my next one. At least I have my doppler so I can make sure that my little bean is still doing well.
I will post another update after my appointment tomorrow!