Tuesday, April 3, 2012

beating hearts baby

Last Monday was the second baby doctor appointment.  I was going to have the opportunity to hear Baby Bloom's heart beat.  I worked all day and drove straight over to the doctor's office.  I have an awesome doctor that was recommended to me from a friend and he is one of the sweetest and most encouraging doctors I have ever met.  We chatted and I asked questions.  He told me to stop believing everything I read on the internet.  It was a relief to hear that everything was looking great.  Weight, pressure, blood tests, other tests, etc, and then came the best part of all.  The blue goop!  The blue goop means that I get to hear that magical sound that echos through the halls as I make my way to my individual room for each appointment.  Now it was time for me to experience that melody for myself.  Let me tell you, it was music to my ears.  It actually took a few seconds to find Baby Bloom (which freaked me out) but the doctor said relax and to give him a second to find baby and low and behold in the "bottom right corner" as the doctor described it, was the baby.  The doctor said if he had to guess just by heart beat alone he would say girl.  The heart beat was very fast and apparently that can mean baby girl!

bi-lingual hearts from v-day

We scheduled THE appointment though for May 8th!  The Tuesday before Mother's Day.  It gives me goose bumps to think about knowing finally, and what better Mother's Day gift than to be able to shop for pink or blue, princesses or dinosaurs, ballet shoes or hockey skates!  Plus, I will get the chance to start narrowing down nursery ideas and baby names!  Pinterest has my mind on overload with baby nursery ideas, baby photos and baby outfits.  I've already made up my mind that there will be some kind of chandelier in my child's room.  End. Of. Story.

Speaking of Pinterest, I have seen a lot of maternity photo shoots and bump photos of all kinds.  I found two ideas that I knew from before I was pregnant that I was absolutely going to copy when I became pregnant.  The first was a series of photos from the very beginning of pregnancy to the end of the woman's ever expanding baby bump.  Blogger Jessica wrote the week and some little notes on a chalk board and took a picture every week or so. 

 The other idea was a diary.  A mommy blogger named, Johanna , has a few children now but her maternity diaries are quite well known on Pinterest and I sure loved the idea.  I started my own of both and I will be sharing it soon enough.  I'm trying to get caught up with it as we speak!


Sara Smigell said...

Congratulations mommy-to-be!! I hope your pregnancy goes smoothly. : )

Laura said...

Thanks Sara! So far so good!