"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

165 beats per minute!!!!!

We heard the baby's heartbeat via doppler. It didn't even take my doc 3 seconds to find it. I truly think that was the most beautiful sound I've ever heard. I have my next regular OB appointment in 4 weeks and my doc also thought he might have me go to a one time consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the nearby teaching hospital. He just wants the specialist to review all my test results and look at the info regarding the current pregnancy and either confirm we are on the right course of treatment or possibly suggest things to fine tune our plan.

The only bummer is that because of my status as a high risk obstetrical patient (in addition to my two prior c-sections), my doc is not willing to consider a vbac birth. Still, as much as I would have liked to experience that, its a very, very small price to pay for a healthy mom and baby at the end of this.

I'll be 11 weeks tomorrow (the 19th)...almost out of the first trimester.


The Lioness said...

Yey again! Excellent news, simply excellent! Must be the most beautiful song on earth.

The Lioness said...


I actually meant "sound" but "song" seems just abt right. ;)

Jen P said...

Beautiful, beautiful news!! Whooooo hoo!!!

Hope the consult goes well and everything is a-ok!

Best wishes

Emma said...

That's fantastic news! It must be very reassuring to have people keeping a close eye on you.

Ana said...

Excelent news Kristin! You're almost in the second trimester, that's great!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it went well and I'm sure that bump bump bump was the sweetest sound to your ears!

Can't wait for another great update! How are your symptoms coming along?

Dee said...

Yippee! Congrats on that beautiful beat!!

So glad to hear that your doc is dotting his i's and crossing his t's where your care is concerned--hope all continues to go so smoothly!

chris said...

Hey, that's wonderful news. I hear you on the VBAC thing. A lot of doctors just won't consider it and it's difficult to get good information about VBAC. Doctors all say it's a bad idea. VBAC advocates make you feel like your doctor is lying to you to get an extra $1000 by doing a c-section. It's hard to know what to believe. I think I'd just err on the side of caution--you're right, it's a small price to pay.

By the way, if you're ever in Chapel Hill (I think that's probably the halfway point between us) and want to do a play group or lunch with your boys and mine, I'd love to. We go to University Mall a lot for lunch, Southern Season, and the fantastic toy store they have there.

Take care.

The Barrenness said...

Congrats! Good Luck with the consult.

p.s. Me too.