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Take it to Heart- a teeny, tiny heart

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February 4, 2008

We got to hear Bun's tiny heartbeat today!

The first time we tried to hear it (at our 3rd doctor appointment), it was just too tiny, and there was some radio interference from the towers nearby (I think we heard country music coming from my belly).  This time, we heard Bun loud and clear!

I cried when we heard it - you know that half-laugh, half-cry that comes out when you're really happy?  I'm lying there at the Doctor's, Billy is holding my hand, and the little sound on the sonogram just sent me over the edge!  How exciting!  This makes it all so much more real.  It can be hard to fathom that there really is a person growing in that slowly expanding belly.  Sometimes I just felt fat and tired - but now, I really feel so much more connected.  I really needed the oomph from this experience - I have a little person in there!

Bun's heartbeat sounds like someone eating celery really fast (140 bpm).  "Crunch, crunch, crunch..."

I just can't get that sound out of my head!  It's too cute!

A friend of mine e-mailed me with the advice that you can buy a little machine for less than 30 dollars so you can hear the "crunch, crunch" at home.  I saw one on a trip to Babies "r" Us, but haven't decided if I'm going to buy one yet. 

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