Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Thump Thump Thump Thump...


So yesterday we were able to hear the heartbeat for the first time. It took the doctor a couple seconds to find it (which freaked my wife out a bit), but it's there, it's strong, and it's at 160 bpm. It was neat, but I've yet to have a feeling close to the feeling I had when we were told it was twins (if you just tuned in, it's not twins).

I'm going to a moment to note, but not say I agree with, that most, but not everything, we've read says that over 140 bpm means it's a girl. I don't hold any stock in this whatsoever (I won't rejoice in it being a girl until we have conclusive proof). There are a lot of places online to take a survey and find out what sex the baby is. They are all bunk, IMO.

So anyway, to recap: no twins, strong heartbeat, wives' tales point to girl.

On a side note our friends Sarah and Eric just had their 4th girl. And in case we do have a boy I've arranged a deal with Eric to trade him a girl for our boy. Very rumpelstiltskin I know, but I'm frightened to have a boy.

1 comment:

We are having another baby. said...

I have to say that the OWT were not true for me this time. I had a very strong HB it was 156 and we are having a boy. I had nausea for the first 13wks, craved sweets, and wanted fruit a lot and was just plain tired all the time. Everyone kept telling me it was a girl, but my gut told me boy. I did every one of those silly chinese gender chart things and they all pointed to girl and like I said the baby is all boy. I think those things are 50/50. I was kind of relieved when I found out it was another boy...boys are so much fun. I heard that boys are much easier then girls especially once they hit their teen years. :)~