Doctor Visits

The Baby’s Heartbeat

We had another appointment on April 4th. We didn’t know what to expect, it was supposed to be another routine check up.

When we got there we were told it would be a half hour wait since the doctor was still at the hospital. My time was limited so I started to get a little antsy (as much as I ever do ;). But we actually got shown back much sooner that I expected.

After being shuffled between a couple different rooms, we still were waiting for the Dr. to arrive. Finally a nurse came in and said that she was here.

I can’t remember the name of the Dr., but she was short, slim, and had short blonde hair. She was very nice, if a little distant. She answered my wife’s questions, and then said we were going to listen to the baby’s heartbeat. That was a pleasant surprise.

It took the Dr. a few minutes long than she expected to find the heartbeat, and she had about given up, when she finally found it. The baby’s heart was making a quick whooshing sound… about the speed you would expect your heart to be going after a good run (or a scare).

And that was then end of the appointment. We were out of their after only an hour and a half, so I wasn’t late getting back to work after all.