Well, as we all know, I’m terribly impatient. My first appointment is this Friday, where I will be hooked up to the fetal doppler and Justin and I will, as new parents, inevitably cry at the first sound of Baby M’s heartbeat. I’ve heard it’s a very pivotal rite of passage for expecting parents.
Justin and I, however, will not be crying at this rite of passage. Impatient little me got an pregnancy update on my phone on Wednesday saying that we could have heard the heartbeat up to two weeks ago. The update even included several options to purchase my very own fetal doppler! Well, we all know how well I can stand up to marketers, so I bought my very own fetal doppler, which arrived on Saturday. Justin and I completed our very own rite of passage here at home, sans tears! It was the best thing I’ve ever heard. I can’t believe that little Baby M, just the size of a grape, has his/her very own beating heart. I tried to convince Justin that I heard two simultaneously beating hearts, but he’s not buying it.
I’m still waiting for the morning sickness. I know it’ll show up at the most inopportune moment, but I guess there’s nothing to do but wait! Wait for morning sickness, wait for Baby M to become a she or a he, wait for Baby M to make his/her grand appearance…so much waiting to do!