The Sound … of Static
My doppler came in the mail and I freakin’ love it.
It is so worth the $20 a month to be able to hear wee-beastie’s heart SWOOSH-WOOSHING whenever I want. At first, it was a little difficult to find over my own heartbeat, but now I can find its little heart-beat in a few seconds.
The only “problem” (if, after two miscarriages, you can even call this a “problem”) is that wee-beastie does not like staying still. As soon as I locate that little SWOOSH-WOOSHING, s/he moves away and/or kicks, which makes an awful thump-y, static-y noise. I could just lay around all day and listen to that little heartbeat, but apparently humoring me and staying still is just too much to ask.
I ordered mine through Babybeat.com (a big that you to Vacant Womb for the recommendation and the coupon code!!) and I am very, very pleased. I rented it for three months, so hopefully by the time my contract expires, wee-beastie will be discernibly kicking away.
I also had to do the unthinkable this week:
I had to ask for maternity leave for next fall.
More on that later.