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Something Wonderful

by Ken Newquist / September 17, 2002

We did something wonderful yesterday. We listened to our baby's heartbeat for the first time.

We did something wonderful yesterday. We listened to our baby's heartbeat for the first time.

It was our second official visit to see the midwife, and it was part of the standard check-up at 13 weeks. The midwife smeared a little jelly on Sue's belly, and then put the microphone up against her skin. At first, there was nothing. And then there was a soft, quick pttt-pttt-pttt-pttt sound. To me it sounded like the heartbeat of a rabbit on speed. Sue thought it sounded like panting. Either way, it was very, very fast. And it was utterly amazing.

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