We went to our 32 week appointment today and the office was much busier than when we've come before. The baby moved vigorously during the exam and the midwife had a hard time hearing his heartbeat. The first time, he obviously moved away from where she had the fetoscope; on the next try, I pushed a bit on the other side with my hand so he couldn't move away from it. The heartbeat was correspondingly fast for all his excercise. There was a student there for the appointment (yes they asked me if it was ok) and he was amazed at the movement and feeling the little foot/knee/something.

Everyone is healthy and baby's still head down. Thank you for your prayers and keep them up!

And now for a little fun: All those rooting for a girl can hang on to the old wives' tale about fetal heartrates. This baby's heartrate has been consistently higher than all of the boys'. However, those wishing for a boy can count on the tale about carrying; I am carrying exactly the same way that I have before - low and out in front.

When Jonathan saw the ultrasound pictures of Bonnie's baby, he said he wanted to find out what ours is, too! I told him he'll find out in 8 weeks or so, but he still has a hard time knowing how long that is.

Posted by Heather Daley on July 9, 2008, 7:39 pm | Read 15353 times
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That's too funny b/c when I tried to explain to Sammi that we were going to see a picture of the baby and we would find out whether it was a boy or girl, one of my friends later asked her whether she thought the baby was a boy or girl and she said "well we don't know yet, we will see whenever it comes out!". So, she was just the opposite and didn't quite understand how we could know what it was before she came out!
Anyways, i'm glad everything is going well and that is interesting about the two wives tales! I never heard of the heartrate one.

Posted by Bonnie Walker on July 9, 2008, 9:05 pm

As I recall, both boys had fetal heart rates over 140. I really wanted boys, so I was hoping that the old wives tale for heart rate was not true. Doing a quick search, I came across some other ways to tell the sex of your baby. Some are pretty funny. http://www.pregnancy-info.net/wives_tales_and_myths.html One of the myths regards craving chocolate. I ALWAYS crave chocolate, so I guess craving it during pregnancy would not help determine too much. Of course, I wasn't allowed to have chocolate while I was pregnant, so maybe unsatisfied cravings mean something.
Posted by dstb on July 13, 2008, 8:42 am

i am like really scared that i am going to have my baby early will he be okay am 32 weeks preganat will what do u think?

Posted by charlene on July 13, 2008, 10:05 pm

32-week babies have a pretty good chance of survival, but they do have to spend a while in the NICU. What will be best for your baby is to stop worrying. Ask your doctor or midwife about the concerns you have and trust God to take care of you and your baby. Do what you can and don't stress about what you can't do anything about.

Posted by joyful on July 16, 2008, 3:09 pm
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