Check it out. It’s our baby boy’s heartbeat. The louder sounds are him moving around, but you can definitely hear our baby boy’s heartbeat and our doctor’s approval of how it sounds!
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard his heartbeat, but each time it sounds better and better. Each time we hear it, a few weeks down the road, we get another glimmer into our future with this baby boy, and the reality of his existence and growing life becomes more and more real.
In the same visit, we also had a chance to meet with a nurse about a preterm labor program that Kaiser has, and which Sarah has been enrolled in. Because we lost the twins in preterm labor last October (wow, it’s almost been a year), we’re at risk of preterm labor. So we learned about the signs of preterm labor, how Sarah has to check each morning and night for any signs of it, and what to do if we think there’s a problem. I found it a bit overwhelming, but have to continue to hope and pray that God will continue to be present with us in this pregnancy.
After losing babies, and becoming aware of all the stories of others, it’s hard to think we’ll ever be completely out of that danger until our baby boy is in my hands and I can see him, feel him, hear him screaming…that will be an amazing day…January 8th can’t come soon enough.