We had our second Doppler yesterday at 16 weeks! Baby cooperated much better this time--the nurse was able to find him/her right away without searching on my abdomen for a while! She said that my baby was already so well-behaved ;) The heart beat was 156 bpm. At 8 wks 2 days, the heart beat was 163, and at 12 weeks, the heart beat was 160. So we're slowing down a teeny bit, but the nurse said it's still within the healthy range. While we were listening to the heart beat, every so often you would hear this static blip for just a second, and the nurse said that it was caused by the baby kicking and moving. It happened 4 times in the span of a minute! I have a very active kid :) After the Doppler was over and we were done going over all the 16 week updates, the nurse left to get my prenatal prescription. At that point, DH mentioned that we should have recorded the heart beat. I told him that I knew we weren't allowed to record the ultrasounds, but I didn't know about the Dopplers. DH had to leave at that point to go back to work, so I asked the nurse about it when she returned. She said that we were allowed to record the Doppler. Oh well. I guess we'll do it next time!
Today, Holy Thursday, is the first day of my spring break! Since I work for a Catholic school, our spring break always starts on Holy Thursday and goes through the week of Easter. The only downside to this is that this is the first year that DH had a different spring break then I do, since he works for the county schools. Their spring break was last week. DH decided to stay home on the couch for his break, but I'm heading south to visit family in Georgia and Florida. I don't know how much time I'll have to blog and read blogs, but I'll try to get caught up when I get back. Today I'm heading to Atlanta to visit my cousin K and her family (including my godson!), and tomorrow I'm heading to Gainesville to visit my SIL and meet her new baby! I'm really excited about this trip but sad to be leaving DH behind.
Have a blessed Easter!