Tuesday, August 4, 2009
So I have some bad news for the mamas-to-be out there... direct from my OB. I told her how I was so happy about my new Fetal Heartbeat Monitor, and that I could hear the baby's heart beat all the time. In the frank way only doctor's can get away with, she completely burst my bubble with a few simple words: "You are hearing your own heartbeat. Those don't work until the third trimester"! WHAT?! I bamboozled myself into thinking I was listening to my baby, when really it was just my own heart thumping away. BOO!!
My next big idea? Reading to my baby every night. I read in a magazine that the baby can hear its mama's voice (even in the 2nd trimester), and if you read the same book every night, the book will one day soothe the baby with memories of the womb. I know its a little far-fetched, but I think its a cute idea. I think I'm going to read "If You Give A Pig A Pancake" just because its so cute, and the illustrations are adorable.