Well, no new pictures of the baby from the doctor’s visit today (another regular baby checkup). We did hear the baby’s heArtbeAt for the very first time (the sonogram machine from the last visit was not equipped with sound).

The sound of a baby heArtbeAt from the womb is curious, and hard to describe or replicate. To get the necessary echoing effect, you have to stick out your lips as though you were about to whistle, or perhaps to kiss your Aunt Margaret. Your tongue should rest against your back, upper molars, and you make a guttural sound, a dual-tone precursor to hawking a lugie repeated over and over at two different pitches and speeds. Short-long, short-long. Baby Morse Code for the letter “A”.

In any case, it was cool. No, it was brilliant.


3 Responses to heArtbeAt

  1. chuck says:

    Very cool news, very interesting description!

  2. kari says:

    Wow–I didn’t realize the prenatal experience was so synaesthetic! Cool.

  3. Lisa says:

    “Peanut”‘s heart is beating 150 beats per minute. Exactly on target, according to the literature. So, it’s just as we expected. Baby Rhody is a perfectionist… (and perfection) even before birth. Please forgive the mad ravings of an incredibly proud mama.


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