Friday, August 21, 2009

Our most recent doctor visit

Yesterday afternoon, we made our regularly scheduled visit to the OB.  The doctor continues to be pleasantly surprised with how smoothly everything is going!

Sure – it is certainly more exciting when you go to the doctor and get an ultrasound or a battery of tests and those results all come back normal.  But it is really comforting when the doctor says that everything is so normal that there is no need for any special tests or ultrasounds.

So she poked and prodded a little and she answered some questions.  She used her little portable doppler to measure Michael’s heartbeat.

That was the most exciting.  She put the goop on the probe and started listening.  Immediatly we heard the heartbeat – no rubbing the probe around and searching for little Mike!  The monitor said the heart rate was a healthy 140 beats per minute.

We had been listening to the reassuring lub-DUB lub-DUB lub-DUB for just a couple of seconds.  Then little Mike must have realized that attention was focused on him because suddenly from the doppler speaker there was a loud BOOM followed by a lot of rumbling!  Apparently, Mikey decided to kick the doppler probe and dance a little jig.  The doctor giggled a little and said “Wow!  He sure is active today!”

After a few minutes of flipping around, his heart rate had climbed to 150.  The next thing you know – he’s going to be asking for a little exercise bike to pass the time.  And he’ll deliver a little poke to the bladder as a reminder.  He is such a bad little boy – I love him!

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