I’ve got a round plump belly now. Thirty-one weeks pregnant with who knows what s/he is. It’s all going to be a lovely surprise. I’m sure not only will having a baby this time around be so different with my new family and all~ but the sounds will also be different. I had two behind the ear hearing aids with my first child and now two cochlear implants with this new one. And, already there are some things that sound a bit different.
Each time I visit the doctor, she checks for the baby’s heartbeat. I can hear the fuzzy sound the heartbeat monitor makes as it looks for the baby. The minute it finds the baby, it’s such a strong, healthy sound. Boom boom boom boom. 155 beats per minute. So clear. It makes me so proud as a mother. With my first, I did hear her heartbeat but it wasn’t nearly as clear or as strong so I didn’t get that glowing pride.
I can’t help but wonder how much difference the sounds will be between the two babies. I know with my first, I didn’t get stressed when she would scream~ the sounds didn’t pierce through my soul (research shows that a mother’s blood pressure spikes up really high when her baby cries). I really can’t think of any other examples right now because I probably haven’t experienced them yet. Only time will tell.