Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


My heart was beating faster than normal yesterday as Dr. Bonilla told me to lay on his examining table.

His nurse passed him his fetal doppler, and she applied gel to my large belly.  When Dr. Bonilla put the doppler on my stomach, we could hear a "whoosh, swoosh" sound.  He said, "That is your placenta."  He moved the doppler around some more and we heard a very loud and very fast, "Tock, tock, tock, tock."  He looked at me and smiled and said, "That is your baby's heartbeat."  He turned the doppler around so I could see the number...144 beats per minute.

"You have a very strong baby, as far as his heart indicates," he said.

Hearing your unborn baby's heartbeat is one of the sweetest sounds in the world!  How it thrilled my heart to hear it!  

"...Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.  I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

Please continue to pray for my pregnancy.
(I am at 24 weeks now!)  We will go in for an ultrasound in 3 weeks.  So far, all looks good and feels good!

Thank you for your sweet comments and your continued prayers.

Much love from Mommy and Baby!


Jared said...

54How wonderful to hear about your visit at the doctor, and hearing the first sounds of your precious baby. We love you and your family, Anna, and you are in our prayers. Love, Dodi

Rhonda @ herChristianHome said...

Anna, what wonderful news....I agree, hearing your baby's heartbeat is so thrilling. (Glad for the modern technology we have for that added blessing.)

God bless you and your family!

Cinnamon said...

You look wonderful! I agree...hearing the baby's heartbeat is always a very special moment. Even with 10 is still a beautiful moment.

Praying you are strong and healthy...just like your sweet baby.


Jolene said...

Hearing those heartbeats just never get old. You look beautiful, sweet sister!

~Ruth said...

Sweet, sweet! Can't wait to find out what Baby is! I know that you are so excited. I love you, and your precious Little One. ~Ruthie