Friday, December 30, 2011

The First Time I Heard Its Heartbeat

As you may know by now, there is a bun in the oven.  If you haven't learned that yet, I'd urge you to read this.  About 2 months ago, Rebecca and I went on our first official visit to the doctor, where they would do a bunch of tests and we'd learn a bit more about the status of things, as it was relatively early along at only about 6 or so weeks.  Well one of the highlights of the visit was our first sign of something existing in there - its heartbeat!

It was so exciting to actually hear something, since I won't actually get to feel anything until some karate kicks start happening later on.  But the funny thing is that when I looked right up at the device amplifying the heartbeat, I couldn't help but make the analogy back to running (go figure).

The baby's heartbeat was hanging right around the low 170s at the time, at which point I told Rebecca that it was out for a tempo run, since that is my heart rate average when I do a tempo run.

So it seems as though we have a little runner in there!  Not a bad way to cap off the year and have something amazing to look forward to!

3 comments:

it's all about pace said...

I'm excited for you guys... Parenthood is awesome...

Audrey said...

:) Exciting stuff :) Should be a great 2012!!

The Lazy Triathlete said...

Adam I am so happy for you two!!! What a way to start 2012.

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