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Our Baby’s Heartbeat

Julie had an OB visit today. While there we got to hear our baby’s heartbeat for the first time…right around 160 beats a minute. I took my MP3 player in and recorded it. I was going to link to it in this post, but my hosting provider doesn’t allow uploads of audio/video files unless you pay $20 for an upgrade. The only reason I would need the upgrade would be to add that file. I’m cheap enough that it’s not going to happen. :-)

One cool thing that happened today is that Julie and I both started to feel more of a connection with the baby. This has been much slower in coming with this baby than our two daughters. I think it is mainly because this one was such a surprise to both of us. It was cool seeing that connection take place with Julie today. With as sick as she has been lately, it was nice to see her getting some enjoyment from the pregnancy.

[Update: I figured out how to get the heartbeat on the blog. I used MovieMaker in Vista to combine the soundfile I had from the MP3 player with a picture of Julie and my daughters to create a movie file. Uploaded it to YouTube. Pretty simple. Should have thought of it sooner.]

April 23, 2008 - Posted by | kids, life |


  1. Dude!

    Congratulations… When are you guys due?

    Comment by Brian Hammontree | April 27, 2008

  2. Thanks bud. The current estimated time of arrival is beginning of November.

    With the way Julie has raced through labor in the past (two babies…a total of 5 hours and 20 minutes of labor)…around the end of October…if you see me get a phone call and start running for the door….don’t get in my way…I will run you over and I will not appologize! :-)

    Comment by Jarvis | April 28, 2008

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