7.20.2007

175 Beats Per Minute

...that's how fast our baby's heartbeat was racing today at our monthly check-up! It's so amazing to hear it. This little tiny bean inside me, moving around and doing flip flops in the amniotic sac...crazy little thing!

One belief that has been around for some time, and even had some acceptance in the medical community at one point, is that the fetal heartbeat differs for boys and girls. If you're having a girl, then the fetal heart rate will be above 140. A boy will have a heart rate below 140. However, I think this is a bunch of hong kong phooey!

3 comments:

Karen - friend of Betsy Y. said...

I have a little boy - born a year ago last May. His heart rate was always around 180 and I ate only sugary/high carb food. So I say you are heading toward boy-ville. Just a guess. Loved the bi-sexual clothes!

Colebean said...

Actually, it is Hong Kong phooey ....my son's heart rate was a lot faster than both of my girls, HOWEVER, all four of my sisters' boys had the same heart rate as both of my girls... so who knows?? (only your little bean, that's who).....

Iona said...

This is awesome!