Thursday, November 29, 2007

Heartbeat High

I gotta say that I miss getting high. The high I refer to here is the one I enjoyed via good wine. I miss my wine very much. But as you all know, no wine is a very small price to pay for a healthy pregnancy. On Tuesday, I got my high in a whole new way, a better way even. We heard the heartbeat on Tuesday. It may be said that it has sent me into a somewhat hypomanic phase, but in the best possible fashion. Plus, on this kind of high, I can drive. But let's be honest, I really have no business being inside baby stores (or any stores for that matter). Any version of manic can cause excessive spending in me. And I don't have money to pay my bills much less buy clothes for a theoretical baby. So I occupy myself by surfing amazon and putting things on my registry, which is more of a wish list really because I haven't actually told anyone about it. For now, I will ride that heartbeat wave at 150 bpm. Whoohoo.

19 comments:

Julia said...

That is an awesome high. Totally enjoy it. And yes, the websites are safer. Plus, no stupid comments or nosy questions.

Beruriah said...

Yay! Yes the heartbeat sound is the best drug. I can stay high on it for days.

Cibele said...

It is just marvelous to hear the baby's heartbeat!!! I am so happy for you. Congratulations on starting your second trimester.

B said...

I'm following your story as a fellow bipolar hottie* who hopes to someday be a pregnant bipolar hottie.

Congratulations for recognizing how mania effects your spending habits and finding other outlets. I drove myself into some pretty solid debt when I was only in the TTC planning phase! Yikes.

I wish positive mental health for you throughout your pregnancy and parenting. That's a tall order for some of us, but you've done so much work to get here.

Best,

Bree


* Doesn't "bipolar hottie" have a better ring than "sufferer" or "patient"?

megan said...

yea! i love that heartbeat high. for me it's always combined with the 'thank effing god you're still alive' high. that's awesome. i'm so happy for you.

Sara said...

Oh Yay! Great news!! Perfect heartrate. Wonderful, wonderful feeling!

Did you get pictures?

Not so little sister said...

Yay! One of the best sounds. As the month between appointments drags on I start to look forward to hearing that sweet sound again. Next Thursday I will! Congrats, Nicole. And I'm thoroughly obsessed with my baby registry as well.

Sarah said...

congratulations!! and good for you on starting a registry, that was really hard for me but i think it really helped make it more real.

Caroline said...

Congratulations on hearing the heartbeat! What a wonderful feeling that must have been. I'm so happy things are going well for you.

Dino aka Katy said...

awesome news. I am so glad for you

BerryBird said...

Whoohoo is right! So glad you are hearing that sweetest of music.

thrice said...

I'm smiling!!!

Nadine said...

Happy heartbeat! Happy hugs...

Aurelia said...

Happy heartbeat my dear!

Keep us updated on your progress.

Veronika said...

That's a much better high than alcohol, isn't it?
Congratulations, girl!

Electronic Goose said...

That's kind of crazy; I heard my baby's heartbeat for the first time on Tuesday too! It sounds like a fast dishwasher, doesn't it? Whoosh whoosh whoosh. Congrats!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY heartbeat! YAY!

Tam said...

That is just wonderful wonderful news!! So glad that everything is going well sweetie, I love watching that ticker move!!!

Dream Writer said...

Totally cool! It is such a wonderful feeling to hear that heartbeat.

Congrats girl!! You and baby are well on your way :)