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Heartbeat in softspot

Posted by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:26 AM
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My SO and I just noticed recently that we can see our 3 mo. old baby's heartbeat through the soft spot on her head!!!! Is this normal??? I am sure it is but how weird we both noticed at different times. I noticed last week and didn't say anything to him and he just noticed and told me. Anyone else experience this???

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by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:26 AM
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AngelicaRenee
by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:28 AM

It's the throbbing. It creeped me out but completely normal. I didn't notice it until my son went bald on just the top of his head, then it stuck out. lol.

monkeysmom21006
by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:28 AM

Yup, you can see it on DD, too!!! Her hair's really thick though, so it's a little harder. It freaked me out the first time!


HipMama08
by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:29 AM

I noticed this too when my daughter was first born! I asked the nurses when she was sick in the hospital because that's when I noticed. They said it's totally normal for it to do that!!

Army_Mom_2_Boyz
by ♥Tinkerbell♥ on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:30 AM

As far as I know it is normal, I have always been able to put my hand over my sons soft spot and I can feel his heart beat. He is a year old now, and I still can.

dusky_rose
by Sue on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:30 AM

Yep, its normal.

kle
by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:32 AM

THis is completely normal--don't worry about it.  As the soft spot grows closed and as the baby gets hair you won't notice it anymore.

gigglefiend121
by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:32 AM

It is normal, and totally used to creep me out. I would avoid looking at the top of my son's head because it creeped me out so much




 




 

svenskama
by on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:32 AM

perfectly normal

justinnaimee
by Platinum Member on Jan. 7, 2009 at 2:33 AM

Normal. And no different then being able to feel your pulse in your neck or wrist. It's just where the skin in thin and there aren't bones(yet) I think it's cool to watch.

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