There’s something about hearing or feeling another’s heartbeat. it’s just a different way to connect. We may know a person’s talking, walking and gesturing. We take in their facial expressions and body language. But to actually hear or feel another’s heartbeat implies a deeper level of connection. I remember when Lori and I were expecting our first child. The tests came back showing pregnancy. In those first weeks of pregnancy you get used to the idea of a child coming into your life. But for me, at least, I didn’t actually feel a connection to this child.