My doctor reviewed some history (again, I thought they took notes), conducted the exam (it was just like a yearly exam that every women "loves") and then the moment we were waiting for. The nurse went to get Jeff who was out in the waiting room during the exam.
After Jeff walked in the room, the doc asked if we were ready and we both said yeah. He put a little microphone hooked up to a speaker on my belly, just below my belly-button. There was a moment of silence, then a faint sound of thud, thud, thud. He moved the microphone up just a little and all of a sudden the room was filled with a load, fast little heart beat.
My heart melted and a great big smile was across my face. I looked over at Jeff and he had the same expression while he looked at my belly. What a relief! It was music to our ears.
Our next apt is in 4 weeks (my 4 month/16 week mark) with just a check in. Then the big apt 4 weeks after that.....to find out if we are having a boy or a girl.