Had my first appointment today. They took us back to the office for medical history and consent for various prenatal testing. Then we went to the gyne room where they checked my cervix, uterus, and did additional screenings for cystic fibrosis and std's. Cervix and uterus are great but she couldn't hear a heartbeat. She assured us that before 12 weeks there's only a 50% chance of hearing something. However, she brought in a portable ultrasound machine and we got to see the baby and the heartbeat! It was awesome! Now I have to go have blood drawn today and then finger pricked on Friday for all of the screenings. I have another ultrasound on the 20th for the genetic testing. One thing I didn't like..... She wrote AMA (advanced maternal age) on my chart!