My new ob/gyn clinic does things differently than I'm used to; the first appt is at 7.5 weeks with the nurse to discuss history & such, then an ultrasound (woohoo! ) and bloodwork. Next week Wed, I meet with my ob & have a full physical, plus discuss all of the results from today...what sucks, though, is that the tech who did my u/s didn't really want to discuss anything and didn't even want to tell me the heartbeat! It was very wham-bam, but ah well; a friend has gone through this clinic with her two children & raves about it, and I've been pleased otherwise, so maybe she was just busy today... So, without further ado, here's my little bean that is growing away at a rate of 155 beats/minute The best part, per my husband, was our daughter's reaction to hearing the sound of the heartbeat; she was shocked-stunned-amazed...she is beyond excited!