This was our 11-week appointment and we got to hear Baby J’s heartbeat. Even though we had an ultrasound at the last appointment, we only saw the baby. This was amazing. The doctor wasn’t sure if she’d be able to locate the heartbeat because we were technically there a week early, but leave it up to Baby J to be persistent and determined (not our child, of course not!). She put a doppler up to Becca’s belly, cranked up the volume and voila! The doctor was very impressed at Baby J’s performance. The heartbeat was still at 160bpm, so pretty quick, but still OK. The gift of life is such a miracle. We are already such proud parents-to-be. Because Baby J ended up measuring at seven weeks for our first appointment, the doctor wanted to get us back on a normal schedule, so our next appointment will be in five weeks (16-weeks along).