Today we had our first appointment with the new OB doctor. Her name is Dr. Marley Kercher and was highly recommended by many of my coworkers. I had previously been going to my family practitioner for the checkups. So we had a lot of information to go over and there were lots of health history questions for Jim and I. Once that was over it was time to hear the heartbeat.
She put the wand on my belly and moved it around until you could hear this definite "Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh," sound and she began counting... 150, 160, 170 bpm! We listened for about a minute and just grinned... To us it sounded like a washing machine.