17 weeks, 3 days
By now it has been 3 weeks since my last doctor's appointment, so needless to say I was very anxious to hear the heartbeat again! Brian was able to make it this time, so that too was exciting. The first two times I heard the heartbeat, he had scheduling conflicts. Although after missing the first time, he insisted on me recording the heartbeat the second time, so now we have audio of that!
The point of this post however is to say that the doctor took a 'guess' at what she thinks the baby could be, and based on the slower heartbeat of 141 (typical range is 120 - 180), she thinks it's a BOY! Apparently boys typically fall below a heart rate of 150 and girls above. She also says that it sounds like a lot of movement going on in there, and more movement typically means boy as well. But hey, just a few more weeks, and we'll hopefully know the gender for sure. That is IF the baby cooperates in giving us the viewing angle we need!