Labor day seems a fitting time to FINALLY FIND A HEARTBEAT WITH THE DOPPLER!!
Yes, I'm crazy. Yes, I bought a doppler. What?
It came in the mail when I was 8 weeks-ish, and the first many tries resulted in finding nothing other than my own heartbeat. :( I know it's been (and still is) on the early end, but I was hoping that with two, and a bigger uterus, maybe they would have moved up enough. We tried again last week, hoping to hear them before we told my parents, and no luck.
This morning I wake up and feel great. It's been a long time since that happened! I worked out, threw in a load of laundry, cooked eggs for breakfast and ate them (!), vacuumed the house, baked cookies... too good to be true... so I figured I would give the doppler another shot.
After a couple of minutes searching, Mr. M came out to join me in the hunt. And a couple minutes later... WE FOUND ONE!!!! :) The doppler isn't super-awesome at locking in on one reading for a heartbeat, but it was 160-ish. :) We searched for a little while longer, and heard what sounded similar to the "fetal movement" sounds I heard online, so that might have been the other one... We'll give it a few more days and try again.