We finally got to hear our baby's heartbeat, but the very best part was seeing our growing baby on the ultrasound monitor (the regular abdominal kind of ultrasound this time - not the kind they used last time). The thing that surprised us the most was that our baby was moving - and not just a little bit! The kid was practically disco dancing in there!! Kicking off the walls of the placenta, rolling over, waving arms around. Because the baby is still too small for me to feel, it actually didn't occur to me that he/she would be moving around in there, so it was really crazy to watch. Especially because the still picture doesn't really convey how vivid the video was - the video was so clear that we could even see the baby swallowing. It is so weird that the baby can be so very small and still have so many distinct features and so weird that it can be having a party in there without me even knowing it.
Then, after dancing for about 15 minutes and totally thwarting the ultrasound tech's attempts to get the measurements she needed, our baby fell asleep. And what I really mean here is stone cold passed out. Unfortunately, the baby passed out with its hands right in front of its fact, further thwarting the ultrasound tech's attempts at measurements - so the ultrasound tech had to jab me in the belly to try to get the baby to move its hands. It took at least 20 minutes for her to get all the measurements she needed - which was ok by us because it gave us time to stare open-mouthed at the little person dancing and sleeping inside of me.