Mindi and I have a Hi-Bebe fetal heartbeat monitor. We purchased it back when we were pregnant with Harris. There are many options for dopplers out there, but we purchased this one because it seemed to be the most reasonably priced. I don't really remember when we bought it, but we started using it about 17 weeks(????) If I am not mistaken, you can typically hear your baby's heartbeat around 12 weeks or so. I decided to pull it out last week (at 9 weeks) just for shits and giggles. Much to our non-surprise, we couldn't get a heartbeat, but when I pulled it out this evening, sure enough, there was the sprinkle's heartbeat, beat beat beating away at a quick 170 beats per minute! I managed to find the baby a lot higher than I thought it would be. I was under the impression that the baby was still nestled in the confines of my pelvis, but in reality, s/he is sitting right above my pubes! I was really surprised! I guess it really is true that you get bigger faster with the second kid!
For the lassies out there that have 2 or more, can you tell me some differences that you noticed between your first, and subsequent pregnancies???