I knew what sound to expect. I've heard it in the movies before, listened to friends give the description: fast beat with a swishing sound.
When the doctor ran the dopplar machine over my belly and the sound radiated through the room, I realized it was nothing like what I expected...because the heartbeat belonged to OUR baby!
The doctor probably noticed the tears welling up in my eyes, so he let me listen for a little longer, before congratulating me and telling me the babies' heartbeat sounded great.
I am on cloud 9...but just wish my husband could've been there to be a part of the experience. Next time...