Like everyone else said, 9 weeks is really early to hear anything. My OB tried for like 15 seconds and then just did the u/s because I had had a first trimester m/c before and he wanted to reassure me (which I desperately needed) and not only did he see the heartbeat, but the little peanut waved at us! My uterus tips backwards too, so I HOPE I can hear a heartbeat tomorrow (I'm at 13 weeks now) but I have to be careful with expectations.
None of this, of course, will help make the waiting easier. I am running around like a crazy woman reading everything on pregnancy and natural childbirth that I can find because just waiting to SHOW is driving me nuts! I've waited so long to be able to finally have a baby and now all I want is to be at 9 months and going through the perfect fantasy delivery I have all planned out in my head
It might help (both of us) to find other stuff to obsess over. Do you like scrapbooking? Crocheting? Wallpapering? Photography?