Intellectually, I knew everything was ok, but hearing the HB at today's midwife appointment just made my day. I just couldn't stop smiling:-).
And all of a sudden, I feel like it's ok to switch to maternity pants (which I really need to do) and perhaps, maybe start telling select people. It's only me, DH and my doctor, midwife and dentist know know, besides all you nice internet folks.
I haven't had and won't have any u/s, unless there is a medical need, so today's chance to hear the HB was special.