Thanks to the unbelievable kindness and generosity of my sister Becki and her boss (the OB who delivered Ethan and Gwen), I was given a FREE ultrasound today at their office.
Everything is fine. Just peachy. Baby measures 13 weeks, which is right on track. There is a heartbeat. We even saw the baby dancing around. I do have an anterior placenta which means that instead of the placenta being on my spine side, its on my front side. That means I won't feel kicks as easily, and most significantly, it would be very difficult to hear an early heartbeat. Between that and the tipped uterus, well, they may never be able to find a fetal heartbeat with a doppler :)
Now I can enjoy the holiday without worry. Whew.
Thanks Becki and Dr. Dydell!