The title of this post has a dual meaning:
1. We (Dave & I) heard the baby's heartbeat at the appointment today! It only took a few seconds to find the heartbeat, but it was very difficult to continue listening to it, as the baby is moving around a lot! After a few seconds of heartbeat, we would hear a little thump/whoosh as it moved out of the way.
2. Layla (the cat) has superpowers. We mentioned the cat at the appointment, and the midwife asked if she was male or female. When I said female, she said "You know that she knows you're pregnant already, right?" Well, since she brought it up I shared that Layla has been nutso since I was 3 or 4 weeks along---crawling all over me, in my face constantly. She said that female cats (moreso than males) are very sensitive to pregnancy, and that by now Layla can hear the baby moving. Also, she will want to be near the baby--not only sitting near me, but sitting close to my stomach.
Now when she stares at me I feel like I'm sitting next to that little kid from The Sixth Sense. Charming.