For less than $40 on Amazon, I purchase a home fetal doppler. It took a while, but I found the heartbeat! Now I can check on "her" whenever I want.
No, I don't know the gender yet. But the two most popular old wives' tales are pointing towards girl. Fast heartbeat and the baby was on the left side of my uterus between weeks 6-9. Of course there's no science behind it, but it's fun to guess. I'll be thrilled either way. I'll know for sure in 2.5 weeks when I get the results from the Materni T21 test I'm getting in 1.5 weeks. :)