My ultrasound was supposed to be scheduled for 7 weeks, because I wanted to be patient and wait, but I broke down and begged to be moved earlier, to Dec 24, at 6 weeks and 3 days. The advantage of doing it earlier is that I find out earlier how many exactly took, and the disadvantage is that sometimes it is too early to see the heartbeat. But I think we should be fine with 6w3d.
I had some more pasta tonight, with a vegetable sauce. I have really cleaned up my diet after this beta test: everything that goes in my mouth has to have some nutritional value. I might make a tiny exception for some of the Christmas treats (read : I will probably indulge like a piggy) but for now I am sticking to my green freshly juiced rainbow chard, my spinach puree, and my mushroom tagliatelle. Yum!