My doctor's office doesn't do routine early ultrasounds, I had to wait until 18 weeks (ahh!) but looking back it probably wasn't such a bad thing. I look at early ultrasounds and see a lotta nothing, hate to say it. Which brings me to a mini-rant: people, don't post 9,000 pictures of your ultrasounds all over facebook and the internet and every community you're in. Baby pictures are wonderful, ultrasound pictures... well, they're special to you, maybe. But I'll be honest, the rest of the world doesn't see much in them.
And keep in mind, if you push your doctor for early ultrasounds you're setting yourself up for an "iffy gender prediction". As in, the tech might see a boy or girl part, but won't be sure, and I think a doubtful diagnosis is worse than no guess at all! What good is it to have someone tell you they're "60% sure" it's a girl? You're doomed. I had a class at my hospital with one couple who was getting an ultrasound EVERY WEEK starting at week 14 until they knew the sex of their baby... I realize we like to say everyone makes their own "choices" about pregnancy, but screw that, I'm judgemental, my husband and I both rolled our eyes at that one once we were out of the room.
All of this craziness, the million ultrasounds, the overkill on facebook, has lead me to appreciate on very hysterical blog: STFU, parents. It's all about making fun of the way parents (mostly moms, hate to say it) interact with the rest of the world, including (but not limiting too)