One 1 ultrasound so far and 1 planned in a few weeks

I'm a little confused.  With my first pregnancy I had ultrasounds at every appoitnment and got to see my daughter frequently and it was a healthy pregnancy.  With this pregnancy I lost 2 before and I have only had 1 ultrasound at 8 wks to confirm pregnancy and the gender one wont be until 20 wks.  Anyone else in the same shoes!?  I want to know so badly what it is.