Friday, February 5, 2010

Uneventful

We had our first OB appointment today, but it was laregley uneventful.  Well, unventful except for the blood draw, that is.  No ultrasound today, but we do have our NT Scan on Tuesday morning.  We were both really happy with how everything went.  Dr. E has been my doctor for the last year or so and we've always really liked him.  In fact, I think it's in large part do to him that we got to our BFP when we did since he ordered our SA so early (due to Hubby's family history).  They knew our story and were all very happy to see us.  It wasn't a hard choice at all to stick with him, but I was curious to see how they handled a prenatal appointment.

I love his nurse and we got to spend a great deal of time with her this morning.  I got a lecture that I probably needed to hear about taking medicine when I need it.  She said that if I don't feel good the baby doesn't feel good either.  And, that there are quite a few perfectly safe OTC medicines that can help (and provided an extensive list).  I've barely taken Tylenol even for pretty substantial headaches, so this lecture was well-deserved.  I'll probably end up somewhere in the middle...not going to pop a pill for every minor thing, of course, but I'll ease up when I really need to.  And, now that Hubby heard the same lecture, he won't let me be so stubborn anymore!

Then, we spent some time with Dr. E talking about the schedule, some quesetions about birth plans, various hospitals, on call procedures, etc.  I also had a pap smear and exam.  Then, it was off for blood work.  I have problem veins.  I guess I didn't really realize how much so until the RE, but now I'm very aware!  I warned them.  They laughed and said that they couldn't be that bad.  Well, about the time she was going to have to try to get the blood from my hand, she conceded that they were in fact that bad!  Luckily, my left arm finally cooperated (after a lengthy try at the right) and we were able to avoid going to the hand.

The only really surprising thing today was that apparently our next ultrasound after Tuesday's NT Scan, unless we want to pay for one out-of-pocket, isn't untill 27 weeks.  Do most people have to pay for the 18-20 week gender ultrasounds out-of-pocket or do other offices just do it differently?  Hubby says that it will all work out and we probably won't have to wait that long.  I hope he's right.  Waiting another 8 weeks seemd long, but doable.  Not to fond of the idea of waiting another 16!  Still working on that patience thing apparently...

(Jem...Will get that pic of the bottle/announcement posted for you this weekend!)

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Glad to hear from you! So happy for you and your beautiful baby.

Marla.z said...

Yay! You're back! Glad to hear things are going well.

I know what you mean about not taking medication. I'm the same way. I wait to take meds until my head feels like it's ready to pop off. Not good.

Jen said...

As far as I know the "anatomy" u/s that's usually 18-23 weeks is covered by most insurance, I have never heard of it not being covered. Interesting. But then again, I am certainly no expert. I'm glad to hear things have been uneventful; that's the best way to be right now!

Amy said...

Most insurance companies only cover 1 u/s unless the Dr prescribes one. When I was pregnant I had my last u/s at 22 weeks.

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