Friday, October 8, 2010

honesty is not always the best policy...

That's what I learned today. I had my first OB appointment and an ultrasound scheduled. I scheduled the OB appointment before I was even 4 weeks pregnant. The ultrasound was scheduled after my spotting incident as a follow up. And although I had an ultrasound just a week ago, I was very much looking forward to having another one. Well, because I brought in the sheet from my RE that said we got an ultrasound last Friday, they told me that if I wanted one today I would have to pay for it out of pocket---$400!!! They didn't think my insurance would cover another one. GAH! I told MBL that if I hadn't brought in the sheet from the RE (which they didn't really seem to need anyways), they would have gone on as planned and I would have gotten my ultrasound. Boo. I won't get another ultrasound until I'm 20 weeks!! I have another appointment in four weeks and she'll use the doppler to measure the heartbeat, but that's it.

In other news, my spotting had basically stopped on Tuesday. I didn't have any Wednesday or Thursday, then this morning I woke up to a bit of brown!! Ugh. It has basically stopped at this point, but I still don't like it. My OB said it could have happened because I am *way* backed up and apparently that can cause spotting. Who knew?? I may have more later today due to the exam from this morning. Fun fun.

In other news, I couldn't believe that the OB was actually telling me what to expect during pregnancy. I'm still waiting for the other shoe to drop. I still don't fully believe that in four weeks there will be a heartbeat on the doppler and that a few weeks after that we will find out what we are having. It just doesn't seem real. The OB says that after seeing a healthy heartbeat twice, at my age, drops my miscarriage risk to 2-3%. Then, after 13 weeks, my risk will be less than 1%. So, statistically speaking, the odds are good that I will have a baby in May. I'm still holding my breath, but deep down I'm trying to believe that our baby dreams will come true.


  1. Christine - Just want to say that I am SO happy for you!! I know it's a scary and exciting time right now, you hang in there and take all of this in - you have earned this time!! Just a suggestion - I bought a fetal doppler to use at home when I was pregnant- it was amazing to hear the heartbeat anytime I wanted to.

  2. I know I say this everytime I comment, but I am just so HAPPY for you all!!!! I know how long you've waited and all you've gone through! Reading and seeing your story brings me so much hope as we prepare for cycle#8 with a possible IUI#2!

  3. OMG, 20 weeks? Thats soo long!

    Glad the spotting stopped.

  4. I'm surprised they won't give you an ultrasound if you are spotting - I had two early in my pregnancy because I was spotting (everything is fine now, but they wanted to run the ultrasounds to check). The technical term for bleeding during pregnancy (and I don't mean to scare you but it is just the term used by insurance companies) is a threatened miscarriage. Insurers have to pay for ultrasounds when there is a threatened miscarriage. My SIL had a very high-risk pregnancy, and her ob told her to tell the ultrasound tech she had experienced bleeding so they would give her another ultrasound during her pregnancy.

  5. I am also waiting until week 20...booo! I am 12 weeks today and stillllll not believing we are okay. But apparently all is well, and I can't wait to hear the heartbeat again in 2 weeks. I'm glad things are going better :) 5 more weeks and you can relax a little more...or so I'm told. That's what I'm hoping. Slowly, oh so slowly, I'm believing this is real :) And so will you!

  6. I spotted during the first 12 weeks as well - my doctor told me it was because I had a sensitive cervix and all the extra blood from pregnancy was causing spotting. It stopped and the baby is still very healthy. It's hard to relax though, no matter what anyone tells you! haha.

    I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop as well, I couldn't believe that things would go smoothly this time around. But they are and each day that moves forward I'm even more grateful that they are.

  7. I know its so hard for us to expect anything to go right. But you've been believing in June for this long. keep going!

    Maybe you can call your insurance and get an ultrasound preapproved.
    If they would have given you the ultrasound and the insurance didn't cover it, you would have just gotten a bill in the mail which would have sucked too.