Wednesday, January 11, 2012

17 Weeks

Tomorrow is ultrasound day! I'm excited but also kind of wishing I could veto that part of pre-natal care as it costs a lot of money. All of this costs a lot of money and it's really ridiculous that having a baby costs more than I make in a year. Of course, it doesn't really since insurance kicks in at some point, but I don't know what they charge people with no insurance.

However, it is really cool that I get to see the baby tomorrow. The real test will be to see if Chris's Doppler skills were correct and there is only one baby in there.

Hopefully, I can post a few creepy photos afterwards and we can all guess about the sex and if this baby is going to look just like Chris. After seeing Jacob and reviewing his ultrasound photo, I was shocked that I couldn't tell before that my baby was going to look JUST LIKE CHRIS.

I suppose I should be grateful that I am going to the doctor tomorrow, since my first phone call with them led me to believe that I might not be able to see her as I hadn't been to the office before 8 weeks. The nurse told me that I might be considered high risk and would have to ask the doctor if she would take me. I understand I did wait a while to go to the doctor, but when you have a 3K detuctable, would you want to go get a 1K worth of blood work, scans and whatnot in December and start all over again in January? It just wasn't possible for us, when it wasn't my first pregnancy and things were going well. Even if a test or scan came back as troublesome, I wouldn't terminate.

Luckily (for the doctor) I was approved as a patient and hopefully, all will be smooth sailing from here. I'm happy that Chris is working in the medical field, as we are learning a lot about what we can and can't do in terms of labor/delivery. It's nice to have an inside man.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Oh yay!! I love the creepy alien ultrasounds! :)
Are you going to find out if it's a pink or a blue? If so, please tell. I love to know those kinds of things. :)
And I hope you're feeling better!