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13 October 2008 @ 07:11 pm
1st Ultrasound Pic  
it's finally real. i wasn't imagining things. i am, indeed, with child! we finally got to hear the heartbeat too. so cute, and speedy (though i totally spaced and forgot to ask what the rate was...durr).

i have to go back next week because they scheduled me too early for the NT test...and the baby wasn't long enough. that's ok, it just means i get more pictures next week :-)

Ultrasound - 11 wks 4 days (aka 12th week)
 
 
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I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on October 13th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
I bet you're excited! I know I was so tickled to see the ultrasound of my first baby. It was such an unreal experience to see pictures of this person actually INSIDE me! We aren't doing any u/s at all this time, though, so I'll have to satisfy myself with other people's pictures this go-round. :(


ETA: Thanks for sticking the picture behind a cut!

Edited at 2008-10-14 12:55 am (UTC)
**soft**scrub**pictureyellow on October 14th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
i wish i wasn't using the hospital clinic...because we wouldn't be doing as many ultrasounds (but they need to cover their ass i suppose). the test are starting to get ridiculous. too bad i can't be added on to my bf's insurance (if we choose to do so) until Jan 1st (his open enrollment hasn't started yet...so we're not sure if we'll bother with the switch).

but....asides from the testing....i'm SO excited! it's finally real, and i have proof :-)
miss kitty fantastico: curly girlthesynergizer on October 14th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
was it a dating ultrasound? i only get one, right around midpregnancy. (i'll actually be 23 weeks, but that's for insurance reasons) and i'm jealous of your cute photo :-)

congrats, it's a bean! :-)
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on October 14th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
I was only ever offered one ultrasound per pregnancy for my first two. It seems like more and more care providers are doing 3+ now, though (dating, NT, and 20 weeks, plus some do several to check fluid levels later in pregnancy).
miss kitty fantastico: co-sleepingthesynergizer on October 14th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
what's NT?
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on October 14th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Nuchal translucency, which is supposed to screen for Down.
irish_flutterby: Our 5thirish_flutterby on October 14th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
nuchal translucency

ETA: Haha...posted at the same time.

Edited at 2008-10-14 01:05 am (UTC)
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on October 14th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
As we say around here...
Knock on wood, you owe me a Coke!
**soft**scrub**pictureyellow on October 14th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
i'm using the hospital's clinic (it's free if you don't have insurance), and they run a TON of tests to cover their asses. i'll have the option of "regular" insurance to start on Jan 1st, but buy then most of the tests will be over. i still might make the change so i'll have more control over my delivery plan (i would like to at least sit down and talk to a midwife...).
I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. Novemberraving_liberal on October 14th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
You may still want to switch away from the CYA clinic before birth, though. If they're that procedure happy during pregnancy, they may be equally procedure happy during the birth. Do you know which care providers would be covered on your regular insurance? You could start getting an idea of which ones have the lowest rates of c-sections and inductions, and which are more supportive of natural birth!

Remember, though, even if the clinic proposes a test, you aren't obligated to go along with it. You can decline if the test/procedure makes you uncomfortable.

Good luck!
**soft**scrub**pictureyellow on October 14th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
we'll find out what's covered under his insurance plan once all the open enrollment info comes out (this month). there will be a few options, so we'll have more choices. i know his current plan covers midwives.

the hospital i'm using is actually the best one in the area for L&D...it's just the clinic (because it's state funded).

if we stay with a regular OB, i would like to choose one that works with that hospital. others in the area are far more C-section happy unfortunately.

i know i can turn a procedure down (though they can tell me they won't see me if i do so right now). sooooooo for the time being, i just have to do what needs to be done...and wait for my chance to have a choice.

i've actually already turned down further genetic testing...because i don't see the use when there is zero family history.
**soft**scrub**pictureyellow on October 14th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
no, this was an US to run the NT test (for Downs). it was actually a week too early, so i'll be going back next week for the same thing.

i'm using the pre-natal clinic through my hospital...and when you do this...they test for EVERYTHING, even when there's no family history.

which means that i've given more blood than i thought possible, and i will have at least 4 more ultrasounds (which i think is WAY overkill).
1 - this first US for NT
2 - repeat NT
3 - US of my cervix (i had laser surgery on it about 5 years ago)
4 - dating / anatomy scan at 20 weeks
5 - US for heart rate (baby's not mine) because i drank before i found out i was pregnant....errrr once at 4 weeks!!!!!


stretchypants on October 22nd, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
aww how far along are you? I don't get my first u/s til 19 weeks, nov 11th
but I finally got to hear the heartbeat last week
**soft**scrub**pictureyellow on October 22nd, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
i'm now in my 13th week...
the only reason i got an U.S. so soon was because i was being treated through the hospital prenatal clinic (and they run LOTS of tests).

as of today i am under my bf's insurance...and will be seeking out a midwife who doesn't run tests just to cover her ass ;-)
stretchypants on October 22nd, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
kool. right now I just did the quad test and I think it came out positive so the doc is trying to set me up with more tests. but its hard because I dont have a phone so we've been playing phone tag everytime I call using a payphone and I've just about had it. I wish she would just set up an appointment to talk in person. I mean, why tell me to call back when she's never available to talk to anyway?
lol
is this ur 1st preg? its mines and its been stressful so far. I just had my first prenatal appt last week at 15 weeks. I've known I was pregnant since 8. setting everything up as far as appointments seems to be taking so long :P