Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Standing in line for a roller coaster

When I got to work this morning, I called my Dr.’s office. I told them who I was and that I got a “+” HPT yesterday and wanted to know when I could come in for a blood test. The lady told me they don’t routinely do a follow up blood test, but they will if I want them to. She asked me if I was trying to conceive, how old I was, how long I had been trying, how late I was, the first date of my LMP, and what brand of test I used. I told her First Response. She said “A positive test result means you are pregnant. If you want to reconfirm, you can come in for a blood test, but based on what you have told me, there is no need.” OK! Good enough for me!

So, I went on to ask her what the protocol was for the first pre-natal visit. She said the Doctor will want to see me between 10 and 12 weeks. So, we made my first appointment for July 12 at 9:30am! WOW! That’s a LONG time from now. But, I go in 2 weeks before that, June 28 at 9:30am, to meet with the insurance counselor and to set up payment arrangements as well as have a blood draw for some blood workup to be done before I see the Doctor.

This is all so WEIRD and different from the last time I was PG! I was seeing the doctor every other day at this point, and by 12 weeks, I think I had seen my reproductive doctor about 10 times and my obstetrician at least once! LOL! So this is really a learning experience for me as well! Can’t wait for the ride to really get started!

1 comment:

  1. Betsey and Britt, YAY!!! Gosh, this is so awesome!! I am so truly excited for your sweet family!! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers for a uneventful and healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby (or 2!)...All my blessings!! Tanya :)