Sunday, November 30, 2008

I will never forget!

I was typing up a spotlight for Relief Society and realized that I hadn't posted about our last appointment! It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life! First let me say that Dr. Mos is absolutely awesome! And to explain that I need to go into a little history...

Ok, really quick here's what has been going on- Bryan lost his job at the beginning of October. With his job went our insurance. Without insurance it's really expensive to have any sort of baby appointment even if all you do is talk to your OB. So Bryan and I had to decide between Cobra (the insurance that is offered to keep us covered) or applying for medicade. Well, Cobra would cost us more then rent and all of our other bills combined every month and medicade is free! So... easy choice right? Here's the thing- with medicade I would have to go to a different doctor that doesn't know anything about my pregnancy history and the earliest I would be able to go would be a few weeks after I got approved for medicade which is one month after applying! So long story short Bryan and I decided to go see Dr. Mos this one last time and just pay out of pocket.

Back to my original story. So Bryan and I went in to see Dr. Mos and her nurses kept trying to get Bryan and I to do all of these tests that we didn't really need (HIV test, STD test, ect.). So eventually Dr.Mos told them not to run any of those test and to get me set up in the room with the ultrasound machine. I had already given the nurses enough trouble about the tests so I decided to just go ahead and move and then talk to Dr.Mos about why I couldn't have an ultrasound when she came in. Well when she walked in the first thing she said was that she was sorry about us being without insurance and she know how stressful that can be especially when you're pregnant. She went on to recommend a different OB that she went to school with that accepted medicade. Then she told me not to worry about the cost of the ultrasound she wasn't going to bill me for it because, even if I didn't want it, she did!

During the ultrasound I was able to see my baby! I couldn't believe it! Now, I have had ultrasounds with both of my previous pregnancies, but the baby never really looked like a baby. It was always just a little grain of rice floating around in a big black circle. This time, I could see my baby's head, legs, arms, feet, and hands. You can even tell where the eyes are starting to form and how the fingers are going to separate. If that wasn't cool enough Dr.Mos went from still frame (where she took our pictures) to just a normal ultrasound and OUR BABY IS MOVING! He/She is dancing around in there doing little back flips and stretching out all over the place! And then, as if that wasn't enough to make me cry, Dr.Mos turned on the sound. Our baby has a strong and healthy heart beat of 160 beats per minute! It may have slowed down since our appointment, but at the time 160 was perfect! I will never forget that moment.

So Bryan and I went to check out and pay our huge bill only to find that Dr.Mos had told her receptionist not to charge us for this visit AT ALL! Everything we did Dr.Mos covered herself. Seriously, if anyone is looking for a really great OB, I've got a phone number for you!

Well, I'm now 12 weeks along and finally starting to feel better! I still have my bad days where I'm sick all day, but I'm finally starting to have days where I don't get sick at all or that the nausea isn't as bad. I'm so thankful for that! Bryan and I are reading this book that gives weekly advice and tells you what's going on with your body and your baby's body. Last week our baby was only the size of a small lime. This week he/she's a large plum! It cracks me up how my baby is always some sort of fruit! Anyway, Bryan and I decided to go ahead and get Cobra and just cut costs drastically. So my next appointment is going to be in about two weeks...I think it's December 12th, but I don't have my calendar and I can't remember anything without it anymore! I'll post again when I think of something new or after my next appointment!


tawna said...

Man! I check out of the blogging world for a month, and find out THREE of my dear friends are preggers!


I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh man! I saw bryan at church when I was out there, but you had run home before tithing settlement (or something). I was super bummed I missed you!

YAY! YAY! YAY!!!!!!

Seriously. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!

oh man. Im all sentimental over hearing the heartbeat. Totally incredible, isn't it??

jenny said...

congratulations! that is so exciting for you guys. your doctor does sound great!