So yesterday I went to do my first non-stress test (NST). I got there and realized I had forgotten Harrison’s stroller. So I knew I was in for a rough go. Well, I get there and the secretary tells me I have a $40 co-pay. I asked if that was for EVERY NST. She informed that it was. Ladies, that is $80/week. I have to do two a week. What the heck? No one told me about that little tidbit of info. So I was ticked off. I did the math VERY quickly in my head and that is $640 until the end of the pregnancy that I have to come up with. I don’t spend $80 a week on groceries for my family…I am having a tough time accepting this. So all the NST is they put monitors on my belly and monitor the baby’s heartrate — $40?????? If the baby’s numbers drop to a certain level then I have to have an ultrasound. Well, sure enough, as luck would have it, I had to have an ultrasound too. And I’m thinking, great, another $40 co-pay for that too, I’m sure. Well, thankfully it was $40 for an diagnostic services that day. So the ultrasound was included. My appointment was at 1:30 and I didn’t get on the road back home until 4. I had to wait to get my ultrasound because they had to work me into scheduled appointments. Remember…no stroller. Harrison did really well considering. Thankfully during all of this is when I found out that we got the house, otherwise I don’t know if I could have handled it!
During the ultrasound Harrison threw all of the Cherrios I gave him onto the floor — nice. The ultrasound tech was able to tell me the weight. I’m almost 33 weeks and the baby is 5 lbs, 7 ounces. They start gaining a pound a week soon, so we are in for another big one, I’m sure. Anyway, it was great to see the baby again. She was able to get some great shots of the baby’s face and, if you ask me, it looked just like Harrison did. Anyway, that’s the news from here.