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post #101 of 104
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Originally Posted by askew View Post

Had my first appointment today, had a dating u/s and saw the hb. I've been sort of in denial that there is a baby in there- and that really brought it home. lol 

Congrats!
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Originally Posted by LeighPF View Post

Love is when  your husband gets home from an extra long day at work, turns around to walk to the store to get you ginger ale (asking first which kind you want), bring it home, pouring it in a glass and putting it in the freezer because you asked for it cold, before delivering it. Then putting the crazy baby to bed.

That is an awesome DH! There are nights when I've looked at DH and said," I'll give you a $100 to do bedtime". smile.gif
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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post

I saw my MW today and, despite being only 10.5 weeks when I have a hard time hearing an early heartbeat, WE HEARD IT! The kids and I all got to hear it for several seconds (10?). It took her time to find it but it was there! joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif

AND we survived the rest of the day with visits from MIL and other friends without them spilling the beans! lol.gif

So exciting! I'm hoping we'll get to hear next week at 10 weeks. I want to record it on my iPhone so DD1 can hear it later.
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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post

Have you talked to your MW? Is it someone you want to use again? I'm also in Houston and will be seeing the same HB MW I've used 3 times already. My insurance has paid portions, as long as it's al billed correctly (which is, of course, difficult to do eyesroll.gif). I think the best thing is to pay ahead and get reimbursed, but it may also be possible to just bill insurance after the fact. Definitely call around and talk to MWs about what their experiences are with your insurance and what they can offer. Birth centers will be able to offer similar information.
Yep, that was me! I've been assisting my MW with home births, too, but due to various circumstances (personal and pregnancy), I'm not currently being called. I told her that I *really* want to go, though. I need to figure out better childcare arrangements, though. That's the hardest part!

I have never done AFP/etc. testing, primarily because I would not terminate. Also, major issues are generally visible via ultrasound, especially the later you get it done. Last time, I didn't even get an u/s until 32-34 weeks. At that point, everything is big and clear, so I'd be prepared if there were major issues, but I don't risk false positives.

We will not be doing the nuchael for the same reason. Also, DH doesn't want to do any testing that might cause miscarriage (cvs, amnio) and I don't want a high probability result or false positive without the option of further testing. I don't want to be anxious about what ifs for 7 months.
post #102 of 104
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Originally Posted by askew View Post

Had my first appointment today, had a dating u/s and saw the hb. I've been sort of in denial that there is a baby in there- and that really brought it home. lol 

Congrats!
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Originally Posted by LeighPF View Post

Love is when  your husband gets home from an extra long day at work, turns around to walk to the store to get you ginger ale (asking first which kind you want), bring it home, pouring it in a glass and putting it in the freezer because you asked for it cold, before delivering it. Then putting the crazy baby to bed.

That is an awesome DH! There are nights when I've looked at DH and said," I'll give you a $100 to do bedtime". smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post

I saw my MW today and, despite being only 10.5 weeks when I have a hard time hearing an early heartbeat, WE HEARD IT! The kids and I all got to hear it for several seconds (10?). It took her time to find it but it was there! joy.gifjoy.gifjoy.gif

AND we survived the rest of the day with visits from MIL and other friends without them spilling the beans! lol.gif

So exciting! I'm hoping we'll get to hear next week at 10 weeks. I want to record it on my iPhone so DD1 can hear it later.
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Originally Posted by HeatherB View Post

Have you talked to your MW? Is it someone you want to use again? I'm also in Houston and will be seeing the same HB MW I've used 3 times already. My insurance has paid portions, as long as it's al billed correctly (which is, of course, difficult to do eyesroll.gif). I think the best thing is to pay ahead and get reimbursed, but it may also be possible to just bill insurance after the fact. Definitely call around and talk to MWs about what their experiences are with your insurance and what they can offer. Birth centers will be able to offer similar information.
Yep, that was me! I've been assisting my MW with home births, too, but due to various circumstances (personal and pregnancy), I'm not currently being called. I told her that I *really* want to go, though. I need to figure out better childcare arrangements, though. That's the hardest part!

I have never done AFP/etc. testing, primarily because I would not terminate. Also, major issues are generally visible via ultrasound, especially the later you get it done. Last time, I didn't even get an u/s until 32-34 weeks. At that point, everything is big and clear, so I'd be prepared if there were major issues, but I don't risk false positives.

We will not be doing the nuchael for the same reason. Also, DH doesn't want to do any testing that might cause miscarriage (cvs, amnio) and I don't want a high probability result or false positive without the option of further testing. I don't want to be anxious about what ifs for 7 months.
post #103 of 104
I'm okay, thanks for asking, Melly!

It's nice to reach that point where everyone gets to hear/ see some signs of growing babies!

That's a good man, Leigh.

It seems for me, that each pregnancy I do less and less. I didn't have any scans or bloodwork last time. I'm guessing I probably won't this time.

The trip to the in-laws is fast approaching. And I am dreading the telling. I want to not tell, but I can't lie about it. Darn lushes!
post #104 of 104
I'm okay, thanks for asking, Melly!

It's nice to reach that point where everyone gets to hear/ see some signs of growing babies!

That's a good man, Leigh.

It seems for me, that each pregnancy I do less and less. I didn't have any scans or bloodwork last time. I'm guessing I probably won't this time.

The trip to the in-laws is fast approaching. I go on Tues, And I am dreading the telling. I want to not tell, but I can't lie about it. Darn lushes!
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