Just Another Manic Monday

I had my appointment this morning. I found someone who not only could take both boys for me, but could drop Aiden off at preschool. I got a little lost, so I wasn’t there 15 minutes early, like I should have been, but I found the office. I got there in time for my scheduled appointment. However, because I haven’t yet been accpeted with medical assistance, I had to pay a huge amount of money for the visit. They reassured me that would be reimbursed when I am accepted. We shall see. I got all the paperwork filled out, and the nurse called me in. They hadn’t gotten a hold of my doctor’s office in Nevada yet, so they didn’t have my records yet, so the nurse said the nurse practitioner thought it a good idea to just wait a week and reschedule. I have to have some kind of strep test done at 36 weeks. They said they don’t want to do it too early, and they can’t wait that long, either. However, since they’d just be doing a “how are you feeling” checkup, I already paid all that money, and I would have to come back next week and probably pay even more money (since I’m more than likely not going to get an acceptance letter for medical assistance yet), they suggested I not really have the appointment today and just reschedule for next week.

Fine, whatever. But I will be 36 weeks tomorrow, and I really, really think this baby is coming early! I would have at least like to have talked to the nurse practitioner about some of my birthing options and such, and I do know a lot of what’s going on with my pregnancy, so why do you need all of my records right this second anyway? I know, I know. They need to look everything over and get it all straight, but still. What if the baby comes this week?? Mr. Universe’s birthday is on Thursday. What a nice little present, right? Just kidding (mostly).

So I have all these faxes to send to different places and wait for responses and turn them in. Luckily the person who babysat for me this morning has a fax machine and has generously offered me to use it. Once Dallin wakes up from a nap, we shall do just that.

I’m so sick of this whole thing. I just want to be able to see a doctor, feel comfortable with that doctor, and have this baby already!! I’m sick of having to worry about money and where it is all going to come from and how much everything costs, especially the things you need (house, food, insurance… you get the picture).

The good news, however, is that I haven’t had anymore “indications” of the baby coming. A couple of Braxton Hicks here and there, but nothing major. So the baby is still comfy and safe inside. While I may be completely miserable (and I can’t believe how much I weigh! I have put on over 35 pounds for this pregnancy! My largest weight gain yet!! And I still have 4 more weeks!!), I know it’s better for the baby to not be born yet. It’s just not time. The baby will come when he’s supposed to come, and I need to stop worrying!

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8 responses to “Just Another Manic Monday

  1. Poor Sariah. I hope all goes well and the baby hangs on and you can get in to have your appointment next week all right.

    I know it doesn’t compare, but I’m having dr. problems right now. I called to get Jago’s checkup appointment for his 12 months, and found out the primary care provider we were assigned to by Tricare doesn’t take babies. So now I have to straighten it out at Tricare. I really don’t like them.

  2. SUCKS…moving and finding a new doc really sucks! I don’t even get to see my doctor until a month or so from now, just a nurse practitioner until then…what is up with the medical system here? Don’t get me wrong I am not whining. I’ll tell you though, if your baby comes early, without having done the group b strep (which I am always positive) they’ll give you the drugs and all will be alright. It also means you can boss the nurses around at the hospital more!! LOL. Hope things go well…

    K.

  3. Now you see why I hand carried my records from IN to OK to ME with Richard. I saw my Dr exactly once before Richard came, and then had his partner deliver anyway! It all worked out. so that is what matters. Try to relax as much as you can–I mean emotionally! I know, easier said than done. I used to tell myself, “At least I’m not in a wagon train with te women holdin blanket over me to keep out the rain as I deliver.” OK, but it was at least a LITTLE consolation to me.

  4. Oh I’m so sorry. When I told my old OB that I was moving to California the nurses in the office (who were so gold I wish I could keep them in my pocket) copied ALL of my records and handed them to me in a folder. Turned out to be a lifesaver for me because the new OB would not see me without my records and would not have requested them, I’d have just had to go somewhere else.

    You’ll get it sorted out soon, I hope. Good luck!

  5. That is so tough. I remember before Emily was born, we had less than a month to go and I was wrangling with the insurance company over whether or not the birth would be covered, I was in tears. But it all worked out, Heavenly Father worked a miracle, got us covered by insurance and gave us a beautiful baby girl. Hang in there, it might super tough, but it will work out. Keeping you guys in our prayers. πŸ™‚ Good Luck! πŸ™‚

  6. What a headache! I hope everything works out!! I hope you get a good doctor that you like. That makes such a big difference!

    Good luck!!

  7. It’ll all work out. Even when everything goes according to plan and you’re NOT moving in the middle of a pregnancy and trying to get insurance and dr stuff all taken care of you’re still worrying over every little thing those last couple of months. I was in constant tears almost every day through the last two months of my pregnancy with Sy.
    Just try to take one day at a time and make some phone calls to your previous dr to contact your new doctor if you can.

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