A Firm Kick

I was anticipating tomorrow afternoon for a long time.  Tomorrow we were finally going to find out if the baby is a girl or boy.  Unfortunately that is not the case anymore.

Celia called me about 2 hours ago to tell me that her stepmother cancelled the ultrasound appointment.  At the last doctor’s appointment the doctor said we’ll have to set up the 20 week ultasound.  She said the one we got before was to make sure the baby was growing right and to see the beating heart.  This next one was to do an anatomy check.  When her stepmother heard this she began questioning the doctor if it was necessary.  She used to work in the hospital taking care of the permature babies (I think) so she acted like she knew everything there was.  The doctor admitted it wasn’t absolutely necessary, but it’s recommended.  Before we left we set up the ultrasound appointment with the receptionist

Alas, 3 weeks later (or whatever it was) Celia and I are very excited to see our baby again.  Just a couple hours ago Celia’s stepmother says she cancelled the appointment because she thinks the insurance will only cover one ultrasound which would’ve been the one we had at 14 weeks (or whatever it was).  Apparently her stepmother told her to call the insurance company about it when we were driving home from the previous doctor’s appointment.  I was in the car too, and I don’t remember this at all.  Celia doesn’t remember either.

My thoughts on this are: Why wouldn’t her stepmother have said anything when she called to cancel the apointment?  What insurance plan only covers one ultrasound?  I did a little research, and “they” (the internet) say everyone gets a level 2 ultrasound which is around 20 weeks.  I also can’t comprehend why an ultrasound would cost $1500!  It’s like they say in Juno; an 8 year old can do it.  A friend of mine from work’s girlfriend is pregnant, and they get an ultrasound every week.  He goes to school at Cincinnati State and is learning to take ultasounds.  $1500 seems ridiculous.

Okay, I’m done with my rant.  I really don’t want to be one of those people who doesn’t find out what the gender is until the baby pops out.  But more importantly I hope the baby is healthy, and we’re not missing anything critical by not getting this ultrasound.

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One Response to A Firm Kick

  1. wafflewarrior says:

    Yeah, that’s total BS. And that really stinkles. I hope that everything ends up working okay.

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