26.1.10

Hooray!

I had an ultrasound yesterday, the first I've ever had actually, except in the middle of the miscarriage. There is a baby in here, alive and kicking and doing back flips.

I ended up going to the crisis pregnancy care center. See, we haven't figured out insurance yet for this baby, and I could go and see my midwife but she doesn't do ultrasounds, she has to send me somewhere else to do that anyway, which is expensive. Also, I'm not sure we can afford her this time around. I remembered her saying once that they did free ultrasounds at the pregnancy care center so I called them and they said to come on in.

I have NEVER had such a positive experience in all my time spent in prenatal care and consults. I have walked and fund raised for them in the past but I had no idea just how wonderful the women in that office are. They weren't just there to do a job, they genuinely cared about me, my family, and my baby. It was really amazing to be treated like a person, to be seen and heard. I'm used to a really high standard too. I've always preferred midwives because they spend time getting to know me and their care is personal. This was even better. I felt loved.

They hooked me up with information for stuff I didn't even know we qualified for. I mean, I don't feel like we're poor, but thanks to being a family of 6 now we qualify for mediCal and all sorts of other things that I actually feel a little awkward applying for because I'm sure there are people who need it more than we do. We'll see.

I came home with an image of my healthy baby, a gift of tiny little yellow socks and as much information as I could wish to have.

I was a supporter of pregnancy care centers before. I have now turned into a rabid fan!

I'm so thankful that yesterday went the way it did.

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Last night my head was hurting so Aaron asked Little if she thought he should kiss it better. She nodded and said, "Yah."

He proceeded to give me a very wet and sloppy open mouthed kiss.

"No daddy, that not a kiss."

"Oh really, what is it then."

She laughed, "I don't know!"

12 comments:

  1. Wheeee! So excited for you!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow...

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  2. So happy for you! What a wonderful day :)

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  3. Oh that is the best! My midwife referred us to a crisis center for an ultrasound during my last pregnancy. It was such a great experience, just like you are describing... the tech had been working there for years, and she was so excited to be doing a ultrasound for someone who know that they wanted their baby, she spent literally HOURS with us, and printed out dozens of pictures. It was great!

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  4. Hi there, just wanted to mention- I have one little boy, but before him I was living in a bit of a remote place overseas(medically speaking)and had a few miscarriages during that time. When I came back to Canada, I was pregnant with my little guy and the Obgyn said that the main thing they wanted to do to help me with that pregnancy was to give me a few more ultrasounds than usual. She said that they've found that statistically, having a few extra ultra sounds lowers the miscarriage rate. And, what my idea is about why that is- a)it helps them catch things faster and b) it is very reassuring for a woman to see that her little one is fine, especially after previously suffering miscarriage. It lowers her stress level.
    Anyway, all that to say- I know the amazing, amazing feeling of seeing that that little one is a-ok.

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  5. What a beautiful experience. Congratulations!!!

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  6. Anonymous8:23 AM

    Rejoicing with you today!! :)
    Rachel in Idaho

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  7. Yay! I've been volunteering in conjunction with our crisis pregnancy center since this fall, and they are in the process of adding an ultrasound room.

    I can only think of all the happy smiles and love created when all those women will see their babies like you did!

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  8. How wonderful! I'm trying not to be overanxious to see this little one, but it sure would set my mind at ease.
    Blessings to you,
    Amy

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  9. Anonymous1:39 PM

    I'm so happy for you! By the way, I wouldn't hesitate to apply for MediCal if you are eligible. Because of how the funding works, if you take the service it does not mean that someone else won't be able to get it. (I work for Medicaid in NV and am familiar with the program.)

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  10. Anonymous7:27 PM

    I'm so happy for you! By the way, I wouldn't hesitate to apply for MediCal if you are eligible. Because of how the funding works, if you take the service it does not mean that someone else won't be able to get it. (I work for Medicaid in NV and am familiar with the program.)

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  11. How wonderful! I'm trying not to be overanxious to see this little one, but it sure would set my mind at ease.
    Blessings to you,
    Amy

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