You may remember that at my last OB appt. my doctor told me that I wouldn't be getting my ultrasound until 30 weeks. Well, my health insurance called me this week to discuss the pregnancy wellness program they offer. They wanted to go over the plan benefits with me and make sure I was planning to take full advantage of the birthing classes, lactation consultations, CPR training, home health care following delivery, etc. Though I've already taken the classes and consider myself a semi-pro at breastfeeding (seriously, 19 months and counting should earn me that title), I think I still might take the refresher classes because I always seem to learn something new.
Anyway, she asked when my next ultrasound was scheduled and gasped when I told her how late it would be. She told me that I needed to call the doctor back and tell him that I was very concerned with how late it was being scheduled and I wanted it sooner to make sure things were okay with the baby. So I followed her directions precisely and it worked! My ultrasound is now supposed to be scheduled around 20 weeks. Fingers are crossed that our little one will not be shy on that day since I probably will not have another ultrasound after. So for those of you that are in the "wait to find out" group still might get your wish ;-)
On that phone call I also received some potentially bad news as well. The representative informed me that if we have a boy, the insurance won't cover circumcision. She also told me that only about 50% of people are opting for that now. I guess I just assumed it was still widely practiced. In any case, we'll still have it done but will just have to pay the $500-$1,000 out of our pocket to have this "cosmetic" procedure done. I thought it was a little weird that they'll cover someone to come in and help me cook, clean, etc. after the baby comes, but won't pay for male circumcision. So originally I said that having a boy would be cheaper because we already have boy things. Now, it may end up being more of a wash. I'll be thrilled with either a boy or girl. Just praying the little one is healthy.