Friday, September 30, 2011


A week ago I went to an OBGYN because my doctor set up the appointment. It was an OBGYN I had researched and heard good things about so I wasn't really worried about it.

Well, I should have been. 

We get there at 9:30 for our appointment and after filling out paperwork, they informed me that my doctor hadn't even told them I was pregnant. Apparently, they needed more paperwork from my doctor because he hadn't sent any files. So by 11:10 and still not having seen a doctor and Ben having to be at work at noon, I went up to the girl again and explained we really had to go soon. She informed me that we were about to be called so we waited another five minutes and finally got called back.

The nurse asked a couple questions, then told me to get undressed from the waist down. I did as I was told and then the doctor came in and told me to get dressed and meet him in his office because he didn't need to do a pelvic exam since I just had an ultrasound... talk about awkward.

So we go into his office and he is completely rude with us because I can't make his appointments he scheduled for me for my 9 week ultrasound because I am starting a new job that week and he basically says something to the affect of "I don't mean to insult your intelligence but I don't know how many ultrasounds you've done before but in my career I've done blah blah blah and until you hit 9 weeks, there is a huge chance that your baby won't be there before that." Basically trying to tell me that I'm going to have a miscarriage. 


So now I don't know what to do because my insurance won't start until December 1st so at this rate, maybe I won't get another ultrasound until then? I don't know if I'm missing other steps in the process either though because I haven't had any "tests" done on me like blood tests or anything and I just assumed that was standard.

I don't know what I'm doing!! Is there some sort of timeline I need to use about when I do stuff? 


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I cannot even describe to you what it feels like to see your baby on a screen and seeing it's little heart beating. Unbelievably cool.

I went this morning to have an ultrasound done because of the weird pain I've been having. They were checking to see if maybe I had a cyst or ectopic pregnancy. The ultrasound tech didn't have anything to say so if anything were wrong, I'm pretty sure she would've told me or my doctor might call me. But she printed out a picture of my little "blob" so here it is... Ben & I's baby it :)

Well I will keep you guys posted! I have my first OBGYN appt on Friday :)

As for other news, I got a full time job that starts in October and I'm so excited! And they are even letting me off so I can still go to NYC/Boston for my birthday weekend! So yay for that news!

I guess that's it! 



Monday, September 19, 2011

Abdomen Pain :(

So I've been experiencing sharp pains in my lower right abdomen since the 11th and it's been worrisome. Since I didn't have a kidney infection and the urgent care doctor told me it was normal to have the pain, I didn't really think much about it. But since I've been told my a couple people that sharp pain like that isn't normal, I finally made an appointment with my general doctor today. 

After putting pressure on the area of my abdomen that really hurt and me almost crying/screaming, the doctor told me that I was really tender and shouldn't be in that area and that the pain was definitely not normal. I had to do a urine test to check for infections and they are scheduling an ultrasound for me to see if I possibly have a cyst or ectopic pregnancy. Another option is that I may have appendicitis but that is less likely since I don't have a fever and I'm not throwing up. But if it gets worse, I have to go to the hospital.

So right now, I'm waiting for the results of the urine test and to get an appointment with an OBGYN so I can see what is wrong. It would be really unfortunate after I'm finally getting used to the idea of being pregnant if something was wrong with the pregnancy.

I will keep you posted on what happens!


Friday, September 16, 2011

I don't have a kidney infection? I'm pregnant? WHAT?!

I went to the doctor on Sunday to see if I had a kidney infection since my lower back was in pain and my bladder hurt when I had to pee. We waited for about two hours just to see a doctor at urgent care, I took a pee test and she told me that I did have a kidney infection and prescribed me three days worth of anitbiodics. On Tuesday, I was still in pain and the lab called to tell me that they didn't find anything wrong with my pee. Apparently, I didn't actually have a kidney infection but they told me to come back in a day or two if I was still experiencing pain. Well, needless to say, the next day I was... and just for the heck of it (since my period was a couple days late) I decided to take a pregnancy test. It was positive. I went straight to CVS and bought a different kind of test and an hour later, took that one. It was positive also. Oh great! This was not what I had planned...

I went straight to the urgent care and Ben met me there. The doctor told us that you are more likely to get a false negative than a false positive. He then asked if I wanted to do the pee test or blood test. If you know me at all, I am always looking for ways to get out of having any kind of needle near me and since he told me that pee test is pretty much as accurate as the blood test, I went ahead and did a pee test. It was positive.

First reaction? FML... then oh crap how do we afford this? what about Scotland for Grad School? Are we ready to be parents? Should we put it up for adoption? Would we make good parents? 

After a few hours and now a couple days, it's finally starting to sink in. I think, for the most part, we've ruled out adoption since we had planned on getting married and having kids anyway and it wouldn't make sense to give the child away. I'm slowly starting to get more and more excited. I went out and bought a pregnancy journal and a book about saving money during pregnancy/first year. Ben and I have a lot of love to give and who cares if we aren't married? We had planned on it and we still will one day but we are going to take things as they come, one thing at a time... and this is the first... baby #1... So here's to nine months of waiting for either little Jude Levi or little Sofia Elizabeth (or whatever name we decide on by then)... 

I'll go to the OBGYN in the next couple weeks and hopefully find out the due date. I don't plan on finding out the sex until it's born although Ben says he wants to know before. I just always wanted to find out the day of for my first. Keeps it fun.

Well, I really have to pee so I'm done with this first entry.

I hope you enjoy keeping up with my crazy journey to come! I'm so scared/excited!

-Katie :)