Yesterday afternoon, I got a voice mail from my OB's office saying the sonographer was looking over Thursday's appointments and noticed that I would not be far enough along in my pregnancy to do my anatomy scan.
When I called back to reschedule my appointment, the lady asked why I had pushed up my appointment from March 6 to February 27. I replied saying I had to change it because my husband was going to be out of town all that week and he wanted to be there for the scan. She then suggested moving the appointment to the 6th, and again I had to tell her that Keegan would be out of town all that week so it couldn't be done that day. Due to him being out of town, the earliest we can get the scan done now is March 13.
I know in the grand scheme of things, this isn't a big deal. I know I still have a baby cooking away and that truthfully, waiting a few more weeks is probably best so that s/he can chunk up a bit more and we can get better pictures. I know all of these things, and I'm truly grateful to be in this position, but I'm upset.
I am more upset about the fact that this wasn't caught 3 weeks ago when I made the appointment. I'm upset that I wasn't called about it until the day before. I'm honestly confused because most elective ultrasound places will do a gender scan as early as 14 weeks. My friend A goes to the same OB and had her twin anatomy scan done at 17 weeks, 2 days. I know babies change quickly, especially during this time, but I'm not sure how 5 days makes that big of a deal (I am 16 weeks 4 days today.)
The more I deal with this OB practice throughout my pregnancy, the more I dislike them. They constantly drop the ball, make mistakes, and there have been numerous times that I've felt like I know more than the doctors. A has said she's felt the same way. Both of us went to the same RE in Alabama, and we'd both go back there in a heartbeat if it wasn't 3 hours away. Unfortunately it seems that I'm stuck with this OB. All the other ones have had horrible reviews and stricter policies on attempting to have a natural birth. I just hope that if/when we have another baby in the future, we're away from this town and I can get a new OB.
We did try and get an elective ultrasound done in Atlanta on Friday, but most places wanted a written consent notice from your OB, were too far away from where we were going to be doing our shopping, or both. We did find one place that just took the name and phone number of your OB and would call if they found anything strange in the ultrasound, but the earliest appointment they had was March 8 which doesn't help us much.
Even though I'm sad, I'm not going to let this ruin my weekend. We are still going to Atlanta tomorrow to register and see Alton Brown's show, as well as going to Ikea for the first time and eating at the Cheesecake Factory (I haven't been to one since I was in my teens!) Honestly, we don't need to know the sex to register for breast pumps or strollers; we want big ticket items like that to be as gender neutral as possible in the hopes there will be a second baby to occupy them. If we find something that we want to be gender specific, we'll put it on the registry, and then take it off/change the color if Breadcrumb ends up being the opposite sex.
So if any of you were holding your breath (HA!) to see what Breadcrumb ended up being, sorry to disappoint. You'll just have to wait with baited breath like Breadcrumb's grandparents and my boss who looked more disappointed than I was.