Weekly Randoms 12/26 — The Bump
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Weekly Randoms 12/26

Thought I would get a new one started! 
Me: 31yo DH: 38yo
Married: 07/16/16
TTC #1: 04/17
BFP: 8/1/17 EDD: 4/16/18
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Re: Weekly Randoms 12/26

  • Anyone else back to the grind? My husband is at the office so I’m all “...uhhh what do we do today?” 
    beach_mamaftm_ohioirenejean
  • @Puddlewonderful I'm so sorry to hear about your son! Did they admit him? I hope not.

    I'm working today. It's pretty slow. I hope it stays that way.
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  • I’m sans kiddos for the week :’( they stayed with my in laws and I’m back to work. 
    Second tri morning sickness seems to be a thing for me so I going to take advantage of the time to rest, but damn I miss my kids!!
    g_amossirenejean
  • I’m luckily working from home today, but back to the office tomorrow. Hoping for a relatively quiet week at work.

    I’ve got a random question... thoughts on getting a robe for the hospital? FTM getting sucked in by the pretty labor/delivery robes out there but not sure if it’s worth it. I think my biggest hesitation is that I’m going to freeze my butt off in the hospital and will want pants and fuzzy socks instead but honestly have no clue. This would be for the recovery day/days rather than actually birthing in it. Here’s the one I’m considering, with the sleep dress underneath as well:

    http://www.pinkblushmaternity.com/p-32046-navy-blue-neon-floral-deliverynursing-maternity-robe.aspx?DepartmentID=1&mobile=1


    Me: 31  DH: 32
    Married: 10/3/15 
    TTC: May 2017
    BFP: 7/20/17
    EDD: 3/29/18
    babyclarke429
  • @kmalls thanks!!! The robe is under $40 so it’s not crazy expensive. Great points - I didn’t think about the time walking around during labor before I’m ready for the epidural.
    Me: 31  DH: 32
    Married: 10/3/15 
    TTC: May 2017
    BFP: 7/20/17
    EDD: 3/29/18
    kmalls
  • So as much as I love Christmas, I can’t wait to get rid of this f’ing Christmas tree. It takes up so much room and it’s dropping needles everywhere and I’m so over it. Plus DS keeps stealing things he shouldn’t have (like my phone) and hiding under the tree where I can’t get to him and it’s driving me nuts :#
    ftm_ohioirenejeanangiek1ekendall09
  • @Puddlewonderful I hope your DS is feeling better soon!

    @riversdoctor I'm sorry to hear you still have morning sickness!

    I'm back in the office today. I normally get the days between Christmas and New Year's off, but I'm using those days off for our trip to visit my mom next week. I still get Friday off though for the company wide holiday, I can't really complain about a 3 day workweek. Our big goals for the week are to put all the Christmas stuff away, make a trip to our recycling center to get rid off all the Christmas waste (our recycling bin only gets picked up every other week), and finish Christmas shopping for my mom. Also, I seem to have caught DH's cold from last week, ugh.
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  • @ngolimento wow. That sounds... completely childish, tbh. 

    Me: 29 DH: 35

    Married 5/3/14, TTC ever since

    DX: Lean PCOS, Clomid resistant

    Femara 7.5 + Ovidrel = BFP! Due 4/15/18

    g_amossngolimento
  • @kmalls I agree with you about the tree. I am planning to take it down this weekend to get the space back. 
    kmalls
  • Oh my gosh, @sapphires-and-diamonds, I have wondered about the diaper-free situation! Every time DS (18 months) is without one he plays with his penis nonstop. I’m glad to hear everything is going well. A good day one is huge progress!
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    ftm_ohio
  • @lindsye thanks!
    ugh, the erections today! Lol and he's just so rough with it. It's been hilarious.
     
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  • I'm a nurse so I worked over Christmas. After this night shift I'm driving 8 hours up north to my in-laws for the next few days. I'm hoping I can sleep in the car to the halfway mark so that I can drive afterwards as DH needs to be on his phone responding to work emails...not ideal but no one would switch shifts with me!
    Me: 27 // DH: 30 
    Married 05/21/2011
    TTC Since Feb 2016
    RE: Dec 2016 Dx: PCOS
    5 rounds of Letrozole 5mg + Ovidrel + TI 
    BFP!!!! June 2017 // EDD: 04/01/2018
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  • Back at work today but no one else seems to be here!

    @frenchiekinplusone I'm on the robe train! I got a robe and didn't wear it for delivery, but wore it the whole hospital stay. It was easier than actual clothes and I felt kind of human. 

    My random - is anyone's DH a lineman?
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  • @sapphires-and-diamonds add us to the potty training club only we've had zero pees in the potty. She's interested tho so I've got that going for me.

    What are you doing for naps/overnights? We used diapers since yest was only day 1.
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  • JJMNO1616 said:
    Couple of randoms on my end.. I ate so much food yesterday it was difficult sleeping last night. I physically felt like food was backed up in my throat  :D worst feeling ever.

    I also found out yesterday that my BIL set a date for his wedding which will be next December 30th! I’m so relieved they aren’t getting married this summer which was my initial impression. So I should have at least 5 vacation days to use in addition to the time off I already get around the holidays to travel to Europe for Christmas and the wedding. Hopefully we can squeeze a stop in somewhere else as well because I would love to go to Ireland or Scotland. 
    Scotland is amazing I highly recommend!! We went last year around Christmas it was beautiful 
    g_amossJJMNO1616
  • @fernde we haven't done anything either, try not to feel too bad! We are just trying to make it through the holidays before we start working on our registry and the nursery. It's too difficult working on anything while the house is a mess and people are visiting every other day. 

    Me: 29 DH: 35

    Married 5/3/14, TTC ever since

    DX: Lean PCOS, Clomid resistant

    Femara 7.5 + Ovidrel = BFP! Due 4/15/18

    g_amossfernde
  • kmallskmalls
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    Holy hell, I really hate insurance companies. When I was pregnant last year, I was told genetic testing wasn’t covered because I was under 35. We are on the same exact plan this year, so I went ahead with genetic testing since I’m now 35 (and will be 36 at delivery). The claim has now been denied three times. Apparently even though our plan didn’t change, coverage in a few specific areas DID change. Like genetic testing. So dumb of me not to have double checked this pregnancy, but it never even crossed my mind that genetic testing for AMA patients wouldn’t be covered. 

    So. Natera (the company that does Panorama testing) billed insurance $8k. It was denied, so they billed me $775 out of pocket. I called back a few times and got the charges reduced to $449, then $200, then $160 if we paid today. This is why healthcare is such a fucking racket: insurance was billed $8k even though Natera will ultimately accept $160. So so so ridiculous and wrong. 

    Edited for clarity. 
    JJMNO1616stalkinghorseDumbgurl04nessa1632
  • @kmalls That's awful! I didn't think to check if genetic testing was covered either because I was told the same thing by my insurance company during my first pregnancy. Did they explain why they don't cover it anymore? I'm glad the testing company went down in price for you, but it seems ridiculous that they're charging insurance companies $8K!. I'll have to double check my billing statement, but I'm pretty sure I remember it said they billed around $1K to my insurance company. I had the MaterniT21 test. I still have to pay $70 out of pocket even with insurance coverage.
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  • @irenejean no idea why it changed, all the benefits customer service person could do was read me what is covered by my plan, and it specifically stated that genetic testing is excluded under all circumstances. I’m truly baffled by this as MA is supposedly on the forefront of prenatal care, and this insurance company in particular advertises its coverage in this area. Apparently I just have an extra special plan :s
  • kmalls said:
    Holy hell, I really hate insurance companies. When I was pregnant last year, I was told genetic testing wasn’t covered because I was under 35. We are on the same exact plan this year, so I went ahead with genetic testing since I’m now 35 (and will be 36 at delivery). The claim has now been denied three times. Apparently even though our plan didn’t change, coverage in a few specific areas DID change. Like genetic testing. So dumb of me not to have double checked this pregnancy, but it never even crossed my mind that genetic testing for AMA patients wouldn’t be covered. 

    So. Natera (the company that does Panorama testing) billed insurance $8k. It was denied, so they billed me $775 out of pocket. I called back a few times and got the charges reduced to $449, then $200, then $160 if we paid today. This is why healthcare is such a fucking racket: insurance was billed $8k even though Natera will ultimately accept $160. So so so ridiculous and wrong. 

    Edited for clarity. 
    I am with you on the insurance hiatus!!! We just had our insurance not pay for our last U/S because we haven’t met our deductible and during that visit the tech couldn’t measure his head and face because of his position so we have to go back. The charge is $250 from the last one and will be another $250 on this one we have to pay out of pocket. Deductibles are a scam especially when two healthy people never need to go to the doctors
  • Been MIA because my H and I went to Dallas with the inlaws. Just stopped by Waco on our way back to Houston to visit the Magnolia Market which was fun but the place was a zoo!

    So to catch up on a few things...

    This is probably a stupid question but what do you normally wear during the actual birth? Do most women just wear a hospital gown or can you bring your own atire? 

    @ngolimento @klburke88 Omg yes about the quality over quantity problems. My parents are like that too... they always give tons of toiletries and things that I would never ever use. I would much rather have a $10 gift card then open 10 little packages from the dollar store.  :s

    @kmalls I’m so sorry to hear your Insurance company changed things on you like that. I was completely shocked to learn that my insurance company actually covered the NIPT for me. I’m only 30 so I never even called to ask... just assumed the answer was no and prepaired to pay what the company charged for OOP. The completely insane thing is my Insurance got billed over 20K for the test and they actually paid out around $800. The genetic testing company was only going to charge me $100 if my insurance declined the charges. 
    Me: 31yo DH: 38yo
    Married: 07/16/16
    TTC #1: 04/17
    BFP: 8/1/17 EDD: 4/16/18
    klburke88irenejeanftm_ohiomcb2016
  • @JJMNO1616 For the actual birth, I just wore the hospital gown, I didn't want to have to deal with cleaning up any messy clothes. My clothes were already pretty messy from my water breaking and gushing out the entire car ride to the hospital, I was glad that was the only mess I had to clean up.
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  • @JJMNO1616 I'm pretty sure I just had the hospital gown on during the actual birth. Convenient because the back was open, making room for the epidural. I didn't do any walking around during labor since I progressed relatively quickly. I might opt to bring a fuzzy robe with me this time in case I do want to take a trip to the bathroom or down the hall or what not. 

    Me: 29 DH: 35

    Married 5/3/14, TTC ever since

    DX: Lean PCOS, Clomid resistant

    Femara 7.5 + Ovidrel = BFP! Due 4/15/18

    JJMNO1616lindsyeftm_ohio
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