I'm struggling over here! I don't know if I'm just being a baby or what, but it's kind of a big deal and I need to get it figured out.
Let me start by saying...I love [like love, love, loved] my OB physician with Jordyn. He was knowledgeable, nice, and most of all personable with my husband and I. We talked about his kids, we talked about his college/football/alcohol preferences, and we of course talked about the baby growing in my belly! I know I wrote about [but I'm too lazy to look it up] when he quit [or whatever happened] with less than 2 weeks to go before my delivery. I was crushed. He was the only OB I had seen throughout my pregnancy which was my own decision, but we aren't even going there! I ended up delivering with a doctor I had never met. She was not friendly and had the personality of a cardboard box. Yes, my baby and I survived, but I didn't like her.
So...this time around I wanted to find a group that I liked, a group that was close to my home or office, and a group that my insurance considered 'in network' Two of those three could not be said about my first experience.
I called an office close to my work that carries my insurance and made an appointment for Monday, but I didn't really feel a connection don't laugh, the girl on the phone was practically reading off a script and typed so fierce I thought she had 31315 other people on hold, but it's close in proximity to our jobs.
Then I talked to a work acquaintance who happens to be an OB physician. I really like her, but I didn't know if she would be comfortable having me as a patient since I work with her. She casually mentioned that I'll need to see her for my next pregnancy [I haven't announced to my work that I'm expecting H2 yet].
Since I really like her and am comfortable with her and her skills, I decide to call and make an appointment with her group. Her office is about 15 minutes in the wrong direction, but if the hubs doesn't throw a fit about it, I'm fine with it. So...I call. And the lady of the phone [a get the vibe she's been doing this for about 20 years of so] treats me basically like the girl mentioned above, a little nicer, and slower, but she insists that I see a nurse practitioner which I really don't mind for my first appointment, because i know they do this a lot and they are also very educated. But, in addition to that, she refuses to let me be seen before 9 [nine!] weeks.
Now, with Jordyn I was seen by a family practitioner around 6 weeks for confirmation and then my OB at 9 weeks. We started telling people at 8 weeks.
This time, I'm a little more practical and decided to skip the whole peeing in a cup but basically just taking an in home pregnancy test in a doctor's office. I knew I was pregnant, I didn't need to spend the money for a doctor to confirm it, and I'm already taking prescription prenatal vitamins. We found out at 5 weeks, and told people at 5 weeks [!!] I would honestly be okay not being seen until 9 weeks, but I feel like Adam would like an appointment to make it real Not that he doesn't think it's real now, because he does, but he's just much more of a worrier than I am and I think he would like to see on a screen that there is a sac with a baby and we're all doing well, ya know?!
PLUS...We would all like to know what my official expected due date is. I mean i think I know, but I wanted them to tell me what they think based on the ultrasound.
So tell me...
Am I making a big deal over nothing? Should I keep the appointment with the office close to our offices? Do I go with the physician I'm comfortable with and like, but office in an inconvenient location? Decisions, decisions. It should be noted that both groups deliver and the hospital I work at, which is a must.
Oh, and once I finally get my appointment, I'll write a post full of deets!