August 11, 2009

I could have been a doctor . . .

I went in for a check-up today and it was . . . well, boring. Everything's looking great. The nurse told me to get undressed from the waist down because they were going to do my GBS test today. Which confused me, because I know they usually prefer to wait and do that between 36 and 38 weeks. I should have questioned her, because I was right. The doctor was a little confused as to why I was undressed, but she did the test anyway because . . . well, I'm not sure why. If I go a week late, though, we'll have to do it again. Which we'll probably have to pay for again.

Speaking of . . . we got the bill for my day o' fun in the hospital a few weeks ago. I can't even write about it without tearing up. It's overwhelming. It's outrageous. We were planning on getting new carpet and flooring throughout our entire house at some point this winter, but the bill is about that much . . . so guess where the money is going now. All for a pointless trip to the hospital. Ugh. So, buy more cards.

I shouldn't be complaining. Had we incurred this extra cost when I was pregnant with Jack, it would have been much more problematic. I'm grateful that we can afford it . . . even if it means living with stinky, stained carpet a while longer. There are much worse things we could be dealing with . . . and I'm grateful for what we do have.

3 comments:

sara said...

Oh bummer. So sorry about your floor...it is so so frustrating to spend money you thought was going to be for something fun on something not at all fun. :(

ann said...

Sorry to hear about your hospital bill. The same thing happened to us this spring. Matt spent two nights in the hospital for what is still an unknown cause. We literally had to call the window guy to cancel his trip over here because we wanted to wait until after we paid the hospital bill to see if we could still afford to get new windows. Well, it turns out we have not replaced one single window...

Arwen said...

ummm question, is that a standard test for all pregnant women?!?!?! noone tells me anything and as much as i read about pregnancy i seem to ALWAYS miss out on the big things like that test!!