Friday, August 28, 2009


Okay, first things first.

9w 3d and we have a really little jumping bean with fingers and everything. I have finally gathered the courage to register with the midwife. Roll on, end of the first trimester.


I received a bill yesterday from Dr. BTG that had apparently been rejected by my insurance company. Hoping it was a mistake, I phoned them up only to be told by an Eastern European customer care operative that their "policy regarding fertility matters" had changed rather recently and my claims were now NOT covered. I commented on how nice it was to tell me this when I first sent them a letter detailing my treatment back in July. I could almost audibly hear the woman on the phone shrug her shoulders.

So, we were now responsible for £900 pounds of doctor's bills. I had a good old cry, upsetting the Prawn in the process, until Mr. DD pointed out that it was only money and we could probably take care of that amount in 3 or 4 months with careful budgeting. He is always right.

So, I had my final appointment with Dr. BTG this morning. The scan went very well and then, as we were leaving, I told him that the remainder of the bills needed to be forwarded to us rather than the insurance company.

"Oh, don't worry about that," he said, waving his hand dismissively, "just pay me in champagne."

We laughed.

"I'm serious,"
he said, "say...two bottles per visit, six in total?"

Then I nearly cried. Instead of owing £900, we were now only responsible for approximately £200 quid in champagne. (We WILL be getting the good stuff!)

Today was a Good Day.


Hopeful Mother said...

First, YAY! on the heartbeat and bean status.

Second, your Dr. ROCKS.

lisalou said...

Babies for Bubbly! I freaking love it! Oh, and I thought you'd like to hear this:Tonight Ruby said, "Fuck! Oh, Baby!"

JV said...

I am so happy to read this news!

MsPrufrock said...

Say WHAT?? This man is a dream!!

Congratulations on the whole heartbeat thing too - exciting!

docgrumbles said...

Excellent news on both fronts!

Molly said...

I will ALWAYS respect ANYONE who will take payment in alcoholic form. Cheers to your doc!

So excited for you!