Well I'm crossing my fingers that the "office manager" is actually at work today and will call me back. Yesterday, I called again to say, I'll just pay cash just schedule a routine visit and we'll deal with the cost of the u/s if I still don't have medical coverage. The lady asked if I had my first u/s yet, and I told her that my dr in Illinois didn't do an early one, so I had all the blood work and pap smear but just needed a routine visit to hear the hb. She said she couldn't authorize that without me talking to the office manager since the 2nd visit is usually with a u/s.....um really? Why would I pay for a u/s or even have an insurance company pay for a u/s when I'm going to have one in a few weeks anyway. This is why the cost of carying insurance is so high. Dr.'s don't make any sense. I have a feeling that if I end up paying for this baby out of pocket then there's going to be A LOT of struggles with the dr. if they try to force me into tests that I don't feel necessary. I have the right to say "no" right??? GRRRRR. We'll see what happens, but I'm so frustrated. I told DH that if they insist on the u/s then I'll just wait 2 or 3 more weeks for the appointment to have the full anatomy, measurements, etc. ::sigh:: Thanks for letting me vent. Will update if I hear anything. At least I feel little flutters and a small jab or two so I know the baby is ok.