Thursday, October 16, 2008

No a lot to report

Can't believe the due date is so soon. It all seems to be speeding up and i'm desperately trying to get my work done, flat prep sorted, kit ordered or borrowed etc etc AND try to get some me time!

Ante natal check up today was fine. BP up v slightly but nothing to concern my GP. I've an appt with the conultant on Tues to assess TP's position. The GP thought the little one is trying to turn as i seem to have widened out in the middle and the head is moving southwards....

In the meantime i've been doing battle with my health insurers. As my lovely consultant will be away for my 39th week and can't do my c-section I thought i'd go private using my health insurance. It only covers medically required c sections - which this will be. They pay a ludicrously tiny sum for the procedure so i've had to cry, reason and negotiate them up a bit. I think we're nearly there but they're still being pretty unreasonable. Not really sure why we have health insurance - it's so hard to claim anything.

Oh the excitement of my week was meeting Gordon Ram.say last night. I took Mr G to one of GR's latest restaurants to review it. It's run by GR and Angela Har.tnett happened to be in the kitchen that night. (There's a pic of them in this slideshow but I can't get it to stop on their pic)

When I spotted him (as we'd finished our meal) I spoke to the front of house girls and said I was writing about my meal and could someone speak to me about the place. I in no way expected GR to come over but he did! He was utterly charming and when Mr G told him that we were expecting an IVF baby we even had an IVF chat as 3 of his 4 children are ICSI babies ! We told him we'd had 5 go's at ICSI and he was very sweet about it. He even kissed me goodbye!! I'll never wash again....joke.

Sometimes - very, very occasionally - my job is so cool! Oh, the restaurant - The York and Al.bany - is not bad. Probably better value at lunchtime and not for dinner but the food wasn't bad at all.

xx

8 comments:

Mrs. Shoes said...

How cool that you got to meet Gordon Ramsay. I knew there was a reason I liked him.

Betty M said...

The Y&A had a good review in T.ime Out I noticed. I never knew that about GR - pity people like him never talk about IF much. A real blokey bloke admitting that all is not perfect would be beneficial to public perceptions I think.

Insurance is a nightmare - my uncle worked in insurance all his life and never buys any!

Turn baby turn!

soapchick said...

Very cool! You do have an awesome job! I hope you get your CS date all figured out soon. Can't wait to see a picture of that darling baby!!!! You'll be a great mom Portia!

My Reality said...

I think I love GR just a little bit more knowing he has ICSI babies.

Sugar and Ice said...

Oh wow...I love Gordon Ramsay! I never think of the rich and famous having to go through things like IVF and ICSI..I guess they're more like us than we realize.

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

How cool to meet GR. I am a huge fan. Thinking of you all....

Almamay said...

Oh, how exciting. I do like GR and knew about his need for IF TX. Same with Jamie O. Chefs are known for having MF because working in hot kitchens is lethal for SA.

I agree with Betty about insurance. My father sold insurance before he set up his practice and he never bought it because it is so in favour for the companies. They will do anything so they don't have to pay out. Hope you can sort it.

Bea said...

Hehe. Starstruck by GR. I did not know that about his children.

As for the insurance - I'm glad you beat them up a little. The private insurance market over there definitely needs a shakeup.

Bea