On Wednesday we visited Dr. P and made our birth plan and got the first cervical check.
The bad news? I tested positive for Strep, which apparently in a few cases could cause the baby to develop Staph sooooo I’ll get anti-biotics during labor. Apparently it’s not a big deal but when you’re sitting on the exam table with nothing covering your lady parts but a paper sheet (too small, by the way) it’s a bit intimidating. The other bad news? No dialation or effacement of ANY KIND. This kid is basically swimming upward and the doc predicted we won’t have delivery until after the estimated due date. CRAP.
Otherwise, here’s the report: I’ve gained one pound in the last two weeks, and my belly has gained an inch, so that means that she’s grown. I could have told you that after the unbearable tightness I’ve been experiencing all this week!! By the time she’s born she’ll be big enough for kindergarten, not to mention any ride of her choosing at Disneyland! Her head was definitely down (according to the cervical check and feeling around for her position on my belly. My blood pressure was 120/70 (fabulous) and the baby’s heartbeat was strong and normal (the doc came in when she was taking the heartbeat so I forgot to ask the number). All was very well!
A decision was reached on the Sling Primary of 2008 … Julie convinced me that the HotSling was the way to go and I ordered one online at http://babysnazz.com/ this week! I got one on sale for $23 plus they had super cheap shipping. WOO! Julie needs mad props on this one people … I emailed her about 10 times freaking out about what size to get and how can you measure and how do you know how big your boobs will get and she responded WITH PICTURES to assuage my fears. It was AWESOME. Thanks Julie!! I did the same thing about ordering nursing bras from http://bravadodesigns.com/. I got them in the mail this week and I think I got the size right … they are stretchy, and there’s just a bit of bag in the cups which I shouldn’t have a problem maxing out when my milk shows up. Why am I telling you all this?
Perhaps it’s because I want to appear prepared when THIS is what our hospital bag looks like (and yes, we have yet to get the guest bed out of the baby’s room).
Oh dear. At least we’re not in a rush or anything.