Today was my 37 week appointment! I’m really getting close! And I’ve made my 38 and 39 week appointments and hopefully, she won’t come too late and I will only have these two! That is so exciting to think I will only have two more appointments.
The last two have been a bit stressful because last week I scheduled Caleb’s very late 4 year old checkup and they wanted him to get FOUR shots and have blood drawn for an anemia test. We went to get the shots done first because the line was shorter. He got two shots and completely flipped out. Two ladies tried to help me hold him down, but I couldn’t take it! I felt like we were torturing him! So, I told them I bring him back later. But, it’s just as well, because I think that’s way too many shots to be giving such a little body all at once. Today, I tried to get his blood drawn, but he was so traumatized by last weeks shots, that he flipped out again. So, Shane is going to take him to get the shots and the blood drawn in about a week or so. I’ll be glad when that’s over.
Next week should be must better since there won’t be anything with Caleb to take care of and my mom will be coming to help again. Did I mention how nice it is to have someone help? It’s still a little strange for me, but I’m trying to getting better at letting people help.
So, at my appointment today, I found out that I have GBS. I hesitated telling you all, since I’m a little embarrassed, but really, it’s nothing that can be helped, so I’m not sure why I’m embarrassed. Anyway, it’s no big deal in the way that they will just give me two doses of antibiotics at the birth. But, it is a big deal in the way that I have that 1.5 hour drive to the hospital and if I don’t get the antibiotics, there’s a possibility that Ana could get really sick. But, no sense in worrying, especially since my labor lasted *so* long with Caleb.
I’m a little disappointed that I have to be administered antibiotics though. It’s bad enough that I’ll have the epidural and pitocin… and now my body will have another medicine. It all seems so unnatural and I’m not entirely comfortable with the idea of Ana getting exposed to all of that. Maybe it’ll be just enough incentive for me to make it without the epidural. Oh, how I would love, love, love if I could manage to go without it.
I told the doctor about all the Braxton-Hicks contractions I’ve been having and she said “Oh! Maybe they’ve been productive.” But when she checked my cervix, she said there was absolutely no sign of labor and she didn’t think anything was going to happen any time soon. But, I’m not disappointed really, because I don’t see any reason why she would come early. She seems quite happy in there and I’d rather have a bigger, more sturdy baby to care for.