Thursday, April 26, 2012

Zoey update 37w4d

I just got back from my weekly appointment. I lost 4lbs this week, which baffles me because I've been eating good hehehe! That puts me at +19lbs total. My blood pressure was also great (118/76).

In terms of progression, not much to report. I didn't have anymore no effacement or dilation (still 50% effaced and 1.5cm dilated). The doctor told me today he thought we had a while, which is opposite what he said last week. I'm not disappointed in the lack of progression, because I still have 2.5weeks until my due date. I have some progress down and am continuing to prepare my body with RRL tea and EPO pills.

Zoey was super high and measuring pretty big (bigger than even my normal big measurement) today. Because of this and the fact he couldn't verify her position I have to get an ultrasound to check her size and position before next weeks appointment.

Lastly, I am GBS positive. This bummed me out a bit since I didn't have it with Brodie but it made me feel better to know i didn't do anything to get it. It's naturally occurring and to ensure Zoey doesn't get it during birth I have to get 2 rounds of antibiotics during labor, given 4 hours apart via an IV. I can still get it through my hep lock and after its administered I can walk around and not be confined to a bed. The biggest bummer is that I can't labor at home as long as I was planning because I have to make sure I get both doses and if my water breaks I need to go in within an hour since baby is exposed to infection at that point.

I'm excited for these next few weeks, for Zoey to come when she wants, and for some more cuddle time with my Brodie bear before his sister comes. Pray for Gods will to be done in the entire process! :)

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