We are Full-Term!

If you remember correctly from last week's update I was given a pelvic exam including "everything likesuchas". Well the "everything likesuchas"was pretty normal, says my doctor--except I tested positive for Group Beta Strep. I knew right away as soon as she said it what that meant and my heart dropped.

No, I don't have strep throat and I'm not sick.

Basically Group Beta Strep is a bacteria that can live in the body without you even knowing it...awesome. It's fairly common and found in about 10 to 30 percent of pregnant women...sweet. When I go into labor I will be hooked up to an IV with antibiotics because if I don't get it treated I could pass the bacteria to the baby which could lead to an infection like meningitis or pneumonia. About 5 percent of babies infected with GBS die...dear Lord, hold me now!

Of course, I cried. That's just what pregnant mama's who are doped up on their own hormones do. Plus this wasn't a part of my birth plan!!! I was supposed to go au naturale without being hooked to anything!

I'm sure many of you are like Wah, Wah, ok? a little IV won't hurt and birth plans are pointless. But this news was something I didn't expect and it's always a blow to receive the unexpected. After researching a little more about what GBS is and how it can affect our baby, there's no question I'll take the IV.

Besides being in a poopy mood for about 2 hours, today is a fantastic day because we've reached full-term which means Juice Drop can come any day now!...ok, I know, she's my first so it'll probably be at least another 4 weeks but a mama can hope, right? :)

Baby Girl is ready for some Buckeye football! 

How far along? 37 Weeks
Total weight gain: 32 lbs--whoa, 3 pounds in a week is more than I should be gaining! I'm blaming it on Juice Drop--she's packing on the pounds! 
Maternity clothes? Most of the time. 
Stretch marks? Nope 
Sleep: Better, I think I'm just getting used to being uncomfortable
Best moment this week: Celebrating Juice Drop at my Charlotte baby shower!
Miss Anything? Being able to get up from a couch gracefully 
Movement: Morning, noon, and night! Hiccups, seeing feet, knees, elbows, and tush protrude :)
Food cravings: Chocolate
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks are getting stronger. Cervix is still closed but head is down!
Symptoms: Back and rib pain, Braxton Hicks, peeing ALL THE TIME (even when hardly anything comes out!), shortness of breath, memory lapse, clumsiness, swollen fingers and toes 
Belly Button in or out? Outie!
Wedding rings on or off? Off but on a necklace.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! 
Looking forward to: Travis' birthday weekend! Buckeye football, celebrating my man, and Labor Day festivities :)


  1. I had my son at 37w4d. I tested negative the week before for GBS but he ended up getting it. He was antibiotics for a week so we were stuck in the hospital. :( He didn't require to be in the NICU but they did prick his foot morning and night and also had the IV in 24/7 for a week. It was heartbreaking! Definitely get the IV! I definitely would've had I know I gotten GBS in advance. Hope baby comes soon and healthy!!! (:

    1. Thanks for sharing! So sorry to hear your baby boy had to be in the hospital for a week. That would be so tough. I'm thankful my doctor's were able to catch it early so I can be prepared when I go in to deliver. I know it's all in God's hand regardless, and I'm glad your baby boy was taken care of even though you didn't know going in. Thanks for the well wishes! :)

  2. I had GBS with 3 of my 4 babies. With #3 I didn't have time to get the full amount of antibiotics they started them but I didn't get all the reccomend and with #4 I barely made it in time to the hospital so I didn't have any. All my babies were fine and didn't get GBS. They actually let us go home the next day.

    1. This is so encouraging to hear! Thank you for sharing and praise God your babies are all well and healthy :) Praying the same for our own little one!