37 weeks today. And the most ridiculous phrase in all the baby books rears its head: labour and delivery are imminent. Duh! I hate that line; "these symptoms mean labour is anywhere from days to weeks away." That's not at all helpful! Anyway...The doctors' report, in summary:
1) I am huge
2) I have a lot of water
3) I have group B strep
Oh great. So I've had pretty normal by the book pregnancies to date, and I guess these things are not unheard of. There is no major crisis and the doctor wasn't worried or anything, so that was good. Then I came home and (curses to myself) I had to look it all up on the internet and have basically given myself more knowledge than I needed. Having a lot of water? Maybe nothing. Maybe a defect in the baby's esophogus or bowels. Great. Testing positive for group B strep? No problem for me and probably no problem for the baby, but it could be. They'll just start me on antiobiotics as soon as I go to the hospital and it should be fine. So creepy to know you are carrying a weird bacteria around with you...
Anyway, pray that these things work out just fine. I trust my doctor a lot, and have a great hospital so I am keeping my worry at bay. I also got my hospital registration forms today, and the warning that "this is your second baby; if your water breaks or you have contractions don't wait! Go to the hospital right away because it will be faster than the first time."
This is how the doctor ended the appointment; "Well, if I don't see you in the next few days, come back in a week." Who knows? Maybe my next post will be a 'we're on our way in' post.