I'm 40w2d yay! I had my midwife appointment this morning. I declined a vaginal exam to see if I'm dilated at all. She doesn't routinely do them, anyway, but I was kinda tempted to see if all of this prodromal labor has caused a lot of cervical change. I'm STILL GBS+. I am declining antibiotics in labor. The first culture for GBS came back sensitive to certain antibiotics. The second culture, after I was on penicillin, came back RESISTANT to what it was originally sensitive, too. That's not uncommon when you go on a course of antibiotics. Still, if my GBS can't decide what antibiotics it's resistant to from day to day then I'm not playing games with IV drugs and hoping they work and possibly creating more resistance. Personally, I was surprised that I'm still postive after the high dose of penicillin. That penicillin wrecked my intestines and vagina. I have no clue how anything survived in there. I am going to go the natural route for treating it. I picked up some Hibiclens today.
I'm still anemic. And my hematocrit and RBC kinda suck. I was sick when we did the CBC last week and wasn't eating well. Hopefully things are climbing back up. I started taking chlorophyll today and am tempted to buy some liver - nasty - and cook it up with some bacon or something. Midwife told me to take a little extra Floradix.
I'm measuring 41 weeks and she said that, per her old midwife wisdom, women who measure 41 weeks go on to have 9 lb babies. Ouch. It's okay....I'm not afraid of 9 pounds. Most of my small baby clothes aren't newborn size anyway. Everything else is fine.
I'm just suddenly terrified of labor....and the fact that I'm having another baby. It's been just us and our little dude for 5 years and I guess I'm afraid of all the changes that are going to happen. I'm so afraid of not knowing how to love two kids. I know that sounds stupid.