Leann - supposedly the garlic kills the GBS long enough to get a negative test result. I'm not sure how well it actually works, but I figured it couldn't hurt to try. I'm glad to hear your move went well, and that you're settling in with no problems!
LilyTiger - I'm glad to hear your news!
I had my 36 week appointment today, and the size estimate is 7 1/2 pounds, already. This baby needs to vacate asap! I'm starting to worry about her size.
I debated how to handle the GBS test, and ended up opting to just do nothing and see what happens. I didn't want to "trick" the test - after all, if I really am GBS+ I am willing to take the abx and just have probiotics for me and baby ready to go. If there was a way to cure it, I would do that, but apparently there is no sure fire way to cure it and know that it's gone when I go into labor.
And baby is measuring around 7-7 1/2 at 36 weeks for me too. DD1 was 8lbs when she was born at 42 weeks, so I'm not sure I believe that I'm going to have a 9lb baby at 40, but whatever. I can handle 9 or 10. 14 (so sorry Ninetales) and I'd be begging for a scheduled section.
Hey everyone. It seems like I might be next! I'm fighting a little cold so I took a nap earlier today and I woke up to my water breaking!! It's been gushing pretty consistently ever since. The midwife came over and listened to the LO's heart beat and everything sounds good, so now it's just a waiting game. I'm having light contractions, but nothing worth calling home about. Hopefully things will begin to pick up soon! Keep us in your thoughts tonight!
Woohooo!!! OMG so exciting!!!! Here's my advice for what it's worth: Get as much sleep as you can while you are in early labor. Until your contractions are less than 4 minutes apart, you are in early labor and need to conserve your energy to the extent it is possible. Go about your normal life and try to ignore the fact that baby is coming soon until you are in active labor. I was in early labor for 16 hours the first time and I was certain that it would turn into active labor any minute so I ignored everything else - I didn't eat, I didn't sleep, I just concentrated on laboring. By the time I FINALLY went into active labor, I was physically and emotionally exhausted already.
It'll happen very soon though!!!
I am feeling more and more ready to meet this baby. Now we just have to come up with a name....