|MB is on the left, I am in the middle and my another on of my BFFs, Katrina, is in on the right. 4th grade. 1994.|
We were playing around with facial masks at a sleep over :)
|Sophomore's in HS. 2001.|
|Thanks to my mom and MB for putting this together for me!|
However, due to 2 Group B Strep (a common bacteria that lives in your digestive and reproductive tracks) UTI's, my doctor and I think it is best to schedule an induction at 39 weeks. The reasoning is that GBS, although a harmless bacteria to adults, can be severely debilitating and even fatal to infants. So, if you have GBS (30% of adults do) and are pregnant the protocol is to have intravenous penicillin for at least 4 hours prior to giving birth. This ensures that the vaginal canal is GBS free which lessens the likelihood of the infant contracting the fatal bacteria from 1 in 200 to 1 in 4,000 and in my case -- due to the bacteria being "heavily colonized" (in my urine) -- from 1 in 8 to 1 in 4,000. Since, I was induced with Eli I have no idea how fast my body naturally goes into labor and additionally, 2nd labors usually go quicker than 1sts do so it makes sense for me to be induced. That way we can make sure that I get the 4 hours of penicillin no matter what. I much prefer a 1 in 4,000 chance to a 1 in 8 chance of my child contracting a potentially deadly bacteria from me. So, even though I would like to go into labor naturally, I think I'll be induced. Which means.... we are looking at a June 14th-15th birthday. :)
Obsessions this Week: Reminiscing about our "school days" (are we really old enough to say this?!?!) with MB.
Epiphany this Week: I ran into a friend at Chick-fil-a and she asked how my pregnancy was going and told her that it was going well and shared how I was so happy that the baby was a girl and that she would complete our family. My friend, and many others lately, said, "Well, never say never, that is what I thought too!" I guess she is right and you truly never know what God has in store for you, but I am almost positive that...
What I'm looking forward to most next week: Further progress with the basement. The carpeting has been transferred, the built-ins are nearly complete, the dry wall has been repaired... And, alas, it is time for painting! I can't wait to see the final product. I think we should be there in a couple of weeks! Yay!
To do list: (red is new)
|A different view.|
|With Eli -- July 2011.|