We had our 36 week doctor appointment yesterday, and everything went perfectly! I was tested for Strep B, so we will find out next week if I carry it or not. If so, I will receive antibiotics through an IV during labor and delivery so that the Strep B will not be passed along to Bonnie. Apparently, although it is harmless to the mother, Strep B can be deadly to the baby if the baby does not receive antibiotics through the mother.
My cervix is still high and closed, and Bonnie is still very high. All of my walking and she still insists on hanging out around my rib cage! Her little kicks to my ribs remind me of that daily! Based upon these two things, the doctor does not think that Bonnie will be here before her due date. Hearing him say that was a bit of a disappointment, because I was really hoping she might come a week or two early… wishful thinking I guess! She is still head-down, which is great.
We also had our last ultrasound. And we were finally able to get a clear picture of what her face looks like. It actually made me really emotional! And of course, it made me even more excited to meet her. They estimated that she weighs 6.5 pounds, so she is right on track.
It is still such a bizarre feeling to sit in a waiting room with other pregnant women and to be “one of them.” There are some days I can hardly believe it. I still remember so clearly the feeling of seeing pregnant women and wondering if I would ever be one of them… if I’d ever walk in their shoes, and know what it felt like to carry a baby in my belly. As the days and weeks progress, I am feeling more and more ready to meet Bonnie, but I am also so incredibly thankful for the experience of being pregnant. It has been even more amazing than I ever imagined.