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Mali's Pregnancy Journal

Weeks 35 & 36
~ Baby Showers!

So, I have been a little behind due to not fixing the laptop. It really is a waste of money now too, considering that a hefty portion of the cable bill is dedicated to the laptop.

My baby shower from my mother went great! I didn't have a lot of people since my dad's side had to be excluded, but the gifts were wayyy more than I expected! Let's just say Raleigh will have more clothes than she will probably be able to wear for awhile. I got a lot of newborn diapers that go up to 10 lbs, so I might have to exchange them for a bigger size since I have a feeling that she won't be a dinky little baby. Everything was wonderful, the only thing I did not like too much was opening stuff with everybody watching because I worry that I don't get excited enough to satisfy people but it was no biggie.

The work baby shower/potluck was also over my expectations! I got so much stuff and so much food! Unfortunately, I was not having a great morning so I was not in the best mood, so my anxiety of not seeming grateful enough kicked in. Two baby showers down, two to go.

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My last two doctor's appointments brought some good news: I lost a pound and haven't gained it back! I think it balances out the six pounds I gained over Christmas, and I am definately not starving myself. My cervix is closed up, but very soft, and I asked my midwife what I can do to aid in the process, as I would like the baby out in week 38 or 39, and she said lots of activity and lots of sex! As much as I like to keep personal things to myself, I just gotta say that sex is not a demand for Chris or me. I guess you gotta do what you gotta do though.

My second doctor appointment brought about some kind of bad news: Group B Strep positive. Kind of depressing since I didn't want to be strapped up to an IV the whole labor process, and what if my water breaks at home? Will that affect the baby? I guess I better ask to be safe on my next appointment. Also, for those who research pregnancy, don't leave out the testing process of Group B Strep. I knew you got swabbed one place, but I did not know about the whole rectal deal until it was done and over with. I know, personal info, but I was up on the table all relaxed thinking I was done, then THUNK! Well, not quite, but it was a surprise.

Anyway, I am feeling ready to pop. I am going to take these next few weeks easy and keep it fun! There's going to be a baby soon!

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