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Week 37
~ Lots of Activity!

This has been a great week. The weather here has been good so we've had a lot of time to play outside and sit in the sunshine. I know that the weather is in the 'tease' phase and it will be gray and rainy again soon.

I had a doctor appointment yesterday. The NST went well. It took a long time though as she was sound asleep. I had to change positions a couple times to get her to move around. Last week in my appointment I was checked for strep b. I wondered why I was being checked as I am having a C-section. Well, it turns out that I am positive. I wasn't with Henley so this is new. The NP and I chatted about it and I asked why it mattered since I'm not going to have a VBAC. She looked at my file and agreed that it was weird that I had been tested, it wasn't her though so there might have been some reason. If my water breaks though and I am in active labor I'm not opposed to having a VBAC so I guess it's good to know that we need antibiotics if we go that route. I actually measured up a week this week so my fluid is good and she grew a bit this week. A relief as the height hadn't changed in weeks.

I've been having a lot of Braxton-Hicks contractions and even had a few 'real' contractions that didn't last. The baby bag is packed but mine isn't. I should probably get that done this weekend just in case! Last weekend I did the major grocery shopping trip. The freezer is stuffed as is the pantry. Hopefully we'll just need to run out for milk and fruit for the next month or so and we're set.

I am definitely getting ready to have this little girl. Sleeping isn't going so well. I fell asleep on the couch last night from about 6:30 - 7:30 and then was wide awake until at least 11. Matt went to bed while I was watching TV and the next thing I remember he was waking me up on the couch at 1:30 AM. The TV was blaring and all the lights were on. The problem then was that I was wide awake again for an hour or so. Henley came in at 5:30, not sure why but he was awake, so not a lot of sleep for me!

I'm in full nesting mode but am a bit tired so I haven't been able to get a lot done. I am in the office three more days. The person that we all agreed on to fill in for me declined our offer so we are scrambling with some existing resources and spreading all the tasks out over several people. It will be interesting!! But, honestly at this point, I don't really care. I have so much more on my mind!

This weekend we have a baby shower on Saturday and are planning a shopping trip for Sunday to get anything remaining that we need. I'll work until Wednesday. Thursday is Henley's 4 year old check and then Friday a friend and I are having breakfast and manicures and pedicures that morning and then my pre-op appointment is that afternoon. It is all going to go by so fast!!

~ Staci

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