as of yesterday i'm officially full term. i had my 37 week appointment today and it was interesting.
first, i found out that i'm group b strep positive. apparently about 25% of pregnant women are and this bacteria can affect your baby's health during delivery. luckily, this is what antibiotics are for. the nurse said they typically give you penicillin through an iv, but i'm allergic to penicillin. so now they are doing another test to find out my sensitivity and determine which alternate antibiotic should be used.
leila's head is still down and seems to be pretty snug there. she is measuring small, but still in the normal range. i was only around 6 lbs 13 oz or something like that when i was born and was a week early, so she might just be a small baby like her mama was. or perhaps she's already inherited my metabolism? then again, she could've inherited the short gene from jake's family. or none of the above, haha.
i'm already 2cm dilated and was correct about losing my mucus plug about 2 weeks ago. i realize some people are 2cm for a couple of weeks, but i have a feeling i've been dilated at least a week or so already. i don't think i'm going to make it to my due date of october 16th. i think i will be about a week early. i don't think it's happening tomorrow or even this week, but i do think i'll be a bit early. most people don't have any progress at this stage, let alone lost their mucus plug and are 2cm dilated.
on a side note, i really like hearing other people's pregnancy stories, but get annoyed when they are a bit know it all about it. like i said, i'm fully aware that lots of people don't have their babies until a month later with these same situations, but there are just as many that go into labor soon after too. my sister lost her plug and went into labor 2 days later. everyone is different! i just wish people didn't presume to think everyone else's pregnancy is going to be the same as theirs. trust me, i won't be surprised if october 16th rolls along and leila isn't here! i just have a feeling that's not going to happen, that's all.
well i'm gonna make some dinner now, i'll keep you posted on any other progress going on here. :-)