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36 week OB update and a 2nd award

Today was our 36 week OB appointment. The nursed checked Meg's weight and blood pressure before listening to Avery's heart beat. We waited for what seemed like an eternity for the doctor to come in...It was too long and I was unable to control myself...I decided to educate Meg about the Nuvaring (using the model, of course) The doctor walked in as I was struggling to put it back together! It was kind of embarrassing, but Meg's used to me by now!
The doctor informed us that she needed to check Meg for Group B Strep (a common bacterium carried in the intestines) She told us that while GBS is usually harmless in adults it can cause complications during pregnancy and serious illness and infections in newborns. In order to perform the test, she needed to swab Meg's vagina and rectum (Meg didn't know about that part!)  
If the results come back positive for the bacteria, the doctor will administer antibiotics (penicillin) during labor. No big deal!
The doctor also performed an internal exam. At this point, Meg is not dilated, but her cervix is soft (which is apparently exactly what the doctor expected).
Meg was a trooper and was ecstatic that the doctor didn't need to use the speculum for the GBS test. Next week will be a regular routine check up. Her next internal will be at 38 weeks.
In other news, I wanted to thank the ladies over at Small Obsessions for nominating me for the Liebster blog award! This is Wiegand Writes' second award and I'm happy to pass it on!  
The Liebster Blog Award works like this:
Say thanks to the blogger who nominated you, and link back to them.
List 5 blogs (ideally with fewer than 200 followers) that you feel deserve the Liebster Award and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
Copy and paste the award to your blog.
SO...without further ado, here are some blogs that you might enjoy.

  1. The Adventures of life, love, and baby making
  2. 2 moms & 1 boy
  3. thoughts of babies
  4. Journey to becoming parents
  5. 2012 a conception odyssey


  1. Good luck on a negative test! I totally thought mine would be positive but it isn't! Oh, and fair warning--the cervical check hurts WAY more than expected. Way, way more.

    1. Yea, Meg definitely wasn't expecting it...figured I better give people a heads up as to what to expect! lol, my mom was appalled that I wrote about it!

  2. Hello! I came across your blog while visiting Small Obsessions and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed visiting. Congratulations on your little one! My wife gave birth to our daughter 3 weeks ago so we were just where you all are now. Enjoy this exciting time – it just keeps getting better! :)

    1. Aww, yay! Congratulations! What is your daughter's name?!

      It is exciting, but nerve wracking too!

  3. Our little gal's name is Grace Elizabeth (Gracie). You’re absolutely right, those last couple of weeks are totally nerve wracking but they go fast.

    Best wishes to you both!


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