I'm happy to say that it's starting to feel like the end is in sight. I'm eager to meet our little girl and, as I've said before, ready to not be pregnant anymore, though I'm sure there are aspects of it I will miss.
This week was slightly better than the past few. My rib wasn't giving me as much pain. I think the baby may have dropped a bit, as I've been feeling slightly less heartburn. I even got a few stretches where I was able to sleep 3 hours at a time vs. the 1.5-2 I was averaging before.
The midwife did her home visit on Tuesday and all went well. She prescribed an alternative antibiotic for me to use during labour because of the GBS. I tried taking it to the local pharmacy to have filled, but it looks like I may have to go to a hospital pharmacy. She also did a urine test because of my UTI suspicion, but so far I haven't received any results from her. In the mean time, I've been drinking lots of water and cranberry juice, hoping that it clears up quickly. I'm not sure that it is.
We got a bunch of our baby gear back from my sister yesterday, and are starting to set things up in preparation for Sprout's arrival. We had loaned her our infant carseat and she returned it without the Canadian compliance sticker, which poses what we consider to be a pretty big issue, especially with all the border-crossing we do. She doesn't know what happened to it so now we're left trying to contact the manufacturer to see if they can reissue a sticker to us. I really hope they can. I hate to have to buy a new carseat just because the sticker came off. (Who knows how, those things are IMPOSSIBLE to remove.) Otherwise everything seems pretty good.
The Bean is napping right now, and if I want to get my nap in I should get going! I have another appointment tomorrow, but I suspect everything will still be status quo.
Here's the belly shot for this week (taken yesterday). Jen and I were looking back through the photos and there is such a HUGE difference from Week 5 that it's almost impossible to believe that they're both me. I wonder if I'll ever look like Week 5 me again...