Last week your Mom got the news that her test results came back positive for Group B strep. I know that there are far worse scenarios we could be facing as we rapidly approach your birthday, but it was still unsettling news to say the least. At our 38-week appointment on Monday, I received a little reassurance. Although your Mom will have to get an IV (Boo!), as long as I get my medicine, you should be safe! Mommy's midwife also filled her in that we haven't made any progress since my last appointment. To which I say, "DROP, BABY! DROP!"
I'm still 1cm dilated and my cervix is apparently miles away. Although I've had some not-so-fun days, physically I'm still feeling really good. The last week or so have made me so crazy thankful for my employer. I have such a kind and understanding team working alongside me and I feel so happy and fulfilled doing my job that there's a small part of me that feels sad that next week will be my last time working there for awhile. (I told your Daddy to record me saying that so I can't play it over to myself when I have to go back after my maternity leave is up).
I hope one day you find what you're truly passionate about, Pep. It is the hugest blessing in the world to love what you do. I can't wait to be the one to support and encourage you as you embark on your journey to find out.
Although, both Daddy and I are feeling anxious and impatient, you come when you're ready, Pep. We'll be ready to catch you in our loving arms whenever you decide it's time.
All my love,