|During the event.|
|After removing everything damaged.|
|The larger room that was also damaged.|
Much of the summer, things have been going very well. Overall, life has truly been enjoyable. These home disasters all came after a few weeks of other stressors however. A few weeks ago, my cell phone was either lost or stolen and never found. I'm supposed to get an upgrade in October, so in the meantime, I'm using a loaner phone some friends gave me. Then a few days later, I found out I'm Group B Strep positive again (as with my last pregnancy). That is a real bummer. Now the catch is making sure I'm in true labor and can get to the hospital with enough time to get the antibiotic treatment before Abigail is born. I believe it takes 3-4 hours to receive the full dosage. My labors have varied from 7.5-18hrs long. I've often struggled with false labor so this is not as easy as it may seem. Just last weekend, James and I were in Cincinnati celebrating our anniversary. We almost drove back in the middle of the night because I was about 95% convinced I was in labor. I had very painful contractions for nearly 2 1/2 hours but they never got regular. Eventually they stopped. So even with baby #5, it's still not crystal clear. Praying for knowledge and surety when the actual event happens!
My midwife checkup was interesting. Outside of finding out I was GBS positive, I actually lost three pounds - in one week! However, my physical measurements increased and I was only measuring one week behind (I usually measure multiple weeks behind at this point). We're chalking it up to some tummy troubles I had over the weekend and all the walking in Cinci. Otherwise, baby seems to be doing well, heartbeat sounded good, and I'm still moving on towards that day!
Thanks for hanging in there with me and this super long post! Hopefully the next one will bring a little more sunshine!
Until next time...