I feel like a super top secret spy woman when discussing my "go" bag - otherwise known as my hospital bag. I went shopping a couple weeks ago and I think I have a good handle on it all. However I need to get some different sizes in the nursing gear I bought - I need a Large instead of a Mediums that I bought. I think it's best to be comfortable.
So experts suggest packing a Hospital Bag at 36 weeks. I guess I am right on target. However, I need to actually pack the bag now. Stop talking about it, and do it already. I think it's the last thing that makes everything final. I think subconsciously, my hold off is if it's not packed yet... then nothing will happen early. Faulty logic, I know but one can dream. It's not that I am not ready to bring this little lady home, but delivery has been sort of freaking me out a little. There are so many factors up in the air - labor is hard to imagine. I am sort of a hospital wuss too. I hate needles and blood, but I guess when I am in the moment I do fine... somehow muster up the courage needed. I don't have a birth plan - because frankly I think it's a bit um how do you say... obsessive?!? This is my first baby, my only goals are to have a healthy baby and healthy mommy. I don't want to have some plan in place and be disappointed if things change or concerned that we are not following my plan of action. I'm not the expert - I am as read on the subject as I can be, and I put my trust in my doctor's to help us make the right decisions needed for a healthy, happy, and safe birth.
That being said, yesterday I was a bit bummed. I got a call from my Doctor that I am in fact Positive for Group Strep B. Which I know there is nothing that I need to do some women have it others don't. I just think it's the way in which I read and was told about it - I guess if 30% of women have it ... it's not totally uncommon - in my head I just thought I wouldn't. Knowing know I have to be given antibiotic's during labor doesn't really give me a warm fuzzy feeling. I shouldn't really over react that - I just was thinking that I wouldn't have a positive test result. Bah - oh well.
Here is the link for the facts on Step B: group b strep infection
What I still need for my Bag-
Nursing tops that fit.
Wash all my new pj's
Put my (and the husbands) items in the bag