Derek: So, Katie had her doctor’s appointment today
Me (yelling from the other side of the house): Tell your mom about the appointment
Derek: (kinda stuttering) Are, are you sure?
Me: Yes, I’m sure
Derek: Well, Katie had her vagina and anal swabbed….
Katie (screaming now): ….WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHY ARE YOU TELLING YOUR MOM THIS?!
Derek: Wait, sorry Mom, I guess that is not what she wanted me to tell you
Katie (still screaming): Why would you think that’s what I wanted you to tell your Mom????? Oh my goodness I’m so embarrassed
Ok, so lets start with the first part of the story. At my 36 week appointment, I had my Group Strep B test. According to Baby Center,
“Between 35 and 37 weeks, your practitioner will swab your vagina and rectum to check for a common infection called group B strep. If your test is positive, you'll be given antibiotics during labor to help keep you from passing it on to your baby.”
Completely routine and no biggie. Anyway, I also had my first cervical check. While I know there is nothing to get excited about yet, I was 50% effaced and 1cm dilated. I was excited just to know that my body was starting the process of having this baby girl. So, of course, this is the news I wanted him to share with his Mom.
Why in the world would he think to share the other information lol?! Oh, Derek!