It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog. It’s been a long pregnancy. I got pregnant using donor eggs while my husband was deployed to Iraq. Because of my high risk status, I dropped out of Nursing school and became a full-time stay at home. On Halloween, we adopted a stray kitten. He’s been a joy to have. I love my new kitten. 🙂 We named him Jack “O’ Lantern” since we found him on Halloween.
We found out about 10 weeks ago that we are having a little girl. We’re super excited about it. We also found out a few weeks ago that I have not ONLY chronic hypertension, but gestational diabetes. It took one day to fully realize that diet and exercise alone would not keep my blood sugar under control and I went on to insulin right away. It’s taken a couple of weeks, but have managed to get my blood sugar down into a good range. It may spike again, but hopefully, we can get it managed quickly now that it’s managed to this point. I have to check my blood sugar 5 times a day and extra if I want to and I have to shoot myself full of insulin 4 times a day–in addition to counting my carbs and being very careful about what passes through my lips. Yesterday night, I calculated my carbs and decided to have a small ice cream cone, but it spiked my sugars too high, fortunately, it stabilized in under 45 minutes, but basically it’s gonna have to be something that I have to wait to eat until after this pregnancy’s over.
The baby is so far measuring around 3.5 lbs. Woah! Big baby!
She’s been a little quiet today, usually she’s bouncing around twice a day. It’s been a bit disconcerting that she’s not moving around as much as normal, but I’m not sure it warrants a trip to the ER just yet…
Well, it’s pretty late, so I think I’m going to go lay down.