Saturday, February 27, 2010

The most adorable big lips

One of the upsides to gestational diabetes is more ultrasounds. If I had a perfectly healthy pregnancy I would most likely not have any more ultrasounds after the one that I had at 21 weeks. I have posted some photos below of the ultrasound that we had just over a week ago, at 31 weeks. Neal and I could not believe how big her lips look. I think that ultrasounds slightly distort things and this photo does not show the full extent of how large they looked. I would be thrilled if she has really full lips just like her Daddy, we found it really cute and funny.

Cute little foot:They say (at 31 weeks) she weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz., this sounds large to me. My doctor said she is weighing about 10 days large. So I may be induced early or maybe her growth will slow some, we will see. Everything checked out perfectly healthy so I am grateful for that. The ultrasound technician was kind of snippy this time...I asked her where the baby was positioned and her response was "in your uterus". Neal and I kind of looked at each other like did she really just answer that question that way. The doctor warned us that she can sometimes lack in people skills but that she is excellent at what she does. We didn't see this during the first ultrasound but caught a glimpse during this one, maybe she was just having a bad day. I responded with- is she head down, head up, sideways??? Reese is head down and in perfect position, hopefully she stays this way.

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I will be 33 weeks tomorrow, only 7 weeks to go!!! I cannot believe we are this close and cannot wait to meet her. Being the planners that we both are we already have our bags packed and ready to go and Neal has installed the car seat. Now we just need the baby.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Reese's nursery is 95% complete...

We have all of the major projects complete in the nursery. We have a few more things that we want to do but for the most part we are finished so I thought I would post a few photos!!!

Gestational Diabetes

I found out last Monday that I do in fact have gestational diabetes. I have to say that I did not react to this news very well. I have been struggling with this. Selfishly I feel like I have been through enough to become pregnant and I have been poked with too many needles at this point, due to IVF, to want to think about having to do that anymore. I know in my heart that I should be so thankful that I have a healthy baby inside of me and should not be so frustrated with this but it was hard to come to terms with.

After the initial shock of finding out that this is going to be a part of my pregnancy experience I have been dealing with this much better. I have to completely trust God for the health and safety of this baby. I feel that this is just another step in learning to fully trust Him. I learned so much about trusting him in becoming pregnant and now I will just continue to trust that He has a perfect plan.

I met with a diabetic nutritionist last week and while I will not get to eat all the good things that I was looking forward to eating while pregnant (since I had a good excuse) it will cause me to eat much more healthy. I am now checking my blood sugar 4 times per day and have been managing it pretty well since I began doing this on Wednesday. I will begin being hooked up to a monitor once a week starting week 31 (I am 30 weeks today) so that they can monitor Reese's stress due to the diabetes as well as her heart beat. I think that there are other things that they will be looking for but I am unsure of what all of that is and plan to ask at my Dr.'s appointment this week. I am hoping that I will be able to continue to manage the diabetes with diet alone and will not have to begin taking insulin shots, we will see.

I am truly grateful for this pregnancy and trust that God is going to protect Reese completely!