OMG finally! I totally forgot I even had this goal…I’ve been so busy the past year that I haven’t had time to come here and think about my goals. I’m almost 18 weeks along and we just found out we’re having a little boy!
The irony is, we had stopped trying. My husband was laid off last summer and we lost our benefits, so we moved home to Colorado, bought a house, and he started school to finish his degree. We were so focused on moving and meeting our school/work goals that we just kind of got pregnant in there by surprise.
I’m due October 7th, 2011…we can’t wait to welcome our little son to the world!
It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. Life got busy and I didn’t have time to get back to the OB/GYN. It looks like my A1C (blood sugar) is down low enough to start trying again, so I need to make an appointment to go see her again. I’m hoping to get started again before the end of the year.
I have blood work for my diabetes at the end of this week, which will tell my doctors if it’s ok for me to start trying again or if I need to wait another three months. I’m hoping that the ob/gyn will tell me it’s ok to go off the birth control in May. I’m also hoping to have another 20 pounds off by then.
I’m going to have to go onto insulin injections since other blood sugar control medications may be unsafe in pregnancy. I was thinking of asking my doctor to go ahead and perscribe the insulin so that I can get used to it before I get pregnant. I had a couple of insulin shots when I had my gal bladder out and they didn’t hurt at all, so I’m not concerned about having to give myself injections.
Really, the doctors have said it’s better that my diabetes is already diagnosed instead of discovering it during pregnancy because they can monitor me closely from the very start and I can start with my blood sugar low instead of trying to lower it after I get pregnant. So, I think things will be good once I get to that point.
About a year ago, I became pregnant unexpectedly. My fiance and I were in a transition (moving from Massachusetts to Colorado) and we didn’t have insurance. Unfortunately, I lost the baby at around 9 weeks. Mark was so devastated, and I had a very hard time with it. We decided that we really wanted to have a baby so kept trying. When it didn’t happen again, I went to a specialist to talk about it. My fiance’s sperm count was excellent, so it wasn’t him. I had a history of PCOS so I knew it was me, even though my period had been regular for over a year. In doing my blood work, they found out I was diabetic (which was a blessing because I could have gone years without a diagnosis) and the doctor said that was probably the cause of the miscarriage. We’re taking a break from the baby-making so that I can get my diabetes under control, and I’m doing very well. I am going back to the OBGYN in April to decide our course of action. Since I’m doing so well, I can probably start trying again by May or June. Now that we know what’s going on and I have a doctor helping me, we’re hoping that we’ll get pregnant again quickly. I’m hoping so! The doctor thinks we have excellent prospects.