So I’m pregnant.  I’ve tried to inform most everyone by now… close friends and family.  IF you are someone that reads this blog and I didn’t tell you personally, my apologies it’s possible we’ve missed meeting up or talking recently. 

Life has literally been a whirlwind.  It all started May 18th.  I came home from a night out with friends and noticed a few things.  I had waited all week to start my period and it never came.  All of a sudden, I just knew I was pregnant.  Brian came home after being at Rock on the Range and I told him my suspicions.  He immediately went out after midnight to get a pregnancy test.  I took it and passed, so it seems.

To say I was shocked was quite an understatement.  I was immediately excited and scared shitless.  I thought of all the potential problems, my weight, my age, my health issues and a previous miscarriage.  I thought about the house and how many changes we need to make, about my uncertain future with Abbott… and just everything all at once.  I think I may have only slept about an hour that night.

I finally was able to push it all away and just thought to try and be patient.  Yeah, that didn’t really work.  Monday morning, I was on the phone as soon as the doctor’s office opened and tried to schedule a prenatal appointment. The couldn’t get me in for about 2 weeks.  I then called my PCP and they were able to get me in same day.  I wanted to make sure of what medications I should continue on.  So of the 4 I am supposed to take, I had to discontinue using 3 of those.

In the meantime, my doctor referred me to a Diabetes Educator and I met with her on Friday the 24th.  She wanted me to track my sugars for a week and send them to her.  I did so and on 5/31 – she was concerned and sent them to a high risk doctor and he wanted me admitted.  So I went to live at the hospital for a few days. 

They did many, many, many finger pokes to check my sugars and started me on insulin.  I had an ultrasound, which I couldn’t really see and we got a little photo of a blurry blob.  My ongoing therapy is to inject insulin 4 times a day for now.  Two different ones at breakfast, one at dinner and another at bedtime.  I also have to test of course and keep track of that info and send to the doctor on a weekly basis.

Today I went to my original OB/GYN for my first official prenatal appointment.  I got a new ultrasound that was definitely clearer.  Because of a monitor mounted on the wall, I could see all the stuff on the ultrasound which was nice.  I could see and hear the heartbeat.  I also saw my ovaries. 

So, this is the beginning of my journey.  I’ll probably update frequently with information about what is going on with me.ImageThe test

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