So...over the last couple weeks I did the usual glucose testing, and failed and failed again. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes last Thursday, and by Friday I had booked 6 new appointments to begin treatment (perinatologist, diabetes counseling x2, dietician, my general practitioner, and a follow-up with my OB). Good grief.
I went to the diabetes clinic and saw the dietician on Friday. That really is not the place to start for pregnant women. They had me worked into a total tizzy. I spent the weekend totally stressed, anxious, and feeling very guilty.
Thankfully, yesterday we went to the Perinatologist and she put my mind totally at ease. We got to see little man (who is, indeed, a man), and he looked perfect. He is measuring the right size (which is the big concern for babies of GD). It was actually pretty neat to have an ultrasound, I have never had one after the 20 week one. We got to see his little mouth move (AMAZING!) and I could tell what stuff was way better than at 20 weeks, when it's all kind of blurry to me.
I have never had a pregnancy complication, and let me tell you, it is not fun. I completely understand why women who have difficult pregnancies find it hard to want to go through it all again. It seriously doesn't matter what the problem is, as a mom, you blame yourself, and you worry. And worry.
So, for now, I eat a specific diet, exercise, and monitor my blood sugar. It doesn't sound so bad when you put it that way.