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Friday, November 18, 2005

I am here... so far so good...

When a woman goes through infertility and has had repeated miscarriages, one becomes quiet in the early weeks of pregnancy until you can reach past , well hell, I really don't know when to become more vocal about it all.

I made it to 10 weeks of pregnancy with my twins back in 2003. I had told many people we were pregnant and had to suffer through the miscarriage and the re-telling people that we had lost our precious twins at such an early gestation.... SOOOOOO you can possibly understand why I am being so quiet these days. Today is 5 weeks and 1 day into this pregnancy. Or at least I think that is how far along I am by the IVF calendar! I have had a little bit of brown spotting two different times this past week. I came home and immediately went to bed and asked DH to make dinner and bring it to me so I could stay laying down as long as possible.

Today is a good day. I feel good. tad bits of nausea throughout the day, hungry, tired, sore (.)(.)'s. and sore rump from the PIO shots. BUT other than that.... I feel really good. Actually I welcome all those symptoms I just listed. I am not complaining because when you go through IF, you are more than willing to put up with many things that pregnancy can induce upon your body and emotions. Oh speaking of emotions... I swear I have to keep a tissue handy because I can cry at the drop of a hat. I mean driving in the car, commercials on the radio can and DO spark a few tears and not always for any certain reason. It is like the pregnancy hormone has turned on the tear ducts to a flow of 95% open. LOL

So counting down..... 4 full nights of winks before we go to our first US. I am scared. I am excited. I am emotional. And I welcome them all!

oh.... one other good side effect that helps me feel reassured that I am indeed pregnant, BURPING out of control. LOL I have lost all control.

Also, on tuesday I meet the nurse educator for diabetes control. She will show me how to count my glucose levels to help administer the correct amount of insulin for my type II now deemed Gestational Diabetes. When you are a type II diabetic before pregnancy and then get pregnant, you are automatically classified for medical purposes as a Gestational Diabetic. I have been monitoring my glucose levels 4 times a day and can't get them under control even with my diet given to me from the Diatition at St. Lukes this past Tuesday. The diatition did agree that one of the medications I am on from this IVF cycle is causing some problems. ..... Dexamthasone.. It is screwing with my glucose levels, but still the pregnancy hormones are doing the most part of screwing up my glucose levels. ..... SOOOOO I am insulin bound. It is enough to scare the shit out of me when I was told this personally from the Perinatologist. She said it is important for me to get this under control for the baby's growth and health. That I will do!

Blessings to all as we head into the Holiday Season.

Gobble Gobble.


stay tuned......


2 comments:

Mae Midwest said...

I was thinking of you last night and glad to hear an update.

Seeing a dietitian- is this new, or did you do this with other pregnancies? I don't recall you mentioning insulin before. I wonder if this could make all the difference in the world for this pregnancy?

Keep the updates coming. Even if they seem mundane to you, it's not to me!

tubelessstl said...

I did not see a dietition in previous pregnancies as my OB was not pressing for it, but since I now see a Perinatologist, she is on the ball and made me see one as soon as we got the + beta's. I love that care from my Peri. I am amazed how far off (too high) my glucose #'s are with being pregnant compared to not being pregnant. WOW. No wonder they insist on insulin to help out. I am low carbing it too and still can't get these numbers down. Good pregnancy hormones and drugs I guess that keep my #'s up too high for now. I should start insulin this coming week. Oh, did I post my A1C #? That is the blood draw test that they do to check my average level of glucose over the past 3 months. Mine was 5.5. never have I had one this low. WOW on that too. Low carbing really paid off over the last 3 months for prep to this IVF cycle.

Thanks for checking in on us Mae.