I feel like just yesterday I was announcing my pregnancy and now here I am sitting at 15 weeks. Things have been going swimmingly I think. I am starting to feel little flutters here and there. Sometimes it feels like the baby is doing barrel rolls or something. Such a fun experience. Wanna know what’s not fun? The allergies that sprang up out of no where and have caused me to have swollen, itchy eyes, and a sneeze that just wont quit.
It’s lovely. :)
Also, I have noticed a ton more lows than normal. In the first trimester I was struggling to keep food down, my numbers were steady but got a little crazy at times. Now all I am is low, low, low. It’s insane. I am struggling to eat enough food to keep my blood sugars up some times. Yesterday at work was the worst. I sat around the 60’s, even dipped lower than that, it was a mess. That’s after I had a grilled cheese, sugary iced tea, AND orange juice.
I got home around 9:30 and was still low. I ended up eating more food, juice, and even a few pieces of candy and finally got my blood sugar up to 150 which I felt comfortable with. I needed to sleep. I woke up this morning at 80. I’m wondering if my insulin pump settings are too aggressive for this stage of my pregnancy. I may have to speak with my doctor about the excessive lows. They make life just as difficult as the high numbers.
There’s also a debate on whether the lows or highs are worst for the baby’s development. A few ladies in the forums that I wander around say the highs are worst for baby and the lows are just draining for the mama. A discussion I might bring up at my next appointment because now I am curious too.
I have an appointment with my diabetes specialist on the ninth and I am anxious about the whole thing. I may or may not be getting an ultrasound done that day which means I may or may not find out whether my peanut is a boy or girl..eeek. We also need to discuss some blood work that was done a few weeks back which would tell me if the baby has any chromosomal abnormalities. This baby will be loved no matter what the out come but that doesn’t mean the stress isn’t building up some. There’s so much riding on great blood sugar numbers, and control of this disease, that sometimes I just want to cry.
Sticking with the positive and hoping for the best though.
In other news my sweet little girl is on summer break now and that is awesome. It means sleeping in and fun days are ahead. I can’t believe she’s going to be a first grader though. Tear.
Overall things are going very well. Minor hiccups but nothing that can’t be overcome with a smile and a positive attitude.
So don’t forget to smile, there’s always a reason to. Really. :)
Here’s a belly shot for ya. Don’t mind the tags on the shirt I was trying on my maternity clothes. Which by the way are such a great investment. I have never been more comfortable.