It’s been a while since I posted, I know. It’s not purposeful at all – I’m just either super busy or super exhausted most of the time now.
We are in the last month of this pregnancy (pretty much, anyway) finally and things are beginning to get “real”, if ya know what I mean. I’m so ready for her to be here, but not so much because I know this is the last time I’ll be pregnant, so it’s sort of bitter-sweet. I’m 34 1/2 weeks pregnant now, and yesterday, we attempted to schedule the c-section for delivery at 39 weeks if all continues to go smoothly as it has so far. This pregnancy has been a lot better toward the end than my last one, and I’m very thankful for that.
As far as the diabetes front, we’re doing well with it. I’ve had some very frustrating times as well as some moments of utter relief… and a few WHAT.THE.FREAK moments too. My OB was very happy with my logs yesterday (first time in 2 weeks!!) and my endo has been super supportive and encouraging the whole time. The major insulin resistance gets to me at times because it’s hard to believe a pregnancy can make you need so.much.more insulin than when you’re not pregnant and it’s a mental thing I’m having to overcome. I’m learning how to balance pre-bolusing, lower carbs, and also exploring multiple-site (sometimes three different locations – what I now call, the “triple shot” method) injections for larger boluses that would be over 8u so to keep the tissue where my insulin is being infused as non-irritated as possible (and it also seems to help with absorption as well).
Right now, the goal is to keep as healthy as possible to try to make it to the 39 week mark. After talking with my OB, I understand the reasoning for waiting until that week, and it’s sort of the sweet-spot for healthy mom and healthy baby. I’m sort of excited now to have a date (or at least narrowed to two dates!) so that if I don’t go into labor on my own, I know she’ll be here by then, and she’ll be healthy enough to be born. It’s put my mind at ease.