Having babies is expensive for us. After all the testing, complications that pop up, and then the surgery… Whew! Now that I’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I’m looking at having to do twice a week non-stress testing, once a week ultrasounds to measure amniotic fluid, monthly ultrasounds to check baby’s growth, 4X/day blood sugar testing, and a meeting with a nutrition specialist. I’m so thankful we have health insurance or else we would never be able to afford having these cute kiddos! Baby’s birthday is scheduled for September 13th. It sounds much better if I say it’s only 11 weeks away. But it sounds crazy to think that I’ll have more than 20 appointments for various reasons between now and then. So if you can have a normal pregnancy, then, yeah, do that. Cause high-risk, complicated pregnancies are kinda not much fun sometimes.
Boo! I got my test results back yesterday from my awesome doc. It is confirmed. I have gestational diabetes again. Bah! I’m SO not looking forward to all the finger sticks, carb counting, and non-sugary drinks. Doc said she’ll let me try to control it with diet alone before deciding whether to add in some meds. I was able to get by with diet and oral meds with Mia. Hopefully that would be the worst of it this time around too. The good news is that another week has passed by, so we’re another week closer to meeting this no-name child! We still haven’t been able to decide on a name, no matter what my mother calls him. 🙂
Aside from the “diabeetus”, I’ve started having this annoying pain in my hip/rear area. I think it might be from pelvic girdle pain. The pain can be so bad that I can’t move. I often am limping around the house these days. I started wearing a maternity support belt and that seems to help somewhat… it at least helps me to be able to be on my feet a little longer before pain sets in. Even rolling over in bed is painful sometimes. It’s pretty unpredictable what will set off the pain. Even sitting still can be painful. It’s the pits when I have it. I was reading that some women’s pain can be so bad they have to use a walker for the remainder of the pregnancy. Yikes! Pregnancy really does a number on a woman’s body. Maybe I’m just getting too old for having babies! Anyways, I have a check-up today, so we’ll see what the follow up plan is for the diabetes and the pain.
When I was pregnant with both Sean and Mia, I was hit/pushed by little old ladies and their shopping carts. Mind you, it wasn’t little “oops, excuse me” type of hits with the shopping carts. It was repeated pushing and pushing, and wondering why the cart wasn’t moving forward, as if I was some invisible barrier they had to contend with. When it happened while pregnant with Sean, I just thought it was a weird and funny occurrence. After it happened with Mia, I figured I must turn invisible to some people when I’m pregnant. Maybe my powers of invisibility are directly proportional to the size of my growing belly… who knows. Well, today, my suspicions were confirmed. Instead of being assaulted with shopping carts, this time a man started taking off his pants inside the Goodwill store to try on (or steal) some pants off the rack. He came over to the book section and I was the only other person over there. There were fitting rooms in the back of the store. He chose to try on the pants in the book section at the front of the store, right near the front windows, RIGHT NEXT TO ME. Um, what is that??? I probably looked like I had just stolen something with how quickly I fled the store. It was a strange morning.