Friday, May 09, 2008

34 weeks...

I can't believe it, we are at 34 weeks! Amazing! Here's a photo of me earlier this week at 33 weeks. Some days, I feel like I haven't changed, others I feel huge. I think we can go with huge in this photo...


We've had some difficult news this week. Seems like diet has not been able to manage my gestational diabetes, so I've been put on medication (low dose, mornings only). But, since I am on medication, this means weekly ultrasounds to check on the baby's size, and that I will probably have to be induced before my due date. There are other risks, including high chance of stillborn, bigger baby, etc.

It has been difficult for us to deal with this. Seems like soo much has been out of our control with this pregnancy. I know that it will prepare us for our child, and in a few weeks, I will be holding him or her and it will be all worth it. Just hard to see that at this time.

So, just keep us in your prayers. I am hoping that perhaps with increased healthy eating and exercise I can stop taking the medication, and we can try to proceed as naturally as possible. But, if not, we will continue on. May not be my "ideal" pregnancy or birth, but what really is?

3 comments:

Emily said...

Hey.... hang in there! Sadly, pregnancy and birth rarely go just as we would like them. You are doing such an awesome job already taking care of your little one. You are going to be a GREAT mom... I can't wait to read all your mommy stories on your blog. You definitely have prayers from us! I still can't get over the fact that you are pregnant... I thought you couldn't ever have a baby after your post about the genetic testing (or whatever that was... I am too foggy to remember - I sooo need another cup of coffee!). Anyway, only 6 more weeks to go and then you'll be carting around your pumpkin and sleepwalking around the house like the rest of us:)
God bless you all!

Alexis D. said...

thanks Emily. Surprised us too getting pregnant! After 3 years and 3 miscarriages, it just didn't seem possible. We finally abandoned it to Him, and he took over, and here I am with a sqirming baby in my body!!!

Sarah said...

Prayers for you and baby! I'll try to remember to offer some for you during labor this week. God bless you!