Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gestational Diabetes

Well I thought after not hearing back from the doctor for so long that it must be good news. Wrong. They called last night and said that for some reason they didn't get the results until Friday and they were closed that day. So it's official. I am going to be birthing a toddler instead of an infant. In all honesty, I will be going to a 4 hour class that my sweet husband will have to attend with me to learn what to eat. I will have to check my glucose 4 times a day and eat 6 small meals a day. Thankfully, I have a friend who has been there and done that. Emily was diligent in her efforts with Rylie and she had this much worse than I do. I will probably be able to control my issues with diet where as she had to give herself insulin shots. So this is not the end of the world. I just really, really hope that the baby comes early. I don't want to have a c-section. I really want to deliver this little one naturally.

So my prayer in all of this is: 1. that Tripp will be healthy. 2. that he wont be so big that I have to have a c-section and 3. that I will do a decent job of controlling this with the diet plan I am given. NO CHEATING!!!! ;)

On a side note, I have started waking up at 4 am every morning. I end up falling back asleep around 6 and my alarm goes off 30 minutes later. I am a zombie. It is so frustrating. I am keeping Allen up because of all of the flopping I keep doing to try to get comfy (which is all for not). So night time isn't the most pleasant for us. Sweet Allen hasn't ever complained but I feel bad.

So there is the news. As soon as I got it! Oh, and please pray that they can get me in for my training session tomorrow. If not, I will have to miss a day of testing and that is a big no, no. A certified teacher has to administer the test so if I am gone, it is a huge deal. Everyone gets mad at you. I don't to be that guy. All of you teachers out there understand what I am talking about.


Ashley said...

Oh, no, Dawn! Ah!!! You tried to so hard! But, you have the right attitude about this, and the diagnosis is beyond your control. Now, from this point forward it IS in your control (somewhat). We will all help you w/ your motivation and dieting - remember, this is for a healthy baby! That's what matters (well, and a healthy you!). Hang in there...and we'll know my diagnosis this week as well :) My appt is tomorrow!

Penny said...

I'm so sorry... but like Ashley said you can do it for a healthy baby and a healthy you... I hope all the timing works out for you. We have lots of teachers in our family, so I understand. Take care...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I can only imagine how frustrating that can be-but if anyone has will power it is you.:)
About the waking up in the middle of the night-tossing and turning-and then finally going to sleep when the sun is already up for the day-I so remember that-not fun. But you are getting so close to the end-you can do it-we're praying!