So Aaron and my Granny both swear she looks like Jack. I can see a little of both boys. Good news - I'm still measuring at 30 1/2 weeks which is where I was last week, so she's slowed down a little! I'll keep going every two weeks until 35 or 36 when she'll do another ultrasound to try and determine Ellie's size. We'll be able to make a decision about when and how she'll arrive then (or at least try to!). All else is well!
Thankfully, I seem to be able to control my diabetes with just my diet - no insulin necessary! That was a welcome relief. Unfortunately, even with my sugars balanced out, this little one is still measuring about four weeks ahead (30 1/2 weeks at my 26-week check-up). We'll have to keep a really close watch on her for the remainder of the time, but luckily I have my 3D/4D ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday, so hopefully we'll get some good pictures of the little (maybe I should say big) girl. In other news, while I'm able to keep my blood sugar balanced, that's about all. I took a nice little tumble in the driveway yesterday. The doctor monitored Ellie and me for about 30-45 minutes and gave me the all clear. Just a few scrapes and bruises and some whining on my part to accompany the soreness this morning. I'm so grateful that she's okay - maybe I should slow down?
Okay, so while this pregnancy has been anything but easy, I was hoping I would catch at least a little bit of a break when it came to my glucose-tolerance test at this morning's 24-week appointment. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. I failed the one hour preliminary test, and failed it pretty bad. That, coupled with the fact that my doctor is pretty sure I had undiagnosed gestational diabetes with Jack (he was over 8 pounds and had a broken clavicle) led her straight to a diagnosis this time. She's not even bothering to send me for the 3-hour test - at least that part is good. So now, I'll go next week to a diabetes education class where they will give me a schedule for the four readings I'll have to take every day and instruction on insulin administration if Dr. Callison determines that I need it. She says I'm doing everything possible to prevent having a big baby this time - decent diet, exercise, low weight gain and high iron numbers - still I measured 28 1/2 weeks when I should have been measuring 24 - ugh! I think it's a good thing they took my blood pressure at the beginning of the appointment and not at the end! Still, I'm thankful that overall, my little girl is healthy and strong (Aaron felt her kicks very clearly last night!) and that Heavenly Father has chosen to bless our family with her little spirit. Now if we just get her here under eight pounds, I'll be ecstatic!
My little one is a sunbeam this year and officially out of the nursery - crazy, isn't it! Jack wasn't so sure when we first went to primary - he found his seat okay, but absolutely REFUSED to smile! By the end - he was begging to stay!